Breathless II

1957

U-222 Breathless II (USA )

Owner - J: Phillip Murphy (Oakland)
Designer - Murphy Eng. (Nyberg)
Builder -. Judson - Pacific - Murphy
Length - 30ft
Beam - 12ft
Hull - 3 point
Colours - light birch deck, light blue hood, blue & white tail fin
Weight - 5,100
Power - V12 Allison
Driver - Jay Murphy

Best finish - 4th

"Sister ship to Breathless, this boat was built by Judson Pacific-Murphy Corp., Emeryville, Calif., and designed by owner J. Philip Murphy's engineers. Completed in June, 1957, she measures 30 feet long, 11 feet wide and weighs 5,100 pounds. She is mahogany with white and light blue trim, and is powered by an Allison. She races out of the Tahoe Yacht Club, Calif."

(Reprinted from This is Hydroplaning by Paul Lowney [1959])

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Detail - Fuel injection with small stacks
Drivers - Jay Murphy & Red Loomis

Best finish - 2nd

59

Drivers - Jay & Roger Murphy

Best finish - 7th

60

Driver - Roger Murphy

Best finish - 5th

Blue Chip (1)

63

U-80 Blue Chip (1)

Owners - Dick & Paul Gordon (Detroit)
Colours - Blue & Yellow
Driver - Walt Kade

Best finish - 4th

Blue Chip (1)

64

Detail - no radius on tail fin, later tail fin from Miss Madison the first
Colour - all Yellow hull
Drivers - Fred Alter & Walt Kade

Best finish - 7th

The Loaner, 1966

66

U-91 The Loaner

Owner - Bob Fendler (Ariz.)
Colours - Grayish Green with Silver letters
Drivers - Dave Allender & Bob Fendler

Best finish - 7th

67

U-11 Miss Wickman

Owner – Ben Stormes (Detroit)
Colours - Blue & White with stripes on tail
Driver - Red Loomis

Best finish - 7th

71

U-11 [no name]

Colour - burnt orange

Display boat for Emerald Cup race at Eugene, Ore.

Shakey's Special (1), 1973

73

U-11 Shakey's Special (1)

Owner - Pete La Rock (Seattle)
Colours - white, yellow & black -
Driver - Tom Martin

Best finish - 12th

Sunny Jim (2), 1974-1975

74

U-22 Sunny Jim (2) [Peanut Butter]

Colours - white & red with blue letters
Drivers - Tom Martin & Pete La Rock

Best finish - 2 5th

75

Driver - Bill Wurster, Tom Martin

Best finish - 5th

Barney Armstrong's Machine (1), 1976

76

U-22 Barney Armstrong's Machine (1)

Owner - Tad Dean (Seattle)
Colours - yellow with white
Crew Chief - Medalia -
Driver - Chip Hanauer [1st ride] 

Best finish - 8th

Dionysus, 1977

77

U-22 Dionysus

Sponsors - Bruno's Appliances, River Inlet, Tad's Deans Body Shop, Huling's, & Pacific Datsun
Drivers – Tom Kaufman, Bob Maschmedt, Tom Martin & Chip Hanauer
Best finish - 2 5th

Dr. Toyota (1), 1978

78

U-22 Dr. Toyota (l)

Colours - White with Black letters
Driver - Tom Martin

Best finish - 12th

Dr. Toyota (1), 1978

79

U-69

Sponsors - Schrader Wood Stoves; Ingraham Class of '69; Precision Marine
Driver - Tom Martin

Best finish - 5th

80

U-22 (no name)

Owners - The Buffalo Bros. (Donery) (Bothell)
Sponsors - Lil ol Lake City; & Jose Murphy's
Driver - Tom Martin 

DNQ

81

U-22 The Machine (2)

Display boat (did not race)

82

U-22 Miss Island Security Systems (1)

Owner - Tim Donery
Driver

DNQ

83

U-86 Swannies Special

Sponsors - Jose Murphy's
Crew Chief - Gary Burns
Driver - Bob Wortinger 

DNQ

1988

Boat sold to Dr. Ken Muscatel (Seattle)

 

Boat rebuilt as replica of Hawaii Kai III


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