Other History
Index


Boats (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

The Standard [1903]
Six Shooter [1905]
Antoinette III [1906]
A San Diego Memory [Mariner Too]
Hawaii Kai III - The Gold Cup Champion
The Miss Bardahl Story
The Boats That Didn't
Hoosier Boy Remembered
Detroit River Thunder
The Saga of Jim Clapp and the U-95
Aggressor and Stampede Remembered
1967 Miss Budweiser Joins Museum Fleet
A Wonderful Ride in It's A Wonder
Hawaii Kai III : The "Pink Lady' Legacy [The "Quasi-Kai"]
Miss Madison, The Gold Cup Champion
My Gypsy Remembered
Some Famous Unlimiteds of the Past [Hoosier Boy, Dukie, Hermes V, My Darling & Dora My Sweetie]
Tempest Remembered
Tempo VI, The Gold Cup Champion
The Notre Dame Story
The Slo-mo-shun Saga
How the Slo-mo-shun IV Was Designed [1950]
Ted Jones Talks Hydroplanes [1959]
Hydro Who's Who; Don't Get Lost [1961]
Hydro Past Recalled : A Preview of '62 Slate
New Hydroplanes Heavier, Strong [1967]
Diamond Cup Off; Two New Boats Due [1969]
History : The 160 Mile an Hour Whale Boat [Hurricane IV]
Smirnoff/Myr/Atlas Joins Museum Fleet [1999]
Hydro Fan Restoring Tri-City Landmark [Scooter Too/Miss Tri-Cities]
The Wilsons and The Miss Canadas
Mike McLellan and The Lake Monster
From Out of the Past : Recalling Shanty I
The Grand Old Lady [Slo-mo-shun IV]
It Was Fascination, I Know [Bob Gilliam and Fascination
Slo-mo-shun IV Rides Again
Recipe for a Hydroplane -- First You Take $30,000 [Miss Bardahl, 1958]
Flower of the Lake Blooming? [Fleur du Lac, 1948]
Guy Lombardo, Les Staudacher and the Tempo Alcoa [1960]
Two Thousand Horsepower Under Me At 160 Miles An Hour (1961) [article by Bob Hayward on the Supertests with 7 colour photos]
Slo-mo-shun IV Groomed For Big Races [1949]

Broadcasting

Seattle Boat Race on the Air [1959]
Television: How Much, and How Soon? by J. Mike Fitzsimmons [1991] (on Hendrick, et al.)

Early History (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

A Power Boat Prophecy [1900]
35 Knots in 1900
Where Lozier Engines Are Made [1900]
"Rollo" : The Marine Automobile [1902]
Prizes for Powerboats [1902]
All Records Afloat Beaten by the Arrow [1902]
Lutece and Rapee II [1902]
The Advent Of The Speed Launch [1903]
Motor Boat Association [1903]
Followup Meeting for a National Boating Association [1903]
APBA Formation [1903] (from the New York Times)
The Limits Of The Speed Launch [1903]
APBA Formation [1903] (from The Rudder)
Horsepower Estimation [1903]
Harmsworth Deed of Gift [1903]
The Racing of Power Boats [1903]
The Speed Launch Express [1903]
More About the Standard Motor Co. [1903-22]
The Irish Automobile Fortnight [1903]
Motor Boat Races in Ireland for the Harmsworth Cup [1903]
1903 Harmsworth Trophy Race
The First APBA Race in the West [1903]
Adios Beats Standard [1903]
Power Boats' Dual Test (American Yacht Club Regatta) [1903]
The Standard [1903]
1903 Racing Season Summary [from The Rudder]
1903 Racing Season Summary [from The Rudder] (II)
APBA Fall 1903 Meeting
1903 Racing Season Summary [table]
New Boats of 1904
Rule Changes for 1904
APBA Deed of Gift [1904]
The Development of the High-Speed Launch or Automobile Boat [1904]
Motor Boat Challenge [1904]
The Automobile And Motor-Boat Races At Nice And Monte Carlo [1904]
More On Monte Carlo 1904
More New Boats of 1904
Manhasset Bay YC Decoration Day Regatta [1904]
More on the 1904 Manhasset Bay Regatta
Race by Rival Firms [1904]
Larchmont "Gold Cup" [1904]
Third Annual Columbia Yacht Club Regatta [1904]
1904 New Rochelle Yacht Club Regatta
First Running of the APBA Gold Challenge Cup [1904]
American Yacht Club Regatta [1904]
1904 Indian Harbor Yacht Club Regatta
1904 Atlantic Yacht Club Regatta
Harmsworth Preparations - USA [1904] (Pt.1)
Harmsworth Preparations - USA [1904] (Pt. 2)
1904 Harmsworth Trophy
1904 Harmsworth Trophy - Yachting World
1904 Harmsworth Trophy - The Motor Boat
1904 Gold Challenge Cup Protest Finding
1904 Calais to Dover
1904 British Reliability Trials
1904 Boating Season Analysis
Motor Boating—A New Sport [1904]
Motor-Boats : The New Swift High-Powered Pleasure Craft [1904]
1904 Alexandria Bay Regatta
1904 APBA Gold Cup [2nd running]
Vingt-et-Un II, The Gold Cup Champion [1904]
First New York to Poughkeepsie Hudson River Race [1904]
Auto Boat Mile Record [1904]
End of 1904 Season Meetings
Motor-Boating in the West [1904]
The Power Boat In 1904
Launch Racing On the St. Lawrence [1904]
1904 Racing Season Summary
Frank Croker : 1878-1905
The Craig-Dorwald Engine [1905]
High Speed Motor Boats [1905]
1905 Palm Beach Regatta Plans
Six Shooter [1905]
A New Power Boat Club [1905]
Poor Turnouts for the 1905 Season
1905 Indian Harbor YC Regatta
Palm Beach Motor Boat Carnival [1905]
1905 New York Motor Boat Show
1905 Monte Carlo
French Launches and Launch Engines of 1905
1905 Algiers to Toulon Race
Three New Trophies [1905]
1905 Manhasset Bay YC Regatta
1905 W. O. Gay Cup
1905 Frontenac Regatta [1st Series]
Racing at Red Bank 1905
1905 Beebe Cup Series Races
Power Boat Don'ts [1905]
1905 Frontenac Regatta [2nd Series]
1905 St. Lawrence River YC Regatta [1905]
English Criticism Of Familiar American Type Power Boats [1905]
White Fox [1905]
More on APBA Handicap Rating [1905]
Motor Boating in San Francisco [1905]
1905 Columbia Yacht Club Regatta
1905 New Rochelle Regatta
Dixie's First Trials [1905]
1905 APBA Gold Cup
1905 A.P.B.A. Gold Challenge Cup [Power Boat News]
1905 Harmsworth Plans
1905 Harmsworth Trophy Race
1905 Hudson River Water Carnival
Formation of the Motor Boat Club of America [1905]
1905 Racing Season Summary [table]
The Power Boat in 1905
A Paper by Clinton Crane [1905]
One of John Hacker's First Creations [1905]
1906 Seattle Mid-Winter Regatta
The Victoria Motor [1906]
Antoinette III [1906]
1906 Monte Carlo
1906 Indian Harbor Yacht Club Regatta
The Motor Boat of the Future [1906]
1906 Palm Beach Regatta
Problems With the Race Handicap Rating Rules [1906]
The Levavasseur Motor [1906]
A Short History of Motor Boating [1906]
Motor Boating In Canada [1906]
Motor Boating On Puget Sound [1906]
The Speed Of Motor Boats and Their Rating for Racing Purposes [1906]
1906 Columbia Yacht Club Regatta
1906 Manhasset Bay Yacht Club Regatta
Buddie II, One Of The Little Ones [1906]
Chip II - The Mystery Boat [1906]
1906 Seattle Motor Boat Club Regatta
1906 A.M.B.A. Championship
Engines Of Chip II And Sparrow [1906]
"Sparrow": A Remarkable Little Craft [1906]
60 mph on Water? [1906]
1906 Columbia Yacht Club Regatta
1906 Harmsworth Trophy
1906 Hudson River Water Carnival
Rose-en-Soliel [1906]
30 knots per hour with 9 hp [1906]
Accident to the Arrow [1906]
A Fast Trip Down The Hudson [More on Standard, 1906]
La Rapiere II Makes A World's Record At Trouville [1906]
1906 Sea Mile Trials
1906 August Regatta at Netley
1906 Buffalo Launch Club September Regatta
1906 Seattle Labor Day Regatta
1906 Larchmont Gold Cup
1906 Evian Regatta
1906 Juvisy Regatta
1906 Sea Mile Trials
1906 Burnham Fall Regatta
An Early Boat Racing History [1906]
The Lozier Story [Lozier engines]
Boat Clubs on the Ohio River [1906]
1906 Maisons-Lafitte Auto Cup
1906 Mile and Kilometer Record
Daimler II [1906]
1907 Rating Rules
1907 Palm Beach Mid-Winter Carnival
Recent Performances of French Hydroplanes [1907]
"Oregon Kid" Like "Slo-mo" Went East and Won Fame [1913-15]
Early Day Gold Cup Memories [1915]
The Fast Steppers : From Pioneer to Miss Pepsi [1910-56]
Hydroplane Sets New World's Records - Miss Minneapolis [1916]
The Gold Cup Class Revisited [1922-41]
Breaking World’s Records [1926]
Plane Too Speedy for Miss America [1931]
New Speed Record Gar Wood's Aim [1931]
Gar Wood Goes Over Century Mark in Three Runs [1931]
1931 President's Cup
Gar Wood Shatters Own Speed Mark [1932]
1933 : The Year of the Dodge Navy [1933]
The Thunder Returns to Virginia [1933-34]
Labor Day Races Send Craft to River Bottom [Madison, 1934]
Big Shot, Little Rip and Scram Win in Madison [1935]
Gar Wood Seeks Speed Boat Record of 250 [1935]
Speed Boat Runs Wild After Throwing Driver [Madison, 1936]
Committee Sets Regatta Times [President's Cup, 1937]
New Jersey Banker Scores Double win [President's Cup, 1937]
75,000 See Driver Set Speed Mark [President's Cup, 1937]
The Ventnor Three-Pointers
Some Early Three-Pointers (Vintage 1938)
Some More Early Three-Pointers (Vintage 1939) [Version 1]
Some More Early Three-Pointers (1939-1942) [Version 2]
Propriders : The First Generation
Some Famous Unlimiteds of the Past
Gold Cup Glitter
Gold Cup Winner May Race Again [Hotsy Totsy III, 1946]
In the Beginning . . .
The Unlimiteds : 1947 in Review ... 50 Years Ago
New Speed Marks Seen by Lombardo [1948]
APBA Meets in Las Vegas [long, long ago] [1948]
Sayres Sets World Speed Boat Mark With Slo-Mo-Shun IV [1950 record run] (with photos and video)
1957 Sahara Cup (Lake Mead, NV)
As The Turbine Turns [1958 Season]
A. P. Writer "All Shook Up" Over Hydroplaning [1959]
The Wilsons and The Miss Canadas
Speedboat Kings, Ch.1 The World's Classic - The Harmsworth Trophy
Speedboat Kings, Ch.2 The First Hydroplane - Smith, Ryan & Blackton 1911-12
Speedboat Kings, Ch.3 The Dream Boat-Miss Detroit I - Miss Detroit I & II and the Gold Cups 1915-17
Speedboat Kings, Ch.4 The Teddy Bears in Full Dress - Miss Detroit III and the 1918 Gold Cup
Speedboat Kings, Ch.5 Gar Wood Wins The Harmsworth [1920]
Speedboat Kings, Ch.6 Sheldon Clark, Gar Wood and the 1921 Harmsworth Race
Speedboat Kings, Ch.7 150-Mile Race - Gar Wood and the International Sweepstakes Races 1923-26
Speedboat Kings, Ch.8 The French Challenge - 1926 Harmsworth Trophy
Speedboat Kings, Ch.9 Miss America VI Cracks Up - Barbara Carstairs and the 1928 Harmsworth Trophy Race
Speedboat Kings, Ch.10 Marion Barbara Carstairs - The 1929 and 1930 Harmsworth Races
Speedboat Kings, Ch.11 Segrave Is Killed [1930]
Speedboat Kings, Ch.12 Over 100 Miles an Hour [1931]
Speedboat Kings, Ch.13 Kaye Don - [1931 Harmsworth Trophy Race, Pt.1]
Speedboat Kings, Ch.14 Sinking of Miss England II [1931] - [1931 Harmsworth Trophy Pt.2 & 1932 Water Speed Record Attempt]
Speedboat Kings, Ch.15 Miss America X - 8 Tons of Dynamite [1932]
Speedboat Kings, Ch.16 Johnson Saves The Teddy Bears [1932 Harmsworth Trophy]
Speedboat Kings, Ch.17 Hubert Scott-Paine
Speedboat Kings, Ch.18 Sir Malcolm Campbell [1939]
Alexander Graham Bell and the Hydrofoils [1906-1921]
Famous Speedboats of the World : Toothpick Boats
Famous Speedboats of the World : Skimming Boats
Famous Speedboats of the World : Miss Englands, Miss America and a Miss Britain
Famous Speedboats of the World : Bluebirds
Famous Speedboats of the World : Bluebird Goes On
Famous Speedboats of the World : Crusader
Famous Speedboats of the World : Yet Another Bluebird
Famous Speedboats of the World : Boats That Can Almost Fly
Gold and Glory : The Final Year of the Dragon [Miss Bardahl,1965]
High-Speed Small Craft : Record-Breakers

Gold Cups (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

Hawaii Kai III - The Gold Cup Champion
Fred Farley's 10 Greatest Gold Cups
APBA Fall 1903 Meeting
First Running of the APBA Gold Challenge Cup [1904]
Vingt-et-Un II, The Gold Cup Champion [1904]
1904 APBA Gold Cup [2nd running]
Early Day Gold Cup Memories [1915]
The Gold Cup Class Revisited [1922-41]
Gold Cup Glitter
Gold Cup History Tidbits
Gold Cup Repeaters
Miss Madison, The Gold Cup Champion
Tempo VI, The Gold Cup Champion

Harmsworth Races (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

Harmsworth Deed of Gift [1903]
The Irish Automobile Fortnight [1903]
Motor Boat Races in Ireland for the Harmsworth Cup [1903]
Harmsworth Preparations - USA [1904] (Pt.1)
Harmsworth Preparations - USA [1904] (Pt. 2)
1904 Harmsworth Trophy
1905 Harmsworth Plans
1905 Harmsworth Trophy
1906 Harmsworth Trophy
Seattle Chances for Speedboat Race Good [1950]
A Brief History of Canadian Roostertails

International (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

Aggressor and Stampede Remembered
A Brief History of Canadian Roostertails
Intercontinental Challengers
The Wilsons and The Miss Canadas
The Griffith Cup: All You Ever Needed To Know [1995]

Miscellaneous (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

A Championship Season [1998]
Seven Victories in 1998 By Dave Villwock
Automotive Power
The UR Class is Here! But Will it Fly? [1991]
With Hydros, You Get What You Pay For
Famous Old Hydro Racers Ready to Run [1997]
1975 Hydroplane Slate is Worth Record $350,000 for 10 events
Pico Flip at Tri-Cities (4 photo series, Aug. 1, 1999)
Three Paintings by Jim Collier [Slo-mo-shun IV, Slo-mo-shun V & Miss Thriftway (1)]

Personal Memories (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

Slo-mo-shun V [1955]
Slo-mo V : Another Perspective [1955]
When Hydros Were Kings of Our World
A Lake Chelan Memory : Riding in "Slo-mo" [1994]
A Wonderful Ride in It's A Wonder [1996]

Personalities (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

Frank Croker : 1878-1905
Gar Wood : The Beginning of a Career
Who's Faster Than an English Ace, and Able to Take Just One Cigarette Puff?
Powerboat King Gar Wood Dies at 90 in Miami
Rearview Mirror Look at Speedboat King [Gar Wood]
The Saga of Ron Jones
Ron Jones and the F-16 Safety Canopy
Mira Slovak - "The Flying Czech"
A Tribute to Bill Brow : "The World's Fastest Milkman"
A Tribute to Graham Heath
The Pop Cooper Story
A Tribute to Walt Kade
Danny Foster : The First Superstar
George Davis : "The Hisso Man"
Howard Gidovlenko Remembered
George Walther Remembered
Jim Kropfeld Remembered
The Chuck Thompson Story
"Wild Bill" Cantrell
Legendary Racer "Wild Bill" Cantrell, 85, Dead [1996]
Crew Chiefs : The Unsung Heroes
Bob Gilliam Remembered
Ron Musson - Hall of Fame
Bernie Little - King of Boats
The Guy Lombardo Story
Mark A. Tate : A Smokin' Unlimited Racer [1996]
The Dossins and Their Legacy
Muncey Runs for the Glamor [1971]
Detroit's Fabulous Schoenith Family
Roy Duby Remembered
Robert Dossin Interview [1983]
It Was Fascination, I Know [Bob Gilliam and Fascination]
Lou Fageol
Ole Bardahl
It's a Whole Lot of Fun Now!! [Bob Gilliam, 1972]
Duby Did It! [1987 Roy Duby interview]
The Stan Dollar Story

Race Sites (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

A San Diego Memory [1964]
A Las Vegas Memory [1950-56]
Ohio River Thunder : A Hydroplane Heritage
The Ohio River Races : A Look Back in Time
Detroit River Thunder [1946-50]
The Thunder Returns to Virginia [1933-34]
Three Traditional Races [Detroit, Madison & Seattle]
Motor City Memories
The President's Cup : The Truman Years [1946-52]
California Big Boat Bash [Lake Tahoe, 1965]
Diamond Cup Off; Two New Boats Due [1969]
Powerboats Make Detroit Special [1976]
Kelowna Hydro Consortium Ready for First Race [1997]

Safety (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

Ron Jones and the F-16 Safety Canopy
Pressure Big Reason for Fatalities -- Muncey [1967]
Bill Muncey Defends Hydro Racing [1968]
Danger a Part of Hydro Racing [1997]
Risky Business [1997]
Black Sunday: Unlimited Hydroplane Racing's Darkest Day
Twenty (Safety Improvements 1966-1986)

Straightaway Record (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

All Records Afloat Beaten by the Arrow [1902]
Auto Boat Mile Record [1904]
Onontio's Mile Record [1904]
Palm Beach Motor Boat Carnival [1905]
Hydroplane Sets New World's Records - Miss Minneapolis [1916]
Gar Wood Shatters Own Speed Mark [1932]
Gar Wood Seeks Speed Boat Record of 250 [1935]
More Power To You [Speed Records, 1946]
The History of the Gold Cup Boats -- Part III [Sir Malcolm Campbell, 1948]
Guy Lombardo's 1948 Speed Attempt
Wilson Boat Sets Mark [1949]
Lombardo to Try For World Speed Mark [1949]
Sayres Sets World Speed Boat Mark With Slo-Mo-Shun IV [1950 record run] (with photos and video)
High-Speed Small Craft : Record-Breakers [1951]
The Hanning-Lees and White Hawk [1952]
John Cobb and the Crusader [1952]
Sayres Sets Mark in Slo-mo-shun IV [1952]
Sayres' Speed Feat Stirs Discussion [1952]
Hawaii Kai III - The Gold Cup Champion
The 1956 Hawaii Mile Remembered
Bud Saile's Water Speed Attempt in Miss Wayne [1956]
Donald Campbell Lives for Speed [1957]
Famous Speedboats of the World : Miss Englands, Miss America and a Miss Britain
Famous Speedboats of the World : Bluebirds
Famous Speedboats of the World : Bluebird Goes On
Famous Speedboats of the World : Crusader
Famous Speedboats of the World : Yet Another Bluebird
Guy Lombardo, Les Staudacher and the Tempo Alcoa [1960]
Miss Thriftway Sets Speed Record [1960]
Jones building jet-propelled craft [1960]
Miss Stars and Stripes II Crashes in Speed Run [1963]
Arfons Gears Monster for Water Speed Record [1967]
New Hydro Will Try for World Record [Pride of Pay 'n Pak, 1969]
This Daredevil Has Water on the Brain [Ken Warby]
A Brief History of the Mile Straightaway Record
More Than a Mile a Minute : An Introduction

Teams (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

The Miss Bardahl Story
The Saga of Jim Clapp and the U-95
Miss Madison, The Gold Cup Champion
The Notre Dame Story
The Slo-mo-shun Saga
Happenstance Leads to Long Sponsorship [Budweiser]
The Wilsons and The Miss Canadas
Mike McLellan and The Lake Monster

Unlimited Lights (items tagged New were posted within the last month)

Evolution of the Unlimited Lights

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