Turbine Racing in Seattle

Hydroplane racing has been an important part of the Seattle sporting scene for over 50 years. ... The loud, gutsy, piston aircraft motors that powered the hydros were replaced by quieter, more sophisticated turbine engines.

Author: David D. Williams

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439634400

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Hydroplane racing captured the heart and soul of Seattle in the early 1950s and never let go. No Seahawks, Sonics, or Mariners game has come close to drawing one-quarter of the audience that watches the hydroplanes race. The unmistakable sound of the boats’ huge motors was as big an attraction as the racing itself. In the mid-1980s, something began to change. The distinctive roar of the old Thunderboats gave way to the whoosh of the turbine. The old names like Muncey and Chenoweth were replaced by new names like Hanauer and Villwock.

Turbine Racing in Seattle

Hydroplane racing captured the heart and soul of Seattle in the early 1950s and never let go.

Author: David D. Williams

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 1531630332

Category: History

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Hydroplane racing captured the heart and soul of Seattle in the early 1950s and never let go. No Seahawks, Sonics, or Mariners game has come close to drawing one-quarter of the audience that watches the hydroplanes race. The unmistakable sound of the boats' huge motors was as big an attraction as the racing itself. In the mid-1980s, something began to change. The distinctive roar of the old Thunderboats gave way to the whoosh of the turbine. The old names like Muncey and Chenoweth were replaced by new names like Hanauer and Villwock.

Hydroplane Racing in Seattle

Atlas left the sport . Never again would a piston - powered unlimited win either the Seafair or national championships . The new breed of faster , quieter turbines proved to dominate the sport of unlimited racing .

Author: David D. Williams

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738531189

Category: History

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Hydroplane racing burst onto the Seattle scene in 1950, and local sports fans embraced it with a passion that is hard to imagine. Throughout the early 1950s, thousands of fans flocked to Lake Washington to watch classic races between Seattle's Slo-mo-shun boats and a fleet of East Coast challengers. For over 40 years, hydroplane racing was synonymous with summertime in Seattle. During its golden age, when "hydro fever" was at its height, drivers like Bill Muncey, Ron Musson, and Mira Slovak were sports heroes on par with today's Ken Griffey Jr. or Ichiro. Seattle became the "hydro" capital of the nation.

Hydroplane Racing in Detroit 1946 2008

To many racing fans , a turbine engine is an exotic mystery , but actually nothing could be further from the truth . ... the Gold Cup in Seattle , and three other races to capture the first turbine - powered national championship .

Author: David D. Williams

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738560863

Category: History

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Since the start of the 20th century, Detroit has been the hub of the motorized world. It was only natural that the powerful motors built in Detroit's huge factories eventually found their way into high-speed boats and that organized racing soon followed. Starting in 1916, Detroit became the center of powerboat racing. Names like Gar Wood, Chris Smith, and Horace Dodge dominated the sports pages of the 1920s and 1930s. Following World War II, racing in Detroit entered its golden era. Led by local businessmen like Jack Schafer, Joe Schoenith, and George Simon, hydroplane racing captured the heart of the community in a way that has never been equaled.

The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists

Between 1950 and 1966, Jones-designed unlimiteds won 75 major races, including 14 Gold Cups and 10 consecutive national championships. 2. Ted Lucero, turbine powered hydroplane. The backing of entrepreneur Dave Heerensperger allowed ...

Author: Mike Gastineau

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458779748

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With loyal fans supporting their major sports teams in the Seahawks (NFL), Mariners (MLB) - plus a rabid fan base for University of Washington jocks - Seattle is a great place for a sports debate. Local sports-radio talker Mike Gastineau teams up with longtime sportswriters Steve Rudman and Art Thiel to bring Seattle sports history to life with this provocative and enjoyable - not to mention debatable - book of lists. They also enlist list contributions by famous players, coaches, and Seattle celebrities including Mike Holmgren, Matt Hasselbeck, Ichiro Suzuki, George Karl, Pearl Jam, Kevin Calabro, Sir Mix-a-Lot, and more.

Walking Seattle

This series of short piers is home every August to the uniquely Seattle sport of hydroplane boat racing. Any true Seattleite will tell you how the old piston-powered hydros were so much more fun than the turbine-engine boats that race ...

Author: Clark Humphrey

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899978147

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Get to Know Seattle’s Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Clark Humphrey guides you through 35 unique walking tours in the vibrant young city that’s a crossroads of world trade and cultures. Seattle is home to cozy bungalows, stately mansions, postmodern palaces, and outdoor art, making it one of the most fascinating and beautiful metropolitan areas in America. Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, points of interest, and more. Stroll along wide boulevards, narrow cobblestone lanes, and pedestrian pathways from Pioneer Square to Queen Anne Hill. Explore the U District and the University of Washington Campus, as well as Foster Island and the Arboretum. You’ll soak up history, stories, and trivia on your way to the best parks, shops, restaurants, and nightlife in Washington. So find a route that appeals to you, and walk Seattle!

MotorBoating

Turbine Ocean race, 184 miles, Miami to Nassau; 18–Long Beach, Calif., Hennessy race ... Seattle Yacht Club (Secretary: Frank Morris, 1117 N.E. Boat St., Seattle, Wash. 98105) October 1–Tacoma-Olympia Race; 29–S.Y.C. Interclub Challenge ...

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Popular Science

Of course, if it was eligible at Indy, it should have been allowed to run in other races. ... Finally, turbine racing will do little to improve the car you'll drive for at least the next 10 years. ... AL DEMBERT, Seattle, Wash.

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

MotorBoating

Last month Waterfront reported the establishment of a new turbine-powered Unlimited Class, at least one that will be established if the tests out in Seattle proceed as the new racing team, Turbines. Unlimited, Inc. hope they will.

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Marine Digest

Boeing Turbine , Merc Drive Move Boat Fast Aug. 5 Date Probable For '62 Gold Cup Race SEATTLE - Unless there is serious conflict with the 1962 unlimited hydroplane schedule of the American Power Boat Assn . , there is every probability ...

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Boating

Highlighted by the Gold Cup in Detroit June 30, existing races at Seattle, Wash, Madison, Ir Pasco, Wash., ... The commission re-certified its proval of turbine engines, and at lei one turbine-powered boat is known be under construction ...

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MotorBoating

With SIo-mo-shun IV, owned by Stan Sayres and driven by Ted Jones, both from Seattle, hydro racing entered the modern era. ... Besides being turbine-powtfed and driver-enclosed, they are Pickle' forked, have a stabilizer wing, ...

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Hydroplane Racing in Seattle

Hydroplane racing burst onto the Seattle scene in 1950, and local sports fans embraced it with a passion that is hard to imagine.

Author: David D. Williams

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439614563

Category: History

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Hydroplane racing burst onto the Seattle scene in 1950, and local sports fans embraced it with a passion that is hard to imagine. Throughout the early 1950s, thousands of fans flocked to Lake Washington to watch classic races between Seattle's Slo-mo-shun boats and a fleet of East Coast challengers. For over 40 years, hydroplane racing was synonymous with summertime in Seattle. During its golden age, when "hydro fever" was at its height, drivers like Bill Muncey, Ron Musson, and Mira Slovak were sports heroes on par with today's Ken Griffey Jr. or Ichiro. Seattle became the "hydro" capital of the nation.

MotorBoating

In 1965 AiResearch had a 2,950-lb racing boat built, driven by a 500-575 horsepower gas turbine. ... It was originally based in the Los Angeles area for its first year of operation but is now based at Seattle, Washington where it is ...

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Road Track

For this and other reasons , there is considerable interest in turbines and veteran owner Dave Heerensperger ... In addition to the normal instruments found in a race car , unlimiteds have a prominent speedometer , which is a much ...

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MotorBoating

SECTION II Cruiser Racing Events Eastern Cruiser Association (Erwin O. Blair, Secretary, 28 Oakley Place, Great Neck, N.Y. 11020) June 18—Woodmere YC, ... Seattle Yacht Club (Secretary: Frank Morris, 1117 N.E. Boat St., Seattle, Wash.

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Business Week

... Ltd. , of England - put the first turbine in a highway transport Rover still hasn't put a turbine powered passenger car on the market , but Boeing has " Turbo - Chief fire trucks racing around both Seattle and San Francisco .

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MotorBoating

Please confirm before offending, with APBA, 2534 St. Aubin, Detroit, Mich., about motorboat racing events. ... REGION 10 (Washington) August 7–Klamath Falls, Ore., D; 7–Seattle, U; 7–Rockaway, Ore., SO; 14–Eugene, Ore., D; ...

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Hydroplane Racing in the Tri Cities

The old boat was brought out of retirement after Seattle and allowed Chip to win the final two races of the season , including his sixth straight Gold Cup . ( Courtesy of Bill Osborne . ) ... 66 1985-1991 : THE TURBINE YEARS.

Author: David D. Williams

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738558273

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Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland sit along the banks of the Columbia River and form a large, vibrant community in Washington known as "the Tri-Cities." For over 40 years, tens of thousands of fans have come to the Columbia River to enjoy a day in the sun and watch the Columbia Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race. Famous drivers like Bill Muncey, Dean Chenoweth, Chip Hanauer, and Dave Villwock have all come to Tri-Cities and battled deck-to-deck to win the Columbia Cup.

Boeing Magazine

BIG DIPPER Published monthly in Seattle by the Public Relations Division . ... General trainer ' copter , powered by two Boeing 502-2E gas turbine engines , demonstrates Glantzberg points out that the 17th's its " egg - beater ...

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