A story about a man’s personal struggle to victory in the Madison, Indiana hydro-plane regatta. Broadcaster Jim Hendrick, who announced the Gold Cup thirty years ago, makes a cameo appearance in the film as himself. The photo button that Bobby entrusted to my care is now my single most treasured possession. While I wasn’t expecting “Gone with the wind” I was told by owners son that Keith Black built the engine.

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After Tom destroyed his 6 liter, the boat was lengthened and run a few times from until With his doted upon son Mike as most devoted fan, air-conditioner repairman Jim McCormick, who had to stop piloting it after a near-fatal accident, devotes all his ‘spare’ time to it, turning down professional hydroplan as that would mean moving, as his wife suggests.

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The little hydros were very well built as we would simply drain them out after a crash, re-fuel and toss them back on the lake. You can feature your boat in this section or if you prefer, especially if you had a few boats have your photos posted in your own photo album on the website.


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“Madison” is on Showtime this month

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That really meant a lot to me. I was still on the proverbial Cloud Nine. Steffick sold the boat to us in These are Fred Farley’s “Big Three.

And I can visualize the real people saying and doing many of the things that they say and do in the movie. The photo button that Bobby entrusted to my care is now my single most treasured possession.

Boat was all Okoume and spruce cu. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

“Madison” is on Showtime this month – H1 Unlimited

The boat started with restoration by Dick Harris in a fair state of disrepair. Later it was sold to James Jackson. At that time most s were Plymouth powered cabover hulls and as the boat started winning heats, there were hydroplabe protests. Once we got it home I contacted Will Farmer “the builder” to get some history on the boat. This single step hydro was built from spruce imported from North America.


Thunderboating – A Personal Memoir – Chapter 9 – Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Here is some insider information from RC racer Don Mock that is very interesting. This hull is a shovelnose drag hydro, that was originally set up for top fuel. Power is an Alfa Romeo engine fed by twin webers.

The racing sequences were stunningly photographed.

Thunderboating – A Personal Memoir – Chapter 9

On Monday morning, July 5,I climbed aboard the Greyhound bus and reluctantly took my leave of Madison. Lil Lectron S cu. Powered by a Honda cc car engine.

Roy Keys of Buffalo, NY from to It’s a conventional hydro. We are looking for history.

In ’82 he was thrown out and subsequently sold it to Steve and Mike Garey.