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The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum is pleased to announce their 2nd Annual H1 Unlimited Season Preview 2014 - Saturday April 19th 4:00-7:00 pm

Come to the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum and hear from Owners, Sponsors, Team Crew Chiefs, and Drivers before the Unlimited Hydroplane Season start.
Included will be a Panel Discussion for Fans and Press on New Rule Changes, Boats, Crews, and Drivers and how each will affect the upcoming racing season.
Scheduled to appear, J. Michael Kelly, Jimmy Shane, Jon Zimmerman, Greg Hopp, Brian Perkins,
Kip Brown, Larry Oberto, Scott Raney, Billy Schumacher, Dave Villwock
and possibly more names to be added this week.

There will also be an Autograph Session with the Unlimited Drivers and boats will be on display. Event is free to Members, only $5 for Non-Members
The Museum will be firing Vintage Allison & Merlin Thunderboat Engines at dusk along with a silent auction of vintage hydroplane racing memorabilia.
For more details see the H.A.R.M. website > 2014 H1 Season Preview

"A dream may just be about to come true for some Unlimited Hydroplane Racing fans"

Developments coming from the folks at Nauticpromo

"Our plans for an H1 exhibition are taking shape. We hope to have a press release out in the next couple of weeks. Just a few points of 'politics' to sort out"

Will we see a return to Evansville? Stay Tuned, we are following these developments.

  2014 Race Schedule
  The season kicks off  with the Madison Regatta over the 4th of July Weekend

Madison ~ July 4-6
Detroit ~ July 11-13
Tri-Cities ~ July 25-27
Seattle ~ Aug 1-3
  Coeur d'Alene ~ Aug 29-31
San Diego ~ Sept 12-14
Doha ~ Nov 20-22


2013 Big Wake Weekend Promoter Arrested on Fraud Charges

Robert Richards Jr., 54, was arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s detectives on April 1, after a search warrant was served at his Folsom home. He was booked on suspicion of defrauding by false pretenses and for passing bad checks.
One man owed $200,000 was paid by a check that bounced, according to a sheriff’s office press release. An ensuing investigation turned up more vendors allegedly defrauded by Richards. He has since been released from jail after posting bail.

H1 Unlimited Chairman Sam Cole replied to the story with the following statement:

“Regarding the matter with Mr. Richards: It is a situation that will be resolved through the legal system and it would be inappropriate for any comments from H1 Unlimited at this time. H1 Unlimited is the worldwide sanctioning organization for unlimited hydroplane racing.”

“It remains H1’s intention to return to Folsom Lake. It is a great place to race, the fans were incredible and the surrounding counties and communities were so receptive. We feel there is long term viability for an event there. Despite the low lake levels and drought problems we all face this year, H1 continues to work on a 2015 return.”


Unlimited racing great Ole Bardahl to be inducted into The Motorsports Hall Of Fame of America on August 6, 2014 in Detroit.

Ole Bardahl (1902-89) – As founder of the Bardahl Oil Company, Bardahl was convinced success in motorsports would be a great selling point. By the mid-'50s, his additives were #1 in the world with distributorships across the globe. Bardahl sponsored IndyCars for over 25 years, his "Miss Bardahl" hydroplanes won 6 national championships and 5 Gold Cups, and the "Miss Bardahl II" P-51 Mustang won the 1968 Reno Air-Races Transcontinental National Championship.


The 2013 H1 Unlimited Season Races are available for viewing On-Line

Follow this link to the H1 Unlimited website to view all the racing action, as it appeared on the CBS Sports Network shows. Each program is archived on the H1 YouTube channel

> 2013 H1 Races <


H1 UNLIMITED HYDROPLANES: The World's Fastest Raceboats !

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