The Chairman's Corner  

In his on-going efforts and new role as H1 Unlimited Chairman, Steve David is consistently providing updates, news, and sharing ideas to take the sport to a new level. The UNLIMITED NewsJournal supports his efforts and offers support to the new leadership that is developing.

      On the H1 website, Steve is posting news and messages on recent H1 related topics. We will provide a link here to our readers for that website.



The 2014 Season Awards Banquet will be in Seattle on the evening of Saturday February 21.
Information on the location and tickets coming next week.

Positive News For Coeur d’Alene Unlimited Hydroplane Race 

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (January 9, 2015) H1 Unlimited is pleased to announce a co-operative agreement with a new organization, Coeur d’Alene Hydroplane Regatta, LLC, towards the staging of the Coeur d’Alene Silver Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race on
July 17, 18 and 19, 2015. *** 

In making the announcement, H1 Chairman Steve David said, "We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with this new organization made up of very influential members of the Coeur d’Alene community who are passionate about returning our sport to their beautiful locale.” 

David added, "There is still a lot of work to be done, but this agreement aligns our series with a very dedicated, capable group who are willing to do what it takes, including investing their own money, to make this race happen in 2015.”

The H1 Chairman concluded, “To a person, our owners, drivers and officials thoroughly enjoyed their 2013 experience in Coeur d’Alene and we are all excited at the prospect of racing in that beautiful community and venue again in the future.”

*** These July dates are a change from the August 14th,15th,16th dates previously announced. Silver Cup officials worked with another land-based event organizer to accomodate the best interests of both events.

The change in dates also creates three consecutive weekends of H1 Unlimited racing
in the Pacific Northwest.
The Coeur d'Alene Silver Cup, Tri-Cities HAPO Gold Cup, and the Seattle Albert Lee Cup


Tri-Cities Will Host the 2015 HAPO Gold Cup

H1 Unlimited Chairman Steve David and officials of the Tri-City Water Follies have announced that the Tri-City group will host the 2015 APBA Gold Cup July 24-26.
The HAPO Gold Cup will mark the 50th anniversary of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing on the Columbia River between Richland, Kennewick and Pasco, Washington under the direction of the Tri-City Water Follies.
In making the announcement on behalf of H1, David said, “We are very excited to be able to award the 2015 Gold Cup to the very deserving race committee and community in the Tri-Cities and look forward to seeing the competition for one of the most prestigious trophies in all of motorsports take place in one of our outstanding long term venues and well respected by all of our race sites.”
David added, “When we talked to all of our race sites, they agreed unanimously that the 50th anniversary of the Tri-City race and the long standing support by the committee, volunteers and community made the Tri-City area and the Water Follies committee very deserving of the opportunity to host the 2015 Gold Cup.”
The Gold Cup was last held in the Tri-Cities in 1984 and has been held exclusively in Detroit since 1990.

A Change in Direction is Coming for Detroit and H1 Unlimited hydroplane racing in Detroit for the 2015 season
Plans had been under discussion for the unlimiteds to be on the water the second week of July, H1 Unlimited chairman Steve David told the Detroit Free Press back in December.
The H1 hydroplanes would be racing for the Mumford Silver Cup, an event with its
own legacy in Detroit.
Steve met with members from the Detroit Yacht Club and others in December
to discuss this possibility in July of the Mumford Silver Cup event. However with the recent developments surrounding the new dates of the Couer d'Alene Silver Cup,
a July H1 event in Detroit appears to be fading. 

Coming in February

7th Annual Roger Newton R/C Model show sponsored by the UNLIMITED NewsJournal

Roger "The Czar"  Newton was the father of the R/C unlimited racing. This yearly gathering of the regions R/C clubs helps us remember Roger and the sport that he loved so much. There will be six R/C clubs attending with hundreds of models on display. Admission is free to Museum Members and $5 for non-members.

Saturday, February 7th from 10am to 4pm
Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum Kent, WA.

        Bill Boeing Jr., son of the jetmaker’s founder, died early Thursday, Jan. 8th in Seattle. He was 92. Mr. Boeing had broad business interests that included substantial commercial real-estate holdings south of Seattle. He was involved in early hydroplane racing and helped establish hydroplane racing in Seattle. His hydroplane, Miss Wahoo driven by Mira Slovak, won the 1959 President’s Cup race in Washington, D.C. and in later years was an avid supporter of the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum in Kent, Wa. That led to the building of the replica U-77 Miss Wahoo.


     Former MISS MADISON driver Jon Peddie passed away on November 25,  2014 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was 71. Jon was a larger than life figure who owned and operated Peddie’s Body Shop in his hometown of Madison, Indiana, for many years. Peddie’s opportunity to drive Miss Madison was announced shortly before the start of the 1977 season. He was a stock car driver, but had no experience racing boats. He raced Unlimited hydroplanes from 1977 to 1983. He drove two different MISS MADISON hulls during 1977-78 and started chauffeuring Bill Cantrell and Graham Heath’s MY GYPSY in 1979. He was an ambassador for Madison at a time when unlimited racing was in transition from piston power to turbine engines, from awful accidents to safer vehicles, from wood and honeycomb aluminum to composite technology. Jon Peddie made his mark on unlimited racing; 30 years after his driving career was over, he was still a hero in Madison.

From GoPro - H1 Unlimited Action from the 2014 Season

H1 UNLIMITED HYDROPLANES: The World's Fastest Raceboats !

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