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July 31, 2014 at 3:40 AM

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Postcards from the past, 1966 Hydroplane racing


The six finalists in the Seafair Trophy Race on Lake Washington charged across the starting line with their roostertails showing on Aug. 8, 1966. The boats were, from top to bottom, Miss Budweiser, Wayfarers Club Lady, My Gypsy, Dixi Cola, Tahoe Miss and Miss Madison. The heat was stopped when The Miss Budweiser flipped. Tahoe Miss won the rerun and My Gypsy won the race.

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