Young “Star Wars” movie fans hounded Lloyd the entire weekend in search of autographs and photos. In mid-season , Jim started an Unlimited team of his own. Entering the backstretch of lap one, Jim put the accelerator to the floor and thundered into the lead. Driver Steve David started in 21 heats of competition, finished first in 10 of them, was second eight times, third once, fourth twice, and won the Tri-Cities Columbia Cup. They also need a large tree, from which the boat engine hung during repairs. For me, the Gold Cup was the single most exciting sports event that I have ever witnessed.

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A crowd offans literally choked the small Mid-Western town of 13, The third boat was a rental, borrowed from the Ed Cooper team, to fulfill a sponsorship agreement.

Famed hydroplane driver Bill Muncey watched from the shore because his boat, Atlas Van Lines, was one of three that had sunk during earlier heats. She was ripe for a victory. They are a credit to the sport and to the City of Madison. For me, the Gold Cup was the single most exciting sports event that I have ever witnessed.

Miss Madison: A 50 Year Timeline – H1 Unlimited

Bob Condotta covers hydroplane racing for The Seattle Times. They won the sixth annual Atomic Cup Race and, in so doing, moved from second to first place in the National Season Points chase. Dupont donated one of his hydroplanes to the town in to be run in the American Power Boat Association races.


A new movie, tentatively called “Madison,” is being filmed on location over the next two months to recreate the sights and sounds of that storybook summer. Through the U-6 team has used only 7 different hulls, although number 6 was used for only one race in when the new 5th Miss Madison hull crashed at San Diego in Firebells rang, automobile hydroplaen sounded, and the spectators went out of their minds with delight.

The Madison actually took the lead on the first lap and pulled steadily ahead, winning by Sarah Hill January hydroplwne, at 8: David Williams cruises down the Ohio River in the vintage look-alike Miss Madison during last month’s Madison Regatta as part of filming for a movie based on the boat’s Gold Cup victory.

Episode I — the Phantom Menace. No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity.

The team was, after all, still a small operation competing against deep pocketed owners with corporate sponsorship. The crew may also have to construct its own boat house, since the original one that stood at what is now John Paul Park no longer exists. As the field took to the water for the last time, some of the hometown fans hung on to the hope that perhaps ATLAS II would fail to start and thereby allow the local favorite to win the big race by default.

Sign Up or Sign In. The season, however, proved a disappointment. So evenly matched were the first four boats that they appeared as one long continuous roostertail down the first backstretch. He was fast on the straightaways, but not as fast as McCormick. In four races entered, the boat was simply not mccormickk factor and failed to qualify for a single Final Heat.


The Miss Madison had only mccormick handful of mccormic in its history prior to joining the H-1 Unlimited series. Entering the backstretch of lap one, Jim put the accelerator to the floor and thundered into the lead.

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Jim McCormick was not a Madison native nor did he ever live in Madison. Schumacher tried to challenge front-running McCormick but, in so doing, blew his engine and went dead in the water. So with all my critiques of the movie, one might be wondering of my opinion of the movie. The highest finish in was a second place in the Suncoast Cup on Mccotmick Bay.

Gentleman Jim McCormick, the Gold Cup-winning driver of the community owned Miss Madison, was a close personal friend of mine for 29 years. Mechanical difficulties defied the efforts of pilot Milner Irvin.

Now retired as a driver, Mike made the transition to crew chief with ease.