For decades, Bill Connolly has been entranced by the sheer velocity of the boats, the pulsating energy of the crowds, and the heart-stopping drama of the races, all of which started with a single televised race in the 1950s. His account of the iconic Gold Cup in Seattle will transport you right to the water's edge, feeling the spray of the water and hearing the thunderous roar of the engines.
Join us as we journey through the history of this adrenaline-soaked sport, touching on the legendary teams, drivers, and the unexpected connection between the world of hydroplane racing and Boeing. You'll also hear about Bill's personal experiences and his favorite race sites, with Seattle topping the list. Tune in for a fascinating journey across the waves and through time in the world of hydroplane racing.
Listeners, unfortunately the next episode will be delayed a week. Due to returning to the classroom for the new school year there will be a week gap in episodes. Look for episode 111 to drop on Tuesday, September 5th at 5AM PST. Thank you for understanding!
Welcome to episode 83 of Roostertail Talk. After a long off season, Roostertail Talk is back to explore what there is to look forward to in the 2022 H1 racing season. I talked with some fans, explored the schedule and talk briefly about some upcoming highlights. Enjoy!
Welcome to the seventy-fourth episode of "Roostertail Talk". Without hydroplanes racing on Lake Washington for the Homestreet Cup (Seafair Regatta) and Blue Angles in the sky for the 2nd year in a row, Seattle seems a little quiet this summer. For this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Eric Corning, President and CEO of Seafair. We talked about how the pandemic has affected the Seafair organization, how they have survived closure, what the future holds for Seafair and to learn a little more of all the festivities that Seafair holds every summer in Seattle. Enjoy!
The 2021 Booster Buttons are now available. This is the 3rd year we are selling buttons! There are only 25 buttons made (each numbered) so they will go fast. Each button will be sold with a $10 minimum donation (please add $5 for shipping). If you wish to purchase a button please send your order via email to email@example.com. I will be at the Columbia Cup next week and can hand deliver your button if you wish. The button sales will go towards the podcast to help me produce further episodes and with annual fees needed for the podcast. I will post on the website and send another email once they have sold out. Thank you all!
Welcome to the seventieth episode of Roostertail Talk. H1 has put it's first race in the books and completed the Southern Cup. We look at the racing last weekend in Guntersville and break down our top 5 takeaways from the Southern Cup. We also look forward to this weekend's Gold Cup race in Madison, In and give our 5 wonderings about what could take place. Finally, we predict who will win the 2021 Gold Cup. Tune in to find out who we pick!
Welcome to episode sixty-eight of Roostertail Talk. With less than 2 weeks until the first race of the season Roostertail Talk wanted to do a little history of H1 racing in Guntersvillle, Alabama. We talk briefly about previous races, race winners and even have a couple audio clips to share along the way. Enjoy!
Big news from Bucket List Racing in our newest episode. Kelly Stocklin talks about updates with the team and their new sponsorship for 2021!
Welcome to episode sixty-five of Roostertail Talk. In today's episode we listen to side 1 of the audio cassette tape "Pursuit of the Golden Chalice". This was a great history piece for unlimited hydroplane racing produced in the mid 1980s and narrated by Mike Fitzsimmons. Side 1 of the cassette tape takes us through the Gold Cup post WWII up until 1966. Next week we will listen to side 2 together. Don't forget to listen all the way through, as I will give you a hydro quiz based on the trivia on the tape. Enjoy!
Welcome to the sixty-third episode of "Roostertail Talk". Scott Raney joins our podcast in a 2 part episode. In part 2 Scott and I play the name game, discuss updates with the U-11 team, their move to Cle Elum and preparations for the 2021 H1 season. Enjoy!