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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Welcome to the sixty-third episode of "Roostertail Talk". Scott Raney joins our podcast in a 2 part episode. Scott is a long time crew member, crew chief that has worked for such teams as; Mr. Pringles, Tide, Llumar Window Films, Ellstrom among others. In part 1 we talk though his love of the sport, some favorite memories, some big names, his history in the sport as well as other hydro chatter. Enjoy!
Welcome to the sixty-second episode of "Roostertail Talk". For this episode, I felt like going back in time and taking a break from interviews. Most of us are missing racing and I want to relive a classic hydroplane race. Digging around the Roostertail Talk archives I pulled an audio recording of the 1995 Thunder on the Ohio H1 Unlimited race. Crank your speakers and relive this classic race as if you had traveled back to 1995!
Hello Loyal Listeners,
Unfortunately, due to time restraints there is no episode for this week. I spent a lot of time preparing/editing/emailing for the 2021 Roger Newton Memorial Show last weekend for the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum and ERCU. This was a fully virtual event, and fortunately I was able to record the event. If you are interested, it is in two parts with the following links:
In part 1 you will hear short speeches from David Williams (Director of HARM) and Nelson Holmberg (Chairman of ERCU). There is also a brief history of my father's involvement with hydroplane racing, from models to unlimiteds.
Part 2 centers around Keynote speaker, Brian Buass. Brian is well known in NAMBA rc boat racing. He is an expert at anything to do with boat set up and talks about prop/rudder/skid fin set up.