Do you have a favorite memory from the Columbia Cup or Seafair from years past? Without these two races happening at the height of summer this year (Columbia Cup may still happen later in summer) I would like to have a podcast episode dedicated to years past at these two events. Please submit your favorite memories with the link below, and I may select reading it on an upcoming episode! All you need to do is submit your name, location and a favorite memory. Submissions will be accepted until July 8th.
Welcome to the forty first episode of Roostertail Talk. This is the inaugural hydroplane trivia game-show, which features 3 H1 drivers as contestants: Jamie Nilsen, Andrew Tate and Brian Perkins. The game flows just like another game-show (Jeopardy) that most of us are familiar, except all of the questions are related to hydroplane racing! Who will win the first Roostertail Trivia Game?
Welcome to the fortieth episode of Roostertail Talk. In this episode I continue my conversation with Russ about his attempts to qualify as an Unlimited Hydroplane driver, the American Challenge WSR and other record attempts and challenges. This is part 2 of a 2 part episode. Enjoy!
Welcome to the thirty ninth episode of Roostertail Talk. Twenty years ago Russ Wick, along with many others, broke the speed record for propeller driven craft with the Miss Free-i hydroplane. Russ joins the podcast and recalls the events that led up to the record attempt, and the people who helped make his dream a reality. Enjoy!
On June 15th, 2000 Russ Wicks with Superior Racing and the Miss Free-I broke the mile record for propeller driven boat. To mark the 20 year anniversary Russ Wicks will join us to mark the occasion and recall the events that unfolded to break the 38 year old record.
Roostertail Talk has added a YouTube channel. You can visit this channel to see some of our older Podcast episodes as well as some video taken through races and interviews. Check it out!
Welcome to the thirty eighth episode of Roostertail Talk. In this episode I talk with Katy Norton. Katy is the President of Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as the Race Director for the H1 Lake Guntersville Hydrofest. Katy shared what it took to bring back hydroplanes to Lake Guntersville, the challenges of hosting a race and what the future holds for hydroplanes at Lake Guntersville. Enjoy!
Welcome to the thirty seventh episode of Roostertail Talk. In this episode I talked with Dave Villwock over the phone about hydroplane hull designs, the Budweiser years, his favorite moments in the sport and a few other surprises. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview. Enjoy!
What could have been. In the last episode Villwock talks about how close Marlboro was to entering the sport of hydroplane racing. I really love to think about what that paint scheme would have looked like. Here is my take...