CHUCK THOMPSON HYDROPLANE DRIVER

Seller’s payment instructions Shipping Charges include all costs and not just the cost of actual postage. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. Pictured at left is driver Chuck Thompson, and at right, holding the trophy Ernie Dossin of the Dossin family, the boat’s owner. Many of the , spectators who lined the river along the three-mile course screamed as Thompson’s boat disintegrated seconds after he crossed the starting line at more than miles an hour in what for him was a third heat. Known as the quiet little man of racing, he won the respect of the racing fraternity in his rookie year when he drove his Gale V , running with an engine that refused to shut off, onto the beach to avoid hitting two other boats. Skip to main content.

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Seller’s payment instructions Shipping Charges include all costs and not just the cost of actual postage. But this was not to be. My GypsyDetroit Jim Ranger He had swept his first two elimination heats with ease, cuhck was leading in the original heat 3A.

He came close to winning it in and She was driven by Chuck Thompson. And from then on, untilChuck and the mahogany U were the scourge of the Unlimited Class.

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Thompson, Chuck

A trio of workers set up a ramp off of the boat’s stern leading into the pavilion. Packaging Materials and even the trip to the post office are factors when determining shipping charges. Miss BardahlSeattle Ron Musson Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. hydroplsne

He qualified My Gypsya new boat, as the ninth boat for the gold cup. There are 9 items available. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

He came back to drive Miss Exide in and placed third in the Gold Cup, but the boat later blew up at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and he was injured severely. He commandeered a plane and flew a group of fhompson defectors out of his homeland hhydroplane the early ‘s and eventually migrated to the United States. He shares with Bill Muncey the distinction of being the most respected driver in the Gold Cup. Known as the quiet little man of racing, he won the respect of the racing fraternity hyvroplane his rookie year when he drove his Gale Vrunning with an engine that refused to shut off, onto the beach to avoid hitting two other boats.

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It was all over in five seconds, after hitting a rolling wave. Tables and chairs can be seen in the background. Boat Race Field Complete. Auburn, Washington, United States. Select a valid country.

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Miss Chrysler Crewdesigned by Henry Lauterbach, a top limited class creator, was built at Fhompson Kentucky headquarters last winter. The Detroit shoreline can be seen in the background at left with spectator boats anchored at the right. Thompson was within a grasp of taking the only cup in racing that had eluded him in his long career.

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It took a while for the new boat to be “dialed in. Reprinted from the Thunder Letter Vol. Thompson advanced to the Thunderboat ranks after a hydroplnae career in C Outboards.