05 Aug

Seattle’s one-time “most popular sport”

I wrote a MetaFilter post today about hydroplane racing, the one-time “most popular sport in Seattle”, now a summer curiosity of sorts. This weekend is the annual Seafair hydro race on Lake Washington; it’s not what it used to be, but it still manages to draw the crowds. Sadly, I think most of the attendees these days go to see the Blue Angels, not the thunderboats.

One thought on “Seattle’s one-time “most popular sport”

  1. I recall having a wooden hydro (with sheet metal on the bottom to throw sparks) to tow behind my bike as a kid, as did my brothers. Great fun.

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