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  • Sheriff: No hydroplane races this year

    Hydroplane race organizers are asking the Kootenai County sheriff to reconsider his decision denying a water event permit for the Diamond Cup over Labor Day weekend.


  • Lake Coeur d’Alene hydroplane races returning for 2014

    Hydroplane racing will return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, even as the sponsor works to pay off bills from last year’s resurrection of the Diamond Cup. “We’re really no …


  • Huckleberries: Coverage of 1985 hydroplane vote included a leap of faith

    Many of you may know that hydroplane racing was derailed in Coeur d’Alene for 28 years when the City Council decided to seek an advisory vote on the issue on …


  • Shane drives into championship picture with Cup win

    In front of a crowded shoreline and hundreds of spectator boats anchored behind a log boom, Jimmy Shane showed his mastery of Lake Coeur d’Alene’s 2-mile H1 Unlimited Hydroplane race …


  • Hydroplanes’ return off without a hitch

    The man who brought hydroplane racing back to Lake Coeur d’Alene paused on the shoreline Sunday afternoon and smiled. And he hasn’t done a lot of that – pause or …


  • Shane tops qualifying at CdA hydroplane races

    Jimmy Shane, the weekend’s top qualifier, led his U-5 Graham Trucking boat to a narrow victory over Tommy Thompson and his U-11 Peters and May in Heat 1A Saturday at …


  • Lake Coeur d’Alene hydroplane races underway

    If there was ever a perfect day to visit downtown Coeur d’Alene, Friday would have been it. Only a handful of families sat on the beaches near Coeur d’Alene City …


  • Law officers will be out in force for hydro races

    In a little more than a week, thousands of people will descend on Lake Coeur d’Alene to watch the first hydroplane races held there since the last summer of Lyndon …


  • Hydroplane racing legend to return to Coeur d’Alene

    When the thunderboats return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, a champion of the sport’s piston-powered era will be back on the water, if not actually in the driver’s seat. …


  • Diamond Cup group secures backing for race

    A group resurrecting hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d’Alene has cleared a tall hurdle to staging the event at the end of summer. CdA Diamond Cup LLC said Thursday it …


  • Hydroplane group says it has funds to stage races

    The races are a go, say the architects of the return of hydroplane races on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer.


  • Hydroplane races returning to CdA

    The enthusiasm for bringing hydroplane racing back to Lake Coeur d’Alene after a 45-year absence will be revealed by ticket sales for the Diamond Cup Regatta on Labor Day weekend. …


  • Huckleberries: Diamond Cup Regatta directors jumping ship

    You may know that hydroplane races are set to return to Lake Coeur d’Alene on Labor Day weekend this year. But did you know that half of the directors of …


  • Hydroplane series adds Coeur d’Alene to schedule

    The Diamond Cup Regatta in Coeur d’Alene is on the H1 Unlimited Series race schedule this year. The hydroplane races will be held Labor Day weekend near the Coeur d’Alene …


  • Coeur d’Alene delays hydro races until 2013

    Six weeks after announcing hydroplane racing would return to Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer, organizers said Friday they need more time to line up sponsors for the Diamond Cup and …


  • Hydroplane racing to return to Lake Coeur d’Alene

    The roar of hydroplanes will be heard again on Lake Coeur d’Alene this summer with a return to racing 44 years after the popular sport there ended.


  • Huckleberries: Is Hagadone having his hydroplane dream again?

    Huckleberries hears that the Hagadone Corp. and allies are working behind the scenes to bring a small hydroplane regatta to the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene late this summer. …


  • Vintage hydroplanes race in CdA

    On the water, the vintage hydroplanes move forward fast, but their existence is steeped in the past. Inland Northwest residents caught a glimpse of history in Coeur d’Alene this weekend …


  • Hydroplane racers risk life, limb at 200 mph

    DETROIT – Dave Villwock shakes hands without his right pinky or ring finger, paying a price for his profession. Hydroplane racing’s all-time winningest driver, who took his record-breaking 63rd race …


  • Villwock aims to top Muncey’s hydro record

    A hydroplane driver with Northwest roots is on the verge of making history this weekend on the Ohio River in Madison, Ind., at the Lucas Oil Governor’s Cup. Dave Villwock …


  • Hydroplanes make splashy CdA comeback

    Sunday was an emotional day for David Williams. As a child he spent every summer on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and he always looked forward to the hydroplane races. When the …


  • Hydroplanes return to Lake CdA for weekend museum fundraiser

    For the first time in more than 40 years, hydroplanes capable of speeds up to 175 miles per hour will zoom around Lake Coeur d’Alene this weekend. But they will …


  • Events celebrate hydroplane races of past

    The Diamond Cup Regatta will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Friday through Aug. 22 in celebration of the Diamond Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Races that were held on Lake …


  • Wham oversees engine design

    Unlimited hydroplane racing made an appearance in the Spokane Valley this week. While few knew the sport was in town, motor builder, hydroplane driver and racing icon Earl Wham was …


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