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Piston vs. Turbine (Townsquare media image)
Piston vs. Turbine (Townsquare media image)
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Pistons Or Turbines? Which Hydros Are YOUR Favorite?

It's that time of year again the HAPO Community Credit Union Water Follies, and unlimited hydro races on the Columbia River.

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Unlike Tri-Cities (pictured) Idaho hydro race postponed for another year (Townsquare media)
Unlike Tri-Cities (pictured) Idaho hydro race postponed for another year (Townsquare media)
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Coeur’ D’ Alene Unlimited Hydro Race Cancelled for 2016

We're so used to having an exciting and eventful week of unlimited hydroplane racing in the Tri-Cities, it seems 'strange' when other areas in the Northwest struggle with staging a similar event. But that's the case on Lake Coeur' D' Alene, where for the second year in a row, a large unlimited racing event slated for July  has been cancelled.

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Boat on a Pole Returns Today 5pm at Columbia Park

The Tri-City Water Follies Association is excited to unveil the new Boat on the Pole today at 5:00pm.

It's free for everyone so come join us at the pole in Columbia Park to kick off this year’s HAPO Gold Cup and  50 years of High Speed Action on the Water in the Tri-Cities...

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Hydro's Gold Cup to be held at 2015 Water Follies
Hydro's Gold Cup to be held at 2015 Water Follies (Townsquare media image)
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Hydro Racing’s Super Bowl/Daytona 500 Coming in 2015 to Tri-Cities

An exciting event is returning to the Tri-Cities, hasn't been held here since 1984!

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Smokin Joe's Hydro - on docks by Columbia River
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Columbia Cup Memories – Tobacco ‘Ban’ Hits Hydros Before NASCAR

2003 was the last season NASCAR Winston Cup ran with sponsorship from RJ Reynolds, the tobacco giant.   Matt Kenseth was the last such Winston Cup winner, after 33 years. But before that parting of ways,  in the late 80's and early 90's they sponsored a hydro too.

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Columbia Cup Memories – The GIANT Detergent Box on The River

No matter where you were watching from, when viewing the Columbia Cup, you always knew where the TIDE Boat was.

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Columbia Cup Memories – The Miller American – One Beautiful Boat!

We all know of Miller Brewing Co's involvement with NASCAR.  For decades, they sponsored Rusty Wallace in the famous Blue Deuce (#2) car,  and won dozens of races.  Brad Kezolowski on a Cup title a couple of years ago in the car, and both men drove for Roger Penske.

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Columbia Cup Memories – The Last Piston Boat to Win It All

One of the greatest attractions of the Columbia Cup is hearing the unmistakeable growl of an Allison or Rolls Royce Merlin or Griffin engine on the river.

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Unlimited Hydros 2013
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Come See Columbia Cup Hydroplanes on Display at Columbia Center Mall Thursday

Thursday, three of the fastest boats competing in the Columbia Cup will be on display at the mall.

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Unlimited Hydro Practice on Columbia River [VIDEO]

A few hydroplanes took to the river over the weekend to get some laps in before the season starts in July. 

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