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Unlimited Hydroplane Sports Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Unlimited Hydroplane back Sports Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Atlas Van Lines UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE
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Image of speedboat in shades of blue and white with A logo in upper right. Upper left is red text on white. Lower half is white text on light blue. Majority of background is white.

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The Atlas Van Lines is one of the most successful, yet tragic, hydroplanes to ever compete in racing. For most of its tenure, it was piloted by veteran Bill Muncey, who many doubted if he would ever win again due to his age. From 1976 to 1981, Bill and Atlas dominated the sport, winning five races in their first year together. From 1977 to 1981, the pair competed in 43 races and won 24 of them. Unfortunately, in its last race in 1981, Bill and Atlas suffered a tragic accident. Traveling at over 175 miles per hour, the hydroplane flipped, and Bill later died at the hospital from his injuries. The hydroplane was restored in 2014 to honor Bill’s memory.

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Atlas Van Lines. (2014, November 26). A blast from the past. https://www.atlasvanlines.com/amplifier/atlas-companies/atlas-van-lines/...

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SP0098
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