Ta-da! You saw it in the shop at South Seattle Community College‘s Automotive Technology zone one week ago (WSB coverage here), and today, the Schumacher Racing hydroplane rolled out, showing off its new look. (Official name, so you can watch for it during Seafair in August: The #37 Miss Beacon Plumbing H1 Unlimited Hydroplane.) Video and more photos, coming up.
ADDED 9:54 PM: Scroll through our sequence of photos and video as the event unfolded, starting as one last component was carried over to be placed atop the hydro:
Students hoisted it into place:
Then came the dignitaries! At right, South Seattle CC president Gary Oertli with the hydro’s co-owner Jane Schumacher:
Smiles and handshakes – that’s co-owner Billy Schumacher, winning ’60s-’70s driver, at right:
A group photo before the hydro was brought outside:
Then – the big rollout!
Another group shot, this time with the Miss Beacon Plumbing outside:
And here’s a closer look at SSCC’s name on its side:
This year’s hydro racing at Seafair is scheduled for August 3-5 on Lake Washington.