Sunshine Baby - The Vintage Hydroplane

Sunshine Baby III F-57
This Kent Hitchcock photo is Ray winning the Nationals at Salton Sea, California in October 1954 for the 266 class. The boat is a Lauterbach powered by a flat head Mercury. This boat was the second 266 class hydro to be powered by a 265 Chevy. Ray switched to the Chevy in January 1956, after his best friend Bill Ritner's Wa Wa Too,  (which was the first racing machine ever to run the 265 Chevy) beat him in the Orange Bowl in December 1955. Ray went on to win the National Championship again in 1957.

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