Steve David to speak at R/C Unlimiteds banquet this weekend


Steve David, who drove the U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto hydroplane to the American Boat Racing Association (ABRA) national high points championship this year, and in 2005, 2006 will be the guest speaker for the Remote Controlled (R/C) Unlimited Championship Series awards banquet this Saturday at the Shilo Inn in Richland, Wash.

Events begin at 6 p.m. and will include a silent auction with hydroplane memorabilia, including a extremely rare gift from Steve David and the Miss Madison Racing team.

Tickets to the dinner banquet are $26 per person.

David, the three time national drivers champion also drove the Oberto to one victory this season -- the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup in the Tri-Cities, Wash.

About R/C Unlimiteds--Established in 1974, are a group of hydroplane enthusiasts who race 1/8th scale Radio Controlled models of Unlimited hydroplanes, of the past and present. The size of our propeller driven boats are approximately 2 feet wide, by 4 feet long.

We use .67 (11cc) sized marine inboard engines that produce around 3HP. Our top boats travel in excess of 60MPH!!! Our over 100 club members race over 125 different radio controlled unlimited hydroplanes ranging from the 1954 Miss Cadillac to the latest 1997 Miss Budweiser. We run a fourteen race circuit throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

While the size of the boats may be small, the competitive juices, excitement and challenge are all as large as they are for our full sized counterparts.