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Event Features...

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  • Grand Prix Hydroplanes - the world's fastest automotive powered hydroplanes.
  • HRL Grand Prix Hydroplanes powered by supercharged 468ci big-block engines with a top speed of 160MPH
  • H-350 Hydro (20-22 boats) - 19 feet in length and feature a 350 cu in carburetor Chevrolet engine, top speed of 120 mph
  • Jersey Speed Skiffs - 16 foot V8 powered wild riding race boats
  • Hot Rod show
  • Live music and entertainment

In The News

  • Wed Jun 26, 2019 - dbusiness.com - Hydrofest Brings Boat Racing Thunder Back to Detroit River in August
  • Check out the Racing!

    These are some of the racing classes you will see at this year's race!

    Detroit HydroFest 2019

    HRL Action on the Detroit River - Check out some of the hydroplane racing action you'll see on August 24-25, 2019!

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    Grand Prix Hydroplanes

    Spectacular Grand Prix hydro racing! And the noise! Watch Detroiter Andrew Tate take the win in Buffalo, NY.

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    H-350 Hydroplanes

    H-350 Hydroplanes,19 feet in length, featuring a 350 Chevy engine, hitting speeds approaching 120 mph

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