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    Detroit Hydrofest 2017
    Boat Racing on the Detroit River - Aug 26-27, 2017
    THANK YOU Fans,
    Volunteers, Sponsors
    Teams, Officials
    See You Soon!
    Photo by Robert Peters

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Event Features...

Each summer Unlimited Hydroplanes race at speeds touching 200mph on the Detroit River. This year they will be racing for the APBA President's Cup (Saturday) and the oldest active trophy in all of motor sports, the APBA Gold Cup (Sunday).

  • Free Friday! Admission to the Grandstand area and General Admission parks is free. Testing and qualifying from 1pm to 7pm.
  • APBA H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes race for two prestigious trophies!
  • HRL Grand Prix Hydroplanes powered by supercharged 468ci big-block engines with a top speed of 160MPH
  • H350 Hydroplanes with 350ci small-block Chevy engines and a top speed of 120MPH
  • Hot Rod show
  • Live music and entertainment

Check out the Racing!

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

Unlimited Hydroplanes

Unlimited Hydroplane action from Detroit 2016! What does it mean to win the Gold Cup? See J. Michael Kelly's face at 11:30.

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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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H350 Hydro

This is some of the most competitive hydroplane racing you'll ever see! Check out the action from Valleyfield Quebec

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What's New?

  • Aug 2, 2017 - Roar of HRL and H-350 Hydroplane Boats Part of Powerful Race Weekend at the 2017 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest August 25-27
  • Jul 7, 2017 - Lawrence Technological University Student and Farmington Hills Resident, Daniel Stack, Wins Poster Design Competition Commemorating The Past And Future Of Hydroplane Racing In Detroit
  • Jun 8, 2017 - 2017 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Spirit of Detroit Hydrofest Announce Paul W. Smith, WJR AM 760 Morning Host, Grand Marshal And Sandy Ross, Retired Hydroplane Racer, Honorary Race Chairman
  • Apr 10, 2017 - The Spirit of Detroit HydroFest Supercharges Ahead with New Title Sponsorship from Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers
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    Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest Display Boat?

    Catch the display boat at these locations:

    • June 21-24, 2017 Dick Genthe Chevrolet Southgate
    • June 28-30, 2017 Feldman Chevrolet Highland
    • June 30-July 5, 2017 Jefferson Chevrolet Detroit
    • July 5-10, 2017 Wally Edgar Chevrolet Lake Orion
    • July 10-14, 2017 Milnes Chevrolet Imlay City
    • July 14-17, 2017 Mark Chevrolet Wayne
    • July 19-21, 2017 Champion Chevrolet Howell
    • July 24-26, 2017 Champion Chevrolet Fowlerville
    • July 27-29, 2017 LaRiche Chevrolet Plymouth Twp
    • August 2-4, 2017 LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter
    • August 4-7, 2017 Moran Chevrolet Clinton Twp
    • August 7-8, 2017 Hamilton Chevrolet Warren
    • August 9-11, 2017 Mike Savoie Chevrolet Troy
    • August 14-18, 2017 Heidebreicht Chevrolet Romeo
    • August 18-22, 2017 St. Clair Chevy China Twp
    • August 22-28, 2017 Event Site Detroit

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