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    Detroit Hydrofest 2019
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    Boat Racing on the Detroit River - Aug. 24-25, 2019
    Photo by Robert Peters

Press Releases

  • Aug. 14, 2019 - New this Year: Sensory-Friendly Tent for Families with Children
  • Aug. 13, 2019 - Media Advisory - Event Schedule
  • Aug 8, 2019 - Detroit: The Best Place in North America to See a Boat Race 2019 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest August 24-25
  • Jul 26, 2019 - Battle Royale! The U.S. and Canada Duke it out for the President's Cup on the Detroit River
  • Jul 12, 2019 - 2019 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest Announces Tickets and Race Details for 2019 Race August 24-25
  • Jun 26, 2019 - 2019 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest announces Eddie Murray to serve as Grand Marshall for 2019 Race August 24-25 - Tom D'Eath to serve as Honorary Race Chairman
  • Apr 29, 2019 - The Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers recharge 2019 Detroit Hydrofest with title sponsorship and amped-up racing format
  • Event Features...

    Photo by Robert Peters
    • 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.

    Watch on YouTube

    H-350 Hydroplanes

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

    Watch on YouTube