The Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers rev up for the fastest boats in the world at Detroit Hydrofest 2018     Read More
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    DETROIT HYDROFEST 2018
    BOAT RACING ON THE DETROIT RIVER - AUG. 24-26, 2018
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    Photo by Robert Peters

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Event Posters

The 2018 Event Posters are available for pickup at the DREI Office.

PLEASE CALL before coming to office to make sure someone is there.

Phone: 313-329-8047

What's New?

  • July 20, 2018 - Bill and Happy Rands Named Hydrofest Gold Cup Honorary Race Chairpersons
  • June 25, 2018 - Matthew Greiner, 2018 MDA Michigan Ambassador, Named Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest Gold Cup Grand Marshal
  • May 16, 2018 - The Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers rev up for the fastest boats in the world at Detroit Hydrofest 2018
  • Feb 11, 2018 - Big Night, Two Awards for the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest Team
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    Whats New
    Bill and Happy Rands Named Hydrofest Gold Cup Honorary Race Chairpersons - Bill Rands pictured with Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest Gold Cup Grand Marshal Matthew Greiner

    Where is the...

    Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest Display Boat?

    Catch the display boat around the Detroit area!

    Event Features...

    Each summer Unlimited Hydroplanes race at speeds touching 200mph on the Detroit River.

    • Free Friday! Admission to the Grandstand area and General Admission parks is free. Testing and qualifying from 1pm to 7pm.
    • APBA Gold Cup will have 4 rounds of qualification heats and a winner take all final.
    • HRL Grand Prix Hydroplanes powered by supercharged 468ci big-block engines with a top speed of 160MPH
    • 5 1960's Era Unlimited Hydroplanes will do exhibition runs daily.
    • 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.

    Watch on YouTube

    Grand Prix Hydroplanes

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

    Watch on YouTube


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