1/10th Scale Electric Hydroplane Racing



1993 - 2016

Welcome to Classic Thunder 

The first 1/10th Scale Electric Unlimited Hydroplane club in the world!


As pioneers of a growing 1:10 Scale electric hydro class, our goal is to continue to duplicate real unlimited hydroplane racing as closely as we can. Since our inception in 1993, we have not only tried to recreate the boats of several eras, but to encourage a spirit of fun, respectful competition and comradery within our membership.   If you'd like to find out more about Classic Thunder, what we do, how to get involved or if you simply have questions, feel free to contact us.


P.S.  Let's go Racin!




Attention! 2017 Membership and Registration Information

Hi everyone, I put together a basic fee information sheet based on the current rulebook and race site information we've gotten. You can still become a race sponsor or a sponsor of a race site, or both. The list is a fees summary and should help you figure out what you need to pay for in 2017 and how much to pay.

This year, you can simply send me an email with a list of the things you need to pay for and I'll send you a Classic Thunder Paypal invoice for them.  The email will say "Invoice from Mitchell Dillard". You can conveniently make a payment online via a Paypal account or other payment options. It will also provide you with instruction on mailing payments to me directly.  You also have the option to pay me when you see me. You will need to become a member before you can register boats. 

Please specify the year and name of the boats your are paying registrations for. List them as Boat#1 Boat#2 etc. You can look at the web site Boats page for a current list of the anticipated boat registrations.  Additional time will be allowed for renewal of last year's registrations because of the recent posting of rulebook changes for 2017. You will have through March 31 to renew your registrations by making payment.  Any registrations not renewed by then will be available to anyone effective April 1. This information will also be made available on our web site's front page.

I hope this is all clear, but let me know if clarification is needed, thanks.   

Mitch Dillard

CT Secretary/Treasurer/Registrar




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(Two Pay'N Paks, two different decades.)


View Current Member/Boat Registration Log

(last updated 4/10/17)




Race# 1

Sunday, April 23 - 10:30am

(drivers meeting starts at 10:00)

Woodland Creek Park - Lacey, WA

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Race# 2

Sunday, May 7 - 10:30am

(drivers meeting starts at 10:00)

Coulon Park - Renton, WA

sponsored by


Looking for New or Used Boats & Equipment

or Custom Built Boats, Cowlings and Canopies

Check out the For Sale Pages!

(Last Updated on 4/11/2017)


(Checkerboard Bardahl climbs Miss Thriftway's roostertail!)


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(Last Updated on 11/22/2015)


(Flying start by the Elam and two Buds!)