Remembering Mr. Muncey & the Atlas run: 1977-1981

30 Jul

It’s been awhile, some 30+ years ago when the “Blue Blaster” and Bill Muncey ruled this week in

the city of Seattle.

Seafair in Seattle = First weekend in August.

Time to party on the Lake and  watch and respect The hydroplane and the “Roostertail” that

made Seattle proud for so many years!

 

This Atlas Van Lines, which has been re-built and will run this weekend during the Seafair celebration, had one impeccable run on the water.

Atlas Van Lines-1980

1977 – Won 6 of 9 events including wins in the Tri-Cities and Seattle. Finished second in national points to the Miss Budweiser.

1978 – Won 6 of 7 regattas, only lost was in the Tri-Cities. Won the national-high point championship.

1979 – Won 7 of 9 races, swept the Washington races. Won the national-high point championship.

1980 – Won 4 of 10 races and took the checker at both Washington races for the second consecutive year. Finished second in national points to the Miss Budweiser.

1981 – Won one race of eight and was destroyed in the Oct. 18 race in Acapulco, Mexico.

Atlas-Bud pix

 

 

That would be 24 wins from 43 starts for the Blue Blaster with Mr. Muncey rounding the buoys.

 

1981 Program cover

 

 

 

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