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APBA Historical Society

Preserving the history of boat racing

Featured: Legendary tales of boat racing

A Conversation with Ginny Lea Lyford-Asp

Mar. 26, 2021

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A Conversation with Ginny Lea Lyford-Asp

Edgar Rose - a Life Well Lived

Mar. 5, 2021

Power boat racers knew, loved, respected, and feared Edgar Rose for decades.

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Edgar Rose - a Life Well Lived

The Life of Art Asbury by Doug Cunnington

Mar. 4, 2021

Asbury was co-Grand Marshall, with George Simon, of the 1996 APBA Gold Cup race in Detroit. Asbury made contributions to life jacket safety, and served as Harbour Master for Expo ’67 in Montreal.

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The Life of Art Asbury by Doug Cunnington
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The APBA Historical Society, INC is dedicated to preserving the history of power boat racing. Since being formed in the late 1970s by the legendary Bill Muncey and current Chairman George "Buddy" Byers, the Society has collected many treasured items tracing back to the early days of powerboat racing. Iconic trophies include the APBA Gold Cup and the fabulous Martini & Rossi trophy.

With a history dating back to 1903, the American Power Boat Association has been at the center of the world's most exciting motorsport for over a century.

The APBA Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In addition to the exhibit, the Historical Society helps provide scholarships, grants for outboard driving schools, and support for other APBA racing activities.