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

Press Releases

  • 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 - - 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!

    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