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The Marine Prop Riders club was established in 1951 to promote Inboard Hydroplane Racing in the Detroit area.

Our racers range in age from their teens to 70-some, and represent at least seven classes of racing from the 1.0 Litre class to the thundering supercharged big-block powered Grand Prix hydros, as well as the Unlimited Hydroplanes that race for the APBA Gold Cup on the Detroit River each summer. We also have members in the Vintage class who run exhibition laps with the raceboats of years gone by.

We set World Records!

MPR members are involved in presenting a number of races in the region, many are drivers and others participate as crew, scorers, referees, rescue personnel and event volunteers. You're welcome to join us.

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2014 Award Winners
November 12, 2014
And the winners are:

Prop Rider of the Year – Vallery Ritz
Grant Award – Wayne Shagena
Rookie of the Year – Carl Adams
Hard Luck Award – The Kreitzer Family & Team
Jim and Elsie Edwards Award – Tim Settle
Doc Terry Award – Kyle, Becky, and Charlie Wilson

Overall Hi Point – Marty Hammersmith
1 Litre – Marty Hammersmith
2.5 Stock – Jennifer Falcinelli
2.5 Mod – English/Richards
5 Litre – Toddy Liddycoat
GNH – Steve Kuhr

Mark Weber inducted into MMSHoF
November 2, 2014

The Marine Prop Riders own Mark Weber was inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame - congratulations Mark!

See his acceptance speech here: