Ted Jones (hydroplanes)


Ted Jones (hydroplanes)

Tudor Owen ("Ted") Jones (died January 9, 2000) was best known as an Unlimited Hydroplane designer and builder. One of his boats, the Slo-Mo-Shun IV, won the 1950 Gold Cup, and set a water speed record (160.323 mph) in Lake Washington, off Seattle (USA)'s Sand Point, on June 26, 1950, breaking the previous (10+ year-old) record (141.740 mph) by almost 20 mph.

His son, Ron Jones, Sr, and grandson Ron Jones, Jr both also had distinguished careers with Unlimited Hydroplane racing.

Award

He was inducted in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2003.


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