Jake Culver of Guardline Automotive Styling walks towards the bow of the new Beacon Plumbing No-37 at South Seattle Community College's Automotive Technologies Lab. The boat and its full paint scheme and graphics will be unveiled publicly Thursday, June 14.
Billy Schumacher hydroplane will be unveiled for the public June, 14
The No. 37 hydroplane owned by legendary Billy Schumacher will be unveiled to the public on Thursday June 14 as it departs the South Seattle Community College campus at 2 pm. Owner Billy Schumacher, former driver, will be on hand.
Automotive Collision Repair students at the college have given the race boat a complete make-over, including stripping the old paint, and applying the new color and clear coat. Heavy Duty Diesel and Automotive Technology students have performed major maintenance on the truck that will tow the boat for the 2012 racing season.
The No. 37 is owned by legendary Billy Schumacher (“Billy the Kid”), the former unlimited champion driver who won 17 races from 1967-1976, and is perhaps best known for his unprecedented string of wins with the Miss Bardahl team.
Schumacher Racing has paid a shop fee and materials costs for the student project. You can learn more about them on their Facebook page here
The newly-painted and refinished boat will carry the South Seattle Community College name and logo on its side as it competes throughout the U.S. and in Qatar this season.