Ted Jones (hydroplanes)

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Tudor Owen ("Ted") Jones (died January 9, 2000) was a hydroplane designer and builder.

Biography[edit]

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. He also designed several other unlimited hydroplanes that won the APBA Challenge Cup.

Legacy[edit]

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

Award[edit]

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