Ted Jones (hydroplanes)

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Tudor Owen ("Ted") Jones (died January 9, 2000) was a 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. He also designed several other unlimited hydroplanes that won the APBA Challenge Cup.


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


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