You are here

U11 Shakeys Special

U11 Shakeys Special Sports Busy Beaver Button Museum
Category: 
Additional Images: 
U11 Shakeys Special back Sports Busy Beaver Button Museum
Text on Button: 
U-11 SHAKEY'S SPECIAL; Fly Navy; Shakey's Pizza
Image Description: 

Image of boat in yellow, white, and black in center. White text on blue background.

Back Paper / Back Info: 

INSTA-BUTTON FROM THE RICHMARK CO., 1110 E. Pine St. Seattle Wash. 98122

Back Style: 
The Shape: 
The Size: 
Year / Decade Made: 
Additional Information: 

The Shakey's Special was an unlimited hydroplane first raced in 1973. Tom Martin, Seattle restaurant owner and owner of the first Shakey's Pizza, was a sponsor and a driver of unlimited hydroplane speedboats. Martins's debut race in 1973 was in Shakey's Special; he was unable to finish the race, however, due to mechanical problems.

Sources: 

Farley, F. (2002). Tom martin remembered. Retrieved from http://thunderboats.ning.com/page/tom-martin-remembered

Catalog ID: 
SP0176
Share with your friends: