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Hanauer will drive refurbished boat

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SEATTLE — The remnants of a horrible day in Mexico have been transformed, and a more positive memory will take place at Seafair this weekend.

Bill Muncey is regarded as one of the best hydroplane racers in history, and was killed during the 1981 World Championship race in Acapulco, Mexico. For 30 years, the boat from that crash — Atlas Van Lines — sat unused and damaged.

But thanks to $100,000 and four years of work from the Hydroplane and…

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