If You’re Not Already, You Need to Follow Vintage Jet Ski


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There’s really no less direct way of saying that we are addicted to the Vintage Jet Ski page on Facebook. Nearly every single day, the diehard lovers of old school jet skis are publishing some of the best vintage pics on the web. Seriously, it’s massive collection of pics swells daily. We’ve dedicated hours of our lives to perusing its albums and we still haven’t seen them all.

As was explained to The Watercraft Journal, “VJS is a labor of love. We are old school freaks from way back. We try very hard to find out who took what pics [we publish] and add that to the pic because we feel the photographer is just as important as the racer.”

Part of the Vintage Jet Ski museum that Jettrim‘s Gary Hart and crew put together at each World Finals, VJS is “for all of you who love the history and the glory days of jet skiing and jet ski racing culture. This page was created with a genuine appreciation for the sport of jet skiing and all it once was, and all it could be again. We share this with you to remember the good old days. Remembering our heroes of the sport, cheering them on to win. The smell of race fuel and 927. The high rev’s of race engines and the crashing of the waves as our heroes and sheroes bang rails into the first turn. The 80’s and 90’s were the golden years. The highlight of many of our lives and careers. Vintage Jet Ski was designed to celebrate that era.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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    Larry Caparella 7 December, 2013 at 01:57 Reply

    happy see you keeping the old alive being a first generation stand up guy. What’s up for next year in west coast racing where do I go for up to date info happy holidays to all in the pwc world

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    Jeff Richards 22 May, 2014 at 12:20 Reply

    Great to see new interest in Jet Ski history ..I raced stand up’s as well as X2 Pro mod. for PJS in the 80’s ..Good times !!

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