Miss Rock is back with a whole new look

See her race at Seafair

June 4, 2019

For our fellow Seattleites and Washingtonians, it wouldn’t be summertime in the city without Seafair.


This long-standing PNW tradition brings us all back to fond memories of gearing up for the Torchlight Parade, listening for the Blue Angels, and of course watching the hydro races. This is Seattle's favorite summertime festival on the water, and KISW is damn proud to have Miss Rock back in action this year, thanks to the incredible folks at CARSTAR Auto Body!

Welcome back to the water @999kisw #MissRock U-99.9 The hydro’s were and still are my favorite event of the #PNW summer. ---- Time for the underdog to kick some ass!

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Every longtime Rockaholic remembers the early days of Miss Rock. She was always the biggest, baddest, blackest boat on the water. Sometimes she was the slowest. And remember that one time she caught on fire? She often times died mid-race and had to be towed back to the pits, where fans would swim out to hand beers to Miss Rock’s drivers. That made her all the more endearing. Her lack of victories didn’t keep Miss Rock from quickly becoming a fan-favorite. She was “the people’s boat”. Miss Rock contestants rode atop this legendary machine. KISW listeners were invited to sign her, right next to autographs from the likes of Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot. She’s been featured in books, newspapers, and blogs. And her legacy is treasured by thousands.


Miss Rock was back on the water in 2016, and received the warmest of welcomes from Rockaholics and hydro fans across the country.


This summer, our lady of the lake returns to Lake Washington August 1st through the 4th, and this will be her exclusive appearance of the summer. Her new pilot is Seattle native Brian Perkins, who formerly piloted the Albert Lee U-21 boat at Seafair. Thanks to the incredible efforts of CARSTAR Auto Body, she’s getting a whole new look!


There are a few big reasons for the redesign, starting with the fact that she was literally held together with duct tape and consumer-grade glue last year! It also had to do with the paint job, because the all-black design, although totally bad ass, made the boat prone to overheating. Her new state-of-the-art design is trophy-worthy, and we cannot wait for her unveiling! Be looking for progress photos and updates along the way, and be sure to join us for another Miss Rock party at Drunky Two Shoes on Saturday, July 20th.


With such a momentous occasion upon us, we certainly hope to see some Rockaholics out this year rooting on the lovely Miss Rock – just like old times – blanketed in sunscreen and screaming for her at the top of our lungs!