She's Baaaaaack!

The Return of Miss Rock

May 31, 2017

'Iron' Mike Savoia

The lovely lady of the lake returns to Seafair 2017!  As a true PNWer, I remember getting SO excited about sitting in sun for the Greenwood Seafair Parade, watching the hydros race, and listening for the Blue Angels. This is Seattle's favorite summertime festival, and KISW was pretty damn proud to have Miss Rock back in action last year, just like the good ol' days!


The fine folks at CARSTAR Auto Body are bringing her back for another run, committed to the mission and all of the nostalgia that comes along with Miss Rock’s legacy.


If you're not up to speed on her return to Seafair last year, here's a look at how things went down in 2016.

Now, just to recap, she was never legendary for being a winning hydroplane - EVER. In fact, we were lucky if she finished at all! She was lovingly referred to as "the people's boat". Miss Rock was very slow, very loud, and very black. There have been recollections of Rockaholics swimming beers out to the driver after she crashed or broke down. She was ridden by Rock Girls and signed by rock stars. Because Miss Rock was such a huge part of the culture at KISW for so many years, bringing her back in 2016 was INCREDIBLE, and she’s back again this summer looking for a win!


Former KISW Station Manager Steve West paid a visit to the station last year and he brought with him a scrapbook FILLED with more photos, articles, ads and memories of Miss Rock. Check out this amazing gallery here, and thanks to Steve for saving all of this memorabilia! As you'll see, he is quite the Miss Rock archivist. 


With such a momentous occasion upon us once again, I certainly hope to see some Rockaholics out at Seafair 2017 rooting on the lovely Miss Rock, just like old times. I'll be out there on the water, blanketed in sunscreen and screaming for her at the top of my lungs!


Check out the race schedule for the season, and I'll see you at Seafair, my babes and babettes! 


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly