Brief excerpt from Peter Hunn's book: "Officially, the earliest Spinaways (1911) were called Speedaways, originating from the Speedaway Boat Motor Company, Freeport, Illinois."

In short, Hoefer Manufacturing Company, 3 years later, owned Speedaway and renamed it Spinaway.

For more information and history right now:

  • Check Arlan Carter's book that is specifically on rowboat motors.
  • Check out Peter Hunn's book.