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1967 Miss Budweiser

John Goodman's Merlin powered Miss Budweiser

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1967, Two seat Miss Budwieser.

This hull was built by Les Staudacher in 1962 for Shirley Mendelson McDonald. It ran in 1962 and 63 as the Notre Dame. In 1965 the boat was renamed Shu-Shu.In 1967, afte the 4th Miss Budweiser…Continue

Started by William H. "Bill" Grunow Sep 7, 2011.

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Comment by Jere Heiser on March 9, 2013 at 8:04pm

Hi Dale, the entire cockpit is wider which allows it to have two separate seats. That configuration was done in 1965 when Shirley Mendelson had it turned into the Shu Shu. It ran the two seat configuration from that point on including it's time as the Miss Budweiser. I would be really surprised if anyone went along in a race.

Comment by Dale R. Woodruff on March 9, 2013 at 9:35am

With the wider seat it would seem the cocpit would be a tight fit, was it wider for giving rides or at anytime was a second person to be on board during races?

Comment by Jere Heiser on September 26, 2011 at 7:55pm

John Goodman's 1967 Miss Budweiser will be participating in this weekends Mahogany and Merlot event on Lake Chelan. Rumor has it the Merlin powered beauty has never looked better.

Comment by gordon ryun on December 11, 2010 at 10:43pm

the old girl was i need of some tlc in the tail so i pulled it off will be good as new soon

Comment by gordon ryun on December 4, 2010 at 10:19pm
Congradulations to pete orton for winning the highest honor the museum gives the gold cup of volunteering you deserved it ,again congrats it has been a privilege to work on the miss bud with you
Comment by gordon ryun on December 3, 2010 at 7:05pm
sorry not very good at this uploading thing theres a couple of doubles but just some random shots of pete,jere,andme before and after chelan 2010
Comment by gordon ryun on December 3, 2010 at 7:02pm

Comment by gordon ryun on December 1, 2010 at 11:15pm
To my knowledge it was shirley mendalson macdonalds personal pleasure craft she had i t widened to a two seater and mahoghany decked and named it the shu-shu then bernie bought it for a display boat that's when I belive bill brow died in bud #4 and bernie reactivated the boat and raced it at kewlona canada and beat billy in the bardahl its only win it might have had one more win but I can't remember for sure
Comment by Hydroplane Museum on December 1, 2010 at 11:07pm
Isn't is true that this was once Bernie Little's personal pleasure craft?

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