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Mark Bardahl Manchester
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Mark Bardahl Manchester is attending Hydroplane Museum's event

Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup at Lake Coeur d'Alene

August 30, 2013 to September 1, 2013
The Diamond Cup has officially been cancelled for 2014.Coeur d'Alene was a great venue and it was great being back on the lake racing after 45 years.  Let's hope it's not that long again!See More
Aug 2, 2013
Mark Bardahl Manchester is now friends with seraojunior and Gary E. Santos
Aug 2, 2013
Mark Bardahl Manchester is attending Bob Senior's event


February 11, 2012 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday, February 11th at the Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is FREE for museum members and only $5 for the general public. A pizza lunch will be available. Come and learn about the exciting sport of scale model unlimited hydroplane racing from some of the area's best model builders. Over 50 of these beautiful creations nwill be on display. See More
Feb 9, 2012
Mark Bardahl Manchester is now friends with wayne rousseau and Ronald Hartley
Jul 20, 2011
Mark Bardahl Manchester might attend David D. Williams's event

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Hall of Champions at The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

May 14, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm
Come join us at the induction of Gar Wood and Dean Chenoweth into the Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Hall of Champions on May 14th. Gar and Dean will joining previous inductees Bill Muncey and Chip Hanauer.Gar Wood was the superstar of the pre-World War II era, winning 5 Gold Cups, 8 Harmsworth Trophy Races and setting 6…See More
May 9, 2011
Mark Bardahl Manchester and Tony Pastor are now friends
Feb 3, 2011
Thayer Cueter and Mark Bardahl Manchester are now friends
Jan 30, 2011
Mark Bardahl Manchester commented on Hydroplane Museum's blog post The new Miss B!
"Thanks Dale for reprinting this article. The last paragraph gave me incentive to really dig hard when I was going through the Bardahl archives and searching through the many boxes of film. I had read in this article that film existed of the boat…"
Jan 30, 2011
Mark Bardahl Manchester commented on David D. Williams's event 3rd Annual Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Show. Sponsored by Unlimiteds Unanimous
"Bardahl will be sponsoring the ESU (www.scalehydro.com) 1/7th scale championship series this year and to kick off the season we will be releasing at the museum's 3rd Annual Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Show new Bardahl stickers of the…"
Jan 24, 2011
Mark Bardahl Manchester commented on David D. Williams's event 3rd Annual Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Show. Sponsored by Unlimiteds Unanimous
"www.scalehydro.com is the website for 1\7th scale RC model hydroplanes (these r/c hydros are over 4 feet long!). Many members of the club (RCU) will be attending Roger's show this year and displaying their museum quality boats. Most of the…"
Jan 14, 2011
Mark Bardahl Manchester is attending David D. Williams's event

14th Annual Museum Gala at Hydroplane Museum

August 4, 2011 from 5pm to 10pm
The biggest and best Hydro party of the year. This annual dinner auction is the Museum's biggest fund raiser. It often sells ouit so be sure to make your reservations early
Jan 5, 2011
Mark Bardahl Manchester and Glenn D. Raymond are now friends
Dec 5, 2010
Mark Bardahl Manchester commented on Glenn D. Raymond's group 1958 Miss Bardahl
"Oh yes...the first green dragon! The boat won it's first race right out of the box at Chelan in 1958. Also won the 1961 World's Championship Seafair Trophy race. It is one of my favorite races on DVD from the Bardahl racing archives. You…"
Nov 29, 2010
Mark Bardahl Manchester joined Glenn D. Raymond's group

1958 Miss Bardahl

This group is dedicated to all the former drivers and anybody who likes the first successful Miss Bardahl. Photo of Billy Schumacher driving at Seafair 2001 by Jon Osterberg.See More
Nov 29, 2010
Mark Bardahl Manchester and Patrick Gleason are now friends
Nov 26, 2010
Mark Bardahl Manchester and Marc Connelly are now friends
Nov 19, 2010

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What is your favorite hydroplane?
Any of my grandfather's MISS BARDAHLs and 1966 NOTRE DAME (tied)
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
1) Rex Manchester 2) Musson, Muncey, Schumacher (tie)
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At 10:21am on April 9, 2011, Mark A Baldwin said…

Hi Mark

Ron Musson was my favorite hydroplane driver of all time.He was a great driver and had a great personality.I have many boxes of hydroplane collectables.Programs,buttons as well as newspaper articles.The crown jewel is a Ron Musson autograghed Bardahl postcard.

It is I believe 1964 or 65.Its the real deal!I was about 9 or 10 during qualifiing at Seattle Seafair when I fought my way up to the fence inside the pits when Ron was walking through .I battled to the fence past people much bigger than me.Just as I made it to the fence Ron walking by and I asked him to sign my card.He walked up to the fence,asked me ny name,signed the postcard,smiled and contiued on.Back then I liked all sports.Football,Baseball,Boxing and car racing.But anyone who could climb in a boat that could travel 160MPH + with nothing but a couple of hip pads and slightly modified foot pedals was bigger than life.These guys were my heroes.


Mark Baldwin

Alias / hydrou7@yahoo.com

At 9:05pm on March 27, 2011, Jim Sharkey said…

Mr. Manchester,

My name is Jim Sharkey and I am on Fred Farley's Historical Committee.  Would you be interested in getting a copy of Rex Manchesters and Ron Munson's race records?  I would be more than happy to send them to you.


Jim Sharkey


At 2:53pm on December 31, 2010, Alan Ameel said…

Happy New Year Mark!!


At 1:23pm on November 18, 2010, David D. Williams said…
Well it used to be. . . but I've never gotten a chance to drive the Green Dragon, and right now I"m having lots of fun in the Wahoo, so for the time being, Wahoo is my favorite. (If I ever get a chance to drive the Bardahl, that could change everything real quickly. . . )
At 12:15am on November 17, 2010, Mark Douty said…

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