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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

james_sharkey@sbcglobal.net

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

Happy New Year Mark!!

                                      Alan

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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