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What is your favorite hydroplane?
The 1965 Green Dragon Miss Bardahl
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Tex Wallick

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Doha, Day 5 - Winding Down

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:59am 2 Comments

On our last full day in Doha, as planned, we went down to the pits and did the final prep on the boat for shipment. Hatches were given a final dry-out where needed, covers put in place, hatch screw plates and internal hardware was sprayed down with rust inhibitor, and we placed the big plastic cover on the trip to keep it clean on journey home. Last word is that the boats won’t head out…

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Day 4: Safari!

Posted on November 21, 2010 at 12:24pm 1 Comment

After going down to the pits this morning to finish packing up the truck and grabbing some pieces off the Gearbox to send home, we high-tailed it back to the Mariott, changed into some clean clothes, and went off on the “Safari”. Safari can mean a couple different things, but this particular connotation involved a 4-wheeling caravan out into the Qatar desert and sand dunes, about a 45 minute ride from Doha.



We had a caravan of about 8 vehicles, mostly Toyota Landcruisers, Nissan…

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Day Three: The Thrill of Victory...but not for us

Posted on November 20, 2010 at 11:47am 0 Comments

Today was the conclusion of The UIM H1 Oryx Cup. The two big winners as you all probably know by now were Dave Villwock, who not only won the Oryx Cup but picked up his 62nd career win, tying him with Bill Muncey for the sport’s winningest driver…..and Steven David who brought home his third consecutive Team High Point Championship for The Oberto/Madison gang. These are both HUGE accomplishments by any measure, and my hat is off to both drivers and teams for having such great… Continue

Day Two: Woofed.

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

Hi friends,

Your obedient correspondent is a little woofed tonight, so I don’t have a ton of piffle for you. The U-17 struggling with some overheating and fuel issues, so it was another late night in the pits while we pulled the motor, pulled the PT wheel out, changed a fuel control and got…

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