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September 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Visible progress

Well, it has been awhile since I made a post to this blog so I thought it was time for an update.  I am continuing to work with a great group of people on restoration of the 1958 Miss Bardahl.  After several months of cleaning and disassembly we finally have some visible progress as several aluminum panels have been attached to the stringers in between the rear frames.  On a more personal note, the hydroplane I am building for my boys has been flipped right side up.  Hopefully, some pictures…

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Added by Steve Bishop on September 26, 2012 at 11:40am — 3 Comments

For some of us, THIS is Gold Cup week!

The Chief gave me a pass this week. It was a trade actually: “two days next week, for one day this week.” I took the deal- I had no choice. this is Gold Cup week and I have a long ways to go before my program is race ready and competitive.…

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Added by Marc Connelly on September 25, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Gold Cup Madness: The Annual Epidemic

The sober citizens of Seattle go slightly daffy every year when the time comes for the roaring hydros to defend the city's proudest possession—the Gold Cup

By Wilbur Jarvis

Reprinted from Sports Illustrated, August 10, 1959

In the early part of August each year an odd kind of euphoria overwhelms the otherwise rational people of Seattle. They start shooting off fireworks. The males put on pirate costumes and wander around town kissing, and…

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Added by Hydroplane Museum on September 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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