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Bardahl Did It Again - Ride Along in the 1962-65 Miss Bardahl

On-board footage from the "vintage" final heat (in full HD) at the Tri-Cities Columbia Cup. 5 vintage unlimiteds putting on an exhibition "race." Ride along with Dixon Smith in the 1962-65 Miss Bardahl and experience boat racing the way it used to be! Nitrous Oxide and a 3,000 HP V-12 Rolls-Royce Merlin engine always help....

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Comment by Gary Whitcutt on January 6, 2012 at 2:17pm

Awesome to watch. As a boy growing up during the reign of the powerful piston boats, I've always thought that if I was ever given just one wish to attempt something truly exhilarating, it would be to drive such a beast on Lake Washington -- without any obstacles, at my own pace, until the fuel ran out. That would be so cool.

Comment by William H. "Bill" Grunow on September 4, 2011 at 8:02am

 Thanks for the great video, Dixon

 That engine runs like a Swiss watch, Great Job by you and your team !!!

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