Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on February 12, 1964 · Page 13
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High-Speed Hydroplane Ride Like Milk Shake Machine By FRANK H. ECK AP N«wsfeatur«s Sports Editor "I think about nothing lr.it only the one desire—to get there fast- «st and win. But it's like being ifl a milk shako machine." That's how 35-year-old 5-foot-8 Aon Milton feels when he's Hone behind the wheel hitting tfpceds nf IRo mph in the famous unlimited hydroplane Miss Bardahl. Even with his back in a steel brace the handsome Musson is thinking of defending the Gold Cup on the Detroit river next July. The back brace protects ribs •nd verlobra. He broke six of the former and ti\vo of the latter When his Ixjat flipped on the Ohio river at Madison, Wis., last August. ' 1 was fiointc too fast around a turn when she flipped," recalls | the Akron Ohio native. "1 was I thrown clear. Frotunately I was j strapped in the cockpit. I "Somt fellows believe in seat I belts. I don't believe in going j down with the ship. If it sinks I want to be there to watch it." Musson grins at his light-hearted remark for he has no intention of losing Ole Bar^ahl's green and yelllow ship with its 12,200 hp Rolls Royce fighter plane I engine. The ship cost $50,000 to build and Musson says it costs $225,000 a year to maintain when I you consider a four-man crew. ; An extra plane engine and trailer are part of Miss Bardahl's | equipment. ; Musson hopes to shed his back j brace in March and then get the ship ready for spring trial runs in Seattle's Lake Washington. The brace isn't enough to put Musson on the sidelines. During the National Boat Show in the New York Coliseum, hundreds of dealers and thousands of curious couldn't miss Musson or Miss Bardahl. They were smack in the center of the lobby. It all tied in with his full time job as public relations director for Ole Bardahl, the oil-additive man. Mutton tp«ndt more time visiting foreign countries than he spends on the water with his boat. He might even spend as much time at Indianapolis Speedway than on Lake Washington and the Detroit River combined. "We (the backers) were 15th at Indianapolis last Memorial Day with a rear engine Offy," says • Mus«on. "It's similar to a Lotus jFord, only it's designed and made in the United States. This year we'll have four cars at Indianapolis. We have 40 racing cars hi Europe." Miss Bardahl is the second boat of her class. The first one I was retired in 1961 after a third- I place finish in the Gold Cup at Seattle. Her structure weakened, and improvements were incorporated in the present speedboat. The hydroplane, a 12-clinder job, has an oak frame, with ply aircraft birch and aluminum I brackets. Everything in the water ] is covered with aluminum plat! ing. ' The present Miss Bardahl was • second in the SeattlCs Gold Cup i race in 1962 and was first last year in Detroit. With Musson I driving, the craft set lap and race records. On one lap the average speed was 114.65 mph. Musson says Detroit was the high bidder ($40,000) and will have the race again this summer. Musson, who has won seven national racing championships in various classes, says teamwork is the big thing even though his 6,330-pound craft carries only the driver. "A pilot can't do much without a good crew," says Musson. "Give them all the credit. We have Leo Vanden Berg of Seattle as our crew chief four years. Assisting him are Jerry Zuvich and Dax Smith. "And of course, give Ole Bardahl some credit. He came over here from Norway at 23 with $70 In his pockets. He never dreamed of building such a fine hydroplane. And I never dreamed of driving such a craft. A few years i ago I would hav* settled for a good outboard." —Whether buying or selling, use Telegram Want Adi! Profitable 10 Minute* RENO (AP) — Mrs. Sonja McNeil of Reno won first prize in a contest for hunters' wives. The award was 10 minutes alone in a supermarket. She could take home all she couM grab off the shelves in that time. Mrs. McNeil went straight for the meat counter to haul in steaks, bacon and ham and then moved to such high-priced spec- ialities as wild rice and olive oil. The housewife admitted tiring in the stretch, but managed to win groceries that would have cost $673.73. ••90 14A Clt* Telegram , fob. 12, 19*4 Kentucky Claims Lincoln and Taylor LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Th* Bluegrass state has been the birthplace of one President and three vice presidents. Anothef President was reared in Kentue* ky. Abraham Lincoln was born near dougenville. Zachary Tay* lor, born in Virginia, moved to Kentucky when less then one year old. Kentucky-born vice presidents were Richard M, Johnson, Johfl C. Breckinridge and Alben W. • Berkley. You Can Count cm Us ... Quality Costs No More at Sears GOLD CUP DEFENDERS: Ron Musson, appearing chubby whila wearing a back brace, stands on • platform besides Mist Bardahl, the unlimited hydroplane he drove to • Gold Cup victory in Detroit last summer. 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