As a kid growing up in the Pacific Northwest, my summers were spent in the dogged pursuit of all things dangerous. And according to my mom, nothing was more dangerous in the summer than boating. I’m not talking about the kind of boating where a guy sits in a boat with a paddle or a two stroke motor and a fishing pole. No sir, we’re talking about the guy down the lake with the mullet and a 200hp outboard motor on a rickety fiberglass frame with as little keel in the water as possible. Inspiration for such feats of daring speed could be found on the “Big Lake” when the unlimited hydroplanes came to town for Seattle’s annual Seafair festival. There, grown men would strap themselves into boats with names like The Miss Budweiser and The Miss Rock and blow past the 100 mph barrier on live television. As far as the Thunderboats of my childhood go, few possessed the racing moxie imbued by the Miss Bardahl. Ole Bardahl, owner and founder of Bardahl Manufacturing, threw himself into the sport like no other and reaped six national championships in the 1960s with the Miss Bardahl. Such heroics make for a great legacy and in this case a great t-shirt that’ll hold up just fine at high speeds. Get ‘yers at Horses Cut Shop.
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