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Folks Of Interest Lynwood and Llyod Hardy, Bardahl Bug

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blacktopbutcher, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. blacktopbutcher
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    I was doing some family research and one of my aunts started telling me that some of my Uncles where into drag racing and old cars. My Uncles are Norman Hardy, Lloyd Hardy, and Lynwood Hardy. She told me that they ran a garage in Lancaster MA which most of my family resides in and had a lot of cars. One thing that caught my attention was she said that Lloyd and Lynwood "invented" as she put it the Bardahl Bug. Does anyone have anymore info on this by chance. You know how family info gets muddy as it is handed down generation to generation. She also mentioned they had something to do with manufacturing dune buggies. You know how allot of old ladies think that hot rods are dune buggies so it makes me wonder.
     
  2. blacktopbutcher
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    Here are some pics My aunt sent me.
     

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  3. racemad55
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    The "Bardahl Bug" that I remember seeing at So. Glens Falls dragway was a vw flatnose pickup painted yellow with hemi power made to do wheelstands,perhaps "Bucksnort" will chime in !
     
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    Guess I type to slow !
     
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  5. blacktopbutcher
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    I remember my Uncle Vinnie Hardy had a bunch of race cars but I was so young I can't remember that much about them.
     
  6. Bucksnort
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    Dug out a few from my scrapbook.
    June 19,1966 at South Glens Falls Dragway.
    Think Joe Vanni from Eastern Drag News was helping out with promoting,not sure.

    Miss Bardahl with Lynwood
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    Maybe your family can recognize some folk in this shot.
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  7. blacktopbutcher
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    I will pass the pictures on to my aunt to see if she recognize anyone.

    Still have no idea what she ment about the dune buggies.
     
  8. Bucksnort
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    Don't know about dune buggies.They could have been hot rods:).
    Richard Hutchins raced a VW wheelstander,don't know who came first.
     
  9. blacktopbutcher
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    That was my thought when she said dune buggies. I am going to meet with them soon and see if I can find out more info or get some pictures from them.
     
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  11. 327-365hp
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    Ach Der Leaper! Steve, that's Cool!!
     
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  13. blacktopbutcher;
    i spent a lot of time as a kid at our local track.
    Funny you should mention the "bug" (1966)..
    Here is a post card type picture they used to give to the kids.

    Enjoy;
    Rick
     

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  14. flintstonecharger
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    Some pics.from testing Bardahl Bug at Worcester Airport,somewhere I have a good magazine article on the bug,will look for it,later, SteveO
     

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  15. During this time in history Bardahl owned of sponsored an Unlimited Hydroplane, Indy race car, Unlimited racing airplane and assorted drag and desert racers along with a few other things. I'm thinking that your uncles went over to Norwood Mass. the East coast headquarters for Bardahl products that's only forty three miles away and got sponsored.
    If you had something different in that time in history Ollie Bardahl as big a prick as he was might sponsor a guy. It's to bad that the history of your uncles drag car was lost to time.
    Johnny Sweet
    Miss Bardahl U-40 1976-1983
     

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