Seeing the 1968 Miss Budweiser unlimited hydroplane at the Museum of North Idaho on Saturday was a real walk down Memory Lane. I saw Miss Budweiser race that year, in what would be the last Diamond Cup on Lake Coeur d’Alene. My boyfriend, Doug Perry, who later became my husband, was good friends with Ted Lavoie. Ted’s father, Don, owned the Budweiser distributorship here and there was an active and enthusiastic Bud Bunch of businessmen who supported the event. We had pit passes and got up close to the big boats and the daredevil drivers. Doug, Ted and Don have long passed away but oh, how they would have enjoyed seeing Miss Budweiser back in the Lake City/Kerri Thoreson, Main Street. More here. (AP file photo)
Question: What do you remember most re: the old Diamond Cup races in Coeur d’Alene?