Miss Pepsi (II) U-99 [1950-56]
"Miss Pepsi, a step hydroplane, was built in 1948 [sic] by John Hacker and is owned by the Dossin Brothers of Detroit. She measures 34 feet, has a 12-foot beam and was powered by two Allisons in tandem. She was described as being shaped like a 'mahogany cigar' and was the last formidable step hydro. In 1950 she won the President's Cup; in 1951 the Silver Cup and the President's Cup. In 1952 she won the Detroit Memorial Race and the President's Cup. She is now retired and is displayed in a Detroit Museum."
(Reprinted from This is Hydroplaning by Paul Lowney )
[Note: the first Miss Pepsi was built in 1948 and raced in 1948 as the G-99; in 1949 she raced as the U-99. The performance record described above refers to the second Miss Pepsi which was constructed in 1950. LF]
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