Miss Buffalo, U-188, 1959

 

**1959

U-188 Miss Buffalo ( USA )
Owner - HACE Corp. ? (Buffalo)
Designer - Builder - Les Staudacher
Length 32 ft
Beam 12 ft
Hull - 3 pointer
Colors - Mahogany, Yellow & Black
Weight - 6,000
Power - V12 Allison
Crew Chief - Ace Englert
Driver - Bob Schroeder B/F - 5th

"Built by Les Staudacher, she is a new boat for 1959, and is owned by the same men who owned Wildroot Charlie, Schutt-Aikens-Hardt. She is powered by a two-stage Allison, and her first race was the 1959 Detroit Memorial, where she suffered damage in a qualifying run and was unable to continue."

(Reprinted from This is Hydroplaning by Paul Lowney [1959])

Miss Buffalo, U-188, 1959 or 1960 (Photo courtesy Steve Knoblock)
Miss Buffalo, U-188, 1959 or 1960

1960

Driver - Bob Schroeder B/F - 4th

Miss Detroit (4th), U-99, 1962

1962

U-99 Miss Detroit (4th)
Owner - Thompson Electric (Detroit)
Colors - Coral deck with Yellow sides

Mariner Too (1st), U-99, 1963

1963

U-99 Mariner Too (1st)
Owner - Jim Herrington (LaPeer, Mi.)
Detail - step-tab extension on tail fin
Colors - Red with Blue & White
Power - V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Drivers Fred Alter, Roy Duby & (Henrick) DNF


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