1946 APBA Gold Cup
Detroit River, Detroit, Mich., September 2, 1946


Gold Cup Race Opened For General Competition

bullet Gold Cup Race Opened For General Competition
bullet Gold Cup Classic is Set at Detroit
bullet Gold Cup History in the Making
bullet Power-Hungry Boat Racers
bullet Lombardo Wins 1946 Gold Cup
bullet Guy Lombardo's Account of the 1946 Gold Cup
bullet Lombardo Wins Gold Cup
bullet 1946 Gold Cup Program
bullet APBA Gold Cup Statistics
bullet Gold Cup Gallery

bullet O.J. Mulford Silver Cup (1)
bullet O.J. Mulford Silver Cup (2)
bullet O.J. Mulford Silver Cup Statistics
bullet Silver Cup Gallery

The race for the Gold Cup, an annual speed boat classic in the East and Middle West, hitherto confined to craft with motors having a total piston displacement of between 600 and 732 cubic inches, has been thrown wide open for general competition by revised rules of the American Power Boat Association.

Any inboard boat, from now on, not over 40 feet and not under ten feet, with no restrictions as regards the hull's underbody or the size and types of engines may now compete in this race, with the exception that boats propelled by straight jet propulsion or air propellers are not eligible.

It is expected that most prominent among the new types of boats competing for the trophy will be the 225-cubic-inch hydroplanes whose owners have long been clamoring for a chance to race for the coveted trophy.

The only race on the Pacific Coast comparable to the Gold Cup event is the annual contest for the Pacific Motor Boat perpetual challenge trophy held each year in Southern California, usually at Newport Harbor.

(Reprinted from Pacific Motor Boat, February 1946, p.54)


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