1947 Detroit (Ford) Memorial
Detroit River, Detroit MI, July 12, 1947
The Ford Memorial Regatta at Detroit almost went to Dukie, a step hydroplane and a former 725 Class campaigner, powered by an 8-cylinder Hispano-Suiza. Driven by Whitey Hughes, Dukie won the first two heats but couldn't start in Heat Three. Miss Peps V was the only boat to finish the 45-mile race. Her fastest heat was 53.928 miles per hour, compared to Dukie's 57.783.
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|1||G-99||Miss Peps V|
|5||G-23||Nut & Bolts|
|DNF||G-4||Miss Great Lakes|
|DNC||G-8||Miss Canada III|
|DNC||S-1||Lion Bar Special|
|DNC||G-12||Let 'er Go Gallagher|
|DNF||G-1||So Long Jr.|
[Race average for the winner was just 47.480 mph --LF]
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