1948 APBA Gold Cup
Detroit River, Detroit MI, August 28, 1948


Lombardo Hits Rules
Says if They Aren't Changed He Will Quit Speed Boat Racing

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Guy Lombardo, injured in Saturday's Gold Cup speed-boat race at Detroit; said yesterday he would quit racing unless the rules are changed.

The band leader was back at his Freeport N. Y., home with his broken left arm in a sling and his face patched up with medical tape. He narrowly escaped death when thrown clear of his capsizing power boat, which he had swerved to avoid another craft.

Lombardo said he believed future Gold Cup events should be limited to entries that have averaged 65 miles per hour and placed in at least two previous "major regattas."

The only present requirement is that entries should have averaged 65 miles per hour on a straightaway in the 10 days before the race, Lombardo said.

(Reprinted from the New York Times, August 31, 1948)


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