1950 APBA Gold Cup
Detroit River, Detroit MI, July 22,1950


Statistics

bullet "Miss Seattle" Will Go East to Compete In Gold Cup Races
bullet Record Holder in Gold Cup
bullet Qualifying Trials for Gold Cup Speed-Boat Regatta
bullet Slo-Mo-Shun in Smashing, Decisive Victory
bullet Slo-Mo-Shun Wins Gold Cup Regatta
bullet Slo-Mo-Shun IV Wins Gold Cup
bullet Gold Cup Goes West
bullet Statistics

July 22

3 Mile Course

Detroit River

30 Mile Heats

Detroit, Michigan

90 Mile Race

 

No.

Entry

Owner

Qual.

Comp. Lap

Race

1.

U-1

Such Crust I

Jack Schafer

85.000

78.210

2.

U-11

Such Crust II

Jack Schafer

69.580

69.511

3.

U-3

My Sweetie (1)

Horace Dodge

89.108

86.200

4.

U-10

Delphine X

Horace Dodge

5.

U-4

Miss Great Lakes

Al Fallon

6.

U-6

Fickle Eye IV

Bob Harvey

7.

U-9

Astraea II

Cameron Peck

8.

U-16

My Darling

Andy Marcy

9.

U-27

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stan Sayres

87.420

83.520

78.074

10.

U-50

Gale

Joe Schoenith

11.

U-99

Miss Pepsi (2)

Walter Dossin

12.

G-3

Miss Kay

Jim Webster

13.

G-5

Chaz (1)

Charles Klein

65.000

54.438

14.

G-12

Etta (1)

George Sarant

67.000

15.

G-13

Tempo VI

Guy Lombardo

71.050

75.334

70.693

16.

G-66

Dee Jay V

Daniel Murphy

75.500

78.029

17.

F-8

Blitz III

Bob Bogie

68.580

 

Heat One

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Ted Jones

400

80.151

2.

My Sweetie

Bill Cantrell

300

71.780

3.

Tempo VI

Guy Lombardo

225

68.227

4.

Blitz III

Bob Bogie

169

57.270

5.

Such Crust II

Dan Arena

DNF

6.

Chaz

Charles Klein

DNF

7.

Dee Jay V

Norm Lauterbach

DNF

8.

Such Crust I

Danny Foster

DNF

 

Heat Two

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Ted Jones

400

80.897

2.

Tempo VI

Guy Lombardo

300

72.056

3.

My Sweetie

Lou Fageol

DNF

4.

Dee Jay V

Norm Lauterbach

DNF

 

Heat Three

Driver

Points

Speed

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Ted Jones

400

73.602

2.

Tempo VI

Guy Lombardo

300

71.391

3.

Chaz

Charles Klein

DNF

 

Recapitulation

Heat 1

Heat 2

Cum.

Heat 3

Bonus

Total

1.

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

400

400

800

400

800

2000

2.

Tempo VI

225

300

525

300

000

825

3.

My Sweetie

300

DNF

300

DNS

000

300

4.

Blitz III

169

DNS

169

DNS

000

169

5.

Such Crust II

DNF

DNS

000

DNS

000

000

6.

Chaz

DNF

DNS

000

DNF

000

000

7.

Dee Jay V

DNF

DNS

000

DNS

000

000

8.

Such Crust

DNF

DNS

000

DNS

000

000

Slo-mo-shun IV did not win the Gold Cup in devastating style contrary to legend, but afterward no contending entries were built that were not of the three point prop riding design. Previous to the Slo-mo, Hurricane IV in 1948 and Such Crust II in 1949 were of this design, but were not successful

[Statistics and comment from Greene, V.1]


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