1953 Season Summary

Statistics

1a May 31 John E. Fite Memorial Marathon [no unlimiteds or Gold Cup boats] Ocean City , NJ

1b.

June 21

Marine Festival Free For All

Long Beach, Long Island, NY

2.

July 4

Henry Ford (Detroit) Memorial

Detroit, Michigan

3.

August 2

Marine Derby Regatta

Louisville, Kentucky

4.

August 9

A.P.B.A. Gold Cup

Seattle, Washington

5.

August 16

Lake Tahoe Championship

Tahoe City, California

6.

September 7

O.J. Mulford Silver Cup

Detroit, Michigan

7.

September 13

National Sweepstakes

Red Bank, New Jersey

8.

September 13

Red Bank Gold Cup

Red Bank, New Jersey

9.

September 13

Mapes Mile High Gold Cup

Tahoe City, California

10.

September 20

President's Cup

Washington, D.C.

11.

September 27

Imperial Gold Cup

New Martinsville, W.Va.

12.

October 11

Indiana Governor's Cup

Madison, Indiana

 

 

Date

Winner

Driver

1a. May 31 Beaver II Gene Gatter

1b.

June 21

Tempo VI

Guy Lombardo

2.

July 4

Miss Great Lakes II

Danny Foster

3.

August 2

It's A Wonder

George Davis

4.

August 9

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Joe Taggart-Lou Fageol

5.

August 16

Short Snorter

Stan Dollar

6.

September 7

Gale II

Schoenith-Foster

7.

September 13

Wildcatter**

Burnett Bartley Jr.

8.

September 13

Tempo VI

Guy Lombardo-Phil Maresca

9.

September 13

Short Snorter

Stan Dollar

10.

September 20

Slo-Mo-Shun V

Lou Fageol

11.

September 27

Such Crust V

Bill Cantrell

12.

October 11

Wildcatter**

B.G. Bartley Jr.

** Not a Gold Cup boat

 

Driver High Points

 

1.

Lee Schoenith

768

2.

Chuck Thompson

699

3.

Bill Cantrell

648

4.

Lou Fageol

519

5.

Joe Taggart

348

6.

Danny Foster

342

7.

Joe "Doc" Terry

243

8.

Stan Dollar

153?

9.

Dan Arena

120

10.

Phil Maresca

85

11.

Frank "Bud" Saile

72

12.

Bill Stead

66?

13.

George Simon

60

14.

Guy Lombardo

60

15.

Richard Davis

45

16.

Morlan Visel

30

17.

Charles Klein

30

18.

Ralph Ashcroft

30

19.

Bill Braden

24

20.

George Davis

15

21.

Max Collins

12?

22.

Walt Kade

00

23.

Charles Klein

00

 

Built

Boat High Points

 

1.

1951

Gale II

1326

2.

1953

Such Crust III (2)

1080

3.

1953

Such Crust V

930

4.

1951

Slo-Mo-Shun V

645

*5.

1940

Miss Wayne

552

6.

1950

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

540

7.

1952

Miss Great Lakes II

405

8.

1953

Miss U.S.

405

*9.

1938

Tempo VI

190

*10.

1939

Short Snorter

153?

*11.

1949

Miss Supertest

120

12.

1948

Hurricane IV

96?

*13.

1938

Honey Moon

45

*14.

1949

Chaz (2)

40

15.

1949

Ollie's Folly

30

*16.

1939

It's A Wonder

15

17.

1948

Fleur Du Lac

12?

18.

1953

My Sweetie (3)

00

*19.

1949

Crusty

00

20.

1949

Hot Metal

00

21.

1949

Aluminum First

00

 

*Former Names

5.

Former Notre Dame (3) Miss Frostie, Gale I

9.

Former My Sin

10.

Former So Long (3), Miss Peps V

11.

Former Miss Canada IV

13.

Former Miss Golden Gate (2), U-1, Fury?

14.

Former Etta

16.

Former Hermes IV

19.

Former Such Crust II, Gold'n Crust

 

[Statistics from Greene, V.1 and other sources]


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