1956 APBA Gold Cup Race
Detroit River, Detroit MI, September 1, 1956
Gold Cup Still in Air
Detroit, September 2  (AP) There was still no winner today in the 1956 Gold cup race. But steps were taken to settle the froth of protests and confusion, whipped up by the speed boats yesterday.
The Gold Cup race committee stood by its decision to disqualify Seattles Miss Thriftway and give the race victory to Detroits Miss Pepsi. Television films of the race were shown to four committee members today.
Two "hearing chairmen" were appointed to take testimony and gather evidence for a report to the United States Inboard Racing Commission, which has been charged with deciding who won the ninety-mile event.
Willard Rhodes was satisfied that the films proved that his boat, Miss Thriftway, had not struck and destroyed a buoy the reason for which the disqualification was called.
(Reprinted from the Associated Press, September 2, 1956)
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