1956 APBA Gold Cup Race
Detroit River, Detroit MI, September 1, 1956


Gold Cup Still in Air
Committee Views Race Films—Hearing Chairman Picked

Hydro Hassle in Detroit

Taggart Badly Injured as Speed Boat Overturns
Slo-Mo-Shun IV Wrecked
Miss Pepsi Named Gold Cup Victor
'56 Gold Cup
Gold Cup Still Up In Air
Gold Cup Winner in Doubt
Gold Cup Protests Fail

Aid Of Detroit And Seattle Newspapers Sought In Gold Cup Motorboat Dispute

Boating Body Holds Hearing on Gold Cup

Prize Award Enjoined

Miss Thriftway Reinstated as Gold Cup Winner

Gold Cup Winner Upheld by APBA

Court Backs Award to Miss Thriftway

Detroit, September 2 [1956] (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 Seattle’s Miss Thriftway and give the race victory to Detroit’s 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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