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


Prize Award Enjoined
Boat Group Object of Court Order in Gold Cup Dispute

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, October 22 ]1956] (AP) — Circuit Judge Joseph Moynihan today signed an order restraining the American Power Boat Association from awarding the Gold Cup for the 1956 race Sept. 1 on the Detroit River.

The court action was requested by Horace E. Dodge. Judge Moynihan said he would entertain a motion for a final decree at 3 p.m. Friday. The association has insisted the courts lack jurisdiction.

Dodge contends that Gold cup racing rules were broken when boats were allowed to make qualifying runs the day of the race. The event ended in a disputed that the association’s Inboard commission hasn’t yet settled.

Miss Thriftway of Seattle finished first, but was disqualified by judges, who said the boat knocked down a buoy marking the course, Miss Pepsi of Detroit then was declared the winner. Miss Thriftway’s driver said Miss Pepsi hit the buoy. The judges then withdrew their decision and sent the dispute to the association.

(Reprinted from the Associated Press, October 22, 1956)


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