1956 APBA Gold Cup Race
Detroit River, Detroit MI, September 1, 1956
Slo-Mo-Shun IV Wrecked
Stanley Sayres famous Slo-Mo-Shun IV, affectionately known the country over as "The Old Lady," was wrecked in the Detroit River on August 30 on her trials for the Gold Cup.
It is reported that a patrol boat somehow got onto the course and its wake ruined her, for she was doing about 140 mph. She skidded sideways, then dug her snout in and flipped. Joe Taggart, her driver, was very gravely injured, but the latest word is that he will recover. The boat is a complete wreck and no attempt will be make to repair her. This winds up the career of the greatest speedboat of all time.
(Reprinted from Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, October, 1956)
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