1957 Mapes Mile-High Gold Cup
Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City Ca., July 20-21, 1957

Mile High Regatta

Battle for the Gold Cup
Mile High Regatta

Mira Slovak, a Czech refugee, drove Bill Boeing’s unlimited hydro Miss Wahoo, to victory at Lake Tahoe’s Mile High Regatta, July 20-21 to win the Mapes Gold cup. Only three of the thirteen contenders in the unlimited class were able to go the full 90 miles of the course, run in three heats of 30 miles each. Most of these contenders will be seen in the coming Gold Cup Race to be run at Seattle on August 11.

In the Crackerbox Class Earl John’s It’ll Do and Bob Patterson’s Hot Cinderella were tied for first place with 700 points each, but It’ll Do made the fastest heat.

Winner in the 40-cu. In. hydro class was Vernon Deallman’s Fat Pants.

(Reprinted from Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, September 1957)

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