1958 APBA Gold Cup
Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington, August 10, 1958
How to See the Gold Cup Race
Only from a ringside seat, from a boat on the log boom or shoreside on the three-mile foaming oval on Seattles Lake Washington will you be able appreciate the 51st running of the Gold Cup Race Aug. 10.
Only from this first-hand viewing can you receive the vibrations from the spin-chilling, earth shaking roar of the unlimiteds with their thousand-gallon roostertails.
Watch for these boats . . .
Last years high point unlimited, Hawaii Kai, may be unleashed for this race, Robert H. Hyde, Gold cup race committee chairman, has announced. Her engines and gear have been tuned up and Jack Regas will drive.
Defending the cup will be Willard Rhodes with his new Miss Thriftway and her sister ship Thriftway Too. The Apple Cup champ, Miss Bardahl, has entered a challenge in behalf of the Queen City YC.
From Lake Mead YC comes a challenge from William Waggoner, owner of Shanty II and Maverick. Miss Spokane will be the main threat from eastern Washington. The Murphy family of Emeryville, Calif. has the Breathless boats which may enter to represent the Tahoe YC.
From Detroit the principal threat will be from Joe Schoenith with his Gales and George Simon with Miss U.S. And from Buffalo, N.Y. has be received a challenge from G. Trimpers Wildroot Charlie.
Miss Seattle, Miss Pay n Save, Coral Reef, Miss Burien are local boats which will be in the fray by Gold Cup time. Actually the promoters of the race optimistically expect the largest field of competitors in recent years, as there are now more unlimiteds than ever before and they are undoubtedly in better running condition than in previous years.
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