1966 APBA Gold Cup
Detroit River, Detroit MI, July 3-4, 1966


'66 Gold Cup to Run in Detroit

bullet Grand Daddy of All Races
bullet '66 Gold cup to Run in Detroit
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bullet Boat Race Field Complete
bullet Detroit Powerboat Races Postponed After Exploding Craft Kills Thompson
bullet Miss Smirnoff Disintegrates Once Again, Death Takes the Wheel
bullet Hydroplane Driver Dies in Gold Cup
bullet Hydro Racing Takes Another
bullet Hydroplanes Claim No. 4
bullet Slovak Drives Tahoe Miss to Victory in Slowest Gold Cup Time in 12 Years
bullet Mira Slovak Pilots Tahoe Miss to Victory in Gold Cup Race
bullet Investigation of Hydroplane Accidents Ends
bullet How the Western Circuit Will Continue

The 1966 running of the Gold Cup Race for unlimited hydroplanes will be held on the Detroit River July 3, American Power Boat Association officials, in making the announcement, said that Detroit's bid of $75,888 for the classic was high with Seattle offering a repeat of their last year figure of $50,150 for second high.

Officials of Greater Seattle say that plans are already under way to stage a Seafair Trophy Race on August 7.

Lake Tahoe appears more interested in repeating the World Championship Regatta and did not make a serious bid for the Gold Cup. They have offered $77,777.77 for an APBA sanction of the affair. Some hydro critics oppose this, feeling that the Gold Cup should be the only race designated as "World Championship."

(Reprinted from Sea and Pacific Motor Boat, January 1966, p.208)


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