A.P.B.A Gold Cup


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All APBA Gold Cup Races

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Summary of APBA Gold Cup Races [1952]

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The First 55 Years - A History of Gold Cup Competition [1959]

All APBA Gold Cup Races

(Click on the year for a more complete description of the race)

YEAR LOCATION BOAT OWNER DRIVER DESIGNER LENGTH POWER SPEED
1904 New York Standard Carl C. Riotte and Eugene Riotte Carl C. Riotte H. Newton Whittlesey 6056 110 23.64
1904 New York Vingt et Un II Willis Sharpe Kilmer Willis Sharpe Kilmer Clinton H. Crane 38' 9" 75 25.35
1905 Chippewa Bay, NY Chip Jonathan Wainwright Jonathan Wainwright H.J. Leighton 27 10.25 15.96
1906 Chippewa Bay, NY Chip II Jonathan Wainwright Jonathan Wainwright H.J. Leighton 30 15 20.67
1907 Chippewa Bay, NY Chip II Jonathan Wainwright Jonathan Wainwright H.J. Leighton 30 15 20.88
1908 Chippewa Bay, NY Dixie II E.J. Schroeder Jonathan Wainwright9 Clinton H. Crane 39 220 30.91,10
1909 Alexandria Bay, NY Dixie II E.J. Schroeder Jonathan Wainwright9 Clinton H. Crane 39 220 32.911
1910 Alexandria Bay, NY Dixie III F.K. Burnham F.K. Burnham Clinton H. Crane     33.612
1911 Alexandria Bay, NY MIT II J.H. Hayden J.H. Hayden       36.113
1912 Alexandria Bay, NY PDQ II Alfred Graham Miles A. Graham Miles Tams, Lemoine, Crane 20 60 36.814
1913 Alexandria Bay, NY Ankle Deep Casimir S. Mankowski Casimir S. Mankowski Clinton H. Crane 32 300 44.515
1914 Lake George, NY Baby Speed Demon II J. Stuart Blackton16 Robert Edgren & Jim Blackton, Jr17 Chris Smith & Sons 20 200 50.518
1915 New York Miss Detroit Miss Detroit P.B.A. Jack Beebe & John "Freckles" Milot19 Chris Smith & Sons 25' 6" 250 48.520
1916 Detroit, MI Miss Minneapolis Miss Minneapolis Power Boat Association Bernard Smith Chris Smith & Sons 20 250 49.721
1917 Detroit, MI22 Miss Detroit II Gar Wood Gar Wood Chris Smith & Sons      56.523
1918 Detroit, MI Miss Detroit III Gar Wood24 Gar Wood Chris Smith & Sons     52.125
1919 Detroit, MI Miss Detroit III Gar Wood Gar Wood Chris Smith & Sons      56.326
1920 Detroit, MI Miss America I2 Gar Wood Gar Wood Chris Smith & Sons        70.027
1921 Detroit, MI Miss America Gar Wood Gar Wood Chris Smith & Sons 26   900 56.528
1922 Detroit, MI Packard ChrisCraft Jesse G. Vincent Jesse G. Vincent Chris Craft 25   40.629
1923 Detroit, MI Packard ChrisCraft Jesse G. Vincent Caleb Bragg Chris Craft 25   44.430
1924 Detroit, MI Baby Bootlegger Caleb Bragg Caleb Bragg George Crouch 27 220 46.431
1925 Port Washington, New York Baby Bootlegger Caleb Bragg Caleb Bragg George Crouch 27 220 48.432
1926 Port Washington, New York33 Greenwich Folly George H. Townsend George H. Townsend        49.234
1927 New York35 Greenwich Folly George H. Townsend George H. Townsend        50.936
1928

NO RACE

1929 Red Bank, NJ Imp II Richard F. Hoyt Richard. F. Hoyt Purdy Boat Company   28' 3"  294 50.537
1930 Red Bank, NJ Hotsy Totsy Vic Kliesrath Vic Kliesrath Purdy Boat Company   25' 9"  294 56.138
1931 Montauk, NY Hotsy Totsy Vic Kliesrath39 Vic Kliesrath Purdy Boat Company   25' 9"   294 54.940
1932 Montauk, NY Delphine IV Horace E. Dodge, Jr. Bill Horn George Crouch     59.241
1933 Detroit, MI42 El Lagarto George C. Reis George C. Reis John L. Hacker     60.843
1934 Lake George, NY El Lagarto George C. Reis George C. Reis John L. Hacker     58.144
1935 Lake George, NY El Lagarto George C. Reis George C. Reis John L. Hacker     55.03,45
1936 Lake George, NY Impshi Horace E. Dodge, Jr. Kaye Don George Crouch     47.1246
1937 Detroit, MI Notre Dame Herb Mendelson Clell Perry Clell Perry   500 68.64547
1938 Detroit, MI Alagi Theo Rossi Theo Rossi Baglietto   490 66.0848
1939 Detroit, MI My Sin Zalmon Guy Simmons, Jr. Zalmon Guy Simmons, Jr. Adolf Apel 24   67.0549
1940 Northport, NY Hotsy Totsy III Sidney Allen Sidney Allen   51.31650
1941 Red Bank, NJ My Sin Zalmon Guy Simmons, Jr. Zalmon Guy Simmons, Jr. Adolf Apel 24   52.509
1942 NO RACE
1943 NO RACE
1944 NO RACE
1945 NO RACE
1946 Detroit, MI Tempo VI Guy Lombardo Guy Lombardo Adolf Apel 24     70.87851
1947 Jamaica Bay, NY Miss Peps V Roy and Walter Dossin Dan Foster Adolf Apel 24     56.852
1948 Detroit, MI Miss Great Lakes Albin Fallon Dan Foster       57.45253
1949 Detroit, MI My Sweetie Ed Gregory & Ed Schoenherr Bill Cantrell John L. Hacker 30   78.64554
1950 Detroit, MI Slo Mo Shun IV Stanley S. Sayres Ted Jones Ted Jones 28   78.216
1951 Seattle, WA Slo Mo Shun V Stanley S. Sayres Lou Fageol Ted Jones     90.871
1952 Seattle, WA Slo Mo Shun IV Stanley S. Sayres Stan Dollar Ted Jones 28   79.923
1953 Seattle, WA Slo Mo Shun IV Stanley S. Sayres Joe Taggart & Lou Fageol Ted Jones 28   99.10857
1954 Seattle, WA Slo Mo Shun V Stanley S. Sayres Lou Fageol Ted Jones      92.61358
1955 Seattle, WA Gale V Joseph Schoenith Lee Schoenith Les Staudacher     99.552
1956 Detroit, MI Miss Thriftway Willard Rhodes Bill Muncey Ted Jones     96.55259
1957 Seattle, WA Miss Thriftway Willard Rhodes Bill Muncey Ted Jones     101.78760
1958 Seattle, WA Hawaii Kai III Henry Kaiser55 Jack Regas Mike Welsch     103.481
1959 Seattle, WA Maverick William Waggoner, Jr. Bill Stead Ted Jones     104.48161
1960 Las Vegas, NV NO CONTEST
1961 Reno, NV Miss Century 21 Willard Rhodes Bill Muncey Ted Jones     99.678
1962 Seattle, WA Miss Century 21 Willard Rhodes Bill Muncey Ted Jones     100.7162
1963 Detroit, MI Miss Bardahl Ole Bardahl Ron Musson Ted Jones     105.124
1964 Detroit, MI Miss Bardahl Ole Bardahl Ron Musson Ted Jones     103.433
1965 Seattle, WA Miss Bardahl Ole Bardahl Ron Musson Ted Jones     103.132
1966 Detroit, MI Tahoe Miss Bill Harrah Mira Slovak       93.019
1967 Seattle, WA Miss Bardahl Ole Bardahl Bill Schumacher Ted Jones     101.484
1968 Detroit, MI Miss Bardahl Ole Bardahl Bill Schumacher Ted Jones     108.173
1969 San Diego, CA Miss Budweiser Bernie Little and Tom Friedkin Bill Sterett, Sr.       98.504
1970 San Diego, CA Miss Budweiser Bernie Little and Tom Friedkin Dean Chenoweth       99.562
1971 Madison, IN Miss Madison City of Madison Jim McCormick       98.043
1972 Detroit, MI Atlas Van Lines Joe Schoenith Bill Muncey       104.277
1973 Tri-Cities, WA Miss Budweiser Bernie Little and Tom Friedkin Dean Chenoweth       99.04363
1974 Seattle, WA Pay 'n Pak Dave Heerensperger George Henley       104.428
1975 Tri-Cities, WA Pay 'n Pak Dave Heerensperger George Henley       108.921
1976 Detroit, MI Miss U.S. George Simon Tom D'Eath       100.412
1977 Tri-Cities, WA Atlas Van Lines Bill Muncey Bill Muncey         111.82264
1978 Owensboro, KY Atlas Van Lines Bill Muncey Bill Muncey         111.41265
1979 Madison, IN Atlas Van Lines Bill Muncey Bill Muncey         100.76566
1980 Madison, IN Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Dean Chenoweth         106.932
1981 Seattle, WA Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Dean Chenoweth         116.93267
1982 Detroit, MI Atlas Van Lines Fran Muncey Chip Hanauer         120.050
1983 Evansville, IN Atlas Van Lines Fran Muncey & Jim Lucero Chip Hanauer       118.507
1984 Tri-Cities, WA Atlas Van Lines Fran Muncey & Jim Lucero Chip Hanauer       130.175
1985 Seattle, WA Miller American Fran Muncey & Jim Lucero Chip Hanauer       120.643
1986 Detroit, MI Miller American Fran Muncey Chip Hanauer       116.523
1987 San Diego, CA Miller American Fran Muncey Chip Hanauer       127.620
1988 Evansville, IN Circus Circus Fran Muncey Jon Prevost/Chip Hanauer       123.756
1989 San Diego, CA Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Tom D'Eath       131.209
1990 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Tom D'Eath       143.176
1991 Detroit, MI Winston Eagle Steve Woomer Mark Tate       137.771
1992 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Chip Hanauer       136.282
1993 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Chip Hanauer       141.296
1994 Detroit, MI Smokin' Joes Steve Woomer Mark Tate       145.260
1995 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Chip Hanauer       149.160
1996 Detroit, MI PICO American Dream Fred Leland Dave Villwock       149.328
1997 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Dave Villwock       129.366
1998 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Dave Villwock       140.30968
1999 Detroit, MI Miss PICO Fred Leland Chip Hanauer       152.591 [143.013?]
2000 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Dave Villwock       139.416 [130.152]
2001 Detroit, MI Tubby's Grilled Submarines Mike Jones Mike Hanson       142.793
2002 Detroit, MI Miss Budweiser Bernie Little Dave Villwock       134.859
2003 Detroit, MI Fox Hills Chrysler-Jeep/Sun Coatings Ed Cooper, Sr. & Ed Cooper, Jr. Mitch Evans       143.497
2004 Detroit, MI              
2005 Detroit, MI              

1 One account gives the speed as 32.9 
2 Some reports give the winner as Miss Detroit III, still others show Miss Detroit IV as the winner.

3 57.582?
4 23.160 average
5 24.9 average
6 15.000 average
7 One account gives the average as 25.000
8 23.903?
9 Some accounts list E. J. Schroeder as both the owner and driver
10 29.938 average
11 29.590 average
12 32.473 average
13 37.000 average
14 39.462 average
15 42.779 average
16 Another account lists the owner as Mrs. J. Stuard Blackton, Sr.
17 Edgren drove heats 1 and 3; Blackton drove heat 2
18 48.458 average
19 Jack Beebe drove heat 1; Johnny Milot drove heats 2 & 3.
20 37.656 average
21 48.860 average
22 One account lists the location as "Mississippi River, MN"
23 54.410 average
24 Owner sometimes listed as "Detroit yachtsmen"
25 51.619 average
26 42.748 average
27 62.022 average
28 52.825 average
29 40.253 average
30 43.867 average
31 45.302 average
32 47.240 average
33 Location listed in Fishman, 1989 as Greenwich, CT
34 47.984 average
35 Location listed in Fishman, 1989 as Greenwich, CT
36 47.662 average
37 47.662 average (Note: this figure, listed in Fishman, 1989 is identical to the average listed for 1927).
38 52.673 average
39 Fishman, 1989 lists R.F. Hoyt as co-owner
40 53.602 average
41 57.775 average
42 Location listed in Fishman, 1989 as Lake George, NY
43 56.260 average
44 55.000 average
45 55.056 average
46 45.735 average
47 63.675 average
48 64.340 average
49 66.133 average. The Detroit News, September 3, 1946 gives the 1939 90-mile average as 65.240 mph.
50 48.295 average
51 68.132 average. The Detroit News, September 3, 1946 gives the 90 mile average as 68.072 mph, as does Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978.
52 56.256 average? Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978 give a speed of 54.909.
53 46.845 average (Fishman, 1989, Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978)
54 73.612 average (Fishman, 1989, Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978)
55 Kaiser gave the Kai to the former Slo-mo crew to race and several accounts list them as the owners.
56 Fishman, 1989 gives a length of 58'

57 Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978 give a speed of 92.613.
58 Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978 give a speed of 99.108.
59 Hogg, 1978 gives a speed of 96.526.
60 Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978 give a speed of 101.797.
61 Garey, 1982 gives a speed of 104.33; Hogg, 1978 says 104.033.
62 Garey, 1982 and Hogg, 1978 give a speed of 100.071.
63 Fishman, 1989 and Garey, 1982. Hogg, 1978 says 107.752.
64 Fishman, 1989 and Garey, 1982. Hogg, 1978 says 114.849.
65 Garey, 1982 gives a speed of 100.765
66 Garey, 1982 gives a speed of 107.703

67 Also listed as 116.387
68 Also listed as 140.704


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