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Detroit Hydro Fans

Fans who live in the Detroit metropolitan area who remember the "glory" days of racing on the Detroit River.

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Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2022

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Unlimited Racing in Detroit

As a former mechanic on the Atlas Van Lines boat from 72-77 with Bill Muncey, I'd love to see the race back in Detroit.  I have a few associates in the profession who feel the same way.  If we can…Continue

Started by Charles Marlin Nov 6, 2022.

The future of racing in Detroit 1 Reply

What can we do to increase interest in the Gold Cup Race?My suggestions:Ask local media to help promote the event by giving coverage to the sport on local sports broadcasts.Change the format to run…Continue

Started by Tim Matyn. Last reply by Richard Thoma Jul 26, 2018.

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Comment by Dennis J. Dyke on November 4, 2022 at 9:01pm

Lived in East Detroit and would drive my M/C down Jefferson to the rooster tail and sit right on the breaker wall for the start 1969

Comment by Tim Matyn on June 30, 2021 at 3:18pm

How do we get unlimited racing back in Detroit?

My thoughts:  1.  Ask H1 to go public with the amount they charge to bring the boats to each city for a race.

                      2.  Start a "go fund me page" asking for donations

                      3.  Approach local companies to match the public donations.

                      4.  Ask previous Detroit Race organizers what other costs must be covered.

                      5.  Approach previous sponsors when donations to "go fund me" cover H1 costs

Comment by Richard Thoma on December 11, 2019 at 4:42pm

I keep seeing photos of Miss Madison with the right sponson "removed" and need of a restoration.

Where is the boat located, and who owned it?  If ever there was a hydroplane that should be restored, she would be it.


Comment by Tim Matyn on July 24, 2018 at 10:11am

What do you think Richard?


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