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1937 Gold Cup Question

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian QUESTION: Fred, in a number of your articles, you've mentioned the 1937 Gold Cup in Detroit and what a significant event it was. Could you please elabo… View »

1935 Gold Cup

Reprinted from TIME Magazine, August 5, 1935 No. I event of U. S. motorboat racing, in years when no one challenges Gar Wood for the Harmsworth Trophy, is the race for the Gold Cup in which specifica… View »

1933 - The Year of the Dodge Navy

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The Great Depression of the 1930s had a profound effect on American life in general and on Gold Cup hydroplane racing in particular. One man who helped… View »

1924 Gold Cup Remembered

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian In between the World Wars, Unlimited hydroplanes were barred from participation in the APBA Gold Cup. In their place, a new category of racing boat was… View »

1915 APBA Gold Cup

By Fred Farley - Unlimited Hydroplane Historian The first major race to be run on the Detroit River was the 1916 APBA Gold Cup. This was by virtue of the community-owned Miss Detroit winning the Cup… View »

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Join us for the ride of a lifetime! The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, a 501(C)(3) non-profit, was established to preserve and exhibit important artifacts from the sport of hydroplane racing. As a… View »

Historical Articles

1915 - 1939 1915 APBA Gold Cup 1924 Gold Cup Remembered 1933 - The Year of the Dodge Navy 1935 Gold Cup 1937 Gold Cup Question 1937 Gold Cup Remembered 1938 Gold Cup Remembered 1938 Pacific Mo… View »

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Host Your Next Birthday Party, Class Reunion, Business Event Or Wedding Reception Here! MUSEUM RENTAL RATES 1-75 People:      $500 76-125 People:   … View »


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1952 2-G Hurricane IV

By Fred Farley, Unlimited Hydroplane Historian At the 2008 San Diego Bayfair, Unlimited hydroplane fans caught a glimpse from boat racing's classic past. HURRICANE IV, one of the more famous Unlimite… View »


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