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Here are some links to some photos of the Slo-mo-shun IV being moved from the Museum of History and Industry's Montlake location, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Seattle.

Seattle Times Photo Gallery

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The 4,500-pound Seattle icon is being moved to the Naval Reserve Building at Lake Union Park, the new home of MOHAI. Slo-Mo-Shun IV is an all wood and metal boat that set a world's speed record of more than 160 MPH on Lake Washington and in 1951 won the Gold Cup Race.

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Comment by Michael David S. Severson on August 14, 2013 at 6:59pm

I was just browsing my way around the internet, and  happened to find two images of the Slo-mo-shun IV as she was precariously fit into American Auto Co.'s Broadway and Madison street showroom, owned by Stan Sayre. Two trucks from Parker-Henry Glass were there to create the opening to get her inside. The blogger puts a date of  and the photo about September or October of 1950, Here is the blog entry, the photo links will follow at the bottom...

The gleaming backdrop here is Seattle Gold Cup legend Stan Sayres’ Chrysler-Plymouth dealership.   In part because of his showmanship, the sportsman Stanley St. Clair Sayres’ sales career at this corner was a great success in spite of starting in 1932 during the Great Depression.  Designed and built by two more legends, Ted Jones and Anchor Freeman, Stan Sayres’ Slo-mo-shun IV won the American Power Boat Association’s Gold Cup in Detroit in 1950 with Sayres in the cockpit.  The victory brought the annual race to Seattle where it stayed until the year Mrs. Nelson fell from the bus.

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Above and below: Staging the Slow-Mo in Sayer’s automart for publicity in many directions.   Roger Dudley – an old acquaintance since passed – took both pictures.

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1955 was Stan Sayres’ tough year.  Days before the August race, the Gold Cup Committee upheld the decision of the race’s referee.  Slow-mo was no longer allowed to enhanced starting speed during count-down by passing directly under the Mercer Island Floating Bridge along Lake Washington’s West shore.  Then during the race, Sayres’ Slo-mo V flipped and his Slo-mo IV, while leading the race, conked out on the sixth lap of the final heat.  Seattle lost the Gold Cup back to the Detroit River.   A year later Sayres died of a heart attack in his sleep.

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The page has numerous other stories and images from the 1950's definitely worth viewing!

This fits the bill especially, because of the move made last year to the MOHAI...

Enjoy! MD :-)

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