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The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum is proud to display a beautiful replica of Gar Wood’s 1918 and 1919 Gold Cup winner Miss Detroit III. The boat arrived at Museum on Thursday evening, the 21st of October. This incredibly accurate and detailed replica was built in 2005, and it was part of the Warner Collection. Ken Muscatel bought the boat at an auction on Saturday the 16th of October.
The original Miss Detroit III was designed by Chris Smith and built by Gar Wood. It was the first boat to win the Gold Cup using an aircraft engine. The Museum has long displayed the 12 cylinder Curtis model V4 that powered the Miss Detroit III to her 1918 victory. But we are now able to display the motor along this stunning replica of the boat.