1935 President's Cup - Gold Cup Class
George Reis, winner the past two years of the annual motorboat classic on the Potomac, didn't enter the event last week. Five others did. Rough water and engine trouble forced four to withdraw. That left one — Clell Perry, driving Notre Dame. The cigar-shaped boat had a 10-year-old motor once discarded by Horace Dodge, frequently defeated water speedster. So Perry, with all his rivals crippled, cautiously coasted to victory at a canoe's pace.
(Reprinted from Newsweek, October 5, 1935, p.25)