1938 Lake Tahoe Championship
|1938 Lake Tahoe Championship|
|July 10||3 Mile Course|
|Lake Tahoe||6 Mile Heat|
|Tahoe City, Calif.||6 Mile Race|
|1.||10-G||So Long (2)||Lou Fageol||43.286|
|2.||Baby Skip-A-Long||Stan Dollar|
|4.||Hornet II||Henry Kaiser||40.373|
|2.||So Long||Lou Fageol||300||43.286|
|3.||Hornet II||Henry Kaiser Jr.||225||40.373|
|4.||Baby Skip-A-Long||Ollie Meek||Dnf|
Mercury was the former Cigarette IV that won the 1926 President's Cup. It was a Dodge Trophy boat and thus had a relationship between its length and the cubic inches in its motor. Cigarette IV was 35ft. x 6ft. with a 12 cylinder V1400 Curtiss engine and was not a Gold Cupper. It was described as a semi-displacement hull in 1938 and as a result of its engine was not eligible for the Gold Cup in 1938 or 1926 and thus does not fit our definition of a Gold Cupper or an Unlimited Hydroplane.
Baby Skip-A-Long was the former Greenwich Folly that won the Gold Cup in 1926 and 1927. It was also a displacement hull and had an engine of about 300 horsepower. In 1938 a Gold Cup boat was a hydroplane with about twice the horsepower and thus Baby Skip-A-Long does not fit our description of a contemporary Gold Cupper.
[Statistics from Greene, V.1]