1946 O.J. Mulford Silver Cup

O.J. Mulford Silver Cup

The race for the O.J. Mulford Silver Cup was open to any Gold Cup starter which did not rate among the first five at the end of the second heat of the Gold Cup. Six 225s and So Long Jr. appeared for the start and staged a bang-up 15-mile contest. For the first three laps it looked as though Al Brinkman in Seabiscuit had plenty to keep ahead of his fellow 225 drivers and was just able to stave off Fageol in So Long. But it developed that Fageol was just playing cozy for all at once he bore down on his throttle and took over the lead with easy, holding it to the finish line.

The Gold Cup race was, for the first time, placed on film for future telecasting. Camera crews of the American Broadcasting Company recorded the event on 35 mm. film and then subsequently telecast it over the web's five stations: New York, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia and Schenectady. The first airing was the week of September 23.

(Reprinted from Yachting, October 1946, pp. 52-3, 92)