1947 Harwood Trophy

To Revive Famous Race

The legendary around Manhattan island race for motor boats, dormant since 1934, will be revived this fall. The announcement came from Leston W. Cloak, president of the American Inboard assn., sponsoring organization, who stated that the race, limited to inboard craft only, will be held Sunday, Sept. 14. The event will be sanctioned by the American Power Boat assn.

The major award for the coming contest will be the Harwood Trophy, a handsome sterling silver bowl, and $1,000 added. The winner will obtain outright possession of the trophy.

Cloak said that while final details have not yet been completed, the AIA’s executive race committee’s plan for the race thus far calls for 10 divisions of inboard racing craft. These are unlimited or Gold Cup hydroplanes; 225, 135 and 91 cubic inch hydroplanes; racing runabouts, classes A to K, to be divided into three groups, and service runabouts, classes A to I, also to be divided into three groups. There will be prizes for all the competing classes. Cash will be optional.

(Reprinted from The Miami News, July 20, 1947)