1947 Presidents Cup

Foster a Challenger for Presidents Cup

Special to the Free Press

1947 Presidents Cup Programme Guide
1947 Presidents Cup Programme Guide

Washington -- The top drivers of American and Canadian speed craft are set for a climactic struggle in the Presidents Cup Regatta on the Potomac River here next weekend.

The race will be a featured three-heat, 45-mile event.

Miss Peps V, the Allison-powered creation owned by Detroit's Dossin brothers and driven by Danny Foster, is claiming most of the pre-race attention. Foster won the Gold Cup on Aug. 10 and two weeks later conquered Guy Lombardo and his Tempo VI in the National Sweepstakes and Auerbach Memorial events.

Over the Labor Day weekend in Detroit, Foster however, the apparent invincibility of the Dossin craft was halted.

Foster could place it no better than fifth in the two-heat, 90-mile test.

Top challenger to Foster in the Presidents Cup is expected to be Danny Arena, who won the Silver Cup at the wheel of Herb Mendelson's Notre Dame. Harold Wilson. who drove Miss Canada III to second place in the Detroit event, also is listed as a starter.

(Reprinted from the Detroit Free Press, September 13, 1947)