1948 Imperial Gold Cup
Joe Taggart Wins Speed Boat Event
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W. Va., Oct. 3.—(AP)—Joe Taggart of Canton, O., averaged 66.693 miles per hour for two 15-mile heats here today to win the Imperial Gold Cup trophy at the ninth annual New Martinsville Motorboat Regatta. Despite a breeze which frequently caused craft to become airborne, two world records were shattered in the six-hour program for inboard boats sponsored by the Magnolia Yacht club. Officials of the American Powerboat Association checked the measured mile over which the records were set, and announced before the big program was staged that any new marks would be official.