1954 Silver Cup

Dodge Boats One, Two

My Sweetie Dora Triumphs in Detroit Power Regatta

Detroit, Sept. 6 [1954] (AP) — Durability rather than speed paid off in the Silver Cup power boat races today, enabling Horace Dodge's entries to finish one, two among the crippled field.

My Sweetie Dora was declared the winner with 1,600 points gained by finishing second in the first four of five twelve-mile heats on the Detroit river and first in the final heat.

My Sweetie had 1,269 points for second and Frank Saile's Miss Cadillac was third with 1,046. Ten boats started and only these three finished.

Such Crust III sank during a dawn qualifying test. Gale V sank during the first heat.

My Sweetie Dora, with Jack Bartlow at the controls, averaged only 81.872 miles an hour for the sixty-mile journey. The fastest heat was turned in by Bill Cantrell in Gale IV with 89.168 m.p.h.

(From the Associated Press)

Final standings
1 U-14 My Sweetie Dora
2 U-3 My Sweetie (2)
3 U-45 Miss Cadillac
4 U-5 Trot-A-Long
5 U-17 My Sweetie John Francis
6 U-54 Gale IV
7 U-23 Wha Hoppen Too
8 U-2 Miss U.S. (1)
DNF U-55 Gale V (1)
DNF U-6 Short Circuit (1)
DNQ G-22 Pace-A-Long
DNC CA-1 Miss Supertest II