1957 International Cup

At Least 2 Unlimiteds In Regatta

Elizabeth City. N.C.. Sept, 25 — At least two unlimited hydroplanes will be here for the International Cup Regatta this weekend, it was announced this afternoon by Dr. W. A. Peters, race chairman.

Also released with the big news’ was that confirmation was received today that Al-E-Cat. this years’ national champion at the Cambridge, Md., races will bs here to run in the 280 class races.

Portsmouth Built

The owner has notified officials that Miss US 1 and Miss US IV, which belongs to George Simon will be here. Both are new boats built this year. Miss US 1 was constructed in Detroit by Staudacher and Miss US IV was built by Henry Lauterbach in Portsmouth, Va.

They spent approximately a-week here in early August making their first trials on open water.

The Al-E-Cat is owned by A. F. Gosa, of Philadelphia.

— September 26, 1957

Big Hydroplanes to Race

Elizabeth City, Sept. 25 — The International Cup Regatta will have at least two unlimited hydroplanes here this weekend.

Racing chairman Walter Spaeth said today that he had received a phone call from George Simon of Detroit who stated that both his gold cup boats, Miss US 1 and Miss US IV would be here to run for the International Cup. Simon's Miss U.S. won the cup a year ago.

Spaeth said Simon did not name his drivers but that there was some chance Danny Foster who has won two of the three previous unlimited races here would pilot one of the boats. Foster drove to victory here a year ago and in 1955 won the cup for Guy Lombardo in Tempo VII.

Spaeth also said he had received a telegram today from the American Power Boat Association giving final approval for the three courses; for the mile trials, inboard and outboard classes. The outboards will run Saturday beginning at 10:30 am and the inboard classes will begin racing Sunday at noon. Unlimited heats are scheduled for both days.

— September 27, 1957