Doc Raster's Unlimited Hydroplane Info:

For more information about hydroplane racing in Detroit, visit the
Gold Cup web page that I have developed.

[Picture of me in U-2]
This is a photo of Steve David taking a moment out to let me
sit in U-2, the Harvey Motorsports team's "Miss Sexy Specs".

Each year I volunteer some time at the Detroit Gold Cup race on the Detroit River. It's a lot of fun to wander around in the pits and be close to the action as these immaculate machines battle on the river at close to 200 mph.

Boat racing in Detroit started in 1914, and quickly grew to become a traditional event for many Detroiters. The sport enjoyed much success here in the 50's, 60's and into the 70's, but seemed to have faded through the 80's. Now in the 90's with jet turbine engines and record speeds, the sport is staging a comeback. C'mon down this summer and see for yourself!

The Detroit Gold Cup race is typically on the weekend after July 4th. The teams start practice on Wednesday, qualify on Thursday and Friday, and the race heats are held on Saturday and Sunday.

[Bill Muncey and I]
Hey, who's that silly looking kid standing with Bill Muncey?
And where did those shorts come from!?

Dean Chenoweth - early 70's?
The photograph itself isn't anything spectacular, but what I love about this one is that it caught a great moment of Dean and his warm vitality.
Tom D'eath after a heat win in 1975
This may be the time he bumped into the piling of the floating dock

Return to Doc Raster's home page.
All contents Copyright © 1996-2000 by Brian Reed, except where noted. All Rights Reserved.