Feb. 09, 1959
Feb. 09, 1959

Table of Contents
Feb. 9, 1959

Powerboat Results
On Buying Boats
Strange Ships
Horse Racing
Whither The Cup?
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


Following are 1958's national motorboat class champions


This is an article from the Feb. 9, 1959 issue Original Layout


48 CU. IN. HYDRO: F. C. Moor, Miami, Aug. 2-3, at Seattle.
91 CU. IN. HYDRO: Burt Davidson, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 8-9, at St. Petersburg, Fla.
135 CU. IN. HYDRO: Frank Neely, El Monte, Calif., Aug. 2-3, at Seattle.
136 CU. IN. HYDRO: Harry Reeves, Seattle, Aug. 2-3, at Seattle.
225 CU. IN. HYDRO: Henry Vogel, Webster, N.Y., Aug. 2-3, at Seattle.
226 CU. IN. HYDRO: William Ritner Sr., Willow Grove, Pa., Aug. 2-3, at Seattle.
280 CU. IN. HYDRO: Alton Pierson, Queenstown, Md., Oct. 5, at Elizabeth City, N.C.
7 LITER: George Byers, Columbus, O., Aug. 24, at Louisville, Ky.
PODH: Howard A. Harris, Van Nuys, Calif., Aug. 2-3, Cambridge, Md.
44 CU. IN. RUNABOUT: R. McConnell Jr., New Orleans, June 29, New Roads, La.
B RACING RUNABOUT: Ernest Rose, Patterson, Calif., July 13, Merced, Calif.
JERSEY SPEED SKIFF: Fred Rexon, Haddonfield, N.J., Aug. 24, Beach Haven, N.J.
E SERVICE RUNABOUT: Bill Engle, Washington, Pa., Sept. 7, Buffalo.
F SERVICE RUNABOUT: Dr. August Schwender, Eggertsville, N.Y., Sept. 7, Buffalo.
E RACING RUNABOUT: Ray Hemmings, Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 13, Newport Beach, Calif.
CRACKERBOX: Glen Miller, Long Beach, Calif., Sept, 14, Newport Beach, Calif.

Held at Miami, Aug. 21-25

JU RUNABOUT: Russell Wulf, Amityville, N.Y.
AU RUNABOUT: Dean Chenoweth, Xenia, Ohio.
BU RUNABOUT: Paul Kalb, Monroe, Mich.
CU RUNABOUT: Richard J. Rees, Pottstown, Pa.
DU RUNABOUT: Skip Forcier, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
36 CLASS: William Kennedy III, Halesite, N.Y.
A STOCK HYDRO: Dave Hoggard, Trenton, Mich.
B STOCK HYDRO: Harry Pinner, West Palm Beach, Fla.
C STOCK HYDRO: Bob Brown, Miami.
D STOCK HYDRO: Don Baldaccini, Miami.

Held at Lakeland, Fla., Oct. 11-13

A HYDRO: George Taylor, Orlando, Fla.
B HYDRO: Archie Golsan, Montgomery, Ala.
C HYDRO: Melvin Kirts, Elkhart, Ind.
F HYDRO: Joe Michelini, Chicago.
C SERVICE HYDRO: Arlen Crouch, Quincy, Ill.
C RACING RUNABOUT: Arlen Crouch, Quincy, Ill.
C SERVICE RUNABOUT: Homer Kincaid, Carbon Cliff, Ill.
F RACING RUNABOUT: Chuck Parsons, Lodi, Calif. (held Oct. 11 at Oceanlake, Ore.).


APPLE CUP: Miss Bardahl, Driver Norm Evans, Owner Ole Bardahl, Seattle, May 11, at Lake Chelan, Wash.
DETROIT MEMORIAL: Miss Thriftway, Driver Bill Muncey, Owner Willard Rhodes, Seattle, June 14, at Detroit.
DIAMOND CUP: Maverick, Driver Bill Stead, Owner William T. Waggoner, Phoenix, June 29, at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
MAPES CUP: Maverick, Driver Bill Stead, July 26, at Lake Tahoe, Calif.
GOLD CUP: Hawaii Kai III, Driver Jack Regas, Owner L. N. Welsch, Seattle, Aug. 10, at Seattle.
SILVER CUP: Maverick, Driver Bill Stead, Aug. 23-24, at Detroit.
NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES: Miss Bardahl, Driver Mira Slovak, Sept. 7, Buffalo.
PRESIDENT'S CUP: Miss U.S. I, Driver Don Wilson, Owner George Simon of Detroit, Sept. 20-22, at Washington, D.C.
GOVERNOR'S CUP: Miss U.S. I, Driver Don Wilson, Oct. 5, at Madison, Ind.
SAHARA CUP: Miss U.S. I, Driver Don Wilson, Oct. 23, at Lake Mead, Nev.
MARTINI & ROSSI APBA HIGH-POINT WINNER: Miss Bardahl, Driver Mira Slovak, 2,075 points.


NATIONAL PREDICTED LOG: Seafarer, Dr. Anson Hoyt, Red Bank, N.J., 5,278 points.
HERBERT L. STONE TROPHY: El-Ser-Co. M.N. Shansby, Los Angeles, 4,263 points.
GEORGE CODRINGTON TROPHY: Hurricane III, Dr. A. B. DuMont, Cedar Grove, N.J., 3,393 points.


PROFESSIONAL (Divisions I and IV)
Held at McAlester, Okla., Aug. 30 to Sept. 2

CLASS A HYDRO: Bill Tenney, Crystal Bay, Minn. New record of 53.571 mph.
CLASS B HYDRO: Wally Adams, Auburndale, Fla. New class record of 57.841 mph.
CLASS C HYDRO: Dicky Pond, Keokuk, Iowa.
CLASS C-1 HYDRO: Mel Callaway, Phoenix. New record 51.978 mph.
CLASS D HYDRO: Bud Jones, Sioux City, Iowa. New class record set by Ronald Williams of Keokuk, Iowa of 60.647 mph.
CLASS F HYDRO: O. B. Aylor, Highlands, Texas. New class record of 65.288 mph and Wynn Oil Co. award.
CLASS A RUNABOUT: Deanie Montgomery, Corsicana, Texas. New class record of 48.367 mph.
CLASS B RUNABOUT: Dub Parker, Gadsden, Ala. Record of 52.401 mph.
CLASS C RUNABOUT: Bill Holland, Houston.
CLASS C-1 RUNABOUT: Harry Demski, Midland, Mich.
CLASS D RUNABOUT: Bill Holland, Houston. New class record of 58.045 mph.
CLASS F RUNABOUT: Clay Pettefer, Lake Charles, La. New class record of 58.631 mph.
FREE-FOR-ALL RUNABOUT: Tatum Trophy, A. J. Mecke, San Antonio.
FREE-FOR-ALL HYDRO: Fox Trophy, O. B. Aylor, Highlands, Texas.

Held on Wabash River in Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 11-13

CLASS B HYDRO: James R. Chambers, Anderson, Ind.
CLASS C HYDRO: Johnny Ayers, Fort Smith, Ark.
CLASS D HYDRO: Johnny Ayers, Fort Smith, Ark.
CLASS A RUNABOUT: Alan Collins, Columbus, Ind.
CLASS B RUNABOUT: Paul Kalb, Monroe, Mich.
CLASS C RUNABOUT: Joe Schulte, Palos Heights, Ill.
CLASS D RUNABOUT: Leon Kincaid, Anderson, Ind.

AMATEUR (Division II)
Held at Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 13-14

20 to 30 CU. IN. CLASS: Billy Cope, Columbia, Tenn.
30 to 37 CU. IN. CLASS: Gerald Martin, Columbia, Tenn.
40 to 50 CU. IN. CLASS: Byron O'Bryant, Chesterfield, Ind.
60 to 70 CU. IN. CLASS: Morgan Mills, Knoxville, Tenn.
UNLIMITED CLASS: McCullough Trophy, Jimmy (Stokes) Rogers, Knoxville, Tenn.


PROFESSIONAL: Billy Seebold, Granite City, Ill. 31,168 points, to win James Mulroy Memorial Trophy.
SEMIPROFESSIONAL: Johnny Ayers, Fort Smith, Ark., 11,900 points.
AMATEUR: Buddy Mallonee, Knoxville, Tenn., 14,575 points.

Following are 1958's major deep-water race winners

SAN DIEGO-ACAPULCO: Mex., Jan. 19, Carousel, Ashley Bown of San Diego.
LIPTON CUP: Miami (SORC), Feb. 1, Comanche, Jack Price of Miami.
MIAMI-NASSAU: Bahamas (SORC), Feb. 6, Finisterre, Carleton Mitchell of Annapolis, Md.
NASSAU CUP: Bahamas (SORC), Feb. 8, Ca Va, J. W. Hershey of Houston.
ST. PETERSBURG-MIAMI: (SORC), March 15, Ca Va, J. W. Hershey of Houston (Southern Ocean Racing Circuit Champion).
NEWPORT-ENSENADA: May 1, Nam Sang, Louis Statham of Los Angeles.
STORM TRYSAIL: May 29, Caper, Irving Pratt of Oyster Bay, N.Y.
SWIFTSURE LIGHTSHIP: Puget Sound, May 30, Ono, Herb Day of Seattle.
BERMUDA RACE: June 14, Finisterre, Carleton Mitchell of Annapolis, Md.
MILLS TROPHY: Toledo, June 21, Meteor III, Hank Burkard of Detroit.
PORT HURON-MACKINAC: July 12, Dyna, Clayton Ewing of Green Bay, Wis.
CHICAGO-MACKINAC: July 19, Dyna, Clayton Ewing of Green Bay, Wis.
PORTLAND-MONHEGAN ISLAND: Me., Aug. 8, Gay Gull, Robert Love of Vineyard Haven, Mass.
ASTOR CUP: Newport, R.I., Aug. 9, Solution, T. H. Ramsing of Greenwich, Conn.
STAMFORD-VINEYARD: L. I. Sound, Aug. 30, Hother, Paul Hoffmann of Larchmont, N.Y.
TRI-ISLAND SERIES: Puget Sound, Seaward, Dr. Byron Ward of Seattle.
WHITNEY TROPHY: Los Angeles, Cassandra, George Griffith of Portuguese Bend, Calif.
AHMANSON TROPHY: Los Angeles, Sirius, Skipper Tom Webster of Newport Harbor, Calif.
RUMSEY TROPHY: San Diego, Carousel, Ashley Bown of San Diego.

PHOTOMIRA SLOVAK, "the flying Czech," in new Miss Bardahl, outmaneuvered the frequent first-place winner Don Wilson in Miss U.S. I by a mere 6 points to keep the national unlimited hydro high-point trophy in Seattle.PHOTO"HAWAII KAI III," THE 1957 HYDRO CHAMPION, WAS MOTHBALLED AFTER GOLD CUP WINPHOTOBILLY SEEBOLD JR., 17, high-point king, has driven with professionals three years.PHOTOCLAYTON EWING, with wonder yawl Dyna, swept both the Mackinac races last July.