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Detroit Gold Cup 100 deedsphotos

Updated on September 2, 2009

100th Detroit Gold Cup Day Two, 7-12-08

Rain interrupted the 100th running of the Detroit Gold Cup on the Detroit River off Belle Isle today. Gold Cup hydroplane racing dates back to the Detroit's glory days of Garr Wood and the genius of the auto industry pioneers. Today, the unlimited class boats are powered by 750 cubic inch engines made by Rolls Royce, Allison and Lycoming and reach speeds of 200 mph mph on the protected waters of the Detroit River. I took the pictures below today between and during rain showers which resulted in a disappointingly small number of spectators but didn't slow the boats once they got going.

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