Ever Wonder What The Harmsworth Cup Really Is About?

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Best 48 Minutes of the day!

You may want the larger …. “cup” of coffee this morning, and you’re gonna be late to work, cause this video is 45 minutes long and you won’t be able to stop.

Speed record holder 19 mph

The largest spectator sport in history at the time. Over 1 million people watching one race from the shore! Get to understand why everyone is so excited to see Miss America any number.

And why Gar Wood was one bad mama Jamma! OK, I bet those words have never been used together! And why PT boats are a British thing. Yup, all here and better than anything on TV!

Sorry Mchale!

A huge thanks to fellow Woody Boater Scott Stensland for sending it to us to share. What a great motivator to get out there this weekend, or go to one of the many shows that might be right down the street, Toledo, Gull Lake etc.

So sit down, call the office and enjoy learning what the Harmsorth Cup is all about.

9 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    We are going to be with my eight month old grandson later. I will watch it with him to share the educational value of it. I know he will enjoy it!

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      All the WoodyBoaters can share that local history and great boating waters at the Port Huron ACBS International show one year from now. We are going to make it something to remember.
      Thanks for the lead in, Matt!

      • Jim Staib
        Jim Staib says:

        I’d go back to Port Huron just to visit that rooftop bar I found when staying in Port during the Algonac show.

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Hopefully I will have time to finish the video before the Port Huron show.

    48 minutes long? To quote Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

  3. Johnny V.
    Johnny V. says:

    Nice refresher on Harmsworth Trophy history! Love Gar Wood’s tactical gamble and the gentlemanly (at least to the public) spirit of the whole event.

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