Ever Wonder What The Harmsworth Cup Really Is About?
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.
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!
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.
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!
It’s local history for you guys and part of the reason we love it up there.
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!
I’d go back to Port Huron just to visit that rooftop bar I found when staying in Port during the Algonac show.
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!”
This weekend is the 100th running of the Gold Cup in Detroit
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Very cool. Pretty sure that’s Lockpat II in the center of the first pic in the story.
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.
That was really fun to watch