• Short Summary

    Sunday's (4 August) Gold Cup race for hydroplanes on Seattle's Lake Washington proved a costly outing for many competitors.

  • Description

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    GV PAN Hydroplane boat passing
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    2.
    GV Boats passing as crowd looks on (2 shots)
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    3.
    GV PAN Three boats passing camera as crowd looks on (2 shots)
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    4.
    GV Boat on fire PAN TO smoke
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    5.
    GV PAN Winning boat past camera and chequered flag (2 shots)
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    6.
    MV Winner with champagne being poured over his head
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    BOAT PASSING: TWO BOATS RACING: THREE BOATS PASSING AS CROWD LOOKS ON: BOAT ON FIRE: WINNING BOAT TAKES RACE: WINNING DRIVER HAVING CHAMPAGNE POURED OVER HIM.




    Initials BB/1918 RW/DW/BB/1930


    SPORT: HYDROPLANE RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Sunday's (4 August) Gold Cup race for hydroplanes on Seattle's Lake Washington proved a costly outing for many competitors.

    The race, the most prestigious event on the United States' unlimited circuit, claimed victim after victim as engine problems developed during the heats.

    Thousands of fans watched the race from the shore of the lake. They witnessed the most trouble-filled afternoon in Gold Cup history.

    There were refuelling problems in the pits, clocks used for timing the race failed to run properly and marker buoys broke loose.

    By early afternoon, six of the 15 boats that had qualified for the event had dropped out, mainly with engine problems. Two ended their bid in tragic fashion by catching fire, but their drivers were uninjured.

    When the winner-take-all final was run some eight and a half hours after the opening heat, "Pride of Pay-n-Pack" outsped "Miss Budweiser" to capture the event.

    "Pride of Pay-n-Pack" was piloted by novice driver george Henley. Its win was a timely wedding gift for the boat's owner, Dave Herensburger. He was married on Saturday night (3 August).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7VSRPTW76ULDLLL5U9XWIMW96
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VSRPTW76ULDLLL5U9XWIMW96
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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