The Detroit River will be on ‘Blast’ at the 2012 @DetroitGoldCup Hydroplane Race #TellUsDetroit

By Abenaah Ezrah/Tell Us Detroit

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) – Returning to Detroit this weekend is the 2012 Detroit APBA Gold Cup races presented by the Detroit Yacht Club.

Friday July 13th – 15th, 2012 The Detroit River Gold Coast will continue its 86th year tradition in the city with 12 Unlimited Hydroplanes traveling over 200 miles per hour on water, along with Light Hydroplanes and Vintage Hydroplanes. The race will run along the Detroit River at the Roostertail water front entrance and Belle Isle. A special demonstration from a US Navy FA-18 including two acrobat planes and a fly over is scheduled for Sunday.

Event Director, Mark Weber says that ticket sales are up 17 to 18 percent from last year and are still available for this weekend’s race on

The Detroit APBA Gold Cup race organized a group to attend and watch the race, the “New Kids on the Course” program will gather youth from Focus: HOPE, the salvation Army of Metro Detroit and Grace Christian Church of Sterling Heights ages 5-14 years to attend Friday, July 13th from 9am-12pm. To get involve email inquires to 

Dave Bing gave his verbal stamp of approval, “It shows off our city, and allows people to see a different side of Detroit.”

Warmed up for the race, J.W. Meyers, driver of a Unlimited Hydroplane said, “Were just here to compete for the Gold Cup and to put Peters & May on the Gold Cup.”

For more information about the APBA Gold Cup Race and ticket information visit: 



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