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DETROIT STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Paul O'Neil
August 15, 1955
Driver Lee Schoenith of Gale V, shown here before the race with Teammate Wild Bill Cantrell of Gale IV, was troubled by his boat's performance in trial runs. He also complained wryly that while he and Cantrell drove the elder Schoenith's Detroit boats in every major race, all the final attention seemed to go to Stan Sayres and his Slo-Mos. But this time Detroit was determined to take back the Gold Cup after its five-year sojourn in Seattle. With Such Crust running a blocking race against the West Coast boats, Gale V's consistent speed was just enough to win the cup.
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August 15, 1955

Detroit Strategy Conference

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Driver Lee Schoenith of Gale V, shown here before the race with Teammate Wild Bill Cantrell of Gale IV, was troubled by his boat's performance in trial runs. He also complained wryly that while he and Cantrell drove the elder Schoenith's Detroit boats in every major race, all the final attention seemed to go to Stan Sayres and his Slo-Mos. But this time Detroit was determined to take back the Gold Cup after its five-year sojourn in Seattle. With Such Crust running a blocking race against the West Coast boats, Gale V's consistent speed was just enough to win the cup.

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