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Detroit ready for Gold Cup

July 11, 2013
The annual APBA Gold Cup is on the Detroit River Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14.

Fans can meet the drivers, owners and crew July 12 from 11 a.m. to noon at Sinbad’s Sohar Room. The Gold Cup is the world’s oldest active motor sports trophy.

On Friday, July 13, unlimited hydroplanes qualify from 5 to 7 p.m. Six offshore boats in two heats qualify Saturday, July 14, from 10:25 to 11:10 a.m. and following that the vintage and unlimited boats are out.

After lunch, more vintage boats are on the river and the final two qualifying heats are the unlimited boats.

The Opening Ceremony and fly over is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and the Detroit APBA Gold Cup final is set for 4:20 p.m.

Tickets are available by calling (586) 774-0980.

Weather forecasts each day are sunny, warm and humid.

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