Detroit: George Simon II statement on Miss US

Statement from George Simon, II Regarding Miss US As you know, we were making a valiant attempt to have the restored Miss US run again on the Detroit River at this year's Gold Cup. While testing on the St. Clair River last evening, Tom D'Eath...

Statement from George Simon, II Regarding Miss US

As you know, we were making a valiant attempt to have the restored Miss US run again on the Detroit River at this year's Gold Cup. While testing on the St. Clair River last evening, Tom D'Eath as test driver, noticed the oil pressure had dropped to dangerous levels and shut the system off. Unfortunately, we have determined that we lost a main bearing on the crankshaft of the engine, an item not easily repaired and certainly not in time for this weekends event.

Needless to day we are extremely disappointed that hydroplane enthusiasts from around the country will not have the opportunity to see the Miss U.S. under power on the river this year. However, we will have the boat in the pit area for viewing this race weekend by the public of the restored hull. Repairs to the engine systems will begin immediately after the Detroit Gold Cup.

I would like to express my personal appreciation to the team who worked so very hard on the boat over these past few weeks, Tony Taylor, Mike Sutton, John Gusmano, Ray Taylor, Tom, D'Eath, and Ike.

George A. Simon, II
President
US Equipment

-credit: gsimon@usequipment.com/abra

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