38' 1926 GOLD CUP RACER "HORACE"
Photos taken by SCM @ the Buffalo Launch Club in 2011. HORACE was built for Horace Dodge in 1926 at the Dodge Boat Works in Detroit, Michigan. A triple-cockpit racer with seating for twelve, HORACE is 37.5 feet long and can achieve speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour. Designed by George Crouch, Dodge's vice president of engineering and production, HORACE was intended for racing in the Gold Cup, the 150-Mile Sweepstakes, and the President's Cup. The runabout ultimately won the Championship of the Potomac and achieved second place in the President's Cup Race. When not racing, HORACE was hoisted aboard the Dodge family's 257-foot yacht "Delphine" to serve as the launch. HORACE retains its original 650-horsepower V-12 Wright Typhoon engine. Believed to be the only example of its type known to survive, the massive engine was designed and built by Wright Aeronautics, the firm founded by the noted aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright.Read More