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MISS SEVERN 1922 Hacker Gold Cup Boat


 
  MISS SEVERN

1922 Hacker Gold Cup Boat

 

Due to rule changes for the 1922 Gold Cup Races, limiting the engine and hull type and size, which were later referred to as "Gentlemen's Runabouts", a number of new designers and engine builders entered the newly formed Gold Cup Regatta to contest for the cup.  The boat that won was a Packard Chris Craft, but the second place boat ARAB VI, a John L. Hacker design, came away with the fastest recorded lap time.

Motor Boating Magazine hired Mr. Hacker to design a boat along the lines of the ARAB VI to be presented free in their magazine for anyone with the skills and opportunity to compete for the Gold Cup.  The design was named MISS A.P.B.A., in recognition of the ruling body of the Gold Cup.  ARAB VI raced for a number of years, but never attained the Gold Cup, and slipped out of sight for about ten years.  During this time the Gentlemen's Runabout Class started to wane, and the A.P.B.A. again changed the rules allowing for unlimited engine size, along with hulls with lifting strake bottoms.  The ARAB VI re-emerged as MISS SEVERN, this time with an unlimited Curtiss Conqueror V-12 engine.

Mark Mason undertook to reproduce MISS SEVERN in 1994 as she was last campaigned, and it is with his help and support that we bring you this scale model kit.

    Length:   39-3/8"                   Beam:  9-3/16"                        Scale: 1/8

                Click on the picture for a full-size view.                                      Click here to see an actual build of the model.