Sport: Casually Course

With a bone-rattling roar, seven low-slung speedboats charged down Long Island's Jamaica Bay to start the first of three 30-mile heats in the International Gold Cup race. Most eyes were on 45-year-old Bandleader Guy Lombardo, the defending champion, half obscured by his helmet and Mae West as he hunched in the cockpit of his 600-h.p., red-gold-&mahogany Tempo VI. More than a famous name and expensive pressagentry made Lombardo the favorite. Other speedboat drivers had to admit that he was "a hot chauffeur" with a well-balanced boat that should have plenty of staying power in...

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