'Miami Vice' Powerboats Make Splash On Detroit River

September 8, 2014

(photo by Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo)

Detroit’s known for hosting the annual Gold Cup hydroplane races. But this weekend a crowd along the city’s Riverwalk saw Detroit’s first-ever race featuring boats that usually compete only in ocean waters – the Detroit River International Powerboat Championships. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked with a co-founder of the event – Tom McInnes -- who says there’s quite a bit of difference between these power boats and those racing in the Gold Cup…