Gold Cup races roar on the Detroit River this weekend

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Hydroplanes are racing towards victory this weekend at the Gold Cup Races.

The event is held each year on the Detroit River down by Belle Isle.

It's a full weekend of fun featuring live local bands, a car show, and hydroplanes that cruise at 150-miles per hour.

General admission tickets for today and tomorrow range from 15-to-45-dollars.

The annual races will stay in the Motor City for years to come. Officials have signed a deal keeping the hydroplanes on the Detroit River for the next ten years.

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