September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized
Miss Canada IV coming to Picton Ontario. October 2nd and 3rd.
Lovers of Canada’s record breaking Miss Canada IV will be delighted to learn that the historic race-boat is coming to Picton Harbour, Ontario, this coming weekend. The event is a re-creation of the day the hydroplane unofficially broke the world water speed record, reaching some 200 mph. Please see the details below.
“Finally, it’s time to share some very BIG NEWS. On October 3, 1950, Harold & Lorna Wilson’s mighty Miss Canada IV became the first boat to eclipse the 200 mph speed barrier, even though a disintegrating gearbox left her 300 yds short of an undoubted new world speed record for the measured mile. See below what Bobby Genovese’s Vintage Racing Team and our good friends in Picton have created for the 65th anniversary of that startling run into the history books” (The event will be held at the Prince Edward Yacht Club.)
-a re-creation of the world’s first 200 mph run
-display of vintage hydroplanes including Miss Canada IV
-meet the drivers and crews along with notable celebrities of current and past hydroplane racing fame
-boat parade down Picton’s main street featuring vintage hydroplanes
-water parade of vintage hydroplanes, many of which ran in races held at Hayward Reach during the 70s, 80’s and early 90’s