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The story of Harold & Lorna Wilson and Miss Canada IV is now documented in a feature length movie – Now available on DVD for the holidays. And the Harold & Lorna / Miss Canada IV Team has also developed a great website which covers every aspect of this remarkable project.
But first, to better understand the history of the Wilson Racing Team, the Miss Canada race boats and how the Harold & Lorna movie project evolved, check out these links to their website… They are very well written and provide some enjoyable Sunday morning reading. – Texx
The award-winning* feature-length docudrama celebrating the racing careers of Harold & Lorna Wilson and their Miss Canada speed boats is now available on DVD. Capturing the nation’s 1st boat racing world championship and the imagination of an entire continent, Canada’s “Racing Sweethearts” exploded onto the world stage in 1934 and stayed there for sixteen years, climaxing in a 200 mph assault on the world speed record.
* Winner: Muskoka Arts Award, 2012; Robert J. Boyer Heritage Award, 2012.
The Making of Harold & Lorna (25:39)
Sit in on interviews with the director, actors, and production crew as they discuss the challenges, thrills and rewards of making the movie. Discover production techniques and be part of several “shoots” for the movie.
Deleted Scenes (25:44 min)
Not all scenes makes it into the final movie, no matter how memorable they might be. Some scenes are “axed” from the script, some are shortened, and some are, well, just “bloopers”.
The Restoration of Miss Canada IV: (21:20 min)
Project co-ordinator Jamie Smith, boat builder Tom Adams, and world champion driver Norm Woods take us through the restoration of Miss Canada IV and the installation of her 3000 hp Rolls-Royce Griffon engine.
Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre: (5:33 min)
Staff of this fabulous Gravenhurst Ontario museum, a “must see” when visiting Muskoka, provide an introduction to the Centre, its beautiful wooden boats, the 125 year old steamship RMS Segwun, and life in cottage country in the 19th & 20th centuries.
Here at Woody Boater we are also looking forward to the historic re-launch of the freshly restored, Rolls-Royce – Griffon powered Greavette hydroplane in the spring of 2013. Boat Builder Tom Adams and his crew in Port Carling, Ontario are working hard on the finishing touches of the multi-step hydroplane so she will roar again, on the water in 2013.
We will keep you updated on the progress.