Harold & Lorna, World Water Speed Champions DVD – Now Available Online

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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 Story The World Is Discovering – Summarized

The Director’s Angle – Bill Plumstead

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.

In addition, this DVD contains the following Special Features:

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.

You can Click Here To Order The Harold & Lorna, World Water Speed Champions DVD

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.


10 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Texx, great story. Marianne says if I was good this year, I may get the DVD from Santa for Christmas .

    • Texx
      Texx says:

      Mike – The official re-launch of Miss Canada IV will be in conjunction with the Toronto Chapter ACBS annual boat show in Gravenhurst, Ontario, July 4 – 6, 2013.

      The theme of the show will be “100 Years of Racing”

  2. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Just ordered my copy, great holiday gift and winter viewing enjoyment.
    We are going to make travel plans to make it up to see the launching in July. What a great event that will be to be part of.

  3. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Dennis. There are a few of us from our club planning to make the Muskoka show next year. Sounds like we will have a Michigan presence and a good time.

  4. Alex
    Alex says:

    I’m still trying to get over the miracle of a husband and wife in the same vehicle at high speed. Every time I try that, tension arises.

    Probably works better on the water. No directions. No bathrooms. No outlet malls. No…

  5. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    I wonder if I take this DVD down to my local theater, they’ll play it for me while I sit in the front row and eat my popcorn?

  6. Sean
    Sean says:

    We will love to have all the woodyboaters in woodyboaterville up to Muskoka for what promises to be one of the greatest boat shows Gravenhurst has seen (and I haven’t missed many over the years).

    As a side note…I was going to debut my Greavette at this years Gravenhurst show (after a 5 year refit) but, with all the heavy hitters coming I may hold out for 2014. We’ll call it extended sea trials.

    I wouldn’t want to upstage Miss Canada IV and all the other race boats.

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