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Have not seen any pictures of this boat that held a top speed record for manyyears in the 60s beat all of the Allison powered boats in its day with the Griffin power plantthey used in early Spitfires…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Guido Feb 11, 2013.

 

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Doug Guido replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
Feb 11, 2013
Doug Guido replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"Hi Tony; I too lived in Detroit in the 50's and 60's and remembe the Supertest. I was on the river in '60 or '61 when it flipped and killed the driver, Bob Hayword in a Silver Cup race. I was with my Dad somewhere in the…"
Feb 11, 2013
cyclops2 replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
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Feb 11, 2013
Randall E. Roe replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"Actually the rather ironic rules negated the  U.S. boats that ran Merlins, even though Packard Merlins were built in Detroit! While british built Griffons were ok'd to use because Canada was considered British commenwealth."
Dec 10, 2012
Gordon Main replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
" Thank you Cathy I will put that on my calendar for next summer and hope I can attend, I build and race 48 inch Rc Gas Hydros and some times I get going on that but I am sure I can fit it in "
Dec 8, 2012
Kathy Rhodes replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"Miss Supertest III will be appearing in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada on July 6, 2013 as part of the Greatest Race Boat Show in Canadian History. The show is being organized by the Toronto chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society…"
Dec 8, 2012
Doug Guido replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"Very cool! "
Dec 1, 2012
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Miss Supertest 3 The great Canadian Boat

"This from Wikipedia: Robert D. Hayward (October 28, 1927 - September 10, 1961) was a Canadian powerboat racer who was a three-time winner of the Harmsworth Cup as the pilot of Miss Supertest III.[1] From Embro, Ontario, Hayward was raised on his…"
Nov 19, 2012
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Nov 10, 2012
Gordon Main replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"Thanks Tony I have a DVD  that one of the members sent me a while ago that covers her racing life and story but thanks for the info."
Nov 9, 2012
Tony Sepanski replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"If you don't have it all ready, the book "Roostertail: The Miss Supertest Story" by John Kelly does a terrific job of telling the Miss Supertest story. It's filled with B&W photos and was clearly a labor of love. It's…"
Nov 8, 2012
Gordon Main replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"Thanks dale I was always under the impression that the Allisons where supercharged to keep up with the griffons I have a DVD of the 1960 Harmsworth that Tony Bugjea sent me  and Gale 5 and Nitrogen 1 @ 2 seemed to be able to keep up  until…"
Aug 2, 2012
Dale Fugier replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
Aug 1, 2012
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Jul 24, 2012
Gordon Main replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"Would love some pics of the race at Detroit Tony, I was in Picton Ontario for the Harmsworth Trophy race 1960 I was 16  Supertest won  that one I believe it was one of her last races its to bad she had such a short career. My e- mail …"
Jul 11, 2012
Tony Bugeja replied to Gordon Main's discussion Miss Supertest3
"hello, i said earlier that the boat running with miss supertest lll in the maverick. there are many pictures of these boats racing. it was the harmsworth trophy in detroit in 1959. i remember, i was there. i was nine years old and live right across…"
Jul 11, 2012

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At 12:06pm on June 16, 2012, Harold (Harry) Wilson Jr said…

Hi Gord.

I am a fan of Supertest as well; just last tuesday I spent 4 hrs with Jim Thompson picking his brain for Griffon installation tricks (he has a sharp memory!) for Miss Canada IV/Miss Supertest 1 and talking about Supertest III. Stay tuned. I assume you've been to our website: www.haroldandlornamovie.com and have visited our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/harry.wilson.5815#!/pages/Harold-Lorna-and-Miss-Canada-IV/141533622607405

 

This promises to be a big summer for Canadian race boat fans.

 

 
 
 

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