Canada will Release Stamps on Race Boat \”Miss Supertest\”

\"\"Canada Post releases a first look at the new Miss Supertest commemorative stamp collection in its details magazine now available at the Picton Post Office.
\"\"The issue of the stamp on August 8 will mark the 50th anniversary of Miss Supertest’s racing victories. The ‘Long Reach’ section of the Bay of Quinte, now ‘Hayward/Long Reach’ was the site of three of the legendary Unlimited Hydroplane’s greastest victories in 1957, 1960 and 1961.The last of the boats faded from public view after leaving a display at the Ontario Science Centre with only occasional public appearances,This will be a chance for a whole new generation of Canadians to discover the ‘Miss Supertest’ saga, a true Canadian icon and legend.In November of 1957, driver Art Asbury piloted ‘Miss Supertest’ to a new World Water Speed Record of 184.494 mph on the waters of Picton Bay and 54 years later, this still stands as the Canadian Water Speed Record.

 

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