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33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show in Gravenhurst, ONTARIO, 7/6/13
Muskoka Wharf Gravenhurst, Canada



Gravenhurst, ONTARIO - The 33rd Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show will be returning to the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst on Saturday, July 6, 2013 to celebrate "The Greatest Race Boat Show in Canadian History".  Never before has there been such a complete display of race boats spanning 100 years of racing.  Many of the more than 150 boats have won Championship races all over North America and many others have been racing informally on the Muskoka Lakes since the early 1900s.  The show will feature everything from beautiful antique wooden racers to Sea Fleas to famous unlimited hydroplanes, including Miss Supertest III and Miss Canadiana.  Come hear the noise and feel the excitement of one of the most dangerous sports!  The poster boat of the show is Miss Canada IV, newly restored, and a very storied boat driven by the legendary Harold Wilson. Don't miss this amazing show!!


Miss Canada IV Photo Credit:  Bev McMullen

Boats in Motion, a favourite element of the show, will continue, as well as the Field of Dreams and Flea Market for those interested in a restoration project or purchasing one-of-a-kind items.  The Antique Boat Museum from Clayton, Thousand Islands, New York will be returning to display several wooden racers.  
Over 70 vendor booths, offering a wide variety of new products and services, will be present at the show.   Ship's Stores will provide a wide range of ACBS merchandise, as well as publications, posters and many other items.   A new program of Sea Flea construction will be available for young boaters. Also offered will be a series of information seminars at the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre.
 
Show hours are 9am- 5pm. For further information visit our website at acbs.ca
 
COME AND ENJOY THE GREATEST RACE BOAT SHOW IN CANADIAN HISTORY!!!!!
Saturday, 06 July, 2013
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, July 4 to Sunday, July 7, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. LEGO building of Miss Canada IV at Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre,Feature Exhibit: Race Boat Glory - Feature Boat: Miss Canada III
  • 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Movie Night: Racing With the Legends-Gravenhurst Opera House.Meet Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame member Jim Thompson & other race boat drivers!Tickets - $10.00: may be pre-ordered and picked up at the venue prior to the event.

Friday, July 5, 2013

  • 10:00 a.m. Woody Boater Poker Run: Gravenhurst to Morris Island
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. LEGO building of Miss Canada IV at Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Early Registration/Event Ticket Pick-up - Lions Pavilion, Muskoka Wharf
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reception for Champions - Evening cocktail reception of world class champion racers/builders, celebration of Miss Canada IV - $35.00 per person (Cash Bar)

Saturday, July 6, 2013 BOAT SHOW – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration/Event Ticket Pick-up - Lions Pavilion, Muskoka Wharf
  • 9:00 a.m. SALUTE TO CANADA! CANADIANA GRAND PRIX will circle the Bay with the Canadian Flag to start the show!
  • 9:00 a.m. Seminar at Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre: The Miss Supertest Story

All Day Race Boat Exhibits, Demonstration Course, Vendors, Craft Beer Tent, Live Entertainment, Antique Racing Motors, Flea Market, Field of Dreams, & Ship’s Stores

All Day Inboard Craning Pit Action (photo opportunity)


  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Segwun and Wenonah II Brunch Cruises – Tickets available through Steamships Office
  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Race Boat Demo Course: Inboards
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Race Boat Demo Course: Outboards
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. LEGO building of Miss Canada IV at Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre
  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Youth Sea Flea Building
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. VIP Lunch for Members & Exhibitors - Lions Pavilion. Lunch tickets (beverage included) $25/person must be purchased in advance.
  • 1:30 p.m. Sponsor Awards
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Boats in Motion
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Segwun Lunch Cruise – Tickets available through Steamships Office
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Race Boat Demo Course: Inboards
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Race Boat Demo Course: Outboards
  • 4:30 p.m. Post-Show Reception – Pavilion – No Charge (Cash Bar)

Sunday, July 7, 2013 SUMMER ACTION PROGRAM 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All Day Vendors
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sea Flea Festival – 50 Sea Fleas providing in-water demonstrations
  • 10:30 a.m. BMX/FMX Stunt Show #1
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food & Beverage – Rotary Club
  • 11:00 a.m. Muskoka Brewery Tent Opens
  • 11:00 a.m. Brunch at Beaumaris Yacht Club $35 per person (Cash Bar)
  • 12:00 p.m. BMX/FMX Stunt Show #2
  • 1:00 p.m. Live Entertainment – Rolling Stones Tribute Show #1
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cardboard Boat Building & Parade For children 8 years and older. No charge, life jacket required.
  • 2:00 p.m. BMX/FMX Stunt Show #3
  • 3:00 p.m. Live Entertainment – Rolling Stones Tribute Show #2
  • 4:00 p.m. Show Closes
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