Please see this guest post from the Beachville District Historical Society (BDHS):
Speaker Series: Zorra Farmer to Canadian Icon – The Bob Hayward Journey
Hear the story of this Embro-area farmer and mechanical genius. He was a pathfinder in racecar development and later became a national hero when piloting one of the world’s fastest raceboats, Miss Supertest III.
He fuelled national pride by defeating the best the U.S. had, winning the international Harmsworth trophy three years in a row and giving Canadians a boost during concerns about a lagging economy, unemployment and U.S. influence.
When: Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm
Where: Beachville District Museum, 584371 Beachville Rd, Beachville ON N0J 1A0 (west end of the village)
For more information contact the Beachville District Museum, or by phone at 519-423-6497
This is a free event and all are welcome!
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