Visit us at the Antique and Classic Boat Show
On Saturday July 6th at the Muskoka Warf we’ll have Miss Canadiana on static display as well as a collection of Art’s trophies, racing gear, photos, videos and along with other items from his racing career inside Grace and Speed.
The History of Art Asbury
The official site of hydroplane racing legend Art Asbury
On November 1st, 1957, at 8:38a.m., one man lived his dream of being the fastest man on water. That man was Art Asbury.
For more than 50 years, Art with the help of his racing crews, set records all over the continent, proving time and time again that their personnel, their machines and their skills were to be reckoned with.
All over the world Art Asbury’s name is familiar to hydroplane racing, being recognized in several Halls of Fame around the globe. For Art and his crew, one thing was the driving force behind them. National pride. His team was always an all-Canadian team who set out so many years ago with only one thing in mind – to bring World Recognition to Canada – and they did on numerous occasions.
Art was recognized for his achievements in other boat racing communities around the globe. In 1996 he was invited to be the Co-Grand Marshall at the Detroit Thunderfest APBA Gold Cup, as well as attending the 1998 Antique and Classic boat show in Clayton, New York, running his boat around the course much to the delight of the spectators and fans. This would be the last time Art would drive Miss Canadiana.
Art Asbury passed away November 13, 2003 at the age of 81.