Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame

Canadian MotorSport Hall of Fame

November 19, 2008 10:59 ET

Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Announces 2008 Inductees

Motorsport Competitors and Builders to be Honoured

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Automotive Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2008) - The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the ten individuals to be inducted at the 16th annual Gala on Saturday, February 21, 2009, in Toronto.

The 2008 inductees are:

Nominee: Bill Adam
Category: Competitor & Significant Contributor
Discipline: Road Racing

Nominee: C. Alan Bunting
Category: Motorsport Builder & Significant Contributor
Discipline: Road Racing

Nominee: Doug Fairchild
Category: Motorsport Builder & Significant Contributor
Discipline: Road/Oval/Drag Racing

Nominee: Wayne Kelly
Category: Competitor & Team Member
Discipline: Road Racing

Nominee: Bill LeFeuvre
Category: Competitor
Discipline: Off-Road Racing

Nominee: Norm Mackereth
Category: Competitor
Discipline: Stock Car Racing

Nominee: Michel Mercier
Category: Competitor
Discipline: Motorcycle Racing

Nominee: Fred (F.J.)Smith
Category: Competitor & Team Member
Discipline: Drag Racing

Nominee: Gary Vessair
Category: Competitor
Discipline: Snowmobile Racing

Nominee: Bruce Vessair
Category: Competitor
Discipline: Snowmobile Racing

The Induction ceremony and Gala dinner, including a silent auction, will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday February 21, 2009.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sid Watkins, renowned neurosurgeon and former FIA Safety and Medical Delegate.

Ticket prices are the same as last year. Individual tickets are $195, before December 31, 2008 and $220 in 2009. Tables of 10 are available. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for a portion of the ticket price.

To purchase tickets, please call 416 736-7666, fax 416-850-2114 or visit www.cmhf.ca

This year's inductees come from a variety of racing disciplines and are being recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Canadian racing. Up to 20 candidate nominations are forwarded to the Selection Committee, comprised of a national panel of automotive and racing journalists and historians, who make their selection based on overall accomplishments and contributions to Canadian motorsport.

Stuart Sherman, President of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame says, "We are very excited to announce the newest list of outstanding Canadians, who, through their notable achievements over the last century, have contributed to Canada's racing heritage and have left their mark on Canadian motorsport."

The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame was established in 1993 to honour and recognize the achievements of Canadians who have made significant contributions to Canada's rich and colourful motorsport history. Since its inception, more than 125 people have been inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame including Greg Moore, Scott Goodyear, Earl Ross, Ross Petersen, Guy Lombardo, Frank Hawley and the legendary Gilles Villeneuve.

Individual biographies of all inductees are available at www.cmhf.ca

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Contact Information

  • Stuart Sherman, President
    Primary Phone: 416-391-1100