Eight Canadians will to be inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, it was announced today by the Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation.
They will be formally recognized at the Hall’s Annual Gala on April 23 at the On The Park Convention Centre in Toronto (formerly the Inn On the Park.) The inductees were chosen after being nominated, and reviewed, by the Hall’s Selection Committee. They join 158 other significant contributors to Canadian motorsport who have been inducted in the past 16 years.
The new inductees include Power Boat competitor Norm Woods of Bracebridge; ASN-FIA Canada vice-president Paul Cooke of Oakville; Road Racing competitor Jacques Duval of St. Bruno, Que., Power Boat competitor John Webster of Scarborough; Drag Racing competitor, the late Herb Rodgers, of Belmont, Ont.; Drag racing competitor Bob Elliott of Wingham; ASN-FIA president Roger Peart of Mississauga and Power Boat competitor Jean Theoret of Maple grove, Que.
In addition, Prof. Sid Watkins and Bobby Rahal will be inducted through the CMHF’s International category, which was newly created in 2010. Both have made significant contributions to motorsports in Canada, as well as being prominent international figures. Watkins was formerly the chief medical officer for Formula 1 while Rahal was the winner of the inaugural Molson Indy in 1986. Both Watkins and Rahal will speak at the Gala.
Proceeds from the Gala will support the development of a new Canadian Motorsport Heritage Museum.
Tickets for the event are available through the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame’s website at cmhf.ca or by calling 905-852-6764. A portion of each ticket is eligible for a charitable receipt.