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George Daszkowski: Passionate protector of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame’s archives

  This tribute to George Daszkowski was written by CMHF inductee Norris McDonald and originally appeared online at the Toronto Star. Photo credit: Russell Purcell Gary Grant reported in last Saturday’s Toronto Star Wheels the passing of Paul Bryan, a long-time volunteer marshal who was a friend and mentor to many of the marshals working […]

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CMHF Inductee Dale Armstrong passes

Dale Armstrong, a highly-respected crew chief that helped drag racing legend Kenny Bernstein win five of his six NHRA championships and also had a successful driving career himself in the 1970s, has passed away at the age of 73. Armstrong was inducted in to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1995 The NHRA reports […]

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Cordts finished 3rd at the USRRC race at Bridgehampton on May 19, 1968,. Robert G. White photo.

John Cordts: Man of talent and passion

This interview by Allan de la Plante originally appeared in the Toronto Star Wheels and has been reprinted with permission. VICTORIA, B.C.—“Do you happen to know where I could find the home of John and Linda Cordts?” I had pulled off the rural road well lost. The woman walking her dog was full of smiles […]

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Motorsport marshalling in the early days

By the late Leighton Irwin, originally published in The Garage Blog in 2010. Mosport was a different place in the beginning. To start with it was 10 feet narrower. The top of 7 was ten feet higher and back flips were a real danger. Only run off, if you could call it that, was bottom […]