On behalf of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, and personally, I write to express sadness and heartfelt condolences to his family and a real sense of loss at the passing of Bob Armstrong on Friday, April 19, 2013. after a courageous battle against cancer. He was an accomplished racing driver, a highly respected teacher and mentor to young drivers and a leader in motorsport safety at all levels,including Formula 1, INDYCAR and NASCAR.
Bob’s dedication to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame was exemplary. As a member of the CMHF Board, his thoughtful, well-considered input to our discussions always resonated well. His leadership, honesty and fairness as Chair of the Inductee Nomination and Selection Committee were always very helpful. Indeed, it was with great pleasure that I talked with Bob recently to inform him that he had been unanimously elected to Honourable Membership in the Hall this year. He was very pleased, proud and appreciative! His devoted wife, Cindy, and his family will be invited to the 2013 Membership Induction Ceremonies in September, where Bob and his contributions to motorsport in Canada will be honoured and remembered.
Hugh E Scully, BA,MD,MSc,FRCS[C],FACS,
Chairman, Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame