“Dizzy” Dean Murray

Dizzy Dean takes part in Easter Seals night at Flamboro

Inducted 1995

No one who ever saw ‘Dizzy’ Dean Murray in his gold cowboy boots and 10-gallon hat, hawking copies of Wheel Spin News in the grandstands, will never forget it. Murray founded Wheel Spin with $15 in his pocket in 1965. It covered all forms of auto racing, becoming a resounding success and won several media awards. ‘Diz’ also ran the Motion Car Shows, was a motorsport consultant and sponsored races and racecars.

Image via Gary Elliott Racing


  1. If you look back at old issues you will see my contributions to canadian drag racing. I was 16 years old with a camera and a love of canadian drag racing. Dean and Dawn sent me tons of copies at my home-but as my dad put it-they are for you. I distributed them at Luskville Dragway which had opened a year earlier. I will always remember them sending me a free subscription in 1970 because I thought the 144 page issue was super- fantastic!

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