Maurice “MO” Carter


Inducted 1999

A decorated World War II veteran, a dedicated community leader and successful auto dealer in Hamilton, Ont., Maurice (Mo) Carter started rallying in 1961 and racing in 1966. Over the next 15 years, he drove his familiar red-and-white Carter Camaros on every road racecourse in North America. In 1973, he became the first Canadian to win Trans-Am and IMSA races in the U.S. His Carter Camaro finished fourth behind a trio of Porsche 935 Turbos in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1980.

Image courtesy of the Robert Barg collection.

Comments

  1. Michel Laflamme says:

    Hello! Do you know if the MO Carter’s Camaro which Gilles Villeneuve raced in the 1976 24 hours of Daytona still exist? Thanks for your help. Regards, Mike

    • I own the Carter Camaro that was entered at Le Mans. It is no longer in the Camaro bodywork having been re-bodied as a Corvette by Jerry Simmons in the early 1980’s.

      Jon

      • Mike Laflamme says:

        Hi Jon! Thanks for the info. Do you have an e-mail address where I can reach you? Thanks, Mike

  2. John R. Wright says:

    Hi Michel:
    Yes, a Mo Carter Camaro exists and a fellow in Griimsby owns it. He showed up a few years ago at the Wakins Glen Vintage Weekend with it, but the organizers wouldn’t let him run. I have a photo of the car I took on the main street of the Glen. Unfortunately, I cannot immediately put my hands on his phone number but the car is out there.

    • Michel Laflamme says:

      Hello John,
      Thanks for the info! If you ever find the photo please send it to me I would really appreciate it. Many thanks! Regards, Michel

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