Francis Bradley

Bradley behind the wheel of the Porsche RS60 at Watkins Glen in 1960

Inducted 1995

Sportswriters called Francis Bradley “Canada’s fastest bus driver”. Bradley, however, was not driving like a bus jockey in 1962 when he won the Canadian Driving Championship in a Lotus 19. Bradley started racing in 1955 and moved up very quickly from racing his own Volkswagen to sponsored rides, in the Eglinton / Caledonia Motors Porsche 550 Spyder and then the Miss Whiz Lola-Climax, the car he raced in the first Player’s 200 in 1961.

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