Francis Bradley

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Inducted 1995 – Road Racing


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.