Jim Gunn

Inducted 1997 – Motorsport Builder – Rally Racing


No one in the history of Canadian motorsport is more deserving of the title Builder than Jim Gunn. In addition to organizing the Trans-Canada Rally (1960-61) and the Shell 4000 rallies (1962 to1968), Jim Gunn was a founder and the first secretary of the Canadian Automobile Sport Committee in 1951. Later renamed the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs, CASC became the sanctioning body for all motorsport in Canada, and Gunn, now deceased, served as president from 1956 to 1961, when CASC grew from 40 member clubs to 92.