Ralph Luciw

Inducted 2014 – Competitor – Significant Contributor


Luciw, of Regina, SK is honoured as a competitor, builder and significant contributor.  It’s no stretch to say that hundreds of Canadian drivers got their start in racing because of Luciw, who founded the Honda-Michelin Challenge series in 1976.  The low-cost series also brought many companies into racing as sponsors.  Before he launched the series, Luciw raced in hill climbs and rallies, in addition to building and racing what was possibly Canada’s first Formula Vee car.


Luciw also worked with the media relations desk at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, when it was known as Mosport International Raceway, promoting many series such as Can-Am, Formula 1, Formula Ford and Rothman’s Porsche.


In 1987, the Canadian Automobile Sport Club honoured Luciw with the John Reid trophy for his outstanding contribution to motorsport.