Monday, January 14, 2008

recent microfilm morgue find

Tom Johnston's terrific book Sports Car Road Racing in Western Canada has a chapter entitled "Legends and Mysteries". One legend/mystery was an entry in Pit Pass, the Sports Car Club of B.C.'s newsletter, about a team event to be held at the Chilliwack Fairgrounds, and sponsored by the Tamahi Sports Touring Club. The event was scheduled for August 17, 1963 and Tom noted no evidence or results had been produced that proved the event actually occurred.

Until now.

From the Chilliwack Progress, Wednesday, August 21, 1963:

Interesting to note the name "T. Burgess" of the University of British Columbia Sports Car Club as being an entrant. Tom Burgess went on to quite a rally career in Canada and was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1998.

For those interested in more Western Canadian history go to
for info on Tom Johnston's book.

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