Subject Topic: The Sundown Grand Prix Post Reply
Message posted by Web master on 20 March 2005 at 12:48am - IP Logged
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Discuss your memories of the original Sundown Grand Prix.

Message posted by on 25 March 2005 at 1:34pm - IP Logged

Gary Magwood here. I just stubled across your website. Great. I remember The Sundown fondly. As a result of our 2nd in '66, I entered Sebring in '67. We qualified well, splitting the factory cars but had a hub shear around the four hour mark!

Thanks, keep up the good work.

Gary Magwood

Message posted by gerard barathieu on 12 May 2005 at 1:45am - IP Logged
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have a photo of the PORSCHE 908  winner in 1976?

Best salutations.

Message posted by DR smooth on 13 October 2005 at 4:33pm - IP Logged
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The Sundown gp returned in the mid 90's and again this year, On may 24 weekend

Message posted by Robert Barg on 03 December 2005 at 2:25pm - IP Logged
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Yes, I remember the Sundown well.  Co-drove with Cam Champion in both 68 and 69 in his MGB.  John Mann originally was supposed to drive with Cam in 68 and at the last minute I subbed for him - I believe the entry still showed Cam and John (Performance Cars  of St. Catharines).  Cam and I finished 4th o/a in 68 and 5th o/a in 69 - both times winning the small car class. In either 70 or 71 I co-drove again with Cam but in his Alfa GTV - I got out on the marbles in turn 3 and slid up the hill - soon to be joined by Craig Fisher in the Carter camaro! - so we ended up dnf.

Mosport was a great track to drive - especially in the dark!  I remember the MGB handled very well, although not much power.  I believe it won the E prod. title in 69.

I understand the 6 hr. has been revived but in a shorter length? Hope it continues on.

Robert Barg



Message posted by TR-3 Burd on 26 July 2006 at 4:19pm - IP Logged
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Hey my name is Curtis Robertson-BURD, i am the son of Sam Burd, his name was brought up in this article, about the sundown race at mosport in 1965. He crashed in turn four in that race driving a TR-3A it was red.

i am just wondering if anyone knows any more about this article and furthermore about my late father's racing career?

thanks CRB*  



Message posted by Leighton Irwin on 25 October 2006 at 3:29pm - IP Logged
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I drove a street stock MGB in the 1st Mosport Sundown (4 hrs)  1964, with only the windshield removed. The owner was Bruce Rodgers. It was his go to work (and only) car. I think we ended up 6th. The race was supposed to start at 4 with Bruce driving the 1st  hr and then me for 2 hrs and Bruce the last hr. It started about 8! I had superb night vision but conversly had a hard time adapting to dark/light! Anyway instead of driving in daylight I got all night driving and rain as well. It was also my 1st race in the rain. We figured out how hard it was raining by how much we slid crossing the river half way down #2. If it was really pouring the same thing happened in 4. Great places for unexpected slides. It was great fun. Really. I suppose we were all a little bonkers and very wet.

Bruce was a pretty good driver but was badly hurt in a road accident not to long after that (the other driver was charged) and I don't think he ever drove again.

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