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Message posted by Webmaster on 16 November 2003 at 9:27pm - IP Logged
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Discuss the The 1969-1970 Gulf Canada Series for Formula A cars here.

Message posted by Dave_SCarlett@excite.com on 01 May 2004 at 1:47pm - IP Logged
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Really enjoyed your article and all the deitails you have. I've been lucky enough to meet with a few of the drivers listed and believe this to be the best period in Canadian road racing history. Well Done! 

Message posted by Lothar Kremer on 30 April 2005 at 4:54pm - IP Logged
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Wow! Great article. As the current owner of the Eppie Wietzes Championship 1969 Lola T-142 the accounts of each race were fascinating. A good friend owns the Le Grand MK 11 that Rex Ramsey drove to victory in the 1969 Trois Rivieres race. We hope to vintage race both cars in the near future.

 


Message posted by Exact10 on 05 September 2005 at 9:45pm - IP Logged
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Hi there,

Firstly thanks for the great article, I read it whilst trying to resarch the background to my latest car!

 I've just bought an early "high wing" McLaren M10a that has been stored, uncared for, since the mid 70's. The guy I bought it from here in Northern California was a real racer campaigning in Can Am with a front engined special of his own design. He bought the McLaren after it had sat for years in storage after having had a crash which knocked off the suspension on one side. The car is virtually complete but needs an thorough resto unfortunately the Chassios plate is missing although it does have the original SCCA brass oval plate still attached to the rolbar. If anybody can help me to see if this was the Eaton/Heimrath car I would be very grateful, it would, of course, be an important piece of Canadian racing history. I will be restoring it thoroughly and intend to race the car again in all of its glory


Message posted by Exact10 on 20 October 2005 at 9:49am - IP Logged
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Here are some pictures of my M10a

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/Exact10/ontheendofachain.jpg


Message posted by Exact10 on 20 October 2005 at 9:50am - IP Logged
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http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a353/Exact10/DSCN8885.jpg

Message posted by Rex A. Ramsey on 23 October 2005 at 8:56pm - IP Logged
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Greetings From Rex Ramsey on Oct. 23, 2005  About 36 years after I won this race at Trois Rivieres, Canada... In the Canadian Road Racing Championship.

What a great article. We won this race with a car that we hand built, even poured the wheels out of mag. and spun them to finish in Red Legrand's shop in the San Fernando Valley of L.A.

We built the chassis, headers, suspension, body and even did the porting on the 302 Chev. that we built out of used parts from James Garner's blown up Daytona Coupe Lola that we bought for $600.

We built the wing and the Airhart Brothers gave us the breaks. We took the car to the last Canadian L&M race, the first with this car, and it rained so hard that tires and wheels were floating down the pits. 

Not ours, for we only had the money to build one set of wheels and we finished 9th. on slicks cause we could not afford rains and still make Trois Rivieres.

It was raining so hard that Sam Posy spun on the warme up lap into the mud and never made the first lap.  He had rains, I was very careful that day, it was like driving on ice. 

I actually learned a great deal from this fine article.  Thanks

Rex A. Ramwsey

 


Message posted by Web master on 23 October 2005 at 11:01pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 23 October 2005

<FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=black size=4>Greetings From Rex Ramsey on Oct. 23, 2005 About 36 years after I won this race at Trois Rivieres, Canada... In the Canadian Road Racing Championship.

<FONT face=Arial size=4>What a great article. We won this race with a car that we hand built, even poured the wheels out of mag. and spun them to finish in Red Legrand's shop in the San Fernando Valley of L.A.

<FONT face=Arial size=4>We built the chassis, headers, suspension, body and even did the porting on the 302 Chev. that we built out of used parts from James Garner's blown up Daytona Coupe Lola that we bought for $600.

<FONT face=Arial size=4>We built the wing and the Airhart Brothers gave us the breaks. We took the car to the last Canadian L&M race, the first with this car, and it rained so hard that tires and wheels were floating down the pits.

<FONT face=Arial size=4>Not ours, for we only had the money to build one set of wheels and we finished 9th. on slicks cause we could not afford rains and still make Trois Rivieres.

<FONT face=Arial size=4>It was raining so hard that Sam Posy spun on the warme up lap into the mud and never made the first lap. He had rains, I was very careful that day, it was like driving on ice.

<FONT face=Arial size=4>I actually learned a great deal from this fine article. Thanks

<FONT face=Arial size=4>Rex A. Ramwsey





Rex,

Thanks for posting your memories. Much appreciated. Glad you liked the article.

Message posted by Trackside photo - RIR on 24 January 2006 at 10:56am - IP Logged
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  Always enjoyed this series and the efforts of Rex Ramsey & Red LeGrand, would like Rex to contact me, --> ( Millstok@aol.com  ) I have some great photos for you Rex !  Cheers, Glenn Miller Trackside-Photo  RIR Photog 1965 to 1975

Message posted by rob klyver on 13 February 2006 at 4:46pm - IP Logged
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Hey Rex

Its Rob from Russell Racing

How are on earth are you?

 

 


Message posted by Sandra on 26 February 2006 at 5:48pm - IP Logged
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Trying to contact my cousin George Eaton.. thankyou Sandra hyndman Toronto tel. 416 691 8169

e mail sandreams@rogers.com


Message posted by Leighton Irwin on 01 April 2006 at 2:53pm - IP Logged
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Try contacting Bass Pro Shops in Vaughan. I think either he or one of his brothers is involved with that store.

Message posted by Austin Provisor on 18 June 2006 at 11:36pm - IP Logged
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A message for Rex A. Ramsey from Austin Provisor:
I last saw you around 1968 and have wondered what you've been up to all these years. Racing a lot, eh?
I'd like to speak with you before this life is over. My email address is austinpro2001@yahoo.com and I'd really like to hear from you.
I'm not familiar with the workings of this website, but I hope you see this message, or perhaps someone who knows you will contact you in my behalf.
Austin Provisor
(not far from Sherman Oaks)

Message posted by AUSTIN PROVISOR on 20 June 2006 at 3:23am - IP Logged
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ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOW HOW I CAN CONTACT REX A. RAMSEY?
I MET HIM 50 YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
AND LOST TRACK OF HIS WHEREABOUTS ABOUT
1968 WHEN I MOVED TO ILLINOIS FOR 10 YEARS.
I'VE BEEN GOOGLE-ING HIS NAME FOR YEARS AND HIS COMMENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS THE CLOSEST I'VE COME TO FINDING HIM.
IF ANYONE READING THIS KNOWS HIM, PLEASE CONTACT HIM AND ASK HIM TO EMAIL ME, PLEASE. THANKS.
AUSTIN PROVISOR
austinpro2001@yahoo.com
P.S. WEBMASTER--DO YOU HAVE REX'S EMAIL ADDRESS?

Message posted by Web master on 20 June 2006 at 3:26am - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 20 June 2006
ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOW HOW I CAN CONTACT REX A. RAMSEY?
I MET HIM 50 YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
AND LOST TRACK OF HIS WHEREABOUTS ABOUT
1968 WHEN I MOVED TO ILLINOIS FOR 10 YEARS.
I'VE BEEN GOOGLE-ING HIS NAME FOR YEARS AND HIS COMMENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS THE CLOSEST I'VE COME TO FINDING HIM.
IF ANYONE READING THIS KNOWS HIM, PLEASE CONTACT HIM AND ASK HIM TO EMAIL ME, PLEASE. THANKS.
AUSTIN PROVISOR
austinpro2001@yahoo.com
P.S. WEBMASTER--DO YOU HAVE REX'S EMAIL ADDRESS?
Unfortunately, I don't. The only contact I've had is his comment on the site.

Message posted by AUSTIN PROVISOR on 20 June 2006 at 8:13pm - IP Logged
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Webmaster--thanks for the feedback. I contacted the SCCA today and someone in member's services told me they have a Rex A. Ramsey as a member and they are forwarding my email and phone # to him. With a little luck, I'll hear from him soon.
THANK YOU.
Austin Provisor

Message posted by kremerracing on 21 September 2006 at 12:28pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Administrator on 16 November 2003


Fantastic article on the 1969 and 1970 Canadian Road Racing seasons. I am preparing a storyline for Lola Heritage on the Eppie Wietzes Lola T-142 which won the 1969 Championship. Any help with phots and additional help would be appreciated.

Lothar Kremer

email address: racing127@netzero.net




Message posted by Rex Ramsey on 14 October 2006 at 3:15pm - IP Logged
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Greetings Rob, it's Rex and right now I'm building a new house, with my wife of 4 years and son of 3 years, Chris

Did you make Hot August Nights this year?

Drop me an E at RexR22@aol.com   I would like to say hi!

Message posted by Jack Ondrack on 16 March 2007 at 2:26am - IP Logged
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Is similar information available for FB or Formula Atlantic for the 1972-74 seasons?   e.g. who won the Edmonton races, in what make and model of car?

Message posted by Web master on 16 March 2007 at 8:18am - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 16 March 2007
Is similar information available for FB or Formula Atlantic for the 1972-74 seasons?   e.g. who won the Edmonton races, in what make and model of car?



I might have some information on that. Give me a couple of days and check back.

Message posted by Leighton Irwin on 16 March 2007 at 10:14am - IP Logged
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 Try www. ten-tenths.com  under the Historic Racing. You will have to join (no cost) to post. Under the chassis section there are a couple of posters who can help.

Bruce Jensen was 2nd at Edmonton in 74 in a March 74B and I think Bill Brack won in his  Lotus 69B.


Message posted by Web master on 17 March 2007 at 5:00pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 16 March 2007
Is similar information available for FB or Formula Atlantic for the 1972-74 seasons?   e.g. who won the Edmonton races, in what make and model of car?





Here are the races at EIS:

June 20, 1971 - Jacques Couture, Lotus 69B / Ford
June 25, 1972 - Ric Forrest, March 722 / Ford
July 3, 1973 - Alan Lader
June 2, 1974 - Bill Brack, Lotus 59/69 Ford
May 24, 1975 - Bertil Roos, March 75B / Ford
May 16, 1976 - Gilles Villeneuve, March 76B / Ford BDA
July 3, 1977 - Gilles Villeneuve, March 77B / Ford BDA
May 7, 1978 - ?
Aug 15, 1981 - Tim CoConis, Ralt RT4 / Ford


Message posted by automobiliart on 10 September 2007 at 8:18am - IP Logged
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Hi all
I was lucky enough to meet Al Pease, Peter Felder, Horst Kroll and Eppie Wietzes at the Mosport Vintage Racing Festival this past summer. It was an amazing honour! It was also an amazing moment!

I was there featuring my racing history artwork. My son took a great photo of these racers together. If anyone is interested in seeing the photo, just email me. I'd attach it here, but I don't think it's an option.

Cheers!
Paul      

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Paul Chenard
Halifax, Nova scotia

Message posted by Chris Merriman on 10 January 2011 at 3:46am - IP Logged
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hi Guys, my Dad was in some of those races, count me in. I think we had a Lotus Formula B and BP paid for some stuff.

Message posted by Jessica on 24 November 2015 at 10:10am - IP Logged
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Becky,This is a great article with many elncxleet points. As you and I have written a lot, despite the so called globalization in which we live, there is a long, long, way to go before we have true globalization   if it ever happens.There are still far too many pre-conceptions, misunderstandings, ignorance and lack of will to truly learn about others cultures and business etiquette, especially here in the US. One has only to switch on TV or read some of the social and political blogs in the US to see how ignorant and biased many people here are about other countries and cultures, not to mention the move to make the US more insular   as it was pre-WWII.In Asia and Europe, there is a growing resentment by some about the influence the US wields and that impacts people's perception of the US in business and other areas.The irony with the US is that it is a potpourri of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds so one would expect a more tolerant, more understanding populace.Right now, most of my inquiries for help with global business expansion come from overseas companies who seem more ambitious to be part of the Global Village.

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