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1967 Canadian Grand Prix 50th anniversary

 

On September 30th 1967 took place the only Canadian Motorcycle Grand Prix

It was a rainy day and Agostini only needed 2nd place to win his second of  eight 500 Grand Prix Championships, Mike Hailwood won the race running away (won by 38 seconds) and actually tied Agostini with 46 points and 5 wins each, but Agostini took (3) 2nd place finishes compared to Hailwood’s 2.  So the championship went to Ago.  Canadian Mike Duff took 3rd place and was the only rider to finish on the same lap as the 2 superstars.   The 500 race was 40 laps and took 73 minutes and 28 seconds to complete in the rain (I know right!!! Crazy stuff) . Best time on wet pavement was a 1.42.700

In the 250 Race, Hailwood won the race 1 full minute ahead of Phil Read and with a best time of 1.36.800 .Notable 4th place was Yvon Duhamel on a Yamaha, the 125 Race was won by Bill Ivy.

You can see the full results of the day HERE.

 

So this Brings us to August 11th-12th-13th 2017

 

On August 11th-12th-13th  2017 we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of that historic event, planned activities are as follow, you will not want to miss this

 

  • Many invited guests, international and Canadian motorcycle historical figures will be present to celebrate with us, sign autographs and do parade laps.  Here are a few of the confirmed attendees so far:
  1. Michelle Duff
  2. Phil Read
  3. Rod Gould
  4. Kel Carruthers
  5. Dave Roper
  6. Richard Chambers
  7. Frank Camillieri
  8. Kurt Liebmann
  9. Henry Hanje
  10. Mendy Radbord
  11. Dave Lloyd
  12. Doug Libby
  13. Duane Mcdaniels
  14. Mike Manley
  15. Fred Guttner
  16. Doug Teague
  17. Ted Henter
  18. Dave Powell
  19. Francis Martin
  20. Frazer McAnnich
  • Over 200 racing participants
  •  Over 300 racing vintage motorcycles
  • 14 races each day
  • Historic riders and machines parade laps
  • Saturday evening rock show
  • Am-Cam Vintage race series points round
  • Motorcycle Concours d’elegance with the CVMG
  • Swap Meet
  • vendors
  • demo rides
  • P1 classes will be highlighted throughout the event
  • Evening Banquet
  • Much More…

 

Print the poster HERE and display at your office, business or local bike shop