There was a lot of debate on a thread about American drivers (which I can't find) quite a while ago about exactly who 1967 Canadian GP entrant Tom Jones is. Is he a Canadian; how is he related to John Jones; did he really exist?
Anyway, I think we can answer some of these questions now, and in correspondance with 8w god Mattijs, he suggested I post here to let you all know...
FYI, we have updated our page on Jones at our site to include some details about his F1 attempt given to us by the man who has restored the car used by Jones in 67 Canadian GP (and Jo Bonnier in 1966 F2), Paul Busby.
You can find our page on Jones here.
For those who don't like gratuitous plugs, the crucial bit is this:
I hope this is of some interest to some people. TJ appears to be American - and very hard to track down! Feel free to help prove us right/wrong!
There has been some debate about exactly who 'Tom Jones' is. Some think he is in fact a Canadian from Thunder Bay, is related to ex-F3000 racer John Jones, and appears in the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame. We believe this is incorrect, and that there are in fact two car racing Tom Joneses.
The F1 Jones is still living in Cleveland today, and is by all accounts something of a recluse; the other hails from Thunder Bay, was Canada's first FIA-graded rally driver, a dominating international ice-racer in his time, and is the father of John.