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#51 cheesy poofs

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 13:41

Found out today that Jacques Villeneuve is now battling cancer. Now 60, he says he hopes to win this battle and keep racing next winter. He's been following chemotherapy and hopes to fight this cancer. He's lost some weight and his hair due to the chemotherapy.

He says he hopes to race again this winter if he can find more speed in his snowmobiles.

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#52 Ray Bell

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 14:21

All the best to him...

A positive attitude is one of the things that will help him, of course.

#53 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 20:50

Oh dear, it's not been a great few years for him, has it? Let's hope for the best.



#54 Marc Sproule

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 02:44

does anyone have a current update on jacques?

 

i got to know him fairly well when he was in the atlantic series. i always liked him and we got along quite well. i guess you could say he was always more "country" than gilles so it makes sense to me that he was not interested in leaving north america to race.

 

here are a couple of images of him and gilles together on the pre-grid prior to the atlantic race in trois rivieres in '76.

 

i hope he makes a full recovery.

 

https://www.flickr.c...@N03/4444748474

 

https://www.flickr.c...@N03/4442749868

 

there are a fair number of pics of jacques in my atlantic set......eventually there will be more

 

https://www.flickr.c...57623186773769/

 

and one of jacques in the 2 liter osella can am car.....

 

https://www.flickr.c...N03/4434223478/


Edited by Marc Sproule, 10 October 2014 - 06:01.


#55 Allen Brown

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 13:46

Reading this thread, you'd think Jacques Snr was some sort of wannabe racer trailing disconsolately in his brother footsteps.  I don't recognise that at all.  Just to recap, these are the major International series that he WON:

 

1980 North American Formula Atlantic Championship 

 

1981 North American Formula Atlantic Championship

 

1983 Can-Am Championship

 

I'm sure he was very happy for his brother when GV got into F1 but JV was a star in his own right.