A notable Canadian racing shop:
Autosport, 139 Dundas West, Cooksville, Ontario.
Run by Jack W. Wheeler and Bob Hanna.
Raced Buckler, Lotus, Triumph etc. Various drivers.
"A prospective new member to the club is Jack Wheeler (happens to work at Avros); apparently an M.G. type from pre-war days; on his fifth marque, anyway." B.E.M.C. Bulletin, Feb-March 1951, Page 2.
In 1960-1961 advertising Mercedes, Citroen, Alfa Romeo, Standard-Triumph, Lotus
"Where you get the best 'After Sales' Service."
Was Jack Wheeler, the presenter on the Canadian TV show Wheelspin, circa 1961-1963, the same man?
(I wonder if any of these shows survive — apparently they covered Sebring and Nassau.)
A new feature will be a
technical topics section, with
technical expert Jack
Wheeler. Viewers will be
invited to write in with
their technical problems for
Wheeler to answer. Jack
Wheeler is a familiar figure
to racegoers in Eastern Can-
ada and is one of Canada's
most experienced racing
mechanics. He prepared the
cars driven by Stirling Moss,
Olivier Gendebien and Peter
Ryan at Mosport Park last
The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Saturday 7 Jul 1962, Page 94
Bob MacGregor of Montreal (left), writer-producer of CBC radio's
RPM show, and Jack Wheeler, venerable motor racing expert and
regular on the CBC television summer program Wheelspin, are
shown as they receive plaques for outstanding services to the sport
of motor racing. The presentation by Paul Cooke, vice-president of
the Canadian Racing Association, took place at the CRDA's annual
dinner in Toronto recently.
Canada Track & Traffic/April, 1966
Also column in Canada Track & Traffic: Wheeling Around.
Edited by Rupertlt1, 05 April 2022 - 06:31.