Friend of The Garage, Mike Adams, recently became the recipient of a collection of vintage racing photos that had been taken by Clint Laurie. Among the shots was this pic of my Dad, Bud Tucker’s MKII Sprite. This is the car in which Bud raced in 1967, when he won the Alitalia trophy for sports cars in Ontario. At the right of the picture is Bud, his greasy jeans showing the reality that most racers did it all themselves back in those days. Bent down polishing something or other is my Mom, Gloria. I’m guessing this shot was taken in the paddock at Harewood Acres.
As a side note, there were two Alitalia Trophies that year, one for sports cars and the other for sedans. The sedan winner was non other than Bill Brack.
Mike Adams races the recently restored supercharged MGB that Al Pease raced back in those days, a car that is a star in its own right.
Editor’s note: thanks to Tom Johnston who informed me that the track is the Macdonald Airport which was Winnipeg Sports Car Club’s racing circuit in the 1960s.