Memories: Craig Hill in Lotus 30

Thanks to Ken Graham for sharing this image of Canadian racing legend Craig Hill in a Lotus 30. This was in 1966, as Hill was on his way to a national win at Harewood Acres. The name of the photographer is not known.

Details about the car from Ken:
The car was ordered by Competition Motors in London, Ontario through Autosport in Cooksville, Ontario for the same event that Jim Clark had his Lotus 30 entered at Mosport. Not sure of year, 63 or 64.

The car for Craig was delivered two weeks after that race. The car sat for two years because of money problems!! Then Craig had some rich guy buy it. They took it to Marlboro Race track in Maryland, it got bunted off the track. They repaired it and took it to Harewood and won. Craig can’t remember where the car went after that!!

Hill will be in attendance at the Grand Prix of Mosport this weekend as part of the track’s 50th anniversary celebrations.


  1. yellowcar says

    I started school the same time Craig Hill did in 1939 in Hamilton Ontario…So I do know how old he is ! Plus the year he was born ! Finally found more history on him. For awhile he was on television as a host comintator around the 80,s .. Yellowcar… PS He must still be alive.

  2. Gordon Baker says

    Post from yellowcar – Update ! 2012 February 4th – My e-mail is ''. Would like to hear from Craig ! Remember Memorial School ? Remember the Bakers ? Remember Ottawa street. If you would prefer send me a letter at Box 33 , Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan. Sincerely, Gordon Baker…

  3. says

    update 2015 – Yes Craig passed away a couple of years ago. I will never forget the times we had in Hamilton. We used to take our BB guns up the mountain to Albian Falls and build tree forts on the Escarpment. He was my very good friend. Yellowcar ! Gordon Baker (……Now resideing in Saskatchewan.

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