Motor sport is the biggest sport in the world and one of the most expensive entertainment undertakings ever devised by man. This book, compiled by a man who has been involved in professional and amateur racing for over 40 years, is an invaluable historical study of sports car road racing in Western Canada. The book principally covers the post World War II period but also reaches back to the first road race in Canadian history, at Winnipeg, in 1904 and forward to the Vancouver Molson Indy event one hundred years later.
After racing at more than 50 facilities all over North America, Tom Johnston visited all of the Western Canadian active or abandoned road racing tracks that ever hosted events and also investigated numerous failed attempts to build more. Highlights of this book include the unlikely legacy of the large number of wartime training airports that became race tracks and a detailed look at the long tradition of amateur home built "specials" including several he built himself. He also treats us to amusing and insightful first-hand anecdotes from the colourful world of road racing.