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Webster to give a talk on “The Canadian Grand Prix, The Early Years” via a Canadian Automotive Museum Zoom Talk, Thursday, October 21st

Oakville, ON, Oct 5/21 (GRW): the Canadian Automotive Museum has been presenting a regular series of ‘third Thursday talks’ via Zoom. This month’s presentation is a bit different from their usual auto history fare. George Webster will be presenting his PowerPoint talk on the history the Canadian Grand Prix, focusing on the early years at Mosport and St. Jovite/Mont Tremblant.

Here is the museum’s blurb advertising this event:

Even in the early days of the sports car movement in Canada in the 1950s, race organizers had dreamed of staging a genuine Formula One Grand Prix in Canada. The first F1 US Grand Prix was held in 1959 and it settled in at Watkins Glen. Here in Canada, the 1967 Centennial was the impetus for the first F1 race in this country. It has run almost every year since at various venues – Mosport, St. Jovite (aka Mont Tremblant) before settling in at Montreal and becoming a national institution. Join Canadian motorsport historian George Webster as he tells the story of the early years of the Canadian Grand Prix.

This online talk will take place over Zoom and is part of the Canadian Automotive Museum's Third Thursday lecture series. These online talks are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The Canadian Automotive Museum is a registered Canadian charity and a suggested donation of $10 goes toward covering the cost of hosting these virtual events. Donors who make an annual contribution of over $25 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

About our speaker:

George Webster’s first race was at Edenvale, Ontario in 1956. Since then he had attended countless races at over 80 different places and a similar number of F1 races. In those formative years of the Canadian GP, Webster attended almost every one – as a spectator, a track worker and as an F1 Steward . He morphed from a race official to a race photographer/writer; he has written for many publications including AutoSport Canada and Performance Racing News.

To ‘attend’ this zoom talk all you need is a computer with sound capability. Go to the museum’s website to sign up for this talk:
https://www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com/events

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