Bob Hanna cut his racing teeth running Jack Wheeler’s MGTD, seen here at Canada’s Edenvale in the early 1950s.
Bob Hanna is one of those quiet and unassuming people who do things unobtrusively, so that unless you look closely you miss the important achievements they have accomplished. Not only was he an effective race driver, he was also a builder of the sport in Canada and one of his crowning achievements was the first Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Mosport in 1967.
Although he has not participated in racing either as an administrator or racer for many years, Bob can always be found near the smell of Castrol R and the sound of race cars at the annual Mosport Vintage Festival and that’s where John Wright sat down to talk with him about the early days of road racing in Canada.
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