Over his years in racing, Eppie Wietzes drove everything on four wheels, from a Morris Minor with an Austin A40 engine to Lotus and Brabham Formula One cars, as well as various Lola and McLaren Formula 5000 racecars. He won the 1981 Trans-Am championship with a Corvette. Inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1993, Wietzes was recognized for his outstanding contribution to racing not only in Canada but also around North America. Today, he runs a Toyota dealership in partnership with his brother Bert in Vaughn, just north of Toronto. John Wright caught up with Wietzes to learn more about his diverse career.
Eppie, weren’t you born in Holland just before the Second World War and wasn’t your father involved in the Dutch Resistance after the German occupation?