Wednesday, October 04, 2017

"Canadian Motorsport Hall Of Famer" Walter Wolf Born - October 5, 1939

October 5, 1939
Walter Wolf
Born in Graz, Austria.
A Canadian oil-drilling equipment supplier who in the early 1970's made a fortune from the North Sea oil business and decided to join the world of Formula One motor racing. As a Formula 1 owner, Walter Wolf gave Canada a presence in Grand Prix and Can-Am racing in the late ’70s. In 1977, Jody Scheckter drove a Wolf-Ford to a win in Argentine in its first race ever, then followed with wins at the Monaco and Mosport. Wolf’s cars also competed in Can-Am with Gilles Villeneuve driving and in European Formula 1. Austrian-born Wolf became a Canadian citizen in 1967 and always carried the Canadian flag on his cars.
(Photo: gillfoto via photopin cc)
Walter Wolf was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1998.

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