Wednesday, November 01, 2017

"CMHF Member" Craig Hill Passes Away At Age 78 - November 1, 2012

January 9, 1934 - November 1, 2012
Craig Hill
 (Photo credit; cmhf.ca )
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
In a driving career that spanned almost 40 years, Hill raced and won in almost every type of racing car, He started out in stock cars at the CNE Speedway, raced supermodifieds at Nilestown and Delaware Speedways near his London area home, raced full-size midgets in the United States and then went road-racing in sports cars and sophisticated open-wheel formula cars. He was Canadian Formula B champion in 1969 and 1970, driving a Formula Ford he modified to formula B spec. He co-drove with Ludwig Heimrath to win the Sundown Grand Prix at Mosport in 1973 and 1974.

As advertising and promotions manager of Castrol Canada, he was involved in that company's investment in Canadian motorsport. It's an understatement to say that he did an incredible amount for Canadian racers and motorsports.

Craig Hill was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 1996. He died at his home in West Lorne, Ontario, on November 1, 2012. He was 78.

Wheels Editor Norris McDonald wrote; Farewell to a Canadian motorsport original, Craig Hill 
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