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I hadn't been on your site for a while and was very
surprised to see the Canadaire picture. I'm the self
appointed historian of Canada Class Car information. I'm
working on a site to keep it all. Check out
www.mcubed.ca . The Canadaire was raced in that class.
As for the Canadaire, you have the information! Check
out the Autosport article Nov 28, 1958. You see the rear
end of the car while it's being built!
I talked to Bob Hanna about the Autosport cars. I gather
he built 2 that were owned by Lew Franco. Lew raced the
Canadaire car for a season or two. The Canadaire car was
listed with an 800cc engine and was not competitive.
There is no record of it being raced again past 1959.
Lew then had a car with a Fiat engine and was listed as
the Franco Fiat. I originally thought this was the same
car, but it is not. I have recent pictures of the
Canadaire with the original engine.
I have a friend who knows a guy that knows the owner.
The car actually does not look like it travelled much
since the early 60's.