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Sherlock
08-01-2004, 07:55 PM
At our local Calgary (western Canada) vintage race meet today I saw a neat race car called a Johnston JM2c, confused yet? anyone heard of it before? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

A Vancouver, B.C. man named Tom Johnston started building his own race cars (closed wheel) back in in 1973 and proceeded to make five of them over many years. Just this year one of his early examples - still in his possession - has been returned to the racing circuit again. Tom Johnston, himself, was there and I had a brief chat with him.

He has also written a book "Sports Car Road Racing in Western Canada", browsed through a sample copy there, very nice with coverage of a number of interesting specials built here in the middle of nowehere... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif, plus chronicling the cars he built. A bit rich for my present budget at $125 (CDN) but it looked to be an interesting read (with lots of research behind it) and had lots of great pictures. A great read for anyone interested in the history of early sports car racing in North America, there were some neat cars racing around the prairies back then...

Here's an article he wrote recently:

https://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=1de715b5-9281-4234-a219-67579f0fcf57

Sherlock
08-06-2004, 01:46 AM
OK... here's the picture finally.

Here is what a 1970's Johnston JM2c race car looks like:

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/jtworow/Johnston1A.jpg