The Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala 2021 has been postponed.

In light of the current Covid Delta variant spreading across our country, we at the Canadian Drag Racing Hall Of Fame have decided to postpone our gala celebrations for 2021. We have made this decision to protect the lives of all inductees, invited guests, our sponsors and members of the media. We are actively planning our next gala, looking forward to 2022. On behalf of our founder John Scotti, our selection committee and myself, we thank you for your understanding.

Bob Aubertin – Director

Le Gala d’intronisation au temple de la renomée 2021 a été reporté.

Le variant de Covid Delta qui se répand à travers notre pays, nous, au Temple de la Renommée Canadienne des Courses D’Acceleration, avons décidé de reporter nos célébrations de gala pour 2021. Nous avons pris cette décision pour protéger la vie de tous les intronisés, invités,
commanditaires et membres des médias. Nous planifions activement notre prochain gala, dans la perspective de 2022. Au nom de notre fondateur John Scotti, de notre comité de sélection et de moi-même, nous vous remercions de votre compréhension.

Bob Aubertin – Directeur

John Scotti Classic Cars presenting sponsor of the Canadian Stock/SS Series.

We are pleased to announce the formation of a Canadian Stock/SS Series within the N.H.R.A. Div. 1 National Open Series. John Scotti Classic Cars will be the presenting sponsor of the Stock/SS Series at the Miramichi Dragway , Napierville Dragway and Toronto Motorsports Park. As part of the agreement, John Scotti Classic Cars will present year-end bonuses to the top 3 points earners in the series as well as an N.H.R.A. Div. 1 Championship Wally and Jacket to the Canadian Stock/SS Series Champion presented by John Scotti Classic Cars. The Series will consist of 2 events at each of the locations on the same weekend. Points will be awarded at the best 5 of 6 events. If conditions should curtail racing at one of the event days, points will be awarded up to the point of the last completed round. Points will be awarded based on the current year NHRA Rulebook.

For the past 44 years, John Scotti Classic Cars has been the standard-setting classic car dealer in Canada and across North America! We are proud to offer an exclusive selection of vintage cars, classic cars, muscle cars and exotic cars from top car brands past and present, including the most beautiful and hard-to-find classic car models from GM, Ford and Chrysler. Exotic cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and Mercedes. Our inventory also includes luxury and Performance models, Limited-Production vehicles and even One-Off car models. We invite you to take a look at our current inventory of classic cars for sale, in Montreal and be inspired to dream! At John Scotti Classic Cars and at the John Scotti Automotive group, we have a large network of suppliers that we have access to obtain the most sought-after and Top-Flight classic cars on the continent. We are able to count on a team of devoted experts in vehicle restoration who are passionate about the history and mechanics of older vehicles. Their expertise and devotion is what allows us to offer such an exceptional selection of classic automobiles that have been expertly and comprehensively restored.

Classic Cars, In Expert Hands
At John Scotti Classic Cars we are committed to preserving as much as possible the original appearance of our vintage automobiles. Conserving the integrity of the antique cars we sell is important to us! The team at John Scotti Classic Cars is a frequent participant at automotive events throughout Eastern Canada, including classic car expos. Member of a particular club or association, or simply an enthusiast of cars from an earlier era? Interested in one of our vehicles? Please don't hesitate give us a call at 514- 728-5777 to speak with a member of our team or send us an email to or Better yet, come and see our current, exclusive collection of classic cars at 4444 Jarry street east in Montreal. We look forward to welcoming you!

Les Voitures Classique John Scotti est le commanditaire de la série Canadienne Stock/SS.

Nous sommes fier d’annoncer la formation d’une série Canadienne Stock/SS au sein de la série Nationale Open de la N.H.R.A. Div.1. Les Voitures Classique John Scotti sera le commanditaire principal de la série Stock/SS a la piste Miramichi Dragway, Napierville Dragway et Toronto Motorsports Park. Dans le cadre de l’entente, Les Voitures Classique John Scotti présentera des primes de fin d’année aux 3 meilleurs détenteurs de points de la série, un trophée Wally de la N.H.R.A. division1et aussi une veste au champion Canadien de la série Stock/SS présenté par Les Voitures Classique John Scotti. La série se composera de  événements à chacun des pistes le même week-end. Des points seront attribués lors des 5 meilleurs événements sur 6. Si les conditions doivent restreindre la course à l’un des jours de l’événement, des points seront attribués jusqu’au point de la dernière course terminée. Les points seront attribués en fonction du livre de règlement courant 2021de la NHRA.

Au cours des 44 dernières années, Les Voitures Classique John Scotti a été le concessionnaire de voitures classiques de référence au Canada et partout en Amérique du Nord! Nous sommes fiers d’offrir une sélection exclusive de voitures anciennes, de voitures classiques, de muscle cars et de voitures exotiques des plus grandes marques de voitures passées et présentes, y compris les modèles de voitures classiques les plus beaux et les plus difficiles à trouver de GM, Ford et Chrysler. Voitures exotiques telles que Lamborghini, Ferrari et Mercedes. Notre inventaire comprend également des modèles de luxe et de performance, des véhicules à production limitée et même des modèles de voitures unique. Nous vous invitons à jeter un coup d’œil à notre inventaire actuel de voitures classiques à vendre, à Montréal et soyez inspirés à rêver! Chez Les Voitures Classique John Scotti et chez le groupe John Scotti Automotive, nous disposons d’un vaste réseau de fournisseurs auxquels nous avons accès pour obtenir les voitures classiques les plus recherchées et les plus haut de gamme du continent. Nous pouvons compter sur une équipe d’experts dévoués en restauration de véhicules passionnés par l’histoire et la mécanique des véhicules plus anciens. Leur expertise et leur dévouement sont ce qui nous permet d’offrir une sélection aussi exceptionnelle d’automobiles classiques qui ont été restaurées de manière experte et complète.


The Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame welcomes
four inductees to the Nomination Selection Committee
for 2021 & 2022.

The following Inducted members representing Western Canada is 2016 inductee Ron Hodgson from St-Albert, AB., representing Central Canada are 2015 inductee Wally Clark from Niagara, ON., 2016 inductee John Waldie from Embro, ON., representing Atlantic Canada is 2015 inductee Jim Morrison from Elmsdale, NS. Both our Founder John Scotti and our Director, 2017 inductee, Robert (Bob) Aubertin will remain as permanent on the committee. The role of the Selection Committee members is to review in depth the qualifications such as
(National Event wins, NHRA/IHRA/AHRA national records) of the nominees submitted for induction into the Prestigious Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

La Temple de la Renommée Canadienne des Courses
D’Acceleration accueille quatre intronisés au comité de
sélection des candidatures pour 2021 et 2022.

Les membres intronisés suivants représentant l’Ouest Canadien sont Ron Hodgson, intronisé en 2016 de St-Albert, AB., représentant le Centre du Canada, Wally Clark, intronisé 2015 de Niagara, ON., John Waldie, intronisé 2016 de Embro, ON., représentant le Canada Atlantique, et Jim Morrison, intronisé 2015 de Elmsdale, NS. Notre Fondateur John Scotti et notre Directeur, intronisé en 2017, Robert (Bob) Aubertin,
demeureront permanents au comité. Le rôle des membres du comité de sélection est d’examiner en profondeur les qualifications telles que (victoires àux Événements National, dossiers Nationaux de la NHRA/IHRA/AHRA) des candidats soumis pour intronisation au Prestigieux Temple de la Renommée Canadienne des Courses D’Acceleration.


Photo of Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame 2019 inductees

From left: Jay Adam (son of posthumous inductee Jim Adam), Tom Craig, Ed DeCooman, Roger Lafontaine, Eric Latino, Joe Van Overbeek, Charles Beatty, George Sitko, Bob Reynolds, Ken Sitko, René Gosselin, Rolly Doucet, Harry Hibbs, Kenny Lang, Ken Reich, Mike Adam (son of son of posthumous inductee Jim Adam). Front: Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame founder John Scotti.

Photo credit: Stacee Richards

Drag racing greats inducted at Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame gala.

(MONTREAL, Que.) November 25, 2019 — For the fifth straight year, the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame (CDRHF) recognized the significant contributions of a select group of Canadians considered by their peers to be legends in the world of competitive drag racing.

Among the 16 Canadian nominees from across Canada and the U.S. inducted this year are four world champions, and—for the first time since the CDRHF was founded—father and son nominees. To date, 116 Canadians have been inducted into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, 15 of them posthumously.

“As in previous years, each of the individuals nominated has had considerable input into the sport of drag racing. Their influence is felt to this day and it is thanks in part to their impressive legacy that the sport enjoys the popularity it does,” says John Scotti, founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. “It is indeed an honour to pay tribute to their outstanding accomplishments as we welcome these new legends into the Hall of Fame.”

The induction ceremony was held November 16, during the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame’s Fifth Annual Induction Gala, held at the Sheraton Laval Hotel Convention Centre in Laval, Quebec. About 130 drag racing champions, drivers, crew chiefs, engine and chassis builders, mechanics, track owners, announcers, and graphic designers from across Canada and the United States were in attendance.

All inductees received the custom-tailored CDRHF blue blazer and an engraved custom-designed CDRHF ring. As is tradition, this year’s inductees were invited to sign the organization’s official Book of Honour, adding their signature alongside those of fellow inductees from previous years.

To be nominated, candidates must reside in or be an expatriate of Canada, have actively been engaged at the top level of their categories for more than 25 years and must have made a tangible or considerable contribution to the sport. Some categories may require that candidates have established a national record as an individual or as a member of a team (National Hot Rod Association, International Hot Rod Association, or American Hot Rod Association national record or national event win). Inductees may also come from other areas of the sport, such as photography and track operations.

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Bob Aubertin

Director, Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame

Phone: 514-951-6112


Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame

The makeup of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductees include Racers, Mechanics, Crew Chiefs, Engine Builders, Chassis Builders, Track Promoters, Track Announcers,Track Officials and Track Photographers, Journalists and Sponsors.

Our Mission

The Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization whose mission is to recognize the extraordinary achievements and contributions of Canadians to the sport of drag racing.