Manitoba Motorsports Hall Of Fame

Welcome to the Manitoba Motorsports Hall Of Fame

The Manitoba Association of Auto Clubs (MAAC) is proud to host the website for the MMHOF.

We wish to acknowledge each individual inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame. For their outstanding devotion and contributions to Motorsports, it is hereby acknowledged to the citizens of Manitoba our warm and sincere thanks to those who have given so much to the sport.

Coming from the ranks of Antiques/Classics, Drag Racing, Oval Track Racing, Motorcycling, Street Rodding/Hot Rodding, Fabricating, Customizing and the Automotive Industry, each recipient has improved Motorsports in Manitoba to an unparalleled level. We are truly grateful for their efforts.

A special thanks to Klaus Lahr of the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg for allowing our permanent trophy to be on display for thousands to view annually.

For more information please email us at: info@mbmotorsportshalloffame.ca

List of Inductees

Inducted by their Peers for their outstanding efforts in support of Motorsports in Manitoba

2019

Bob Buccini

Jim Hoglund

Wayne Imrie

2018

Dino Calvert

Pat Fletcher

Bryne McKay

2015

Paul Germain

Warren Schettler

Ken MacKenzie

2014

Ian Corbett

John Scheel

Reg Wood

2012

Ron Sweeney

Richard Wood

Len Penner

2010

George Chapman

Kenny Lang

Denis Verrier

2009

Bill Balicky

Peter Ginakes

Jack Mavins

2008

Albert "AI" Ducharme

Ken Murray

John Tennant

2007

Liz Kitzul

John Dyck

AI Bodnarchuk

2006

Brian "Softy" Buchan

Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame Committee

Ron Lechman Paul "Willy" Williamson

Bob Chubala Peter Toundas

Don Daley

Advisory Committee

AI Bodnarchuk Bob Forzley

In Memoriam

WILLIAM PETER BALICKY

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Bill peacefully at home.

Left to mourn his memory is his loving wife Jeannine of 58 years; sons, Todd (Brenda), Brett (Shannon); grandsons, Cody (Ali), Brenden (Carole), Austin and Jared. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Peter.

Bill was self-employed owning Bill's Speed Centre, B&B Mini Motors and Bison Dragways, retiring in 1994. Bill and Jeannine enjoyed many wonderful years boating on Lake of the Woods and as a member of the Flying Fishermen for 39 years.

OTTO WAI LUN SO

Otto So was a fixture for many, many years at almost every carshow in the province, with his camera capturing thousands and thousands of vehicles.

He was the official/unofficial MAAC & MB Motorsports Hall Of Fame photographer.

Otto left us peacefully on June 25, 2018. He was born in postwar Hong Kong on January 2, 1946, and began a new life in Canada in 1972 with his wife Adelina, and daughters Joy and Judy. His life was filled with projects, especially cars, though his interests included collecting "stuff", travelling, and especially photography, seldom being seen without at least one camera at the ready, and documenting many events for friends and family.

After a career in IT, he built up International Hair Care with his wife Adelina. After her death in 1995, he married Anna, who sadly died in 2001 after less than two years of marriage. Never a quitter, in 2011 he married Roberta Beach in a car club celebration, and enjoyed a retirement of car events, travel and renovations. Otto had ALMOST completed his dream home renovations. Otto battled kidney disease for over 20 years, finally pioneering some new technology in home pd over two years. Sadly, this limited his travel. In lieu of flowers, a blood donation would be appropriate as Otto broke the bank in his last weeks battling a drug toxicity.