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.
Albert "AI" Ducharme
Brian "Softy" Buchan
Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame Committee
Ron Lechman Paul "Willy" Williamson
Bob Chubala Peter Toundas
AI Bodnarchuk Bob Forzley
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.