Fonds F15 - Margaret and Geoffrey Hortin fonds

Mud runs at Westwood Racetrack Geoffrey Hortin at the Mud Run, Westwood Racetrack John Clayton at the Mud Run, Westwood Racetrack Geoffrey Hortin at Westwood Racetrack Westwood Racetrack before it was paved Westwood Racetrack before paving Margaret Hortin leading the pack in the Powder Puff series at Westwood Racetrack

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Margaret and Geoffrey Hortin fonds

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CA CCOQ F15

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  • 1958-1960 (Creation)
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    Hortin, Margaret
  • 1958-1960 (Creation)
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    Hortin, Geoffrey

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3 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
2 photographs : b&w ; 7 x 7 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 9 cm
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm

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(1938–2019)

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Margaret (Marg) and Geoffrey (Geoff) Hortin became members of the Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC) in 1958. They assisted with the building of the Westwood Racetrack, and Geoff was an active racer. Marg raced an MGA coupe in what were known as "powder puff" races. She also helped out with lap scoring and was part of the Ladies Division, which ran a concession stand that raised enough money to pay for the taxes on the racetrack each year. Margaret Hortin passed away on July 5, 2019.

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([19-?])

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Geoffrey (Geoff) and Margaret (Marg) Hortin became members of the Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC) in 1958. They assisted with the building of the Westwood Racetrack, and Geoff was an active racer. He first built his own race car, which was dubbed the "G.A.S.P." (Geoff's Available Spare Parts), and then went on to race for Clemente European Motors in a Fiat 850 modified. Geoff was active in the club until 1972.

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The photographs are from the Hortin's personal collection.

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The fonds consists of 7 b&w photographs depicting Westwood Racetrack during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The earlier photographs depict the Mud Runs that took place in 1959, prior to the track being paved. The photographs mainly feature Geoffrey Hortin as driver, however, one photograph shows Margaret Hortin leading the pack in a 'Powder Puff' race on September 11th, 1960.

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