by Mike Matune | 03/01/2015 4:45 PM
|This saga came to light when Larry Jendras found a photo for sale on EBay of a 1963 Pontiac Tempest racing at the Rose Cup in Portland Oregon. It turned out that the car was sponsored by a large Canadian dealership in Vancouver, British Columbia by the name of Bowell McLean or Bo Mac. The car achieved notable success in sedan racing with the ICNSCC (International Conference of Northwest Sports Car Clubs), winning the Class III season championship and the Westwood Championship for Sedans, both in 1963.||Scriabin leads a Mini and a VW during the Canadian Touring Trophy at Mosport on August 8, 1964. (Photo courtesy Ron Kielbiski)|
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Campaigning the car was Mike Scriabin with Robbie McInnis as his mechanic. Based on the car’s success, it was invited to compete in the Canadian Touring Car Trophy event, where unfortunately it would DNF after losing a wheel and suffering front end problems. From photos available, it appears the car was a 326 powered car, likely with the standard three speed transaxle.
We are always interested in any documentation available, i.e. photos entry lists, results lists, remembrances, programs, etc.
To date we have been unable to contact Robbie McInnis or his family, any contact information would be welcome.
Racing Record – Mike Scriabin – Bo Mac 1963 Pontiac Tempest
Paul Goldsmith stands next to his victorious Pontiac LeMans Super Duty after the 1963 Daytona American Challenge Race. The car was entered by Ray Nichels and prepared by Tiny Worley. (Racing Pictorial Photo, Courtesy AIC International Corporation)