1965 Shell 4000 Rally Story in Canada Track & Traffic

On March 21, 2012 I posted on my website that I had obtained a copy of all of the issues of the car magazine Canada Track & Traffic which existed from 1959 to 1972.  Information on how to obtain these issues is available in that post.

Obviously there is a lot of information in those magazines, which I will share periodically on this website.  One of the events that has always been of interest to me was the Shell 4000 Rally.  In 1965 the Shell 4000 Rally started in Toronto, Ontario and ended in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The magazine article notes that this was the first time that closed road sections played a major part in the rally.  I have included all of the pages from the June 1965 issue of Canada Track & Traffic which presented the story of the Shell 4000 Rally.

Looking at the story and the results, it can be seen that the 1965 Shell 4000 Rally attracted some well-known rally and racing people – Paul MacLennan, John Wilson, Eppie Weitzes, Henry Taylor, Robin Edwardes, Maurice Carter, Scott Harvey, Diana Carter, Pedro Rodrigues, Al Pease, Luigi Chinetti, and Craig Fisher.  It is also clear that several manufacturers and car dealers were supporting teams in the Shell 4000 Rally. Following are pages from the June 1965 issue of Canada Track & Traffic which covered the 1965 Shell 4000 Rally:

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