Latham a motorsports pioneer

Mount Lehman resident Ron Latham will be among the inductees at the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society’s 14th annual ceremony.

Mount Lehman resident Ron Latham will be among the inductees at the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society’s 14th annual induction ceremony on Sept. 20.

Latham was the first president of the BC Hot Rod Association, which was formed in 1957. He is still hot rodding with his Cadillac-powered 1932 Buick five-window coupe.

The GVMPS, which has already inducted 215 pioneers, is a group of enthusiasts from various motorsports activities whose goal is to recognize and record the accomplishments of people who have made major contributions over the past four decades.

The ceremony recognizes individuals who made major contributions in the early days of motorsport in the region. This includes hot rodding, custom car building, drag racing and land speed racing, sports car and road racing, motorcycling, power boat racing as well as car collecting and restoration.

Latham is one of 17 honourees who will be inducted in the Sept. 20 ceremony, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. All motorsport enthusiasts are welcome. The event includes light snacks and beverages, and a $15 admission will be requested at the door. For more information, visit gvmps.org.

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