His article was reported in a Southern Ontario newspaper format bi-weekly publication for the auto enthusiast called "Old Autos" on November 19, 2012.
With Dennis' permission we have published his article in its entirety for all to see, including a few extra photos below. Please click on all parts of the article and all the photos to enlarge them!
|Lyn's Autograph on this one!|
|In the bush!|
|Love the quick change diff.|
|On the dirt...very cool car...|
|Lyn's racing suite from his TB Invader days.|
|Lyn and his wife Lenore taken in 2010 in his new hot rod painted like the Thunder Bay Invader!|
Through one's life you get to meet some incredible people, and Lyn was no exception. My small connection with Lyn is that Lyn's brother Dwight and I were very best friends during the 1950's and 1960's. I spent many days at the McIntosh household and luckily had the chance to see the #62 car being built, to see it's engine in a crate in McIntosh's garage and to actually have driven Lyn's '32 Chevy Hot Rod when I was a mere 16 years.
Dwight and I also skied together with the likes of John Ritchie and some of the Irwins at Loch Lomond Ski Club. All our waking days back then and after school were devoted to skiing and trying hard to be gear heads like Dwight's brother Lyn. I even had the privilege to have done the lettering on one of the #62 cars when I was about 17. I had always followed Lyn's career and thought what an incredible way to live a life.....skiing and coaching all winter and racing cars all summer....what more could a guy ask for!!
A special thanks to Dennis Winko for the great article and to the photographers for the wonderful pictures shown above.....Dave Cano