11/30/13

240 Gordie Bonin Passes Away

It is with great sadness to forward the following message to the club. 

From - Jim Kennedy

"My fellow members, a recent supporter of our club and most recently, our “Bowties vs the World” Charity S/S, has left us. On November 29, 2013 in Las Vegas Nevada, “240” Gordie Bonin passed away.

I met up “240  Gordie” a few times over the years and followed his drag racing exploits for a long time, even when he was active though the 90’s. The club had the pleasure to have “240” appear at our 2012 Show n Shine, he signed autograghs & assisted the club in obtaining some autographed photos from his friends for our silent auctions, - he even brought out the restored Front engine dragster that started it all for him, for our show.. He was given the “240” title when he constantly ran his Nitro Fuel Funny Cars at 240 M.P.H or faster. he was the 1st to obtain that speed quicker than anyone else in that class at the time. I had received many e-mails from him since 2012 & he was often thinking of coming out to the event again.

“240” Gordie was truly a likable fella’, a True Canadian Hot Rodding Legend and if you had the chance to chat with him, he was someone who would leave you with an everlasting impression.   His support was Terrific!!!!         

Thank-you “240” for all your help and May God Bless !!!
 
Jim Kennedy


Condolences to the friends and family of Gordie Bonin. 

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