not forgotten . . .

Joe Hlywka


Toronto, Canada
day.mo.1932 - day.mo.1999


Joe's heart and soul were devoted to racing, no matter what his health. In the 90's, he took an interest in the CanAm TQ Midget circuit, and became a car owner until he passed away! He had some great successes with this machine, and gave several young drivers a great opportunity to test and refine their racing skills.

  . . . from the Retro Rockets Joe Hlywka feature page

Thanks so much for helping to keep old Canadian racing memories alive. I really appreciate it. It seems like just yesterday I was a little kid watching my dad race.

  . . . Gwen (Hlywka)

Dick Lawless 64, some time around 1968

Sept, 20, 1967

'68 Classic, Joe qualified 6th fastest

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Doug Duncan 23 machine, 1965

Lawless roadster

Johnny Spencer behind the wheel of a Joe Hlywka-built car circa 1971. This "wedge" designed car was considered quite innovative in its time, with the engine offset to the left and the driver to the right. ..Mark Floyd

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  Joe Hlywka links
  • feature page - courtesy of Dan Nielsen (Retro Rockets)
  • please links, stories or images so we can all remember Joe Hlywka.

  stats
  • 10th in points in 1970 at Oswego
  • 5th in the 1965 Classic
  • 7 Oswego top 5's

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