Bill Adam

Bill Adam ( born May 25, 1946 in Airdrie ) is a former Canadian race car driver.

Career in motorsports

Bill Adam was born in Scotland and emigrated in the 1950s with his parents to Canada. He lived many years in Oakville. Although his parents had absolutely no interest in automobiles, he was already excited as a teenager of vehicles. A friend of the family took him in 1961 to a sports car race at Mosport; there Adam was first introduced to racing in contact. In 1971 he received his first racing license and bought his first race car, a Chevrolet Corvette.

In the 1970s, he began with motor racing. He went first in amateur races at the start and started in 1975 a professional racing career. He had his first international appearance at the 6- hour race at Watkins Glen, a race in the World Sportscar Championship in 1975. Together with John Greenwood was the 18th in the overall standings. In 1980 he was teammate of Bob Tullius in the Group 44 racing team and went with the GTO Triumph TR8 in the IMSA GTP series at the start. Partially included these races in the early 1980s, and for the World Sportscar Championship. In 1981 he finished tenth in the 12 Hours of Sebring and fell from the 6-hour race at Mosport.

As of 1983, the Group sold 44- race management Jaguar XJR -5 as an emergency vehicles. In 1983, he and Tullius won the 500 - km race at Road Atlanta, the 3- hour race at Lime Rock and the 6- hour race at Mosport.

Adam was once the 24- hour race at Le Mans in the race. In 1980 he had missed with his teammates Jacques Bienvenue and Douglas Rowe racing skills. In 1987, he retired as a partner of Scott Goodyear and Richard Spenard after an engine failure on Porsxhe 962C prematurely.

Bill Adam denied until 2004 sports car race and then stepped away from racing.

Le Mans results