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25 May 1946 – Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver

25 May 1946 – Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver

Bill Adam

Bill Adam (conceived May 25, 1946) is a Canadian dashing driver conceived in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Beginning his vocation in sports autos toward the finish of the 1970s, Adam drove as a privateer, winning a Canadian title before being enlisted professionally.

 Welcomed to join the manufacturing plant sponsored Group 44 race group in 1980, he invested energy co-driving with Bob Tullius in the Triumph TR8 in the IMSA arrangement and had GTO class triumphs at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Road Atlanta, Mosport, and Road America, and additionally a triumph at Daytona where he drove alone. 

In mid-1982, the group revealed its Prototype Jaguar GTP racer, and it completed third at its first race ever at Road America.

 In the 1983 season, Adam and Tullius drove relatively every race except the auto demonstrated delicate, despite the fact that it they won Road Atlanta, Lime Rock, Mosport and Pocono races.

 In 1985, Adam joined Conte Racing, co driving with John Paul, Jr. in the production line upheld March GTP racer. 

25 May 1946 – Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver

 Power originated from a processing plant motor program at Buick, a V-6 turbo engine that place out more than 1000HP. Lamentably, the energy of this motor was more than the undercarriage could deal with and it drove relatively every race, except separated in relatively every race.

 Following years were gone through with Bayside Racing from Seattle, Washington in their Porsche 962 GTP racer, and also the Hendricks

Motorsport Chevrolet Corvette GTP racer. 1986 and 1987 were additionally spent in the Rothmans Porsche Cup in Canada with various triumphs and additionally winning a lofty Porsche Cup grant, something offered out to the universes' best Porsche racers.

 At the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving a Porsche 962C for Porsche Canada/Brun Motorsport, Adam collaborated with Scott Goodyear and Richard Spenard, running as high as fifth by and large before ceasing with motor issues. 

One season was gone through with the Protofab race group, hustling a production line upheld exertion in both Camaro and Corvette race autos before putting in a couple of years out of motorsport. 

1994 saw Adam come back to dashing, driving the Champion Racing Porsche. Alongside co-drivers including John Paul, Jr., Juan Manuel Fangio II, Brian Redman, and Thierry Boutsen, he had a moment put complete at the Sebring 12 Hour with Hans-Joachim Stuck in 1995 and second place at Watkins Glen International. 

He would return in 1996 with Stuck to win the 12 hour Sebring GT1 class. In 1997, he put second in class, again with Stuck and Boutsen, at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
25 May 1946 – Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver
In 2002 Adam drove two races of the Porsche Supercup at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on United States Grand Prix end of the week, putting eleventh and thirteenth. 

The next year he was driving the number 23 Porsche 911 twice, in the Grand-Am Motorola Cup. He qualified the auto second on the framework at Mont Tremblant.

As of late, Adam has been dashing an Audi R8 (undercarriage 405) in the Historic Sports auto Racing arrangement, winning the Daytona WSC Enduro race in November 2005. In 2008, Bill Adam, driving for Jim Rogers, won the general HSR Championship, putting first in four races and second in the other three in which he shared. 

In 2010, Adam kept driving for Jim Rogers in "another" Audi R8. This auto, frame 607, was unraced and utilized as a showcar by Audi, before being totally gone over by ex Champion group boss Bobby Green. Collaborated with Butch Leitzinger, Adam won the opening HSR race at Sebring for the group's first triumph with this auto. Street Atlanta and the "Mitty" took after, where collaborated with Andy Wallace, they set second. Whatever is left of the year was finished control by the Adam/Wallace group as they won at Road America, Wisconsin and took after with shaft positions AND wins at Road Atlanta (September), Homestead Miami Speedway, and the Sebring finale, winning the HSR Championship.


25 May 1946 – Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver 

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