October 15, 2016
Guided by John Scotti, Ken Achs signs the official register
The official induction took place at the Second Annual Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala in Montreal on October 15 in recognition of his achievements in the sport of drag racing. Ken was one of 23 drag racing legends honoured with a custom-tailored “Blue Blazer” bearing the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame logo and a custom-designed Hall of Fame ring.
In 2000, Ken was able to track down his 1967 Top Fuel dragster restoring it to its original condition, winning numerous awards for its restoration. The dragster was donated to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in Toronto as a way to thank the “Sport” for all it gave him and to preserve the memory of his significant contributions to the sport in Western Canada. This dragster now resides on loan at the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Montreal. In 2003, Ken was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in Toronto.
First row from left to right: Richard Jones, Brian Mulligan, Ken Achs, Guy Desjardins, Vince Hazel, Rob Evans, John Scotti – Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Gianni Cantusci, Jeff Arend, Rob Potter, Vic Beleny and Wayne Lang. Second row from left to right: Harold Parfett, Ron Hodgson, Geoff Goodwin, John Waldie, Norm Noddle, Bill Kydd, Bob Elliott, Venice Perno, Charlie Haviland, Bert Straus, Abe Loewen and Bob Beazer.
From left to right: Charlie Haviland, Vince Hazel, Guy Desjardins, Bob Aubertin – Director of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Ken Achs and Ron Hodgson.
Starting at front from left to right: John Scotti – Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Jeff Arend, Vince Hazel, Bill Kydd, Norm Noddle, Wayne Lang, Vic Beleny, Venice Perno, Rob Evans, Ken Achs, Rob Potter, Charlie Haviland, John Waldie, Ron Hodgson, Bert Straus, Bob Beazer, Brian Mulligan, Richard Jones, Gianni Cantusci, Guy Desjardins, Bob Elliott, Abe Loewen, Geoff Goodwin and Harold Parfett.