Farewell to a legend!

MyCars-70SuperCarClinicDennisWarner1I would like to say that being part of Dennis’s life during the early years of drag racing in Canada was an honour and a privilege to be associated with such a great innovator of engine technology. MyCars-70SuperCarClinicDennisWarnerThat was truly a part of my past I will always remember. Dennis and John Osbourne worked with me a lot in the early years offering their ideas and machining skills by helping me build performance racing engines that made all the difference when competing. Dennis’s dedication to Canada’s Drag Racing programs will always be remembered by his friends and colleagues.

To Ryan, Heather, Janice and Jennifer. I would like to relay my deepest condolences for your loss of a kind and gentle man I remembered, and his kindness to all racers in the drag racing world. A true fan of your father.

                                                                                                             John Petrie

And from my friends and colleagues, Danny McLennan, Gary McLennan, Paul Eyman, Steve Pinn, Pat Browne and Grace, we hope the memories of your father will live on as he was a great Canadian ambassador for all things good in racing.


7 Responses to Farewell to a legend!

  • Norm Noddle wrote on June 25, 2014 at 7:59 // Reply

    I knew Dennis when he built and ran the “Bullet” C/A Dodge. I recall some racers at the time would joke and tease him about his “theories”, however I also noticed many of the sought his advice and even asked for his help with their cars. He encouraged me to stop spectating and compete which I finally did. He was truly one of my heroes…I bet he and John Osborne are scheming something now. RIP Dennis.

  • Janis Warner Nye wrote on July 3, 2014 at 10:41 // Reply

    Thank you for your kind words.

    • Gordon Ramsay wrote on April 1, 2016 at 4:51 // Reply

      Janis, Dont think i ever got to meet you, but i was proud to have known Dennis most of my life,very sorry for your loss.
      will miss him forever.RIP
      Gordon Ramsay

  • Heather Warner wrote on October 22, 2014 at 1:57 // Reply

    Thank you John, this is very nice. It really means a lot to us.

  • Paul k saindon wrote on January 19, 2015 at 12:30 // Reply

    Dennis worked an built the engines on my record setting ss cars , supermod and mini pro cars foot close to seven years till moved to the U.S. I STILL think of him offen ;he was some kind of stand up guy

  • BRIAN TREHERNE wrote on April 11, 2015 at 5:45 // Reply

    I remember Dennis well.Iremember when Dennis and his family moved to Montreal.He would come to the dealer i worked at as a engine builder where we would share great conversation.I would go to his shop and help him on engines to the wee hours of the morning.Great guy…he showed me lots of cool engine tricks..RIP my dear friend

  • Gordon Ramsay wrote on April 1, 2016 at 4:43 // Reply

    I met Dennis for the first time in 1958 in Alderwood, We have remained friends over the years and i miss him very much. We had some of the best times of our lives in the 1960 Love him for ever.

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