Les (Bunny) Jeboult

ImageLes (Bunny) Jeboult and mechanic Walt Tkachuk race their crackerbox off San Diego in 1963.

 

Leslie Jeboult

Born: March 1, 1933
Died: March 6, 2014 (Chilliwack, British Columbia)

Member: Greater Vancouver Motorsports Hall of Fame (2001)

 

Bunny Jeboult won the North American championship in the crackerbox class of powerboat racing in 1963 and 1964. He won the American Power Boat Association titles in a homemade two-person, flat-bottom race boat, powered by a Chevrolet V-8 engine, with mechanic Walt Tkachuk.

ImageJeboult was a longtime racing-car and hot-rod aficionado. He liked to work the pits at 4,500-seat Digney Speedway in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, where he played soccer, hockey, lacrosse and basketball. Through the 1950s, he contributed to local automotive publications such as “Clutch Chatter” and the B.C. Hot Rod Association’s “Headliner.” He helped the hot rodders organize a motor show at the Pacific Natinal Exhibition in 1957.

Jeboult also served as president of the West Coast Junior Hockey League (junior-B) and the British Columbia Hockey League (junior-A).

Away from the sporting arena, he was a longtime employee of the BC Telephone Co.

ImageBunny Jeboult with his 1934 Ford roadster in 2003.

 

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