John Bishop passed June 5 at age 87. John was a longtime executive director of SCCA and helped oversee the advent of SCCA pro racing - USRRC,Can-Am, and TRANS-AM.
In 69 he and his wife Peggy, along with Bill France, co-founded IMSA. Rick Stevens and I were able to do 3 Camel GT races in 72 and John kept a Touring Over Category open
for the 305 ci racers for a few years.
John and Peggy were very racer friendly and even years later when I would show up at an event and see them at registration they would always have a cordial greeting for me.
At the 73 PoCono Camel Gt I broke our Camaro transmission in practise, and could not locate a replacement and had to load up and go home.
Imagine, when to our surprise, a full entry refund cheque arrived in the mail a few weeks later.
Rest in Peace.