Jean - Paul Cabana
Arguably, Canada's Greatest Stock Car Driver

Various photos of Jean - Paul, found at different times. I'd like them to be more chronologically arranged,
but that would add another several hours to this page, and I have too many others to repair.


Courtesy of Richard Delisle
YOUNGER - Riverside Speedway, :Laval - circa 1961.


Norman McIver Portrait  Courtesy of Cho Lee
STILL YOUNG   A little older - circa 1965.


Cavalcade of Auto Racing
STILL YOUNG   Year Unknown

.
NEAR Site Photo
A LITTLE OLDER   With Tom Curley at his NEAR Hall of Fame induction.


Photo Source Unknown
These Permatex Studebakers
are said to be connected with
Jean - Paul, can't affirm it.
 
Photo Source Unknown
Jean - Paul, with Bill France,Jr.
at an early '70's awards banquet.
 
Photo Source Gerard Major
A 1960's win at Fury
Speedway.
 
Photo Source Gerard Major
JP says this wreck at Bouvrette
Speedway is the one where his
nose was injured.
 
Photo Source Gerard Major
Cabana and faithful mechanic
Claude Faniau look at tires
on the hauler. The article that came with the photo talked about problems getting tires across he border.
 
Photo Source Gerard Major
A 1960's Permatex car for
Jean - Paul. This big old
Pontiac went through several
owners and drivers, and was
always too heavy.
 
Photo Source Gerard Major
An extremely young
Cabana, with flagger
Paul Demers.
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Photo Source Gerard Major
A pose with the same
car 2 at Bouvrette
Speedway.
 
Photo Source Gerard Major
A 1973 Victory Lane
scene with others
including Gerard Major.
 
Paul Michaud Photo
 Source
Gerard Major
A 1960's arrival at
Autodrome Ste. Therese.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
A speech at the 1971
Catamount banquet. He was champ.
 
Photo Source Andy Boright
A close race with
Barcomb and Bob
Dragon.

Photo Source Andre Chausse
With Marcel Corriveau,
talking to a third man.
 
 
Source Rob Trombley
A 1960's win at Airborne
Park Speedway.
 
Source Rob Trombley
More article on Airborne
Park Speedway.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
A Catamount victory wave.
It happened often.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
A brush with Bobby.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
Same shot - a
little different angle.
 
Chaudiere Site Photo
A win in Canada with a delighted Claude Faniau. Andre Beaudry
is in the center.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
Another victim of
Marvin the Mauler.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Xactoman
A
shot of the big
monte Carlo he tried.
 
Chaudiere Site Photo
NEAR Hall of fame
Class of 2007.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
A Catamount interview.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
Don't know much about Grand Nationals, but he sure ran well
up here with us.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
Same Catamount victory
as photo at left.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Chet Devarney
A cake is presented to
JP. Almost looks like an
Unser looking on.
 
Source Chet Devarney
A trophy in winter. No
idea what the circumstances are. I'm told he was visiting
Ray Devarney's garage in
Georgia, VT.
 
Burlington Free Press
Source
Wayne Bettis
One of dozens of Interviews he did with Ken Squier over the years..
 
Source Unknown
Chased by Bob Dragon
on the infamous Sanir
third mile flat track.
 
Source Cabana Collection
A pit stop with the '59
Pontiac.
 
Paul Michaud Photo
Source
Christian Genest
Entering Catamount.
 
Source Dan Ody's 8MM
Old Speedways DVD's
An 8MM frame of the Falcon
at Albany - Saratoga.
 
Source Cabana Collection
A shot of the Falcon
trailered.
 
Source Cabana Collection
A wider version of the Mosport shot. With Petty and JP's friend
Jean - Pierre Paul.
 
Source VTGrandpa.com
Winning the last race
at Catamount [after having
won the first race there.
 
Source Martha Manning Douglas
A nice recent shot at T Road.
 
Ron Pittsley Photo
Source
Walter Newell
A beat up plastic body in the  early days of the ACT.
 
Source Walter Newell
A tight run with the Crouch
in the early days of the ACT.
 
Source Paul Mascitti
A pit shot from around 1986 -
likely at Oxford.
 
SourceLaPlante Collection
An early Gerald Lussier
car. Usually Manny drove
for that team.
 
Source George Hebert Collection
Possibly JP's debut as a
driver.
 
Source Johnny Racer
T Road Facebook Page
A shot of the white car at Thunder Road in the early days of the ACT.
 
Source Marty Kelly Jr
A Devil's Bowl title win
article from the Rutland
Herald.
 
Source Marty Kelly Jr
A Devil's Bowl win
article from the Rutland
Herald.
 
Source Mark Austin
The white coupe,
with autograph.



Bill Ladabouche Photo
Jean-Paul Cabana attends a Thunder Road reunion in 2005. Here is is
talking to former Chief Scorer Dr. Gordon Nielsen

 


Source: Paul Pleau
Cabana with early crew including a very thin Claude Faniau.

From Pascal "Magnum" Site
Cabana in Victory Lane in the 1960's - track unknown. It may be him winning the first feature at
catamount.

From Pascal "Magnum" Site
Cabana in Victory Lane with Andre Beaudry and Canadiens star Jean Beliveau.

Courtesy of Chris Companion
JPC gets a model of the Monte Carlo from fan, John Pike at Catamount.

 


Courtesy of Cho Lee
JPC driving the
Bud Messier 50
at Thunder Road
fro NASCAR nat'l
points in 1965.
 

Courtesy of Nephew Family
JP, very young, with
the legendary Mohawk
Chief car.

Mike Watts Photo
After winning the
New Yorker 300 at
Utica-Rome.

Paul Pleau Photo
A rare pre-
Catamount late model.

Courtesy of Chris Companion
The Cabana hauler is the  prominent feature as crews prepare infield pit areas for a New England 300.
 

Courtesy of Gary Nephew
A very early ride
at Bouvrette Speedway.

 
 

From Pascal "Magnum" Site
Cabana in the familiar 5A colors at Thunder Road.

Source Unknown
Cabana with the Pontiac at Daytona - early 1960's

Courtesy of Marty Little
Cabana in the Permatex race at Daytona

 


Mr Chevy Black Site Photo
JPC dices with Ron Barcomb [09x] and John Rosati in 1972.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
With his ACT car
in 1987 - the car he
won Catamount's
last race in.
 

Courtesy of Pascal "Magnum" Site
Cabana at Autodrome - Ste Therese.

 


Courtesy of Andy Boright
Cabana picks up a win
at Albany-Saratoga


Courtesy of John Grady

 


Gerard Favreau Photo
JPC unloads the
Falcon at Champion
Speedway, Bedford, PQ around 1968.


Courtesy of Cho Lee
With his Falcon at Catamount.

 

Andy Boright Photo
The full-bodied Pontiac he tried around 1974.

Courtesy of Gary Nephew
Perhaps, with the
owner of the Mohawk
Chief, the famous
Quebec sportsman entry.
 

Mr Chevy Black Site Photo
Cabana with a modified coupe at Malta around
1967.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Tiny Lund talks with
Cabana at Catamount.

 


Courtesy of Andy Boright
Entering Catamount with the Supra Nova.

LaChancePhoto
JPC
poses on the frontstretch.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
With his 1965 backup car, usually driven by Paul Hamel. At right, is
Archie Blackadar.

 
 

Catamount Program Photo
JPC leads Bob Dragon at Thunder Road.

Bill Ladabouche Photo
One of Jean-Paul's Late  models hauled in with Caron's car.

NEAR Site Photo
Cabana receives winner's check from Milton Town
Representative at
Catamount in the early
1970's.

 


Bill Ladabouche Photo
One of the earlier Late
models. Pneus Supra
sponsorship.

Bill Ladabouche Collection
The Monte Carlo.
 

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
T
he Benoit Electric -
sponsored year. Young
mechanic Patrick Ossowski is in the background.

 


Courtesy of Gerard Major
The Brossard -
sponsored 5A.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
The Pontiac Grand
Am again.

Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock
The Falcon.
 

Courtesy of Andy Boright
T
he Sonic Chevelle
at Devil's Bowl.
 

Outside Groove Site Photo
The ACT "plastic car"
he won Catamount's last race in.

Christian Genest Photo
The Falcon, at speed
on Autodrome Ste -
Therese.

Outside Groove Site Photo
Another ACT "plastic car" at speed.

Source Unknown
Cabana leads Bruce
Brantley at the
1961 Permatex
race at Daytona.

 

Outside Groove Site Photo
With Richard Petty
at Mosport.

 
 

Source Unknown
Racing Ronnie Marvin
at Catamount, 1985.

Courtesy of Andy Boright
Trailing Robbie Crouch.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
With former flag man
Jack Paradee, another
character like JP.

 

Source Unknown
The ACT "plastic car"
somewhere in Quebec.

Via Mr. Chevy Black
The 1971 version
of his late models -
the first of his return
to Catamount.
 

Ladabouche Collection
The Pontiac GA.

Source Unknown
The Sonic Nova
at Catamount.

Mike Rowell Photo
for Stock Car Racing
Magazine.

JPC against Tiny
Lund in the Oxford
250.

Source Unknown
Chasing Maine's
Rick Zemla at
Catamount.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
In Catamount's
Victory Lane with
Joey Kourafas and
an unknown driver
.
 
 

Gerard Major Photo
Cabana avoids the
mess as Jean Guy
Chartrand hits a
flipping Gerard Major.
THIS IS THE FULL SIZE
PHOTO.

Courtesy of Chris Companion
JP gets a model of
the Monte Car
lo.

Outside Groove Site Photo
The Cabana cars at
speed around 1972. That's Don Bevins in the 05A. That car would become Don's, then Jack Dubrul's,
the AustinDickerman 57 and finally Bob Ellis'[ who actually did something with it].

Dragon FamilyPhoto
At the 1965 Catamount
banquet. Beaver Dragon [ctr]  was a Flying Tiger
standout and Cabana
was a sportsman entry
.

Photographer Unknown
Cabana talks with
Beaver Dragon late in
the latter's career.
Below - Cabana talks
with Bob Dragon.


Steve McKnight Photo
 
 


Photographer Unknown
Jean - Paul is carried by the massive Tiny Lund [rt][ and a very young Steve Poulin.


Photographer Unknown
Jean - Paul, in some impressive company in Toronto : [left] Bobby Allison, RIchard Petty, and close
Cabana friend Jean - Pierre Paul.

 
Bob Mackey Photo via Mike Watts, Sr.
Cabana
at Airborne.with a Chevelle. This is a modified,
a few years before NASCAR
North started up the late
model sportsman cars again.
 
Bob Mackey Photo via Mike Watts, Sr.
Cabana
at Daytona, alongside
long-time rival Rene Charland.
 
Bob Mackey Photo via Mike Watts, Sr.
JPC said this was a far better
Permatex car than the '59
Pontiac.

A & A Ward Photo.

Cabana in the middle of the
action - Catamount, mid
1980's.
 
A & A Ward Photo.
Cabana in the ACT car
racing Bobby Gahan
1987.
 
Mike Cain Photo.
Cabana in the pits at Catamount,
around
1986.
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
Cabana in the
Pneus Supra sponsorship era.
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
The Cabana in the
Pneus Supra sponsorship era. Center, in white Tee shirt is Mr. Grenier,
fan club president.
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
Full view of Trans Am.
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
Cabana decal.
   
Denis LaChance Photo
Courtesy of Andy Boright
Cabana
, with a group of young
Canadian admirers. Claude
Faniau is by the outside front wheel.
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
In Laurent Rioux's car [which}happens to be a former
JPC car]..

Ladabouche Collection
Jean - Paul and Beaver
Dragon at the 1965
Catamount banquet. Beaver was
the Flying Tiger champ; JPC
one of the headliners.
 


Jean - Guy Fournier Photo
A typical Jean - Paul portait.


Louise Boulanger Photo
Three tired drivers after a big race in Canada: Kevin Lepage, Cabana, and Dave Dion.


NEAR Photo
The NEAR Hall of Fame Class. JPC has the white tie. Photo was very small.

 


Source Mr Chevy Black
The original 1971 entry, with  which he was very dominant.
 
Photo Source Unknown
Jean - Paul, with the green
ACT car, in Canada.
 
Photo Source Paul Michaud
A 1968 shot at Quebec Moderne Speedway.
 
Photo Source Unknown
Jean - Paul, with the green
ACT car, in Canada.
 
Photo Source Unknown
Jean - Paul, with the green
ACT car, in Canada.
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Photo Source ACAQ Photo Sheet
Jean - Paul's ACAQ portrait.

 Source Pascal Cote
Publicity, around 1972.

Photo Source Unknown
Jean - Paul,newspaper article
about blowing 3 motors, in Canada early in career.

Photo Source Andy Boright
Jean - Paul, with an unusual
Studebaker - bodied car.
 


Dan Kearney Photo
Three important men in Northeastern auto racing: C.J. Richards, John Casey, and Cabana.

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