Bill Moore Takes Top Honours at 9th Annual TTC Bus Roadeo
From the June 1980 Coupler, Vol. 55, No. 6
Bill Moore of Wilson Division won the Grand Championship Trophy at the 9th Annual TTC Bus Roadeo. He scored a record 793 of 800 points to oust six divisional champions, including runners-up Bill Mercer of Danforth with 730 points, and Lansdowne’s Tom Smith with 708 points.
The role of the champion is not new to Bill. He took top honours (and the coveted trophy) in the 1977 Roadeo, then went on to win the North American (APTA) championship that same year in Atlanta, Georgia.
As this year’s Grand Champion, he will represent the TTC at two major driving competitions; the Canadian Urban Transit Association’s 2nd Annual Bus Roadeo in Thunder Bay, and again at the Annual American Public Transit Association Bus Roadeo in San Diego, in October.
Like all overnight successes (which, incidentally, take years of hard work) Bill was ecstatic over his performance.
“I felt really good ... I knew what I was doing all through the course ... concentrating, and hitting everything the way I wanted to ... anyway I gave it my best effort.”
He’s competitive, in sports or behind the wheel. That’s good, too, for Bill has been driving for the TTC for 16 years, and has 15 safe driving cards.
All eyes of the crowd are turned on Bill Moore, the TTC’s Grand Champion and its entry in the Canadian and American transit roadeos, as he receives the Grand Championship Trophy from Chief General Manager R. Michael Warren. At right is Mrs. Moore (Sharon) and daughter, Melanie.