Gord Oughtred, 1973 GN 9,000-lb. Super Stock Champion, Has Passed

The WPI/NTPA office has been notified of the passing on Thursday, November 24 of Gordon Oughtred, 82, of Brantford, Ontario. Mr. Oughtred was the 1973 Grand National 9,000-lb. Super Stock champion with his Allis-Chalmers Two-Twenty, "Canadian Hauler."

Mr. Oughtred was the proprietor of Sunny Terrace, his fifth-generation family farm in Brantford, on which he raised strawberries, tomatoes, and other produce for direct sale to the public. The Association's first Canadian champion, he won his championship in only his second season in the sport and with a tractor that was converted from pulling to farming and back twice a year. The "Canadian Hauler" posted four wins in 24 hooks, the pursuit of which put 17,000 miles on his truck and trailer. He later built the "Canadian Hauler II" D21, a dedicated puller, and won several Super Stock titles on the Canadian Tractor Pullers Association circuit. In later life, he collected and restored vintage Allis-Chalmers tractors.

The Association's Puller magazine is honored to have featured Mr. Oughtred in our June 2015 issue in an article written by Dave Dann. We have reprinted it here.

Mr. Oughtred is survived by his wife Elfi of 30 years, his daughters Diana (Charles) and Karen (Ward), his sons John (Nancy) and Warren (Mila), nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His full obituary may be found here.

Please keep the Oughtred family in your thoughts as they grieve.

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