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Ronnie Glass

The youngest chuckwagon driver in the history of the Calgary Stampede, Ronnie Glass drove his first race at the age of 15 in 1931 when he filled in for CH Dad Moore.

At a time when wagon drivers could drive more than one outfit at the Calgary Stampede, Ronnie put on one of the greatest displays of driving ability and horsemanship in 1947 when he drove three outfits, took the top money five times in six nights, and placed 1st, 3rd, and 8th overall. It was arguably the greatest performance by any single chuckwagon driver in the history of the game.

He was so dominant at the Calgary Stampede in the mid to late 1940’s, that the rules were changed in 1948 that a driver was only permitted to drive one wagon.

Ronnie was also part of Cliff Vandergrift’s Wild Horse Race Team that won several Canadian Championships throughout the 1950's.

Ronnie was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame, was honored with the Calgary Stampede’s Pioneers of Rodeo award and the World Professional Chuckwagon Association's Special Tribute Award.

He had one of the most recognizable chuckwagon designs with the checkerboard painted on his wagon box, a design that has become a family tradition carried on by Ronnie’s son Tom Glass and grandson Jason Glass – both champion chuckwagon drivers as well.

Ronnie died of cancer in 1981.

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