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Canadian Peter Broeker spent much of his youth living in the United States and Europe due to his father’s career. But he founded Stebro Motors in Montréal in 1959, initially as a repair shop but later as a manufacturer of exhausts and cars. It was through his company that he also indulged a passion for motor racing by building two simple front-engine, spaceframe Formula Junior cars in 1961.
He was racing such a chassis in national Formula Junior when, surprisingly, his entry for the 1963 United States Grand Prix was accepted. His Stebro Mk4 was fitted with a 1500cc Ford 105E engine for the event with which he qualified a full 15.2sec slower than pole position. He soldiered around at the back of the field to finish seventh after repeatedly being lapped by race winner Graham Hill.
He took a Stebro Mk5-Cosworth to Europe in 1964 but three Formula 2 appearances proved no more competitive – unclassified in two and a non-starter in the other. He then entered the North American Formula A (Formula 5000) series and was fourth at St Jovite in 1967.
Canadian Formula Atlantic followed but he died in 1980 after a short illness battling cancer.