In early 2003, Jack developed a new genre of automotive television show - he pitched the format idea to Fox Networks in Los Angeles and they liked it. Within a few months SPEED Channel aired the first episode of the extremely popular television series TUNER TRANSFORMATION. For a total of 3 seasons, Jack was the co-host, the show's Executive Producer, writer, and Head automotive TUNER.
For 2015, Jack returned to the Ontario Region Autocross series where he once again took the overall Prepared / Modified Class win!
Jack is looking to other challenges for 2016 so please stay tuned.
Jack MacDonnell has been an avid Motorsports enthusiast his entire life - in fact, his Mom gave him a 'Matchbox' toy car to chew on instead of a rattle as an infant. When Hotwheels were introduced in '68, he graduated to Race Track builder, and not long thereafter Champion Road Racer in 'AFX' Challenges against neighborhood rivals.
Once he obtained a real race license, he entered Autocross, Time Attack, and ProSolo events everywhere. With numerous class wins in these disciplines he moved onto Tarmac Rally racing entering the grueling and awe-inspiring Targa Newfoundland Rally winning the elusive Targa Plate in 2004. Jack also raced at the 2006 Toronto Indy in the Vintage GT Challenge (opposite picture) securing a Top 5 finish in his class - of 45 race cars in the entire field, Jack's was the only Street Legal Race Car entered - needless to say, he surprised many spectators and fellow racers that weekend.
In 2014, Jack continued is his winning ways taking the Overall Prepared / Modified Class win in the Mobil One Ontario Regional Championship Series in his seriously trick '76 Datsun 280Z that he has owned and redlined for more than 30 years.