2011 VARAC Conduct Procedures

The 2011 VARAC Conduct Committee has recently held a meeting to discuss and develop conduct procedures which will be the frame work for the following year. These procedures have also been reviewed with the CASC Chief Steward for their input. The meeting with the Chief Steward was very positive and should pave the way to ensure the “SPIRIT OF VINTAGE RACING “ is maintained on VARAC grids.

At the Committee meeting, it was decided to add 2 more members to the Conduct Committee to make certain we will have enough coverage to do the job on each race weekend. The new Committee is as follows.
Chair: Del Bruce
Members: Gord Ballantine, Steve O’Connell, Geoff McCord, Richard Navin, Ted Michalos, Gavin Ivory.
The committee is in place to help maintain a safe racing environment for all members; with your help, our jobs should be light.
Del Bruce

Full document for download – 2011 VARAC Conduct Procedures

VARAC February 2011 President’s Newsletter

Our President’s Newsletter

Here’s the latest VARAC Newsletter – sorry it’s been a while since the last one, but I hope you’ll think the wait has been worth while.

As I write, its just over 9 weeks to the start of the season with the Test and Tune Day at Mosport (details below), followed by the first Regional a few weeks later.

This means that, if you haven’t already done so, you are going to have to renew your License with CASC – but before they do issue a new license, they will check that you are a member of the VARAC, so, if you haven’t already done so, you might like to renew your Membership for 2011 (details below).

You may know that Ted Michalos is the CASC Treasurer this year, so VARAC is represented at the highest levels of CASC. Ted will provide some notes of interesting things happening at the CASC BOD – you can see his notes of the latest meetings below.

Anyway, enough of the commercials – let’s get stuck in…

 

For the full document please check your e-mail or download here

February 2011 Vintage Racer

Vintage Racer Magazine is available online.

Inside:

Dreossi at Goodwood! (AND Spa AND Brands Hatch!)
Vic’s Pics from 2010. Plus: Mustang Round Up!
Canada Class Mystery Car! And more!

For the full document please check and download from here

2011 Rules for the Club Championship

Drivers’ Challenge 2011

Points from each eligible event will be accumulated to provide twelve Challenge Class Winners and one overall Challenge Champion at the end of the season. The points-counting events will be the best six results out of our eight Championship events.

Festival Volunteers who cannot participate at the Festival races may choose another event on the North American schedule to replace the Festival and need to notify the Race Director prior to this event.

All V/H entrants are grouped into performance classes based upon their car’s displacement – G70+ entrants are grouped in their performance classes based on previous best race times at Mosport. (If the first event for that car is not Mosport, if no time can be established or where G70+ entrants are not known or their anticipated time changed from previous years, they shall be placed based on practice time.)

For full document see Here

The Rupnik Report

Je me présente, malgré le fait que plusieurs d’entre vous me connaissent déjà par le biais du “chat group” ou par mes articles dans le “VR”; le volet social du club est un aspect qui me plaît particulièrement. J’étais honoré d’être nommé directeur et d’aider du mieux que je peux dans le cadre d’un hobby que j’aime beaucoup.

Je me suis fixé 3 objectifs pour cette année en tant que votre directeur:

D’être un lien additionel entre VARAC et les membres du Québec.

D’encourager la participation des membres de l’Ontario aux évènements qui ont lieu au Québec.

D’encourager la participation des membres du Québec aux évènements tenus par VARAC.

Lors des deux dernières années, j’ai été la personne ressource pour le Classique d’automne au Mont Tremblant et je continuerai cette tâche avec plaisir pour les deux événements qui seront tenus au Mont Tremblant en 2010.

Let me introduce myself, although if you have read the chat group (or read my articles in the VR), you have probably “met” me before; the social aspect of this club is something that appeals a great deal to me. I was thrilled to be voted in as a director and help out with a hobby that I really love.

As your Quebec director at large – I have personally set three main goals for this year.

To act, if necessary, as a conduit for VARAC items to our Quebec Membership.

To encourage greater participation of Ontario members to visit and participate in out of province events taking place in Quebec.

To also facilitate and encourage participation of Quebec members into VARAC events.

I have been the focus person for the Fall Classic @ Circuit Mont Tremblant for the last two years, and look forward to continuing to perform that task for both the Spring and Fall classic in 2010.

by Chris Rupnik

2010 Vintage Racing Festival Set For June 18th to 20th

The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) announces the running of its 32nd Annual Vintage Festival, to be held at the world-renowned Mosport International Raceway , June 18, 19, 20 of 2010. This technically demanding, very fast 2.459 mile track is just one hour northeast of Toronto.

Plans for the 2010 VARAC Vintage Racing Festival are well under way and its going to be great fun for everyone! This summer VARAC will join with Mosport to celebrate “50 Years of Mosport”. Mosport has attracted world-class racing with F1, Can-Am and Trans-Am and more recently North American LeMans Series. Through all those years it has been the premier racing circuit in Canada for amateur, grassroots racing and sportscar enthusiasts.

The 2010 VARAC Vintage Racing Festival will return to the glory years of grassroots sportscar racing with three full days of spectacular on-track action as hundreds of cars and drivers from all over Canada and the US challenge the track as it rises and falls through the beautiful park setting as they compete for the thrill, the fun and bragging rights in true amatuer fashion. The weekend will play host to this year’s MG Vintage Racer’s (http://www.mgvr.org/)- Focus Event with MGs of all eras and descriptions dicing for position on the track supported by cheering MG enthusiasts at every vantage point around the circuit. Of course there will be lots of classes and cars to see and watch from the golden era of racing like Jags, Porches, Fiats, Triumphs, Daimlers, Alfas, Minis, Austin Healeys, Formula Cars, Sadlers, Sunbeams and many, many more.

VARAC invites everyone to come to Mosport as we dial back the clock and recreate the nostalgic glory years of sportscar racing on the track and off.

The VARAC Festival is about more than racing. Other features of the weekend include the opportunity to meet well known motorsport author and novelist, Burt “The Ride Mooch” Levy (http://www.lastopenroad.com/) who will be on hand to entertain on-track in a borrowed car and provide autographs as he introduces his newest novel. Burt will also provide colour commentary from the broadcast booth. We also play host to Canada’s largest Mini gathering, Mini Meet North (http://minimeetnorth.com/) as well as the “Field of Dreams” car show that welcomes sports cars and hot-rods and car clubs from far and wide with Sunday noon parade laps on-track. Entry to the car show and parade laps is free! That’s a lot of action and a super value!

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the VARAC Vintage Racing Festival where you are encouraged to take it all in. Walk through the paddock and get up close to the cars and drivers who will be happy and proud to greet you. Youngsters will enjoy meeting the drivers and being photographed with the race cars. Enjoy free camping. Explore the booths of vendors of all types. Within the park you’ll also find good food and beverage and modern comfort facilities.

Vintage Racer, motorsport enthusiast or sports car owner, you won’t want to miss this event! Be sure to put it on your calendar today. To receive e-mail updates regarding the VARAC Vintage Racing Festival, click here: classics@… and put FESTIVAL in the subject line.

See you at Mosport!!

VARAC Welcomes Sportscar Fans & Car Clubs

The 2010 VARAC Vintage Racing Festival is all about the glory years of grassroots motorsports and we extend a special invitation to sportscar and hot-rod clubs to join us in recreating the euphoric atmosphere of a weekend at the track during those great times!

Come and join us as we roll out our 32nd Annual Vintage Racing Festival at the world-renowned Mosport International Raceway June 18, 19, 20 of 2010. This technically demanding, very fast 2.459 mile track is just one hour northeast of Toronto.

This weekend offers more value and more fun than any cruise or car show can ever deliver. Come on out and take part in something that you’ll ever forget. Here’s a line-up of what will greet you:

Join VARAC and Mosport in celebrating “50 years of Mosport” in 2010

Dial back the clock with us as we recreate the nostalgia of the heydays of sportscar racing on the track and off

Return to the glory years of grassroots motorsport with three full days of spectacular on-track action as hundreds of cars and drivers from all over Canada and the US challenge the track and each other

Witness the Focus Event for the MG Vintage Racer’s Club with MGs of all eras and descriptions dicing for position on the track

Experience racing action featuring marques from the golden era like Jags, Porches, Fiats, Triumphs, Daimlers, Alfas, Minis, Austin Healeys, Formula Cars, Sadlers, Sunbeams and many, many more

Meet well known motorsport author and novelist, Burt “The Ride Mooch” Levy who will be on hand to entertain on-track in a borrowed car and provide autographs as he introduces his newest novel

Take in the happenings of Canada’s largest Mini gathering, Mini Meet North

Show your pride of ownership and join in the fun of our “Field of Dreams” car show that welcomes sports cars and hot-rods and car clubs from far and wide with complimentary dash plaques and Sunday noon parade laps of the Mosport track. Entry to the car show and parade laps is free!

Enjoy free camping

Visit the vendors, food and beverage stands, enjoy the many great viewing opportunities around the track, walk freely through the paddock and get up close to the cars and drivers

Bring the family and enjoy a great weekend of fun at the track. You won’t forget it and you’ll want to come back for 2011! It’s a super value!

Vintage Racers, motorsport enthusiasts, sports car or hot-rod owners, you won’t want to miss this event! Be sure to put it on your calendar today. To receive e-mail updates regarding the VARAC Vintage Racing Festival, click here: classics@… and put FESTIVAL in the subject line.

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR CAR CLUBS: Why not plan a Club Event to coincide with the VARAC Festival? If you would like a reserved area for your club event or at the Field of Dreams Car Show, let us know. We will welcome your club and we will be happy to coordinate with you. Just email us at: classics@… and put CAR CLUB in the subject line.

See you at Mosport!!