VARAC Lifetime and Honorary Members

VARAC Lifetime Membership Awards

VARAC acknowledges the contribution and loyalty of several members by presenting them with the coveted “Lifetime Membership Award”. This award recognizes individuals who have exhibited “The Spirit of Vintage Racing” through their involvement with and contribution to VARAC and Vintage Racing over an extended period of time and may include Drivers with a long term history in vintage racing and especially VARAC, also Workers who have significantly contributed to VARAC and Crew members who always seem ready to help others.

Recipients of the Lifetime Member Award are as follows:

2017

  • Phil Lamont, Racing Driver, Founding Member, and Past President of VARAC
  • John Sambrook, Racing Driver, Race Instructor and CASC Steward

2014

  • Van Worsdale, Racing Driver, Past President, Director and Festival Organizer of VARAC

2013

  • John Bowles, Racing Driver, Founding Secretary-Treasurer and Member of VARAC
  • Dave Elcomb, Racing Driver, Founding Member of VARAC
  • Roger Peart, President of ASN Canada FIA, Founding Member of VARAC

2012

  • Walt MacKay, Racing Driver, Canadian Racing Champion and VARAC member
  • Michael Rosen, Racing Driver, Former VARAC President and VARAC member
  • David and Nancy Turnbull, Racing Drivers and VARAC members
  • Scooter Elcomb, Racing Driver and VARAC member
  • Jeremy Hinchcliffe, Racing Driver, Former Director and VARAC member
  • John DeMaria, Racing Driver and VARAC member
  • Oliver Clubine, Racing Driver, Canadian Racing Pioneer, Former President and VARAC member
  • Peter Christensen, Team Owner and VARAC member

Nominations for the Award may come from any VARAC member, or from the Board itself.  Following discussion, the VARAC Board determines the recipients of the Award.

VARAC Honorary Member Awards

Vintage Racing is a celebration of “Racing into the Past”. VARAC is fortunate to be supported by a number of Canada’s greatest racing drivers, National and International Champions who contribute their time and reputations to furthering the “Spirit of Vintage Racing”. In recognition of their efforts, VARAC has created a new “Honorary Member Award” for 2012 and beyond.

The “Honorary Member Award” is presented to those who are not current members of VARAC and who have made a significant contribution or continue to make significant contributions to VARAC and vintage racing through their support and affiliation. Recipients may include “name drivers”, sponsors or others.

Recipients of the Honorary Member Award are as follows:

2017

  • John Dodd, Race Car Builder and Race Mechanic

2013

  • Dr. Hugh Scully, Cardiac Surgeon, Professor of Surgery and Health Policy, University of Toronto, and founder of Ontario Race Physicians
  • Norris McDonald, Super Modified Owner and Driver, Automotive Journalist, Editor of Toronto Star Wheels

2012

  • Bill Brack, Triple Canadian Racing Champion, Two-time Formula Atlantic Champion, Formula 1 Driver, Motorsport Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Craig Fisher, Canadian Racing Legend, Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Ludwig Heimrath, Twice Canadian Racing Champion, Twice SCCA Trans-Am Champion, Formula 1 Driver, Motorsport Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Gary Magwood, Canadian Formula Ford Champion, Motorsport Hall of Fame Founder
  • Eppie Wietzes, Twice Canadian Racing Champion, Trans-Am Champion, Formula 1 Driver, Motorsport Hall of Fame Inductee

Nominations for the Award may come from any VARAC member, or from the Board itself.  Following discussion, the VARAC Board determines the recipients of the Award.