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September 2012 Pit Signals

VARAC Pit Signals

The September 2012 edition of VARAC Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale has been released! Click here to download your personal copy. Features this month include:

  • – Calabogie Reports from Chris Rupnik, John Greenwood and Kevin Young
  • – Brits on the Lake!
  • – Happy 91st Birthday to Al Pease – Oct 15

Mosport 50th Anniversary

MOSPORT 50th ANNIVERSARY

By Jeremy Sale.

The 32nd VARAC Festival is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the

opening of Mosport by featuring “The Cars of Italy” and “Porsches”.

Some great Vintage, Historic and Group 70+ cars will be on track and

believe it or not, some of the drivers who raced here in 1961 are

racing with us at the Festival!

 

The drivers who competed here “in the day” are perhaps a little more

vintage than the cars they are driving but their great enthusiasm for

racing is still present. So today some are racing, some working, some

spectating, but all are celebrating this 50th anniversary. So please

come along to welcome back Walt MacKay, Frank Mount, Jack

Boxstrom, John Greenwood, Oliver Clubine, Al Pease, Gord Green, Phil

Lamont, Tony Simms and all of those who were here in 1961.

 

We salute all the drivers in vintage racing, but as they say “The cars are the stars!”

So at the Festival, you’ll be able to take a walk around the paddock for

a close-up look at all the cars and chat to the drivers. They are always

more than pleased to tell you the stories behind these great vintage

racecars or have the kids get their picture taken behind the wheel.

 

We hope you’ll enjoy your visit – if you do, why  not join us?

VARAC membership is open to anyone who shares our desire to preserve,

restore, race… or just watch historically important cars. Ask any

VARAC member or check us out on the membership tab.

May 2011 Vintage Racer

Vintage Racer Magazine is available online.

Inside:

B.E.M.C.
LOTUS NOTES
2011 DRIVING SCHOOL

In this edition of the Vintage Racer we take a look back at the 1967 Sundown Grand Prix. Reading an old account it struck me how many VARAC types were involved in the event who are still involved with racing today. A couple of them have sons who are now racing. Th e Sundown Grand Prix was once won by no less a racing fi gure than Roger Penske.

This was long before anyone realized that there could be something richer than a millionaire that began with the letter B. In 1960 winners Peter Ryan and Roger Penske took home $800. Other notable winners include Al Pease, Eppie Wietzes and Craig Fisher, George Eaton, Maurice Carter and Nat Adams, Ludwig Heimrath and others.

And there’s more! So enjoy! And your comments and contributions are always welcomed.

 

Jeremy Sale

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