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VARAC Test and Tune Day

The 2011 Test and Tune Day will be held on Friday, 22nd April (Good Friday) at Mosport from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

This is the ideal opportunity to get your car through its Annual Inspection and do some laps of the Circuit to blow the cobwebs off it, and you!

At lunchtime, we’ll serve the usual delicious burger/hot dog and soda.

 

DETAILS:

1. starting at 9:00 a.m., track sessions will be 25 minutes duration, with a 5 minute changeover/clean up period before the next session.

2. we will alternate sessions in 2 groups:

Group 1. Vintage/Historic and Open Wheel,

Group 2. G70+ Cars.

 

3. we will enter the track at the corner 1 ramp from the end of the pits. The exit is the usual way from Corner 10 – except that no cars will be allowed to stop in the pits and must move immediately through to the Paddock so we can control the number of cars on the track.

4. we are limited to 10 cars on the track at any time by Insurance requirements. Based on previous track days, this should not be a problem.

We’ll work on a  “first come first served” basis but as this is testing, many cars will leave the circuit before the end of the session, so we anticipate releasing cars onto the circuit to always maintain a 10 car limit.

So you might have to wait a while until somebody leaves the track – but we do have it all day so there will be ample track time available.

5. We’re using the main circuit and there will be corner worker coverage at some of the corners, so we will limit this session to Licensed Drivers and race cars only.

 

Mosport is a handful when you are licensed and in a race car – we are not going to use this as a training ground for unlicensed drivers or street cars.

 

COST AND PAYMENT

We’re encouraging everyone to use our ONLINE REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS system only – it makes organising these events so much easier if we don’t have to handle cheques or cash on the day!

We’re reflecting this in our pricing for this event:

a. IF YOU REGISTER AT THE TRACK ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, THE COST IS $250 FOR ONE CAR AND $75 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CAR

b. BUT IF YOU PRE-REGISTER USING OUR ONLINE REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS SYSTEM, THE COST IS $175 FOR ONE CAR AND $75 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CAR.

SO YOU SAVE $75 BY PRE-REGISTERING ONLINE!

 

You can pay online by Credit Card, Paypal or Direct Debit if your card has a Visa/M’Card Logo.

Our refund policy is: –

if you cancel before 8th April, you get a full refund

if you cancel before 18th April,  we’ll refund the full amount you paid LESS $25

if you cancel  after 18th April, we’ll refund the full amount you paid LESS $50.

 

 

Please, REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW.

 

Register Now!

I can’t make it

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Track.

You can get a copy of the 2011 VARAC schedule here so you can plan your schedule after the Test and Tune Day.

 

Cheers

Walter Davies

VARAC President

walter.davies@me.com

(647) 938 3230

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!!