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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.

Dunlop Announces no more FF tyres available this season

Phil Lamont, President of Vintage Racing Tyres, the distributor of Dunlop Racing Tyres in North America has announced that Dunlop in the UK will not be manufacturing the Dunlop Bias Ply FF tyres for the rest of the season.

You can see Dunlop’s Announcement in Phil’s letter – we can all read between the lines, but the future after the 2011 season looks bleak to me – but I may be wrong..

This is a serious blow for FF racers, and Monoposto are looking at alternatives for the season. We’ll post updates as we hear when this problem is resolved.

Walter