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July 2012 Vintage Racer

Jeremy Sale is pleased to present the July 2012 edition of the Vintage Racer for your reading pleasure.  You can download your copy by clicking on the image below:

 

Vintage Racer

Pre-Race Legends of Motorsports Powered by HMSA – July 27-29, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES WITH THE LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORTS THIS WEEKEND AT CIRCUIT MONT-TREMBLANT

TORONTO, ON (July 25, 2012) – Legends of Motorsports Powered by HMSA kick off their 3rd season at historic Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec this weekend (July 27-29, 2012) and the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will be the top grid representing Ontario and Quebec race car drivers and their historic race cars. The Mont-Tremblant circuit is one of the most legendary world-class racing facilities in North America and has hosted many of the world’s most famous drivers, cars and series

For the VARAC race group, Friday will consist of one, 20-minute practice session at 11:30am followed by a 20-minute qualifying at 4:00pm. Saturday, a second 20-minute qualifying will be held at 11:30am and the first race of the weekend at 4:00pm.  Sunday there is an all comers 1-hour race enduro at 10:00am followed by the weekend’s feature race at 3:00pm.

Featured VARAC drivers/cars this weekend will include:

Gary Allen – 1974 MGB
Andrew Atkins – 1987 Ford Mustang
Gord Ballantine – 1987 Porsche 944
Del Bruce – 1987 Porsche 944
Joe Cannella – 1968 Alfa Romeo GTV
Phil Cooper – 1974 MGB
Ted Dobbie – 1989 Chevrolet Camaro
Josip Dukovak – 1988 BMW E30 M3
Bob Eagleson – 1967 MGB-GT
Andre Gagne – Alexis Mk18B
Claude Gagne – 1972 Lotus 61M
Douglas Kurtin – 1972 Porsche 911RS
Yvon Lepinay – 1970 Datsun 510
David Margolese – Porsche 914/6
Ted Michalos – 1970 Mallock U2 Mk8
Matt Molson – 1988 BMW M3
Melissa Molson – 1988 BMW M3
Douglas Paraschuk – 1972 Alfa Romeo Spider
Alain Raymond – 1964 Fiat Abarth 1000TC
Peter Schlag – 1986 BMW M3
Robert Searle – 1976 BMW 2002
Mike Steplock – 1969 Porsche 911
Jean-Claude Tremblay – 1969 Austin Cooper S
Terrence Watson – 1958 Elva Courier MK1

 

The full weekend schedule, entry list and more is available at www.legendsofmotorsports.com/events

Tickets are available at www.legendsofmotorsports.com/events/tickets.html

 

“Legends of Motorsports Powered by Historic Motor Sports Association is dedicated to staging premium historic racing events and related lifestyle experiences at premiere North American venues.  Their events are the most premium of the Historic Motor Sports Association calendar and are endorsed by Bobby Rahal.

 Legends of Motorsports events are celebrations of amazing people, amazing cars and the appreciation of live well-lived.  Whether you are a participant or a fan, LOM events are designed to create smiles, memories and an insatiable desire to return”

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible.  We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec.  The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

 

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca

For more information on the Legends of Motorsports event: www.legendsofmotorsports.com, www.hmsausa.com

 

Follow us on Twitter @VARACBoD

2012 CHGP Photos and Results

Thank you all for participating in and attending the 2012 VARAC Canadian Historic Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

This year’s events were captured by numerous professional and talented amateur photographers, photos are available here

The feature race results are available here

Pre-Race BARC Canada Day Grand Prix – June 30/July 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES INTO THE PAST
AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK THIS WEEKEND

TORONTO, ON (June 26, 2012) – Following an extremely successful Canadian Historic Grand Prix celebration two weeks ago the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) competitors will compete in the fourth event of the season this weekend (June 30 & July 1) at the BARC Canada Day Grand Prix.

Competitors from all over the provinces of Ontario and Quebec will be competing in Vintage/Historic, Formula Classic and Group 70+ alongside other race groups including the CASC-OR GT Challenge, GT Sprints and Formula 1200.

For each VARAC race group, Saturday will consist of one, 10-minute practice session followed by a 15-minute qualifying and the first 20-minute race of the weekend, all starting at 8:30am. Sunday the cars will take to the track at 9:00am and the day will consist of two, 25-minute races.

Provisional Schedule available here

Complimentary Tickets available here

The BARC Canada Day Grand Prix is the fourth points race of the year and is an exciting follow-up to VARAC’s renowned Canadian Historic Grand Prix which took place June 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, celebrating the Corvette as the featured marque.

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible.  We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec.  The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Follow us on Twitter at @VARACBoD

2012 Canadian Historic Grand Prix & YOU!!!

(June 10, 2012-Bowmanville) The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will hold its annual Canadian Historic Grand Prix event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park from June 15 to 17, 2012 on the Mosport Grand Prix Circuit – Canada’s Home of Motorsport.  Participating racers from across Canada and the US will converge on the Toronto area track to compete in three days of racing in six race groups:

·        Group 1 – Monoposto – Vintage and Historic open-wheel race cars

·        Group 2 – Vintage Sports Cars – Pre ’62

·        Group 3 – Historic Sports Cars – ’62 to ’72

·        Group 4 – Classic Sedans – to ’72

·        Group 5 – Wings & Slicks – Open Wheel Formula Cars & Sports Racers running on slicks

·        Group 7 – G70+ – ’73 to ’89 Closed Wheel Cars

·        Corvette Feature Race – All Corvette Grid

Join us this coming weekend June 15-17 for a car enthusiast’s dream weekend.  There will be fabulous racing action with 200 vintage and historic cars in six race groups battling for the honour of a sharing the podium and receiving trophies from Canadian Racing Greats, Eppie Wiezes, Ludwig Heimrath, Bill Brack, Craig Fisher, Gary Magwood and Walt MacKay.

And there is more!  Bring your classic car out on the evening of Friday June 15th to the “Checkered Flag Cruise” to be held right on the Start/Finish Straight – walk where championships have been decided and the world’s greatest drivers have taken the Checkered Flag.  The Cruise will start at 6pm and the entry is free with a $5 donation per car to Wounded Warriors of Canada.  The Cruise will combine Hot-Rods and Muscle Cars with Sports Cars and Race Cars.  In addition to witnessing this fantastic Cruise Event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the paddocks and see what a great spectacle the VARAC – Canadian Historic Grand Prix presents. Souvenir Dash Plaques will be provided to all cars entering the Cruise.

Saturday June 16th features the Wilson-Niblett Hillfest Corvette Gathering with 200 Corvettes attending to honour this year’s featured marque of Corvette – America’s Sportscar in its 60th year of production.

Eppie Wietzes, who won two Trans-Am Championships driving Corvettes will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Canadian Historic Grand Prix.  Eppie will also present the “Eppie Wietzes Trophy” to the winners of the All-Corvette Feature Race on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday June 17th morning from 10am to 11:30, “The Great Canadian Racers Reunion” takes place in the marquee tent welcoming anyone involved in racing over the years to come out and meet old friends and celebrate racing at Mosport, Canada’s Home of Motorsport.  Gary Magwood, Canadian Racing Champion hosts “The Legends of Mosport” and welcomes our greatest drivers to a “Meet the Press and Fans Panel” in the Marquee Tent.  So, come out and hear what these Champions who formed Canadian racing have to say.

The “PartSource Field of Dreams Car Show” also takes place on Sunday Morning from 9am on the infield at Corner 8.  A special admission rate of $20 per car applies to those coming in for the day and entering the Car Show.  Souvenir Dash Plaques will be provided to all cars entering the Car Show.  The noon-hour parade laps are an annual feature.  We will continue that tradition this year by offering Car Show attendees the opportunity to register on-site for the “Dream Laps” with a donation of $10 to the Wounded Warriors of Canada will be required and special Souvenir Windscreen Stickers will be provided to entrants.

With all of this racing action and the variety of ways to participate, you won’t want to miss THE GREATEST SHOW ON TARMAC! the VARAC – 2012 Canadian Historic Grand Prix on the Mosport Grand Prix Circuit at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, June 15 to 17, 2012.

To answer any questions you can contact the VARAC CHGP Director, Bob DeShane

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2012 CHGP June 15-17, The Greatest Show on Tarmac Plus!

The greatest Show on Tarmac PLUS!!! Checkered Flag Car Cruise, PartSource Field of Dreams Car Show, On-Track Parade Laps & MORE!

Two weeks & counting! The Green Flag will drop on the VARAC 2012 Canadian Historic Grand Prix from June 15 to 17th, 2012. Will you be there to take it?

We’d like you to join us for the best Vintage and Historic Racing in Canada on the fabulous Grand Prix course at Mosport – now renamed Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. You’ll have a blast!

Millions of dollars have been spent to improve the facility at CTMP and you’ll be both amazed and pleased with the changes, the most significant of which is the new double-wide and tall tunnel and all-new roadways. It is the same great historic race track with the look and feel of a new one. At LBMC, we are proud to be part of VARAC and part of this fantastic event! We’ve got great racing, large grids, an Enduro and that’s just the racing! There’s Mini Meet North, the largest annual Mini Gathering in Canada, the Checkered Flag Cruise on Friday Evening right on the hallowed tarmac of the Start/Finish straight of the Grand Prix Circuit, Wilson-Niblett Hillfest welcoming 200 Corvettes on Saturday, the Legends of Mosport Great Canadian Racers Reunion Sunday Morning, the Field of Dreams Car Show and Parade Laps Sunday morning and noon. There’s good food, lots of awards, posters, event shirts, a charity – Wounded Warriors of Canada, and all sorts of activities both on and off the track to keep you entertained. You can even join our TOURING SESSIONS and get a feel for the track at brisk but safe speeds. Why not join us? Friday Evening Checkered Flag Cruise – FREE ADMISSION for all with a small donation to Wounded Warriors. SPECIAL SUNDAY GROUNDS ADMISSION PRICE OF JUST $20 PER CAR – AND FREE ENTRY TO PARTSSOURCE FIELD OF DREAMS CAR SHOW.

June 2012 Pit Signals

VARAC Pit Signals

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

  • – Dave Good Reports from Sebring
  • – BEMC Spring Trophy Races
  • – DAC Trillium Trophy Races
  • – Happy 50th Birthday to MGB