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.


May 2011 Vintage Racer

Vintage Racer Magazine is available online.



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

For the full document please check and download from here

Confirmed Registrations For Test And Tune Day

Hello VARAC racers


With just under 2 weeks to go until Test and Tune Day, I wanted to confirm who has registered to date. As this is one of the first times we’ve used the new Online Registration System, some members seem to have had problems with it as there are a number of “abandoned” entries.

So just to make sure, I thought I’d list who is currently registered – if you are NOT on this list, you are NOT registered.


If you are not on the list, you can still register online HERE . If you prefer to wait and register at Mosport, you’ll pay an additional $75 over the online rate of $175, so we really hope everybody will register online.


So here is the list of CONFIRMED REGISTRATIONS:


Name                              # of Cars

Gary Allen 1
Gord Ballantine 1
Del Bruce 1
Jeff Clark 1
Steve Clark 1
Neal Cockshutt 1
Christopher Creighton 1
Diane Dale 1
Jeff Devine 1
Michael Deweerd 1
Ted Dobbie 1
Bob Eagleson 1
Patrick Ferrier 1
Colin Gibson 1
Glenn Grainger 1
Steve Hamann 1
Tom Harwood 1
David Heino 1
Gavin Ivory 1
Andy Januszewski 1
Geoffrey Layne 1
Walt MacKay 1
Geoff McCord 1
Cam McRae 1
Matt Molson 2
Robert Murray 1
Richard Navin 1
Andrew Nelson 1
Steve O’Connell 1
Mike Palladino 1
Richard Paterson 1
Bob Polak 1
Craig Rodwell 1
Fred Samson 1
Tim Sanderson 1
Peter Schlag 1
Robert Searle 1
John Stammers 1
Mike Steplock 1
Michael Strelbisky 1
James Sutherland 1
Douglas Switzer 1
Brian Thomas 2
Harry Vegter 1
Stefan Wiesen 2
Kevin Young 1


Please check carefully – you may think you’ve registered but you may accidentally be one of the “abandoned” if your name is not on the list. If you have trouble registering, please Email me and I’ll talk you through the Registration process



2011 Festival Entry package

VARAC is proud to host the 2011 32nd Vintage Racing Festival

In addition to the races for all Classes there will be the following activities:

  • Feature race for Porsches
  • Feature Race for Italian Cars
  • 1-Hour Enduro/Relay race for all Closed Wheel
  • Reception with Dinner Buffet on Friday Evening
  • Classic Car Show


Please visit our Festival section to download the Entry Package

VARAC March 2011 President’s Newsletter

Our President’s Newsletter

Here’s the latest VARAC Newsletter – it’s now not that long to the start of the season, so lets focus on a few key issues the BOD wants to raise…

VARAC Off-Track Insurance
We’ll all be using our trailers very shortly as we start on the 2011 season, and, sadly, we hear regular stories of trailers being stolen, often with cars in them.
You can insure against this – in fact, you can insure your race car, trailer and all your tools for the whole time that your race car is not on the track.
I’ve personally had this coverage for years, and regard it as a sensible precaution, so we’ve used the numbers of members in VARAC to  arrange a very beneficial Off Track Insurance package for trailer, tools and race cars for our members.
For the full document please check your e-mail or download here

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.



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.



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:





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.





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.



Walter Davies

VARAC President

(647) 938 3230