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2015 VARAC Annual Awards

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2015 VARAC Annual Awards!

Awards were presented to the 2015 VARAC Series Champions as well as a number of special awards as part of the VARAC annual social, this year held at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto on November 7.

We hope you enjoy some pictures from the evening, kindly covered by Peter Viccary and Diane Dale.

October 2015 Pit Signals

The October 2015 edition of VARAC Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale has been released!

Click here to download your personal copy.

VARAC Pit Signals

Features this month include:

  • VARAC at Cobble Beach
  • Canadians at Monterey
  • Good News on Tyres
  • Lost and Found – a great story!
  • Grand Prix au Grattan XXIX
  • Notes from Calabogie, Mt-Tremblant and Celebration
  • Marriages? Special Birthdays?
  • Frankie – A 1978 Corvette’s History
  • Classifieds and More!

Register for the 2015 VARAC Annual General Meeting

It’s time to have your VARAC member voice heard!

Register now for the 2015 Annual General Meeting which will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, 600 Highway 7 East, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2

The Annual General Meeting will be held from 12:30pm until 4pm.

The year-end social will follow from 4pm to 6pm and will include the annual trophy awards presentation. (Guests are encouraged to attend!)

This is not to be missed!  Register Now.

2015 Celebration of Motorsport – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

The 2015 season wrapped up today for VARAC at both the CASC-OR/CTMP Celebration of Motorsport at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and the Fall Classic at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant.

The following are pictures from both the Classic and Vintage/Historic grid at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The following pictures are from Jim Blanchard “Cobrajim”

2015 Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

Tickets for the 2015 Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremonies to be held on Saturday October 17, 2015, are now available.

This year’s Canadian inductees are: John Chisholm (posthumously), Ralph Luciw, Alex Tagliani, and Don Thomson Jr. The International inductee is Sir Jackie Stewart.

All of this year’s inductees, and several past inductees like VARAC’s Bill Brack, Eppie Wietzes, Ron Fellows and Mark Rotharmel, have confirmed their attendance at the ceremony so this is a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with some of racing’s greats.

The ceremony starts at 7:30 pm at the Glenn Gould Studio Theatre, 250 Front Street West, Toronto. Doors open at 6:30 and there will be a silent auction held in conjunction with this event.

Tickets are $85.00 and can be ordered online at www.cmhf.ca.

The CMHF looks forward to seeing all of you there!

VARAC Racers End The Season In Style at CASC/CTMP Celebration of Motorsports

TORONTO, ON (Sept 16, 2015) – The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will be competing this weekend, September 26 and 27, 2015 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) for the end of season race.

“This is the last race of the year in Ontario,” says VARAC Pit Signals Editor Jeremy Sale. “There will be grids for Vintage/Historic and Classic (G70+, G90) cars. It promises to be an exciting weekend, with contenders ready to pick up valuable VARAC championship points. Come out and join us! Find out what vintage racing is all about!”

This is the last kick at the can for most VARAC racers, unless they are heading south, so they will be competing for the last available championship points on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s challenging 2.459-mile track.

You will see cars from the fifties and sixties like MGB, Lotus, Austin Healey, Triumph and Porsche as well as the more modern cars from the Classic class.

Great racing, the way it used to be. In addition there are the modern grids, GT Sprints, F1200 and Formula Libre.

Best of all, tickets are free!” Check here: http://www.casc.on.ca/sites/default/files/8_cel_sept_26-27_wicket.pdf