VARAC Racers Head to Calabogie for MCO May Madness

TORONTO, ON (May 27, 2015) – The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will be competing this weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park, a world class, 5.05 km long race track facility with all the challenges of elevation, camber changes and 20 challenging turns.

Calabogie has quickly built a great reputation for exciting racing. CASC/OR Regional Race Groups will include VARAC Sportsman; Radical/F2000; Formula Libre; GT Sprints; plus the Invitational Formula Libre Club.

Racers take to the track first thing Saturday morning to kick off a full race weekend with lots of track time! The Motorsport Club of Ottawa is looking forward to a great weekend of racing at this scenic track. Created in 1949 as the Ottawa Light Car Club, MCO has grown to become the largest Motorsport club in Ontario with nearly 400 members.

Don’t forget, coming up really soon is the highlight of VARAC’s season, the Canadian Historic Grand Prix, Father’s Day Weekend, June 19-21 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This unique event continues to celebrate the history of Canadian motorsport, this year will feature the entire history of Formula Ford, including the Oliver Clubine Memorial race, run groups for all eras of Formula Fords and a special addition, the Toyo Tires F1600 Series at the CHGP as part of their championship schedule.

Inside Track Excerpt – Gary Magwood: My 1970 Formula Ford Championship Season

Canadian racing legend and 2015 Canadian Historic Grand Prix Grand Marshal Gary Magwood recently spoke to the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada’s Jeremy Sale about how his 1970 title-winning season came together.

The following link is a copy of the article written by VARAC member Jeremy Sale for Inside Track Motorsport News:


VARAC Racers Head to Quebec for Vintage/Historic Season Opener

TORONTO, ON (May 19, 2015) – The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will open their the Vintage/Historic grid season on May 22-24 at the Mont Tremblant “Spring Classic”. The Entry list for this grid is already stacked at over 25 cars with a few more to come.

Le Circuit Mont Tremblant is regarded as one of the finest racing circuits in North America and has seen some of the greatest names in racing, like Villeneuve, Andretti, Stewart, Moss, and many more. VARAC’s Vintage and Historic cars will compete for championship points driving vintage Formula Fords, MGs, Triumphs, Jaguars, Porsches, Alfa Romeos, Lotus, Minis, Corvettes and more.

Mont-Tremblant is located in the picturesque Laurentian Mountains. With 15 turns and some long straights it is a challenging track, considered one of the finest and most demanding circuits in the world. “Le Circuit is second only to Monaco in difficulty,” said Jackie Stewart. With more than 100 hotels, motels, condos and bed and breakfast units in the region, lodging is plentiful. Mont-Tremblant Resort, an alpine-style village right at the foot of the mountain, is nearby. Racers and visitors can enjoy French or international cuisine in more than 100 restaurants surrounding this iconic track.

May 2015 Pit Signals

The May 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:

  • BEMC Season Opener
  • The Canada 5000 – Coast to Coast in a 1964 Volvo 122 S
  • VARAC Test and Tune
  • Up Close and Personal with Phil Lamont
  • Where the ex-Bill Brack 1968 Sebring GT is now
  • “My 1970 Formula Ford Championship Season” a Chat With Gary Magwood
  • Classifieds and More!