VARAC Racers Head to CTMP for BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races


TORONTO, ON (Sept 7, 2015) – The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada will be competing this coming weekend, Sept 12 and 13, 2015 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) for the 61st Annual BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races.

“This is your opportunity to come and find out all about Vintage Racing” says VARAC Membership Director Ivan Samila. “There will be VARAC grids for Vintage/Historic and Classic (G70+, G90). This event also hosts the 7th round of the CASC-OR Regional Race Championship and the final race of the Toyo Tire F1600 Championship. Other race groups will include a 3 Hour Enduro for GT cars, GT Sprints as well as Formula Libre and F4. It promises to be an exciting weekend, full of action. Come out and join us!”

Founded in 1928 as a motorcycle racing club, the British Empire Motor Club has organized more motorsports events than any other club in Canada! Back in 1958, the members – on a huge gamble – took an option on a piece of property north of Bowmanville and put on the first competitive event, a motorcycle scramble, on May 24, 1959, at what became Mosport Park, more recently CTMP. The club, with partners, operated Mosport until 1966 when it was sold to private interests. The club celebrates its 87th anniversary this year.

The first winner of the famous Indian Summer Trophy was Fred Hayes in a Triumph back in 1955. Other winners include names like Denis Coad, Francis Bradley, Peter Ryan, John Cannon, Peter Lerch, Ludwig Heimrath and Gary Magwood. As the VARAC championship season begins to wind down this will be the second last Ontario race of 2015, with valuable points for Vintage Historic and Classic race cars.

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October 2014 Pit Signals

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Features this month include:

  • Grattan
  • New Hampshire
  • Charlie Gibson Award
  • Calabogie
  • Watkins Glen
  • Lime Rock
  • BEMC Indian Summer
  • Mont Tremblant Fall Classic
  • CASC-OR Celebration
  • and more!

2013 BEMC Indian Summer

Images taken at BEMC Indian Summer at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September 2013 by Peter Viccary:

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2012 BEMC Indian Summer

Images from the BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races held on September 15/16, 2012 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

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Click on the samples below to link to Vic’s separate Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ albums. Vic’s photo albums are posted for your enjoyment, please credit Vic Henderson and when used (hi-res versions are available through Vic at his website link above)

Images from Peter Viccary:

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2003 BEMC Indian Summer Races

The following pictures were taken at the BEMC Indian Summer Races in September 2003 at Mosport by Bob Olivier, a motor racing enthusiast from the Brockville area.

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