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DAC Ice Race Event weekend of Feb 7, 8, 2015

Our annual hosting an ice race weekend in Minden Ontario is coming up fast Feb. 7th and 8th!!! All members are invited to attend, spectate, participate or volunteer your help to your club!
This will also be our annual Awards Banquet you need to let the club know you're attending.
Contact Dave Watson at david.watson@bericap.com or
call 905-515-2878

Just a taste ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_yAWoBMGBc&list=PLNQfXsMMQ6EefNVhH7nNiYVzou5DhO2Wh&index=1


Your New Executive as of January 1, 2015

Peter Bulkowsky - President
Martin Hoeschele - Vice-president
Irene Ott - treasurer
Karen Vereecken - secretary
Sylvain Gilbert - competition


Obituary - Elisabeth Knorr (wife of the late Max Knorr)

Memorial Service Nov. 1, 2014 details ... Obituary


Annual Elections To Be Held Wed., Nov. 05, 2014

Elections to be held at the November meeting. If you are unable to attend and wish to vote by proxy choose one of the following proxy forms to download ...
Proxy - PDF Version
Proxy - DOC Version

Signup for Facebook

DAC members are being encouraged to switch to Facebook for DAC current events and news items. This is probably the best way for this club to stay current and in contact with each other.
It's really simple to sign up for Facebook,  you don't even have to use your real name and you no longer have to provide any info you don't feel you want to share.
>>> Facebook


July Meeting Cancelled - Summer BBQ Instead

The Wednesday, July 2 meeting at the Musket has been cancelled. We will be having a social event instead (barbeque, food and refreshments provided)
Location: J. Roberts Manufacturing, 279 Norseman St., Etobicoke ( MAP )
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July, 9.
Bring your best car!!!



Go-Kart Nite

Good times were had by all who attended - Gianni Biral and family, Rick Creuzburg, Karen Vereecken and her son, Stef Haas, Terry Dalton, Scott Miller.
Here's a little on-track video from the evening (once you start playback you can lower the resolution by clicking on the setting "sprocket", lower right corner of the player)



Awards Banquet Results

Here are the awards results and photos from the banquet:
Sylvia Schultz - Gianni Biral
Beaver - Waldi Waldner
President's Choice -  Gianni Biral
Edgar Sockel Award, Road Race Champ - Gary Browne
Peter Moennic Award for formula car champ - Paul Bollenbach
Raul Blackstom Trophy - Scott Miller
Rudy Mueller Trophy - Lisa Shaw
DAC Old Timer Award - Ahmad Khodkar
Klaus & Alex Bartels Trophy - Scott Miller
CRDA Volunteer Award - Mark Hooton
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Volunteers Urgently Needed for Last Weekend of Ice Racing

Volunteers Needed for TAC weekend -- March 1st and 2nd!!!

With the postponement of the TAC weekend to March 1st and 2nd, we have a huge shortage of volunteers. If you or any member of your club would be available to help out, even just for a few hours, please let me know as soon as possible. We are especially short of experienced on-track marshals (mock grid, grid, starter, tower)!

Contact Paul Moore Organizer vicepresident@torontoautosportclub.ca


The Story of VIN 903487 Volkswagen - Video Trailer
The story of the Volkswagon Bug that wound up in the hands of the Bartels family in Ajax at one point (Air Dates below the video)
>>> Click


DAC Ice Race Weekend Jan 25th, 26th
Banquet to be held at the Gull On The Grill (Main street at the Gull River bridge)  Saturday evening after 6PM ... MAP

Joseph Kleinjohann - The German Black Panther (By Rick Creuzburg)

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I hunted down the daughter of the fellow in this story (Click) and invited her out to speak to at our meeting. She came out with her son Blair and also brought some memorabilia from her Dad.
She read us the following  prepared introduction ...More

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Ahmad Khodkar (#141) Defends 1st place Ice Racing in Minden ... Video

For more video for this past weekend from inside Scott Miller's 1989 Toyota MR2 (#24)
... Click



VW Ending Production of "Hippie" Van

Third Thursday At The Musket Tonite !!! (Dec. 19th)


January's Meeting Will Be On Wed. 8th


DAC Go-Kart Nite Thursday Dec 12th

Click for websiteGrand Prix Kartways Karting starts at 6pm, but you should arrive around 5:30 to register.







Photos from DAC Christmas Dinner



Menu DAC Christmas Dinner
Show up for 6:30 pm cocktails, then settle in for dinner by 7:30 pm. We have arranged a great deal on a fixed price dinner menu.

This includes:

Soup or Salad,
+ Entree choice:
*Schnitzel (Weiner or Jäger)* or
*Chicken Parmigiana* or
*Fillet of Sole Maison*
+ Coffee or Tea
+ Dessert choice:
* Apple Strudel*
* New York Cheesecake*
* Black Forest cake*
* Chocolate Mouse*
* Hazelnut Torte*

Dinner with desert: $22 Dinner without desert: $19 (+tax and gratuity) PLUS for no EXTRA charge Live entertainment from the The Latin Fusion inspired sounds of Las Papitas!
Pass the word around, everyone welcome.

Rick Creuzburg: creuz@sympatico.ca


DAC Well Represented at Annual CASC Awards Banquet
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Gianni Brial: Best Steward/Clerk
Ralphy Klingmann: Timing and scoring
Mike and Mary Nilson: Scrutineering
Irene Ott: Registration
Allan DeWolfe: 1st ST1
Gary Browne: 1st ST2
David Ryan: 2nd ST2

Photos (Copyright © Martin Hoeschele) ... Click


DAC Christmas Dinner
Instead of our December meeting we are all going to get together for a nice Christmas dinner on Friday December 6th at Sauter’s Inn in old Pickering village.
We made the move to have our annual dinner in this location in the hopes to see some more of our east end members.
We have the upstairs booked and it seats up to 40. We are working on a fixed price menu, and are hoping to have some live musical entertainment. And, as in all our meetings, this event is open to non-members. Everyone come out and join us for some cozy weihnachts gemütlichkeit. More info to come.
Try to arrive by 6:30 for meet and greet cocktails. Dinner will get underway at 7:00 pm

Rick Creuzburg


DAC Go-Kart Nite Thursday Nov. 14th

Click for websiteI checked with Grand Prix Kartways and there are no groups planned for that evening. We have a number of $30 Groupons for members and friends. Karting starts at 6pm, but you should arrive around 5:30 to register. It will be kid friendly as the next day is a PA Day for many schools....
Ralph at 905-471-3951 or rklingmann@look.ca

CASC Awards Banquet - November 16th ...

Fall Ice Race Rules Meeting

Sat. Nov., 16th, 1 pm (Workshop from 2-4pm), Sheraton Hotel, 600 Highway 7 East (at Highways 404 & 7), Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B2 Canada - MAP
Telephone: (905) 881-2121 (same place as last year)

"For 2014 we will be adopting the Photo License System for all our competition divisions. As an added service, we will have a photographer on hand prior to the division workshops to take photos for your 2014 License if you require one.
Try to get to the workshops a little early to get your photo taken."
Perry Iannuzzi
Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs -Ontario Region


Funny Video Spoof on Ken Block... CLICK


CORRECTION: DAC Oktoberfest Celebration
Time is 5-9PM everything else remains the same. Octoberfest celebrations with George Kash at Timothy's Pub, 344 Browns Line, Etobicoke, October 20th
>>> More info

DAC Elections November 6th meeting
If you cannot make the meeting fill out the proxy form and email it to Irene Ott at otti8791@gmail.com
>>> Form PDF Form DOC


GoKart Nite Cancelled...

Oct 10th is cancelled .To be rescheduled at a later date...stayed tuned


Benefit Track Day at SMP for Scott Stevens

... Read more

GoKart Nite !!!!

Click for websiteDAC GoKart Night October 10th, 6pm to Midnight at Grand Prix Kartways. Can everyone interested please contact me ...  Ralph at 905-471-3951 or rklingmann@look.ca 






DAC Oktoberfest Celebration
All DAC members are to meet for Octoberfest celebrations with George Kash at Timothy's Pub, 344 Browns Line, Etobicoke, October 20th, 3 - 10PM.


Waldi Wildner Funeral Details

Click for large Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Saturday August 31, 2013 at the age of 67, of R.R. #1 Port Severn. Beloved spouse of Natalie. Loving father of Sybille Milligan, Anja Wildner, and Samantha Harden. Loved grandfather of Melissa Milligan. Will be remembered by his extended family. Predeceased by his first wife Brigitte. Following cremation a celebration of Waldemar’s life will be held at the Port Severn Community Hall on Sunday September 29th from 1-5pm. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Waldemar may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Obituary and Details ... CLICK


D.A.C. Makes Donation To Heart And Stroke Foundation In Memory Of Andy Hughes ... CLICK

FREE T-Shirt!!!

Anyone who attends our club meetings for the rest of this year gets a FREE T-SHIRT commemorating our 55th year. See you in September!




D.A.C. Is On Facebook ...
Visit the Deutscher Automobil Club group on Facebook to stay in touch with other members in real time ...
DAC on FacebookClick this logo at top right sidebar.
Link to facebook group ...


From Rick Creuzburg:
Klaus Bartels' old VW bug revs up for a new adventure…


Building A Better House With Karl Bildenhausen


Andy Hughes Passes Away

Ice race director and fellow competitor Andy Hughes died suddenly Saturday, July 6th, 2013. His funeral will be held at the Legion in Minden, Saturday, July 13th, 1:00 PM - 12847 Hwy. #35. The family has asked that any donations be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation on Andy's behalf. Andy was the epitome of ice racing, no one could find a more enthusiastic and hard working director with more love for the sport. He was also a fierce competitor who loved to be on track.
Your condolences can be left on the Ice Race forum .... http://www.casc.on.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=27927


GoKart Nite !!!!

Click for websiteDAC GoKart Night tonite,Thursday July 4th, 6pm to Midnight at Grand Prix Kartways. Can everyone interested please contact me ...  Ralph at 905-471-3951 or rklingmann@look.ca 






Wanted: Race Organizer

DAC requires a race organizer, someone who will be willing to apprentice with Gianni Biral (learn the ropes so to speak) and attend the TT race this year. Contact our President, Martin Hoeschele at martinhoeschele@yahoo.ca


Spring Drivers' Meeting

Details ... CLICK



TNT Car Rally Entry & Info

Click for largeTNT (Tour de New Techumseth) Fun Car Rally. Saturday, May 11th, 2013. Click poster to enlarge for details and click here Entry Form
Contact # 905-729-2492 ...
Candace Calder





GoKart Nite !!!!

Click for websiteDAC GoKart Night this Thursday March 28, 6pm to Midnight at Grand Prix Kartways. Once again, DAC has a limited number of $29 All-Night Racing Passes. Can everyone interested please contact me to coordinate things.
Thanks, Ralph ... rklingmann@look.ca 






DAC Awards Banquet

This weekend is the DAC hosted ice race event in Mindenhammer. It is the last of 6 weekends concluding the series for 2013. As usual it will also be our annual awards dinner. Dinner is to be held Saturday, March 2nd at 7 PM at "That Place in Carnarvon" located 16 kms. (about 15 minutes) north of Minden on Hwy 35 in the town of Carnarvon just east of the intersection of Hwy's #35 & #118.


Looking For Vintage Rally Lights

I'm looking for vintage rally lights for my vintage car. Cibie, Hella or Marchal would be nice. Any Halda bits would be great too.

Please email me at:
Mike Nilson


DAC Ice Race Weekend Postponed

The first race weekend on the 2013 calendar hosted by the DAC has been cancelled which means that the DAC weekend has been moved to the end of the schedule to the first "rain date" on the calendar March 2nd and 3rd. There will be another pre-tech weekend held at the track this Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.

Detroit Autoshow ...
Rick Creuzburg has suggested that since there's no iceracing this weekend that DAC members may be interested in the following trip to the upcoming Detroit Autoshow this weekend. Go to the DAC Forum to discuss this ... Read more about the trip


Happy New Year To All !
Track Conditions Mindenhammer

The DAC hosted icerace weekend in Mindenhammer is the first weekend of 6 scheduled events commencing January 19th, 2013.
Members who are available to help with the Jan 19, 20 DAC hosted event please contact our race director Gianni Biral or our president Martin Hoeschele .
This coming weekend, Jan. 12 & 13, is the pre-tech weekend - you can take your ice racer (and helmet) to the track in Minden and get the tech part done before the race weekend that follows... more info.
The CASC icerace forum has a couple threads that give the track conditions ...


Uli Bitterlich ...

Visitation is at the Newediuk Funeral Home 2058 Kipling Avenue (just North of Rexdale Blvd., West Side) on Friday, Dec. 28th, 2012 between 2 and 4PM ... More

Cayuga This Summer ...

Watch Rick Creuzburg's Video


Sad news to report ..

From Ruth Bartels: "I just received a phone call from Hannelore Bitterlich, Uli passed away on Christmas Day. She is making arrangements now and will notify regarding the memorial."


Christmas Dinner Pics

Not a very big turnout for our annual Christmas dinner at the Musket this past Friday Dec. 14th, 2012 ... Photos


Go-Kart Nite...

... was a great success! I think we should hold our monthly meeting there every month in the winter. Rick Creuzburg provides a YouTube video of the night ... http://youtu.be/IVyi3grlQnk

Christmas Dinner Reminder

Tonite (Friday) December 14 at The Musket, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke. Cocktails at 6:30 dinner 7:30


Change in Go-Kart Nite/Monthly Meeting

Grand Prix Kartways has over booked tomorrow night. Rescheduling the gokarting to Thursday instead of Wednesday. The Wednesday monthly meeting will be this Thursday (Dec. 6th) at GrandPrix Kartways. GrandPrix Kartways is at Downsview Park 75 Carl Hall Rd., Bay 3, Toronto ON (416) 638-5278.
The DAC has a number of discount coupons ($29) that allows you unlimited use from 6pm to midnight.

Thanks, Ralph Klingmann


December Meeting - GoKart Nite

The next DAC monthly meeting (Wed Dec 5) will be at GrandPrix Kartways ( 75 Carl Hall Road Toronto, ON M3K 2B9 (416) 638-5278 MAP ) . We will not be going to the Musket. The DAC has a number of discount unlimited driving passes. The track is available from 6 pm to midnight.


Annual Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 14 at The Musket, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke. Cocktails at 6:30 dinner 7:30 .


Elections Results

Only changes from last years executive is that we now have a new president, Martin Hoeschele and a new secretary, Shoba Bartels. All other positions remain the same. See...http://www.deutscherautoclub.ca/ex_com.htm 


Proxy For Upcoming DAC Elections ...

If you can't be there to vote in person you can still vote by proxy. Just fill out the Proxy form below and email it to Martin Hoeschele at martinhoeschele@yahoo.ca or send it by regular mail.

DAC Proxy 2012 (click the link , choose "OPEN" then you can print it)


D.A.C. Monthly Meeting 2012-09-05 ...

The September monthly meeting was well attended - Rick Creuzburg has prepared you a little video ... D.A.C. meeting 2012.09.05




D.A.C. Night at the Races Aug
18th ...

Flamboro Speedway

IT now appears Stef Haas is not running this weekend (contact Rick Creuzburg regarding this, not me, at creuz@sympatico.ca ).
However, if you are still interested in going to Flamboro speedway, arriving early and having a tailgate party before racing commences let me know ... Rick Creuzburg: creuz@sympatico.ca


D.A.C. Night at the Races Aug 18th ...

Flamboro Speedway

Join us as several of us venture down to Flamboro speedway to cheer on Stef Haas as he races a TQ midget. No really, for sure this time - weather permitting. We plan to arrive early and have a little tailgate party before racing commences. If enough people are interested I will inquire about a reduced admission rate. Let me know if you want to come. If you haven’t seen these Midgets run on this tight Flamboro track, you have to see it, they are simply terrifying !!!

Event Schedule:

Can-Am TQ Midgets, Canadian Vintage Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks
Pit Gates Open 4pm
Grandstand Opens 5pm
Qualifying 6:30pm

Contact Rick Creuzburg: creuz@sympatico.ca


DAC Celebrating 650th Meeting ...
October 3, 2012 will be the DAC's 650th meeting. To celebrate this, all life and current members who come to that meeting at the Musket will receive one  free beer.


Free Tickets Grand-Am at Watkins Glen ...
Member Dave Watson david.watson@bericap.com has 6 free tickets for the Grand-Am "Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen" event at Watkins Glen
June 29 - July 1, 2012. Email him for details if you're interested.



DAC Hosting Shannonville Regional Races May 25, 26, 27...
is back again this year hosting a round of regional car racing. Friday is an open practice. A detailed schedule will be posted on the Shannonville website under "Upcoming Program" the week of the event. Spectators are welcome - no charge


Photos of Raul Backstrom Requested …
I hope you can help me. I am a relative of Raul Backstrom's. I was wondering if you have any old photos of him you could send me?"

Kind regards,

You can email Sonja: sonja2@rogers.blackberry.net  


Monthly DAC Meetings …
Will now be held at The Musket, 70 Advance Road, Etobicoke MAP

D.A.C. Night at the Races May 12th ...

May 12th Flamboro Speedway

Let’s all get together to cheer on club member Stef Haas as he races a TQ midget. What we plan to do is arrive early and have a little tailgate party in the parking lot. We will try to arrange a reduced admission rate.

If you’re interested, let Scoty or myself know so we can arrange car pools and food / beverage quanties.


Rick Creuzburg


Saturday May 12th - Midgets and Modifieds!
Can-Am TQ Midgets, Canadian Vintage Modifieds, Hurricane Midgets, Pure Stocks
Pit Gates Open 4pm
Grandstand Opens 5pm
Qualifying 6:30pm
Main Events 8:00pm

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