Petermann Passed Away
Bev Bartling emailed me to let us know Horst Petermann passed
away Dec 23, 2016. I can't seem to find too much about his
funeral other than Bev says there's supposed to be a graveside
service Thursday Dec. 29 at 11 AM at Park Lawn Cemetery (
MAP ) and this
Recovered - Raul Backstroms Sendoff Party
This is unedited "as it rolled" footage ...
Video from the DAC
50th celebration 2008
This is unedited "as it rolled" footage from our 50th
anniversary celebrations 8 years ago. In those days there was
no-where near the capabillity or editing ability to extract and
compile footage shot on what is now a "vintage" camera. Then,
like 6 years ago, the camera broke and I could no longer access
the video stored on the tapes. Today I finally bought a matching
vintage camcorder through Kijiji for $20! that plays back the
tapes and allows me to "download" the video off them to my much
more capable current computer and editing software. The original
footage was by no means HD footage when it was shot as
cutting-edge camera technology back then is what we would now
call Standard Definition (720x480 lines resolution). I have
uploaded a copy to Youtube for y'all....
50th VIDEO I have some more DAC footage to transfer to
digital yet so will post here occasionally
CASC Ice Race
This Saturday, Nov. 19 th at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
Hotel 9005 Leslie St. at Hwy #7 in Richmond Hill
Organizers Meeting 10:00 AM Drivers Meeting 11:00 AM Road
Racers Meeting 10:00 AM - Noon
To be held during the regular monthly meeting on: Thursday,
November 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at the Old Country Inn, 198 Main
St., Unionville, Canada. If you cannot attend in person, you
may appoint another member (in good standing) to act on your
behalf by proxy. Click link below to download (also to print) a
proxy form (PDF or DOC versions available), follow submission
process on the form.
Proxy Form 2016 (PDF version)
Proxy Form 2016 (DOC version)
October 13 at Grand Prix Kartways Time slot starts at 5:30pm,
but you can register starting at 5:00. Ralph Klingmann will be
there to distribute $30 Groupons for unlimited racing. Please
email Ralph Klingmann if you are interested and if you will be
bringing any friends EMAIL:
DAC Annual Summer BBQ Was a smashing success! Thanks to John Gagliardi for hosting
us and providing a wonderful venue, Gary Nicholson and Simon
Gagliardi for BBQing the amazing food, Rick Creuzburg for
entertaining us. Here's a short video of the event ....
Please Note Time Change - DAC Annual BBQ 330 Oakdale Rd., Unit # 3, North York - Aug. 18th, at
18:00-21:00 hosted by DAC member John Gagliardi
Goodwood Go Karting Aug 6th 5200 2nd Concession, Stouffvillle, Ont. L4A 7X4
Details: We need 10 participants to confirm
for this event to be a DAC exclusive with DAC discount. In
this Exclusive Grand Prix format, participants receive 45min of
on-track driving time which is broken up into four on-track
sessions (Two Rounds of Practice, Qualifying, Feature Race). The
event kicks-off with mandatory training (Driver’s meeting). It
is important to note, this program is designed for the rookie
and/or beginner and as such we provide detailed instruction to
all participants. The meeting covers rules of the track,
meanings of the racing flags and of course a “How to” guide
regarding the use of the karts. Included in this package is
everything from the approved safety equipment, high performance
racing karts (speeds up to 75km/h), exclusive track rental and
even your very own personalized podium presentation. Based
on a minimum of 10 participants your group would be looking at a
cost of $125 per person. I will extend a special rate of $105
per person because of your industry ties. This price includes
all the equipment and rentals needed to run your Exclusive Grand
Please contact Karen at 416-417-1925.
There will be a burger lunch at my home in Markham following
Annual DAC BBQ Thursday Aug 18th 330 Oakdale Rd., Unit # 3, North York at 4:00pm hosted by
DAC member John Gagliardi
Starting October 6th Monthly Meetings Will Be
Held On The 1st Thursday Of The Month Effective October 6th the DAC
monthly meetings day will be changed from the 1st Wednesday of
the month to the 1st Thursday of the month held at the
Old Country Inn, 198 Main Street, Unionville
Get-together at Toronto Motorsports Park (Cayuga) July 23, 5-9
PM We have
been offered a 20% discount - cost per car is $80. Please RSVP
to Rick ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) to get on the list by noon on Friday July 22nd. We will have a
sausage roast and beverages. Uli Bieri said he would be there
and likely join us. Note this is not a "D.A.C. only" event, we
are just joining the regular open lapping evening session.
If anyone wishes to stay later and do an overnight, we can
always always get a couple rooms at Jay’s Motel which is only 13
km away. A room with a single queen bed is $85, two double beds
is $110. It has positive reviews as a clean and simple place,
and is known for delicious breakfast waffles
Go ahead and make your own
arrangements for the Motel.
2015 DAC Awards Recipients...
Most for the Sport
Most for the Club
Edgar Sockel Award
Peter Moennick Award
Raul Backstrom Award
Ice Race Champion
DAC Oldtimer Award
Oldest DAC Racer
DAC Trillium Trophy
Feature Road Race Winner
Alex Bartels Cup
Feature Ice Race Winner
Jinny Jobin/Danny Jeannot
DAC Member Ayrton Wakfer
Recipient Klaus and Alex Bartels Memorial Trophy
DAC Hosted Ice Race Weekend in Minden Feb.
13th and 14th Also the annual awards dinner
will be held the same weekend on Saturday evening
Your Nominees For Sylvia
Schultz and Beaver Awards Are ...
Ralph Klingmann, Gianni Biral, Dave Watson, Stef Haas, Rick
Creuzburg, Martin Hoeschele, Jason Sharpe, Sylvain Gilbert, John
Irene Ott, Gianni Biral, Martin Hoeschele, Ralph Klingmann, Rick
Creuzburg, John Gagliardi, Karen Vereeken, Scott Miller, Peter
A Massage From Our President
DAC wishes everyone Happy Holidays and we will see you again in 2016
Willy Goebels Passes
Lifetime club member Willy Goebels passed away Sunday Dec 6, 2015 after a long struggle with Cancer.
Viewing will be Wed. Dec 9th from 5-9 PM at Ridley Funeral Homes, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd W, ( between Islington and Kipling Ave. ) There will also be a Funeral Service at the some address next day, Thursday Dec10 at 12 Noon, followed by a Funeral at Sanctuary Park Cemetary, 1570 Royal York Rd.
There are now 4 means of communicating with (and/or within) the DAC. Below is a description of the primary purpose of and intended use for each of these communication tools:
1)The Website - is an "advertisement" of the club - who we are, our history, what we do, when and where we meet, major newsworthy items or announcements, how to join, links, archives etc.
2)Email - "en-mass communication" to all club members typically regards updates to the website. Used more as an additional measure to ensure that ALL members receive timely sensitive and/or critical info as some who have email may not belong to FaceBook and/or the DAC forum. Typically a one-way communication from the club to all members
3)FaceBook - "preferred means of mass communication" from the club to it's members and between members publicly. You will need to signup for a FaceBook account.
4)The Forum - for "discussion only" between members. You must signup to become a member of the forum.
In essence it is a private discussion forum for DAC members only
The forum is the same one we had before so if you were already a member you can just loginor if you have forgotten just click the Register button to create a new username and password.
To go to the DAC Forum click the "DAC Forum" link on the right side column of this page.
Lapping Toronto Motorsport Park
DAC is gathering at Toronto Motorsport Park Saturday, Sept. 19th. This is a PUBLIC lapping event so ANYONE can show up from 4 PM to dusk. Cost is $100 at the track. However, you can get a 20% discount (ie. $80 cost) if you call the Toronto Motorsport Park ( Toll Free: 1-866-824-RACE (7223) Phone: (905) 772-0303 ) at least one week ahead and pay for the event. Bring whatever you want to run, rain or shine. As it's a public event there is no need to RSVP just show up! http://www.torontomotorsportspark.com/raceway
We are celebrating Octoberfest at the Musket (Map) Friday evening, Oct 2, 2015. Be there!
DAC received the following email from Shirley Schulz... "Karl passed away on March 24 in Dubai, UAE. It was very sudden - cardiac arrest." From all of the DAC, our deepest sympathies go out to Karl's family. No other details at this point.
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 email@example.com or call 905-515-2878
Obituary - Elisabeth Knorr (wife of the late
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!!!
Oakville - 24h of Le Mans Event LIVE
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) >>> CLICK
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
Volunteers Urgently Needed for Last Weekend of Ice
Volunteers Needed for TAC weekend -- March 1st
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
FYI... "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 President
Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs -Ontario Region
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
10/09/2013 GoKart Nite
Oct 10th is
cancelled .To be rescheduled at a later date...stayed
09/24/2013 Benefit Track Day
at SMP for Scott Stevens
All DAC members are to meet for Octoberfest
celebrations with George Kash at Timothy's Pub, 344
Browns Line, Etobicoke, October 20th, 3 - 10PM.
09/04/2013 Waldi Wildner
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.
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 ....
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
(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 ...
GoKart Nite !!!!
GoKart Night this Thursday March 28, 6pm to
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 ...
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
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
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
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
Christmas Dinner Pics
Not a very
big turnout for our annual Christmas dinner at the
Musket this past Friday Dec. 14th, 2012 ...
... 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 ...
Tonite (Friday) December 14 at The Musket, 40
Advance Rd., Etobicoke. Cocktails at 6:30 dinner 7:30
Change in Go-Kart Nite/Monthly
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
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
December 14 at The Musket, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke.
Cocktails at 6:30 dinner 7:30 .
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by regular mail.
IT now appears Stef Haas is not running this weekend
(contact Rick Creuzburg regarding this, not me, at
). However, if you are still interested in
going to Flamboro speedway, arriving early and having a
tailgate party before racing commences let me know ...
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 !!!
DAC Celebrating 650th Meeting ...
Wednesday, 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
email@example.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
DAC Hosting Shannonville Regional
Races May 25, 26, 27... DAC 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
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?"
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
know so we can arrange car pools and food / beverage
DAC Ice Race Weekend Is A Go ! Tom Prentice has done his
magic and provided a reconfigured track for this weekend
by moving the banks so that we are running on fresh ice.
Also it's our awards night Saturday - don't forget to
bring any annual trophys/awards and make sure they
get to Don Horne well before Saturday night so he can
get them ready for their new recipients. The banquet
will be held at the same place as last year - The
Grill On The Gull (705-286-3886), 115 Bobcaygeon
Road (also known as Main Street), Minden at 7PM - all
S/\C Ice Race Reports ... up to and including round 6 are available ...
This Years Hall Of Fame Inductees Seven new inductees including
Rudy Bartling and Paul Mason ...
Last Years Big Ice Race Pile Up
First Scheduled Ice Race Weekend
weekend (Jan. 21st and 22nd) of ice racing
has been postponed. Please keep up to date
on ice race conditions and scheduling
changes via the CASC ice race specific forum
) or by calling the CASC at
DAC Monthly Meetings
There will be no monthly
meetings until another venue is
located. Stay tuned!
Member David McRae
Welcome to our
newest member David
McRae from Orillia
who is a friend of
DAC member Richard
Third Thursday at The Musket
Here are some
things that were discussed at the last
get-together at Third Thursday at The
Musket, it was a round table...
Discussed our ice race
weekend: should race still be held if it is
do we really want grilled
Martin had his tie-rod
Martin had the tie-rod on
his car replaced
advertising on website?
Rick had Martin order
schnitzel so he could engage in plate envy.
winter hill climb
legally you can herd cattle
down the 401
let’s get together and get
to enjoy these and many
other unrevealed topics, join us at the next
Third Thursday at the Musket – you can
figure it out if you use a calendar.
Faithfully submitted, RC
PS - Christmas dinner re-cap
... A wonderful night was had by all in
attendance, in relative order of appearance:
Dave Darrow and family, Scott and Judy,
Martin, Rick, Lisa Shaw, Stef Shaw, Giani,
Irene and the boys, Ralph, Anca and son,
Robert, Shoba, Remy, Dieter and his swim
Reminder: No General Monthly
Meeting For December 2011
Annual Christmas Dinner …
will be held on December 9th, 2011 at the Musket.
Drinks at 6, dinner at 7.
No General Monthly Meeting For
Rally Of The Tall Pines…
November 25/26, 2011 ...
Third Thursday at the Musket ...
has come and gone for the second month. This is a social
experiment to gauge interest in an alternate monthly
club gathering. Here is a graph representing support and
turnout for this event thus far...
I hope to see you all (me
myself and I) again next month for another wonderful
meal and camaraderie (talking to myself) time. I will be
telling myself stories about all the fun things I did
since the last time I went out to Third Thursday myself.
Here’s to the funnest Auto-Club EVER! Rick Creuzburg
there was no change in executive positions all
Featuring the timeless entertainment of The George
- Free admission -
German Food and Beer will be
served (not free) Just show up, or email me (Rick)
and I’ll reserve a table. Contact me soon to get a
Another Oktoberfest ...
at The Musket on Saturday October 22 for
those who can't make it on the 16th or would like to go
DAC Annual Elections …
will be held at the next regular meeting of the DAC at
the Three Monkeys October 5th, 2011. If you are unable
to attend and wish to vote by proxy please fill out the
form below and follow the mailing/emailing instructions
on the form.
DAC Social Night...
Introducing a new social gathering… Starting
Thursday the 15th is a new pub night for DAC members and
friends alike called “Third Thursdays at the Musket”.
It is simply a chance for us to have a social gathering
in addition to our regular monthly meetings at
The Three Monkeys in Scarborough. It is also an
opportunity to have nice German food and drink
occasionally. There is no set time or agenda, just show
up and enjoy yourself.
Prost. Rick Creuzburg
(ex social director)
Get-together for Rudy Mueller ... Saturday, August 27th, 6pm
at The Musket, 40 Advance Road, Toronto (
Map ). Contact Sandy MacNie (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for any questions otherwise just show up.
DAC Lifetime Member Rudy Mueller
passed away on Monday...
Gunther Muller has passed away...
Click Sign the online guest book ...
additional information and questions please see below
Email from the Burgers
I'm sorry that we
weren't in Toronto long enough to come to the
meeting on Wednesday. I hope we will make a
meeting on our next trip to Ontario whenever it will
be. Thanks for corresponding with us.
Frieda and Gerd Burger
PS: If any members
are coming to the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia,
our telephone # is 902-542-4211 and we would be
pleased to meet them. Our email is
email@example.com if anyone wishes to email us
We live in the
Kentville-New Minas- Wolfville area and or Valley is
beautiful; worth showing off!
There was a very good turnout for the
annual awards dinner held this time at the Grill On The
Gull in Minden (to view the photo album - click the
photo at right). Sean served up an amazing BBQ'd chicken
and ribs dinner with strawberry cheese cake dessert for
a crowd who had worked up a really powerful appetite
after having spent the day outside in very cold and very
windy conditions. Overall I would say that this year's
DAC ice race event went very smoothly with the exception
of probably the worst incident - a 5 car pileup - that I
have ever seen - with no injuries! In fact all but one
of the cars returned to racing! Awards were
presented following our meal and the 2010 recipients are
Most for the Sport
Mike Nilson & Mary
Most for the Club
Peter Moennick Award
DAC Formula Champion
Ice Race Award
DAC Ice Race
Rudy Mueller Award
DAC Ladies Champion
Oldest DAC Racer
And this years Bartels Cup goes to:
Robert Lynch - Class 13
Welcome To Our
Newest Member Please welcome Mike MADILL
from Orillia, Ont. to the DAC. He is a friend of C.
Morphet, T. Donnelly and D. Bender firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome To Our Newest Members
Chris Morphet from Richmond Hill, ON - new to ice racing
and Thomas Donnelly, Innisfil, ON - also new to ice racing.
Welcome To Our Newest Member
Robert Carroll from Toronto.
Tech Weekend - Minden
MR2 passes tech inspection
Just a note of thanks to DAC
members Mr. and Mrs. Nilson for doing tech in Minden
for the ice race series this past weekend. Mike has
indeed taken over the tech insp. directors position
for the season. I hauled up my Toyota MR2 on Sunday
having opted not to drive in the snow storm
Saturday, by the sounds of it from others who hauled
up Saturday, it was a good call. I arrived around
11:30am after first dropping by the car wash on hwy
35 at the north end of town to clean out the road
salt and sand. The weather was a cold -18C at noon
when tech opened but clear and sunny. The track was
being flooded with the truck driven by Andy Hughes
and the surface looks beautiful (see photo in right
side bar). Andy has said there are over 140
truckloads of water that have been laid down so far.
We will need more height to the snow banks before we
can race this coming weekend so it looks like it may
have to be trucked in unless we get a large snowfall
soon. I also went up to Tom's gravel pit and was
able to easily drag out my tool trailer from about 5
inches of fairly fluffy snow and moved it to the
track. There were about 30 cars lined up along the
west end of the fairgrounds when I left around 2 pm
Fish huts on Gull Lake
On the way home I stopped by Gull
Lake to take a photo of the ice fishing huts at
Miner's Bay. It's been some time since I've seen
that many out there at this time of the year and I
can't ever remember seeing vehicles accompanying
them but I counted three out on the ice.
50th Anniversary of the US
Grand Prix at Watkins Glen From the International Motor
Racing Research Center article and photos ...
Click Calendar Of Events ...
Welcome To Our Newest Member
Richard Murphy from Toronto, ON , Richard will be new to
ice racing this year.
Ludwig Heimrath Sr. talks
about 50 Years of Mosport ...
Alexander Georg Bartels
July 18th, 1965 to December 4th, 2010
It is with
sadness we announce the passing of Alex Bartels, beloved husband
of Shoba, son of Ruth and the late Klaus Bartels, loving father
of Jennifer and Alexa, brother of Chris and Bernd (Germany).
Alex was friendly, kind hearted, had a good sense of humour
and loved discussing politics and business. He held a BA in
history from the University of Toronto. Alex followed in his
father’s footsteps as a long term member of the Deutscher
Automobil Club (DAC) where he participated in many events. He
was a proud and loyal employee of Volkswagen Canada for over
The family wishes to extend their
gratitude to the staff of the Toronto General Hospital for their
sincere dedication to Alex’s well being. In lieu of flowers
please make donations to (xxx division) of the Toronto General
CVICU (Cardio Vascular Intensive Care) department. Donations
will also be accepted at the visitation and service.
Visitation for Alex will be held on Friday, December 10th at
Accettone Funeral Home Ltd. located at 384 Finley Avenue,
Ajax, Ontario, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. The service
will be held at the same location Saturday, December 11th at 11
For questions and directions to the funeral home
Accettone Funeral Home at (905)428-9090. (
In Memory Of
Alex Bartels A
forum thread has been started so that people who knew Alex can
share their comments, thoughts, condolences, anecdotes, photos
etc. Bookmark the thread or return to the DAC forum from time to
time to view other visitor's comments posted since your last
By The Way ...
There is no monthly meeting this
Wednesday (tomorrow night) at the 3 Monkeys because we're having
the Christmas Party this Friday at the Musket.
prior to Oct 14th, 2010 now archived...
In Memory Of
FRITZ HOCHREUTER I have created a place for people who
knew Fritz to share their comments, thoughts, condolences and
anecdotes. You can return to the page from time to time to view
other visitor's comments added since your last visit ...
The life of the
late racing driver, Fritz Hochreuter, will be celebrated on
Wed., Dec. 1, at noon at the Association of Danube Swabians,
1686 Ellesmere Rd. (just east of McCowan).
knew Fritz, or raced against him, or just watched him in
action, is welcome to attend.
This is my
favourite story about Fritz (which I heard from a number of
people) as told by my friend, retired Toyota executive and
motorsport writer, F. David Stone:
Hochreuter was a long service Volkswagen of Canada hand.
Like many of his friends, he started with small cars and
moved up the food chain.
motorsport was not a poor man’s sport, racers were always
looking for a cheaper way. Fritz worked in the parts area at
VW Canada and, in his Formula Vee days, he would ‘borrow’ an
engine from the training area late on Friday, install it in
his racing car, go racing for the weekend, clean it up and
have it back in the shop ‘like new’ before the start of
business on Monday.
Fritz Hochreuter Liftetime D.A.C.
member Fritz Hochreuter passed away last night. His
wishes were to be cremated, and there will be no
service. Any further updates will be passed along ...
DAC Ice Race Weekend - Feb 19th/20th, 2011
The 2011 Ice Race schedule has been
confirmed and the D.A.C. will be hosting the weekend of Feb
Annual DAC Elections
Annual elections will be held at this coming
monthly meeting Wednesday, November 3rd at our regular meeting
. You are strongly urged to attend! If there is no way for you
to be present then either email or mail this proxy form (once
the page opens just click print) ...
CLICK for Proxy Form
Fall Ice Race Driver's Meeting
Annadale Golf and Curling club (usual place)
Sunday, Oct 17th, 1pm.
Click the "Yes" or "No" button below in response to the survey
question and then click the "Vote" button If you have an idea
of where you would like to go for an Octoberfest outing email me
Enter A Rally
Survey: Click the "Yes" or "No" button
below in response to the survey question and then click the
The Celebration of Motorsports weekend at
Mosport is coming up ( Oct 2, 3) and CASC is once again offering
FREE TICKETS to the event for all that wish to spectate.
The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame is hosting
a track lapping day October 4th at Mosport.
The #6 Porsche LMP Muscle Milk car
won the event but the race was cut short by 1/2 an hour because
of an incident involving the #48 taking out the 3 layers of
Armco on the back straight and it could not be repaired in time
to meet the television schedule.
Mike Nilson Mike Nilson and
Mary McClure Announcement ...
(Photo courtesy: Vic Henderson www.picsbyvicsr.com )
I would like to let all my DAC
friends know that Mary and I got married July 24th at Calabogie
Motorsport Park, Saturday evening after the races on the start
finish line. I was very happy to have Ralph and Anca and Martin
join us in our celebration. For photos of the event ...
Mike Nilson CASC OR
region chief scrutineer (613) 728-4006 (613) 261-4006 cell
Photo gallery updated - More
Shannonville TT 2010... Click
The Story of the 1981 & 1983 IMSA Mosport
6 Hour Races ...
Strawberry Fields at Mosport 40 years ago
(Saturday's Toronto Star) ...
Click, Video News Clip ...
Greeting everyone! Just finished another ice
race weekend. The warm weather was HARD on the track surface! I
hope Tom can work some magic and make the last weekend work.
This is a newsletter sent out by VARAC ...
Click Next weekend… MCO ice race! As always, Mary and I
are assisting to make it happen.
Mike Nilson CASC OR chief scrutineer (613)
728-4006 (613) 261-4006 cell MNilson@MCubed.ca
DAC Hosts Ice Race In Minden Feb
6/7th - this is also our annual awards banquet which will be
held Saturday evening at the "Grill On The Gull" restaurant
(main street Minden next to the Gull River bridge)
2010 Ice Race Program I am working
on the 2010 Ice Race Program and I need to know who wants to buy
advertising in the program? - Business card ad $20.00
- half page $50 - full page $100.
This a final communiqué before the AGM. We
have three days left until our AGM and there are 4 key positions
that have come to term.
Vice President –Nick Majors Nick
has stepped down, allowing the opportunity for someone to make
their mark. To date, no one has stepped forward.
Secretary – Greg Adamkowski (BARC) Greg took over this position
when Deb Johnston moved to CASC office administration. Greg has
agreed to carry on for another term.
Race Director –
Cindy Armstrong (StLac) She has finished her first two year term
after taking over from the many years of work put in by Gunter
Schmidt (TLMC). Cindy has agreed to continue for another two
AutoSlalom Director– Gary Wood (WOSCA) Gary has
also stepped down leaving way for some new blood. Andrew Ross
(SPDA) has stepped up to the challenge.
committee is still looking for people interested in filling key
email@example.com . If you are not sure about what is
entailed, give us call and we can fill you in. If you are
interested but don’t feel ready for the full responsibility,
call us too. Help is always needed! We will be taking
nominations from the floor at the AGM. The clock is ticking!
Help make 2010 a successful year.
Mike Nilson, Wes
Tanney, Perry Iannuzzi CASC nomination committee
CASC Board of Directors Elections Nov 14 As you may or may
not be aware, the CASC Board of Directors is made up of you,
it's members from it's affiliated clubs. Now is the time to step
up to the plate and take on the important tasks of running the
regions sanctioning body for motor sports. Get involved, be a
part of the process. Be part of the decision making process that
affects each division within the region. The following positions
are up for election on Nov 14th and it's up to the clubs to put
forth their best candidates for these positions:
Vice-President Secretary Autoslalom Director Race
If you (or someone you know of) that is a
member in good standing of a CASC-OR affiliated club has
interest in standing for one of these positions, please have
them contact one of the members (Mike Nilson firstname.lastname@example.org)
of our Nominating Committee @
by November 12th. We will take nominations from the floor before
Year End Race Workshop This is just a reminder of
the year-end Race Workshop that is being held on November
14 at the Sheraton Parkway North from 9:00 to 12:00. This is the
venue where known changes for next year will be announced and
racers get the opportunity to discuss other possible changes.
Can I please ask that you either post this information for the
benefit of your members or point them to the following link:
Armstrong Race Director, Ontario Region
New Forum Board
Looks like the old forum expired
through lack of use so we'll try another "freebie". Click the
FORUM link to your left and sign up. All the old posts from the
previous forum are toast...
DAC Election Results
President, Gianni Biral
Vice-President, David Watson Treasurer, Irene Ott
Secretary, Martin Hoeschele Competition Director, Ralph
Klingmann Membership Chairman, Ralph Klingmann Advisory
Council, Steve Haas Webmaster, Scott Miller
Annual Christmas Party Friday December
11, cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7:30. to the held at the Musket
Dinning Lounge, 40 Advance Rd, Toronto Ontario. (416-231-6488).
Anyone wishing to attend must email their RSVP to
Martin Hoeschele at
Our Forum Is Down I have contacted the
organization that hosts our forum and am awaiting respose...
ALMS Mosport 2009 Photos On-line Courtesy
Scott Miller - click photos page link to your left
Annual Erections - Tonight, Wednesday Oct.
in Scarborough, starts at 8PM but come early. If you can't make
it fill out this
PROXY form and email, mail or fax it in.
UCR Driver Education - Mosport Saturday,
17 October 2009 and Sunday, 18 October 2009
Click "Thought I would pass
this on to you if you or any of your members are interested. We
are having our final DE at Mosport in 2 weeks and since it is a
German Marquee event, I thought I would pass this on to the
Deutscher Automobil club. If interested, let me know and I
can help you through registration.
Blaszak UCR Registrar
Annual Erections - Wednesday Oct. 7th At
in Scarborough, starts at 8PM but come early. If you can't make
it fill out this
PROXY form and email, mail or fax it in.
Additional DAC Track Event for Next Year
Posssible There's a good
possibility that DAC will host an additional track event next
year at either Mosport on the Labour Day weekend or another
Ice Race Annual Driver's Meeting Being held at
the same location as last year- Annandale Golf Club in Ajax,
Sunday Oct. 18th at 1PM
24 Hours of LeMons
Brutish. Not Short Enough. The crowd. The spectacle. The pall of
blue smoke and roasted clutch discs. In all motorsport, no
event captures the universal human need to whale on old crapcans
and hoover down greasy barbecue like the
24 hour of Lemons. Each LeMons
race is for cars purchased, fixed up, and track-prepped for a
total of 500 dollars or less. But before reaching the grid,
you'll have to survive trials like the Personal-Injury-Lawyer
Anti-Slalom, the Marxist-Valet Parking Challenge, and the Wide
Open Throttle Rodthrowapalooza. Twelve hours into the race, the
car voted People’s Choice is called in and awarded a cash prize;
simultaneously, the car voted People’s Curse is called in and
summarily destroyed. At the end of 24 hours, a gala awards
ceremony plies the survivors with trophies, plaques, and
four-figure purses in canvas bags full of nickels. What's not to
suggested that DAC would be interested in entering a car in the
24 hour of Lemons event at the
Nelson Ledges track in Garrettsville Ohio this year at the
June meeting but it was too late to make the entry deadline for
the October 3rd-4th event. The possibility of a DAC entry for
next year was heartily embraced and we are planning on attending
this, the only 24 hour event on the schedule, to spectate.
Anyone interested in joining us for the road trip let me know
Additional Extracurricular Ideas Batted
Around at the Last Meeting
1) Dirt Karts -
there is a place down around Tillsonburg called
Chestermans -it's an indoor dirt track. This would be an
ideal event to plan for the winter months.
Karts - indoor go kart tracks in the GTA are plentiful and other
years we have had a lot of fun at these and with electric karts
the air at the indoor facilities isn't polluted.
Fun Rally - the annual DAC fun rally has
been a long standing fixture on the fall DAC club schedule
faithly run and hosted by Uli Bitterlich. This fall the event
will not happen as Uli cannot run it anymore. Someone needs to
carry on this tradition - who is willing to step up to the
Road Rally -
possibilty of piggybacking on an existing event (MapleLeaf
Rally) with a contingent of DAC member's cars?
Rally - when I was an engineering student at Waterloo there was
an engineer's (notorious heavy drinkers) pub rally held each
fall, the route for which passed through a lot of really old and
tiny towns in the surrounding countryside. At the end of each
rally leg was a pub stop where the navigator had to drink two of
those 1/2 pint glasses of the local draft beer and then continue
onto the next stage - there were 12 stages. As it was an
engineer's rally the "pace notes" consisted of a series of
algebraic and scientific questions and puzzles the solutions to
which would direct you through the rally route to the end of
each stage. 6)
Track Day - Rent
the Mosport DDT or road course track for day's event
Any Other Ideas? - you come out to the
October meeting and give it up
Ice Race Annual Driver's Meeting Being held at
the same location as last year- Annandale Golf Club in Ajax,
Sunday Oct. 18th at 1PM
DAC monthly meeting Wednesday Sept. 2nd At
in Scarborough, starts at 8PM but come early and
have dinner and
watch the DVD of the 2005 Targa Newfoundland in the meeting
Trillium Trophy Races from Shannonville
-photos, videos and stories from DAC members will be posted
here. Please upload your
photos/videos to your favourite hosting site (eg.
Vimeo) and then send me the link to them (complete with
password/username if required) and I will list them here.
From DAC member
Lisa Shaw (Enter Password: racing) ...
World's Fastest Electric Car Beats Corvette
in drag ...
CMHF Mosport Track Day I 'd
like to invite all members of the Deutscher Automobil Club to
annual track day put on by the Canadian Motorsports Museum
and Hall of Fame at Mosport on Monday, July 6th. We have
tentatively scheduled the following guest drivers: Scott
Goodyear, Ron Fellows, Ludwig Heimrath and Horst Kroll. Hope to
see you there.
Francis H. Bradley BRADLEY,
Francis H. - Died peacefully on June 6, 2009, ...
Photos - DAC Fun Rally 2007 From Sue Payne ...
Click Pssst! - Rumour has it
Uli will be organizing another annual fun Rally for this fall
Three Monkeys First
monthly meeting held at the 3 Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough a
great success and well attended. Remember the July meeting will
be held a week later on July 8th as the first Wednesday is
International Motor Racing Research Center
at Watkins Glen - Rare Corvette Offered in Raffle
WATKINS GLEN, NY – A
unique Chevrolet Corvette, originally owned by A.J. Foyt’s
long-time sponsor and friend, the late Jim Gilmore, is being
offered by raffle by the International Motor Racing Research
Center at Watkins Glen. The 1984 car is one of only two produced
by Chevrolet. Painted “hugger orange,” the color used on the
Gilmore-Foyt Indy cars, this unique collector car has fewer than
19,000 miles on the odometer and is in showroom condition. The
car comes with complete documentation as to its original
ownership, including an original insurance card, the application
for title in Gilmore’s name, owners manual, service records and
the original window sticker. Among Gilmore’s many businesses was
Abraham Chevrolet located in Miami. In 1984, he received
authorization from then-general manager of Chevrolet, Robert
Stemple, to have two specially painted Corvettes produced at the
factory. One car went to Foyt, and the other was for Gilmore.
The car is equipped with virtually every factory option
available at the time, including the Z51 Performance Package,
AG9 Six Way Power Drivers Seat, AU3 Power Door Lock System, L83
5.7 Liter V8, UJ8 Delco-Bose AM/FM Stereo with Cassette, V01
Heavy Duty Radiator, Z6A Defogger System Rear Window and 622
AUU2 Saddle Leather Bucket Seating. “This unique, eye-catching
Corvette offers our members and friends the opportunity to win a
very rare car while supporting the Center at the same time,”
said IMRRC President J.C. Argetsinger. “I’m sure it will be a
repeat of last year’s sell out.” The Center’s 2008 raffle car
was a Cobra Replicar, with a completely rebuilt Ford 390cid “big
block” engine. Cars selected for the Center’s annual raffles
reflect the facility’s commitment to the preservation of the
history of motorsports through collections of books,
photographs, films, documents, personal papers, magazines, fine
art and other materials. Tickets for the Corvette are $60 each
or two for $100, with only 1,984 tickets to be sold. The winning
ticket will be drawn on Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets can be
ordered on-line at www.racingarchives.org, by telephone at (607)
535-9044, by mail and at the Center. Tickets also will be
available at the Center’s tent at Watkins Glen International
during major race weekends. Tickets are tax deductible to the
extent allowed by the IRS. ### For more information: Jon
McKnight, director of marketing at ` or by phone at (607)
Confirmed: Monthly Meeting Now at the
Three Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough ! We will now be
meeting at the
Three Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough located at 1585 Warden
Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (
Map ) starting Wednesday JUNE 3rd, 2009. I would encourage
all those who find this place closer to them to check it out!
New Monthly Meeting Venue We will now be
meeting at the
Three Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough located at 1585 Warden
Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (
Map ) . The first meeting date has yet to be confirmed for
the first Wednesday of June but I will post the confirmation
here. So all you east-enders that have complained of the
distance to get to the meetings - I will see you there !!! The
east-enders should also think about bringing a guest from your
area - someone you think would want to join the DAC. Also
please note: The first Wednesday in July is a holiday so the
July meeting has been moved on a week to the 8th.
Richard Boake Debuted His 2005 WRX STI DAC member Richard Boake
debuted his 2005 WRX STI this past weekend. He finished first
OVERALL in Saturday's rain soaked race, beating out all the GT1
and GT2 cars. Iin Sunday's first race result he placed third in
his GT3 class and the final race saw Richard on the podium's
highest step for a win in the GT3 class! Jeff Wenzel
Annual Trillium Trophy Races at
Shannonville We are proud to
announce that the spring Trillium Trophy race at Shannonville is
on! Running from Friday (test day) May 29th through to Sunday
All comers are
welcome to attend the Friday test day.
There will be a
fully catered event Saturday evening and all are invited .
For more information
you can contact our race organizer Gianni Biral during the day
at 416-740-0665 or in the evening at 416-740-4407
by Scott Miller
Please Note: When
posting on the DAC
please make sure you check the box next to "Notify me when a
reply is posted" before you submit your post. That way you will
now when someone has responded to your posting and voila - we
have communication !
You may also want to be notified
when any new posting is made to any of the DAC forums we
have. To do this simply click your User Control panel link (once
you've signed in) and choose which forums (or specific topics)
that you want to be notified (subscribed) to.
by Scott Miller
DAC Annual Awards Banquet Re-cap
annual awards dinner was held in Minden on February 07, 2009, at
the Dominion Hotel. For video clips and photos of the event ...
Ice Race Program I'm editing the
ice race program and I need some ads. Please send me a copy
of your business card and I'll put it in. If you know of any
one else that is interested in a business card ad, they are
free for members and $20.00 for non-members. 1/2 page ads
are $50.00, full page $100.
Minutes of January 8th Meeting Ice
Race Feb 7 and 8 – the roster of volunteers is virtually
complete, position of runner/messenger may need to be
filled. Accommodation is organized. Martin H volunteered to
create an event program, and requested a list of officials.
He also volunteered to do some press releases and to contact
media. Discussion of methods of publicizing, invite
celebrities? James K. volunteered to donate cases of
Bavarian-style Chili to the Kinsmen. The Awards Banquet will
be held at the Dominion Hotel 7 pm Feb 7, 09. Discussion of
which class will be the focus class for the Klaus Bartels
Shannonville May 29 - 31 – Test Day on Friday Track is
booked. GB invited ideas to make our event remarkable i.e
catered BBQ, live entertainment investigating sponsorship
The various series running haven’t been finalized yet,
economics will influence decision since we require full
fields to break even. The numbers will influence the
decision re which track will be run. Long Track will
accommodate larger fields. Discussion with F Libre
delegation – they are trying to encourage larger numbers
participating - there may be CSR and DSR coming on line.
Vintage may be able to accommodate open wheel. Discussion
about concerns re combining classes, especially F1200, such
as big differences in closing speed and the fact that
sharing track with other classes interferes with the racing
between lower powered momentum cars.
- Irene O. reports no significant change in the club
finances since the last ice race
CBC TV Rick Mercer Report CBC
TV's 'Rick Mercer Report' did a full day's shoot at the
Motorsport Club of Ottawa's www.mco.org Winter Driving
School Track facility on Sunday, January 11th. The premise
was to compare all season tires to winter tires in the cold
ice and snow driving conditions experienced here in Canada.
Also, various tips on winter driving skills were explained
to Rick throughout the day by General Lewis McKenzie (Ret) -
an MCO member and Championship Winning Formula 1600 race
driver - and Nigel Mortimer - also an MCO member, race
driver and the Head of Vehicle Recalls for Transport Canada.
The undersigned also makes an occasional cameo appearance or
two as well! If you haven't seen the 'Rick Mercer Report' it
is a topical, clever and witty comedy show and the results
are expected to be quite hilarious and entertaining! The
show airs on CBC TV this coming Tuesday, January 20th at
8:00 PM and repeats on Friday, January 23rd at the same
time. It can also be seen online at
and on their youtube.com/mercerreport channel. I
think you will find it entertaining!
Terry Dale Dale
Management & Motorsport Limited
2008, a year in review… 2009 a year of
by Mike Nilson
well, well, it has been quite a year! Having made the
decision to continue my membership with the DAC, Mary,
Margaret and I have been very busy. Part of being a member
is to participate as a club member. This has been a
difficult challenge since we are located 450 kilometres away
DAC Annual Awards Dinner - Feb 7, 2009
annual awards dinner will be held in conjunction with the
DAC hosted ice race weekend in Minden on Saturday February
07, 2009, at 7pm, you may arrive earlier for "socializing".
The venue will be the Dominion Hotel - two doors south of
where we had it last year. The Dominion Hotel is located on
the main street in downtown Minden.
January Monthly Meeting
First meeting of
the year was well attended with lots of good discussion of
relevant topics/issues concerning the club for 2009. I will
have some details shortly I trust from that meeting for you.
Moments In Life by Mike Nilson Greetings
am a member of a group of people who search out and keep the
history of motorsport. I always tell people that I’m looking
for pictures of the car I’m restoring. In the last couple of
weeks I have been fortunate to receive these two pictures.
The first, Helmut Teubler, 1961 The second, Gunther Decker
1962 I am so indebted to the people who have been able to
find and share these gems. I have sent the one picture to
the family of Günter Decker. I am planning on gifting the
first to Helmut.
Mike Nilson Motorsport Historian
Photos from Trip to Minden on the
by Scott Miller
traveled to Minden this past weekend to remove the Ovlov
from Tom's gravel pit and tow it back down to my shop in
Whitby to clean it up and get it ready for another season of
ice racing. There was lot's of snow, rusted old cars, wild
turkey and a flooded ice track - that's right! Tom Prentice
informed me that they have flooded twice already and as you
will see there are even low snowbanks!For all photos ...
CASC Annual General Meeting Report by Mike
nomination committee did come up with a complete slate for
the new executive and well as two people vying for the top
job. They were Scott Ellsworth of BARC and Joe Trinidad from
SPDA-Online. Both made speeches and at the end of Joe
Trinidad’s speech, he chose to step down from running for
President. No Vote required.
The executive for 2009
will be: Scott Ellsworth, President Nick Majors,
Vice-president Greg Adamkowski, Secretary Candice
Calder, Treasurer Chuck Atkins, Solosprint director
Sharon Feeney, Ice Race Director Cindy Armstrong, Race
Director Gary Wood, Autoslalom Director
was much discussion about the state of the books for CASC.
What started as a getting the books together for this year
turned into Candice re-doing the books completely from 2005
to today! She has spent hundreds of hours quietly digging up
the financial pieces of CASC and bringing the books to a
state that can be reasonably be auditing by and external
firm. She is not finished! She does have more to do and has
full support of the executive and everyone is grateful for
the huge effort she has put forward.
Amateur racer wins grassroots award
CASC Race Workshop: Sat. Nov.22/08 by Mike Nilson
- April 24-25
CASC-SMP Spring Fling returns Friday and Saturday for Annual
tech, license upgrade observation and test and tune.
May 2- 3 MCO Race school- Calabogie: tentative date.
- May 9-10 BEMC
- May 15-17
CASC/Mosport- GT-1/2/A Invitational race: Victoria Day.
- May 23-24 CASC
Race school- Shannonville
- May 30-31 DAC
Race-Shannonville: DAC returns!
- June 19-21 VARAC
Vintage Festival –Focus on Minis’ 50th.
- June 27-28 BARC
Mosport- tentatively with SCCA.
- July 25-26 MCO –
Calabogie-may be on the long track.
- Aug 8-9 BARC
- Sept 5-6 CRDA-
- Oct 3-4
2. 2010 Schedule:
Should we take
advantage of the loss of the F1 GP in June, and start the season
later due to lower entries in the first races? The consensus was
3. Confirmed rule
Integration of the
Race Ontario Regulations into the Race Regulations to eliminate
duplication and conflict.
New appendix to
provide standard rules for endurance style races to provide
consistency and to reduce the size of the supp regs.
Renewal of car
number registration - changes not yet clarified but will
guarantee your number if you used it 3 times the year before. If
you don’t have such a number, you can ask for the number you
want when you pay for your new race license. If you are running
a team with multiple cars, you can apply to retain the numbers
you are using even if you do not meet these requirements.
Removal of steering
lock device required.
Dry sump tank
mounted in the cockpit must be shielded from the driver.
4. Proposed rule
Review of class
breakout times at SMP and CMP.
Allowing 2 drivers
to declare themselves a team, before the start of the season,
share the same car, and share each other’s points. Much
discussion ensued about ‘ringers’ gridding of the second driver
on Sunday and on and on.
Set criteria for
evaluation/observation for race license: the intent is to
facilitate entry for returnees, Solo Sprint competitors and
those with experience in other arenas such as BMW and PCA. It is
not seen as an entry point from lapping days, auto slalom or
5. Split grids
for GT sprint races:
This means split
races not split starts. It will be done whenever possible, since
entries have shown to increase at events where grids are split.
It was noted that there was better attendance when split grids
were done. It was also noted that early in the season, split
grids may not work as cars don’t seem to be ready in April -
applicable rules will be checked and enforced.
7. Formula Libre:
The bottom line is
that Open Wheel represented 72 total entries last season. Spread
this over 9 events and you get an average entry of 8 cars. At a
claimed cost of track time at $70 per minute FL has been a
liability, subsidized by entrants in other classes. Since open
wheel or FL, whichever way you wish to call it, is not a Region
Championship class, organizers are not obligated to find FL
track time. Formula Four will no longer be an identified class.
This will no longer be a championship class.
VARAC has proposed
allowing pre 1990 open wheel cars to run with vintage open wheel
as members of that class at up to 4 events. It was proposed that
Open wheel, Vintage open wheel, and F1200 cars all run together.
Cindy promised to take this matter to ORO but would not
guarantee that that particular combination would be available at
every event. She has undertaken to ensure that there is a place
for open wheel cars at every event.
8. Race observer
CASC needs observers
on corners during races to note incidents and report them. This
would be a factual report, not a finding of blame. Last year’s
effort recruited one new person- more are needed. Sign up!
will not be developed if it will dilute existing classes.
Unify GT class
designations to all numbers or all letters: It will be done. No
decision on letters or numbers.
Bring back the
rookie triangle: undecided whether it will be for3 events, 6
events, or all season.
Review GT class
Annual Christmas Dinner Dec 3rd., 7PM The
annual DAC Christmas dinner will be held instead of a meeting on
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 7PM at the same place as the
meeting - The Musket, 40 Advance Road, Etobicoke - Be There!
For more info or questions please contact Irene Ott:
Ice Racing The
start of the ice race season is not that far off. The DAC
weekend this year is the 3rd weekend of the ice race season
falling on Feb. 7th and 8th. As usual the weekend just prior to
the first race weekend is pre-tech: Sat. January the 17th from
10 to 4 and Sun., Jan. 18th from noon to 4. This year the annual
DAC awards banquet (also held the same weekend of Feb. 7th)
will be at the newly renovated Dominion Hotel (
www.dominionhotelpub.com ) in splendiferous downtown Minden!
The owner of the Dominion is also the owner of the Grill On The
Gull where last year's banquet was held. The Dominion has more
room but the same chefs so the great food that was served up
last year should be served to the same scrumptious standards. If
you're competing, get your cars ready! If you're not, volunteers
to help run the weekend are always welcome! Contact our Prez.
Gianni Biral if you're interested in helping out with the
Rally Racing On TSN If
you missed freezing your butt off road side at the Tall Pines
Rally this past weekend the 2008 Canadian season of professional
rally racing is being shown over the next couple of weeks on TSN
starting in 15 minutes from now with the Rallye Perce-Neige,
Maniwaki at 2:30pm. Here's the schedule:
Shannonville is back on the 2009 Schedule
for DAC!More on this
Go Kart Night A Moderately Great Success by Rick
photo to view album
night, bad weather and traffic kept a few people from
turning out to our race night at GP Kartways, but
none-the-less twelve people showed up to form two groups of
6 drivers each. Newcomer James McMurtrie from the National
Post was on a steep learning curve but after some coaching
from several old hands, showed some of us regulars how well
a young aggressive mind can perform. It is done by going
from back of the pack on the warm up laps to finish 1st.
Wait, did I imply he cheated? Sorry. The other group was won
by professional midget driver Stefan Haas who proved that he
actually could still turn right if forced to by squeezing
past Scott Miller on the SACond last lap. We were also happy
to see Superkart racer Sandy MacNie show us what he could do
in the tight confines of an indoor electric Kart
(track). Sandy's one time mechanic friend Dan showed up with
young Kieran who are both co-workers of mine. Thanks for
coming to fill out the field gents, and for helping to
support electricity abuse. Terry Dalton also couldn't resist
the chance to come out and have a whack at running down
his nemesis Stef.
Here are each driver's best lap
times for the night...
0:22.76 Robert Falke
0:23.22 Stefan Haas 0:23.28 Terry Dalton 0:23.58 James
Rick Creuzburg 0:23.77 Gianni
Biral 0:23.92 Scott Miller 0:24.07 Kieran "Spray Bomb"
Mcloughlin 0:24.10 Dan MacElwaine 0:24.32 Sandy MacNie
0:24.38 Lisa Shaw 0:24.38 Martin Hoeschele
Our first race best lap times
set the inverted final grid...
B Final Finishing Order
1. James McMurtrie 2. Gianni
Biral 3. Lisa Shaw 4. Sandy MacNie 5. Kieran "Spray
Bomb" Mcloughlin 6. Martin Hoeschele
A Final Finishing Order
1. Stefan Haas 2. Scott
Miller 3. Rick Creuzburg 4. Terry Dalton 5. Robert
Falke 6. Dan MacElwaine
Next time we will work it out so
that the winner of the B Final will get to grid up with the
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Sue Payne's Father Passes by Sue Payne
Many thanks for your kind words. Man it
takes a hell of a thing to knock me off my perch but if anyone
could have done it, my Dad would have been the one. Talk about a
shock. I am just numb right now and the tears come and go. My
Dad and I had many good times together and we (my Mum , Dad and
myself) always lived each day as if it was our last, so we have
no regrets. He has taken part of my heart with him right now but
I am sure that this will mend in time. There is no funeral
however donations in lieu of flowers may be made to :
Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street West, Picton, ON
Robert Beaudin In Hospital
by Rick Creuzburg
Hi, I have some good news bad news for those of
you that know Robert...
He suffered a massive heart
attack episode last Friday morning (October 31st). He woke
Maggie up at around 2am to say he wasn't feeling well, and
recognizing his condition to be dangerous, she immediately
called 911 and the ambulance arrived within 4 minutes. Shortly
after arriving at the Collingwood hospital he went into heart
failure and was resuscitated by the er doctor. His heart was
having a hard time functioning due to an 80% blockage. They went
to transfer him to Newmarket hospital, but he had another attack
in the ambulance so they had to put the paddles to him and take
him back to Collingwood. Then they put him on ice and induced a
coma and intubated him to slow his system down. The cardiologist
went along for the ride this time to Newmarket where he is now.
He was brought out of the coma on Sunday, and was transferred to
a private room where he is now awaiting heart bi-pass surgery.
He is a little woozy, but his spirits are up, and he is
determined to come out of this clean. The good news is he was a
very lucky boy the way events unfolded, he received outstanding
care. The word is he had to be paddled or chest thumped 14 TIMES
to keep him going.
Robert can be reached at South Lake
Regional Health Centre (Newmarket) 905-895-4521 x4557. Feel free
to pass the word around, wife Maggie's been too much on the run
to contact a lot of people.
God's speed Robert... Rick
All of the D.A.C. extends our heartfelt
condolences to our members Suzan Payne and Al
Wilke on the sudden passing of Sue's father Monday, Nov. 10th.
Sue can be reached at
November 15th at 6pm at GP Kartways at Downsview park. We'll
be running the mini-gp format at a cost of $52 per person.
Please call me, Rick, at 416-419-6241, to let me know if you
are coming so I can keep track of the numbers. This open to
non-club members as well ....
Porsche Motorsport news 2008-10-30 Racing
series BUSINESS Date 2008-10-30 PORSCHE RACING LEGENDS FOR HIRE
Evans Sport Driving
School Offers Ultimate in Professional Education ATLANTA -
October 30 -- The Porsche Sport Driving School-one of
the nation's most prestigious driving schools-is offering its
first fantasy camp for a handful of qualified participants who
will spend a day on the track with some of the finest race-car
drivers ever to don Porsche driving suits. The program, called
the Porsche Legends Course, runs December 16 and 17 at the
renowned Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. This
exclusive opportunity for just 10 people is the first of its
kind and is limited to recent graduates of the school's Masters
Course, who will be personally coached by many of the greats in
Porsche racing lore. The Porsche driving legends include Derek
Bell, Vic Elford, Hurley Haywood, Patrick Long and Brian Redman.
In addition to perfecting his or her skills during a full day of
track sessions with these world class racers as personal
coaches, each guest will have the opportunity to socialize with
the drivers for a closer one-on-one relationship. "This is
without a doubt one of the most experienced group of racers ever
assembled for a driving course," said Bill Buckley, Porsche's
driving program manager. "Just imagine the legendary stories
they will share during this program; not to mention the skills
demonstrated, pointers given and insight provided." As part of
the first class VIP treatment, guests will be among the first to
drive the new 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo. The challenging and scenic
2.38-mile track presents 16 turns, allowing guests to gain
valuable driving experience alongside the elite Porsche drivers.
"The event will be like no other Porsche event I've ever been
involved with," said Buckley. "Having only 10 enthusiasts
participate and five Porsche drivers, the guests will receive an
unprecedented amount of one-on-one guidance that will surely
lead to an unforgettable Porsche experience and the perfecting
of their skills around a race track." The price for the Legends
Course-which includes two nights at the Ross Bridge Golf Resort
and Spa and dinner with the drivers on both nights, an entire
day at the track and all ground transportation as well as custom
mementos including a Porsche race helmet-is $9995.00. Those
interested in learning more about this event can call
888--204--7474. Porsche's Sport Driving School offers
high-performance driver education courses at the scenic Barber
Motorsports Park in Birmingham. Under the guidance of
professional Porsche drivers from all types of racing
backgrounds, participants learn about the true capabilities and
performance Porsche cars offer while increasing their confidence
and skill behind the wheel. Porsche Legends: Derek Bell: Winner
of two World Sportscar Championship titles in 1985 and 1986,
three in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1986-87 and 1989 and five
victories at Le Mans in 1975, 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987. Vic
Elford: One of the world's great sports car drivers. Vic is one
of only four drivers ever to record six major victories at the
classic Nurburgring, in addition to wins at the Targa Floria,
Sebring 12 Hour and Daytona 24 Hour events. Hurley Haywood: Five
wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le
Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring are just a few of the
most impressive statistics from Hurley's venerable career.
Patrick Long: With two wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one at
the 12 Hours of Sebring and three at the Petit Le Mans, Patrick
has had immediate success in the top flight of international
sports car racing. Brian Redman: Winner of 30 international
races of longer than 6 hours or 1,000 km duration. Brian enjoyed
77 professional race wins on 36 circuits in 12 countries. He was
a member of World Manufacturers' Championship winning teams in
1968 in the John Wyer Gulf Ford, in 1969 for Porsche, in 1970
for John Wyer Gulf Porsche and 1972 for Sefac Ferrari.
Credit: Porsche cars NA
+ AJAC Declares
The Best Cars And Trucks For 2009
+ The Nilson
The race season is almost over. Road race is done, and
thank goodness! I have so many issues around
scrutineering. So much that needs to be improved.
Solo 2 racing is done! Good fun for the whole family.
Margaret did seven events in our family Subaru automatic
station wagon. Finished 8th overall in
E-class and 9th as a rookie.
Autocross/solo2 is a very competitive event in Ottawa with
some competitors coming from Toronto for the events.
Next year, we will see! Margaret may go Solo 1 and or
rally cross for the next season or both. Looking for a
good car to play with. Full results
Here is picture of Margaret at the end of the season. Still
a smile on her face!
Margaret is now in her third year now at McGill University
doing her business degree. To keep her hand busy in
motorsport, she has joined the Formula SAE team. The
engineering students are building an open wheel race car to
compete with other universities. Amazing innovations
from these students. One university built their own
engine from scratch. A 600 cc V8! Margaret is
using her race car knowledge and her business acumen to move
the FSAE team ahead. A big challenge considering she
is the only woman in a team of 40 year male engineers.
Rally is almost done too. Mary and I have our last event
November 8: a 4 hour TSD event north of Perth. Mary and I
are first and second as Novices in this MCO based series.
The prize of a half price entry to Targa Newfoundland is too
good to ignore! If we get the opportunity, we would
like to do the Targa in a vintage car - perhaps we can talk
Helmut Teubler out of his 1960 DKW - with some support from
Audi Canada? Too soon to tell.
Mary and I did celebrate the season end with a trip to
Halifax. We took the train overnight from Montreal.
We had a private room with our own shower. Very nice!
We watched the sun set as we left Montreal. I woke
early, and with Mary, we watched the sun rise over the Gaspe
Bay and Bay du Chaluers. Very beautiful, and we were
the only ones in the dome car at that time. In Halifax, we
went to Pier 21. This was the major immigration point
in Canada after the war. My parents came from Bremen
in 1951 and landed there on August 4 in Canada. We saw
pictures of the ship they came on and some passengers
documented their memories of the trip over. Very
So back home now and considering our winter activity - CASC
banquet? DAC Christmas party? DAC AGM? Looking
forward to seeing everyone again!
revised 2009 calendar On Tuesday Formula One racing’s governing
body, the FIA, released an amended calendar for the 2009 world
championship. A provisional schedule was released in June.
The revised calendar sees the
date for the Turkish Grand Prix changing from its original
August slot to a June date, while the Canadian race has been
dropped. In another revision, the Italian and Belgian races have
swapped positions, with the Spa event now taking place on August
30, a fortnight before the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on
The 18-race championship will
reach its finale in mid November with the inaugural Abu Dhabi
The revised 2009 calendar in
full: 29 March Australia 5 April Malaysia
19 April Bahrain 10 May Spain 24 May Monaco 7
June Turkey 21 June Great Britain 28 June France 12
July Germany 26 July Hungary 23 August Europe (Valencia)
30 August Belgium 13 September Italy 27 September
Singapore 11 October Japan 18 October China 1
November Brazil 15 November Abu Dhabi
Oshawa Motor Sports Club
is promoting the 2009 ice race season by hosting
an Introduction to Ice Racing at the Thirsty Penguin in the Ice
Sports Arena, 1401 Philip Murray Ave, Oshawa Tuesday October 7
at 7 pm. It will be an interactive panel discussion featuring
such topics as: A typical race weekend / location / schedule etc
Car choice and preparation / tire choice / strengthening etc
Driver preparation / clothing / licensing / training etc How to
transport your car / paddocking etc. The meeting is free, and
open to all, whether newbies or experienced drivers looking to
pick up more tips or just to share.
+ Photos page
(click "Photos" link at left)
There will always be
+ October Meeting
The "usual" meeting
issues were dealt with yet again but I believe that we have
indeed turned a corner in that decisions were made. Oh yeah, of
course there will always be disagreements but I feel we
progressed a long way at this meeting to coming up with new and
viable solutions to long standing club issues that will help us
move forward and revive the enthusiasm in this great club.
Meeting In Progress at the
More on the October
meeting and the outcome of decisions made at that meeting in
future news postings - Scott Miller
It’s once again time for this year Children’s Wish Track
day at Mosport on October 18th. This will
be the 16th year since I started this event and
every year amazes me with the way people come together to
donate there time, cars and money to support the Children’s
We are looking forward to a huge day
Rain or Shine! I would love to here from anyone that would
be able to donate their time to help with registration,
waivers and pit lane. I could use about 8 to 10 people.
Last year we managed to raise almost $25,000 and this
year we are aiming for $35,000. This would also be a record
for us for this event.
Festival Photos (no particluar order) Courtesy Scott Miller ...
Below are links to the various race group
pictures from Shannonville. It was a great weekend in
spite of the rain for good racing & picture taking. Shannonville
is a fun track to shoot at because you can get fairly close to
the action in many areas. I still have a People N Paddock album
to create with trophy presentations & other shots around the
I need a few able minds and bodies to help
out with registration for the Ted Powell Weekend.
need one Deputy-Chief Registrar and about 5 or 6 Assistants
for the following times:
Friday June 25 - 4-9 pm
Sat June 26 - 7-11am Sunday June 27 8-10 am
last year - Registration wil be held at Murphy's Landing,
which means supper Friday night, as well as fresh coffee and
real breakfast Saturday and Sunday. As well - once
registration closes - all workers are free to enjoy the
weekend at the track. You will still get lunch at the track
as well as the regular volunteer perks.
looking for a Judge of Fact for the Second Annual Ted
Powell Memorial Race in July.
requires someone who has the ability to observe and then
report exactly what was seen and to describe it
accurately and dispassionately. That could include
overseeing race starts plus other any other race-related
activities as directed by the Clerk of the Course. The
decisions of the Judge of Fact are generally taken as
being totally correct, non-protestable and
non-appealable so it is a very key position as defined
in the rules.
Terry Dale Clerk of the Course Second Annual
Ted Powell Memorial Race
For the Ted Powell race weekend July
26-27, I will be responsible for on-track services. This
includes restoring tire barriers, picking up stray bits
from cars that have had an “off” and liaising with the
Your help is needed to make this
year’s racing even more successful than last year’s. If
you’re prepared to have a ringside seat for the action
and get your hands dirty a few times, please volunteer
to help us out. You can e-mail me at “dpimotorsports at
yahoo dot ca” and tell me your name, phone number and
how many days you can help. Activities would begin at
roughly 7 AM and conclude between 5 and 6 PM, with
refreshments provided by the club.
advance for your support
911S/Carrera 3.0 1978 Fiat 124 Spider 1993 Mazda
MX-3 rally car 2002 Dodge Ram 4 x 4
Get out to the
DAC monthly meeting this Wednesday, June 4th - 8pm !!! (at
the Musket, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke -
MAP) There's really a lot going
on right now about our upcoming 50th anniversary as a car club
and you need to be involved! As you read this, plans are being
laid for an anniversary celebration this fall.
Antique and Classic Car Show View Flyer (PDF file
Click Car Show Application Form
(DOC file 123KB, choose "SAVE" when prompted)
Short Report From
Mosport May 24 Weekend
Photo courtesy Scott
was at Mosport this past Sunday afternoon along with Mike Evans
to watch the "main events". Nobody was there! I counted 20
people at corner 2! It rained heavily all afternoon. The biggest
ticket were the TDI VW races and most of them slid off corners
1, 2 and 3 on the first lap because they all went out on slicks!
Elizabeth Sommers emails: "The
TDI did have rain tires, unfortunately they were using them on
Saturday and the rain stopped and the track dried up when they
were out. When they came in the tires were "chewed up" and
were useless. So they had no real option except to go out
on the slicks on Sunday"
Photo courtesy Scott
The only other big
deal of the weekend were the two enormous portable buildings
that VW erected. They started building on Monday morning and
finished them Thursday night. The one on the left in the photo
is complete with A/C and heating, bay doors, hard walls and
solid roof and full floors.
Photos from last
night's meeting at The Musket ...
tonite 8pm sharp.
Hello! I am a vice
president of RallySport Ontario, and I figured some of your
members might enjoy entering a car rally. It's a fun way
to spend a day with your car and a teammate. For
navigational rallies, all that's needed is a street-legal car
with plates, ownership, and insurance, and a team of driver and
navigator. Lots of information about rallying and
other events is on the RallySport Ontario web page,
http://www.rallysport.on.ca Click on the
frame link to "beginner resources" for information for a
All the Ontario Road Rally Cup
events have routebooks for novice teams, and there are always
experts on hand at registration to give last-minute pointers to
beginners. There are two events coming up in May, and if
you could publish information about them in your newsletter
perhaps some of your members will want to give it a try! The
Blossom Rally on May 10 is being organized by the
Kitchener-Waterloo Rally Club, and the flyer is online at
Discover Ontario Car Rally on May 31 is being organized by the
Toronto Autosport Club, and the flyer is at
Wednesday is your monthly meeting at The Musket Restaurant, 40
Advance Rd. in Etobicoke - 8PM SHARP! Once again Andy Boosey
will be doing door prize draws!!! See you there! You got
anything you want to bring and share with your fellow DAC after
the meeting bring it on!
Status Report on
D.A.C. Archives - by Mike Nilson ...
Click (PDF file)
May 1959 D.A.C.
Newsletter - Mike Nilson ...
Click (PDF file)
Dave King, the
Region Chief Scrutineer announces the 2008 CASC-OR
Scrutineering Training School.
This school will
be held on Saturday April 26/2008 at 12:30 PM at Toronto
Tirecraft, 126 Peelar Rd.,Vaughan, Ontario. Attendees
are asked to bring their own chairs and any "snacks"
they may want for themselves. Previously and current
Licensed Scrutineers and others interested in what the
Scrutineering role is about are invited to attend.
Dave is grateful to Jeff Wenzel of Toronto Tirecraft
and to Jeff's staff for graciously making their
facility available for the school.
Mike Nilson has been
working at developing the historical archives for the D.A.C.
There will soon be a dedicated page here on the website. For now
here's a little taste, it's the oldest newsletter we have on
Click (650KB PDF file)
February Historical Archive newsletter ...
Click (115KB PDF file)
DAC hosted SACond round of the ice race series came off
with but one hitch - Rainer Brezinka suffered a "mini"
stroke Sunday and is now recovering in hospital. Thanks
to all who helped to make the weekend a terrific
The annual Awards
Banquet was held this past Saturday at the Gull On The Grill in
Minden Ontario much to everyone's eating pleasure. Thanks to my
wife Judy Miller for organizing that. Thanks also to Gianni
Biral for presenting the awards and Rick Creuzburg for
performing the MC duties.
Ice Race Champion Trophy:
Old Timer Award:
President's Choice Award:
Overall Race Champ Award:
Sylvia Schulz Trophy:
Klaus Bartels Memorial Cup:
Andrew Majik car#155
For more photos see
the Photos page
Mike Nilson has
taken on the daunting task of sifting through the mountains of
DAC historical information (all types of media), organizing and
bringing it into a form of archival order. We hope to have some
snippets soon to post here of what's to come and in the future
there will be an online representation of Mike's ongoing
labours. Anyone with historical DAC info should contact Mike at
email@example.com he also
frequently requires an interpreter - volunteers welcome.
Welcome new members
Dave Darrow from Etobicoke, Margaret McClure from Ottawa and
returning member Remi Klichta from Courtice.
First weekend of ice
racing a roaring success. Read a report on the weekend with
highlites of the first time out with the new Toyota MR2 by Scott
DAC Awards Dinner
this Saturday, February 2nd at 7PM at the "Grill
On The Gull" Restaurant in Minden Ontario. The restaurant is
located north end of the main street in Minden just before you
cross over the bridge over the Gull River.
#3 (Article reprinted from Vintage Motorsport magazine - PDF
file 1.4MB) ...
DAC monthly meeting
door prizes are back! Purchase draw tickets before 8pm
meeting start (please note tickets will not be available after
meeting starts). Tickets will be sold at $2 each or 3 for $5,
prices are to go towards upgrading prizes as more people show
icerace weekend and awards dinner in Minden is coming up
February 2nd and 3rd - plan to be there!
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
Your new executive
listing has been updated click the "EXEC" link to view.
Just a reminder that
monthly club meetings start at 8PM -sharp!
This page has been
archived, click the "News Archives" link at the bottom of this
page for prior entries.
Ice Racing is fast
approaching. Please take some time to fill out
your membership application and send it to me. If
you don't have your DAC "Presse" handy, the
application form can be downloaded from
www.deutscherautoclub.ca/membership.htm or I can
email you one.
Postdated cheques to
mid January are acceptable.
Klingmann DAC Membership
The Christmas Dinner
was a hit! Plenty attended and all had a great time - I still
can't believe how good the food is at the Musket! For a few
Your 2008 Executive
is as follows ... President: Gianni Biral Vice President:
Andy Boosey Treasurer: Irene Ott Membership and
Competition: Ralph Klingmann SACretary: Stefan Haas
Effective Jan 1st, 2008. ("Exec" webpage will be updated Jan
Communications Association (CRCA) 50th Anniversary
DAC Christmas Dinner
at the Musket this Wednesday Dec 5th, 2007, Members Only, RSVP
ASAP to Irene Ott
CAN-AM JUNE 20-22, 2008 - from Mike Jennings...
DAC elections this
Wed. Nov 7. If you cannot attend you are encouraged to use this
Ice Race Schedule
for 2008. DAC weekend is Feb 02/03 ...
More photos of the
2007 DAC Fun Rally posted by Sue Payne ...
Meeting and Elections - Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 at the
Musket Restaurant, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke
added to right side bar on the
web page. If you wish to have your business card and link to
your website displayed then email me a copy of your business
card image and the URL of your website.
website: "Formula One Rejects - where we salute those at the
back of the F1 grid, and give them the recognition they
wander off the approved rally course
- click the photo for a short video
Uli and indeed thanks to all volunteers for their
time and for an excellent presentation - did you
guys also have something to do with the fantastic
weather and scenery? And a great time at the apres
rally party with loads of BBQ sausage! I am looking
forward to next year's already.
Museum (is having) our second annual Festival of Speed to be
held at Mosport on Monday, August 13th. Among other professional
race drivers making an appearance and giving lessons on will be
Scott Goodyear and Elliott Forbes Robinson. Hope to see you
More Cheers, John R. Wright
photo for larger image)
courtesy Scott Miller
least everyone seems to be having a great time.
DAC member Steffan
Haas racing a TQ (Three Quarter) Midget car this Sat., July 7th
at Flamboro Speedway, racing starts at 6pm ...
Click In related news:
Race recap from Grand Bend Speedway where Steffan finished 5th
in the TQ Midget ...
Ontario Sprint) cars at Brighton this weekend, DAC member Terry
Dalton will be working the pit for car #5 - Sat., July 7th at
Video: Horst Kroll -
2007 Vintage Festival ...
Click Video: F1 Cars - 2007 Vintage Festival ...
Click Courtesy Scott Miller
2007 Mosport 40th
Vintage Festival pics...
Click Courtesy Scott Miller
Kitchener, ON, Returning after 3 years
Ajax, ON, Returning after 2 years
DAC indoor Kart night a roaring success ...
courtesy Scott Miller (missing from
facilities although the karts need to be
updated. All had lots of fun. Those in
attendance (in no particular order): Event
Organizer: Rick Creuzburg (thank you), Mike
Evans, Mike, Yuko and Toshio Illiescu, Brian
Hunter, Ian Lok, Severen Haas, Ed Moody, Martin
Hoeschele, Steff Haas, Terry Dalton, Lisa
Shaw, Dan Bucknam, Gianni Biral, Irene Ott,
Anthony Biral, Robert Falke, Ralph Klingmann,
Click the pic below for a
short video of DAC member Terry Dalton doing an
unsanctioned hot lap ...
Dalton Does a Hot Lap (4MB wmv) Photo
courtesy Scott Miller
will be a get together of Jim Paulson's Racing Friends,
April 19th, 7.30 PM. at The Musket Restaurant, 40
Advance Road, Etobicoke M8Z 2T4
( off Kipling
between QEW & Bloor St )
for more info...contact Ken
Graham. 905 336 7354
OFFICIAL !!! The first DAC indoor Kart
night will be held Saturday April 14 at
Audi A5 / S5 -First Official Details ...
From Candace Calder: "I
believe this is being offered to all involved in local
motorsports, including DACsters and SACsters. Contact Dave for
The OMSC Group Tire Buy ( March ) is
set up now. So tell everyone to get their orders for RA-1's and
Hoosiers together. If anybody wants tires NOW contact me
for pricing and availability. For the LOW pricing the buyer is
asked to run the Toyo or Hoosier decals.
DAC ice racer's
annual awards dinner this Sat. night - same venue as last
year: The Highlands Motel 11 km north of Minden on the west side
of Hwy #35 15102 Hwy #35 705-489-3111.
2 Ice Racers for
Sale and misc. tires/rims...
Welcome Steven Scala
to the DAC. His profile has been added to the members page.
reports for PMSC weeekend ...
good for this upcoming first weekend - to read report ...
for this weekend on Saturday morning at 7AM. This weekend's host
GRAHAM, Gail from Burlington, ON Wife
of Ken (information
provided by Ralph Klingman - membership)
Your information has been added
to our emailing list. Please send me pics of yourself and your
ride and I will add you to the
page ... firstname.lastname@example.org
There is now an
online Guest Book which all are encouraged to sign and it
will be given to the family as a memorial of how Klaus
touched our lives over the years ...
courtesy Andy Hughes
Bartels with son Chris in passenger seat, Ice
Racing at Minden. There is a nice tribute
thread developing for Klaus from fellow ice
racers at the CASC forum pages ...
print a copy in a week or so and deliver to the
family as a keepsake.
Photo courtesy Rick Creuzburg
Star Obituary For:
Klaus – Honorary President of the Deutscher
his home on January 8th, 2007, at the
age of 79. Klaus is survived by his loving
wife Ruth and sons Bernd (Germany), Chris and
Alex, father-in-law of Shoba and devoted
grandfather to Christians and Alexa.
Survived by his brothers Joachim, Volker and his
sister Sybille, all of Germany. Having
emigrated to Canada in 1956, Klaus always
considered himself a proud Canadian who loved
his adoptive country. In keeping with
Klaus’ spirit, the family asks that you do not
mourn their loss, but share with them in the
celebration that was Klaus’ life. Klaus
stood for integrity, comradeship, and the
guarantee of never a dull moment. Family
and Friends will be received at the
Giffen-Mack “Scarborough” Funeral Home &
Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave East,
West Hill (one block west of Kingston Road)
416-281-6800 on Friday, January 12th,
2007 from 11:00 AM until time of service in the
chapel at 1:30 PM. Interment private. If
so desired, donations in Klaus’ memory may be
made to their Association for Community Living
courtesy Ed Moody
Bartels, 1975 at Mosport
10:13am - from Rick
DAC Meeting Jan 3
Many thanks to David
and Mark Swain of the OMSC who graciously drove down from Port
Perry to give us a DVD presentation of the 2006 Targa
Newfoundland. The film is a collection of in-car footage through
the windshield of the Team Targa C6 Corvette piloted by Mark
Swain and co-driver / car owner Mike Bell.
David and Mark also
answered questions and provided further insight to this very
unique, and possibly endangered event. David also brought along
two jugs of Mobil 1 oil as draw prizes.
We also signed up 3
Andy Boosey, Terry
Dalton, and Kyle Jensen
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Martin Chenhall passes
DAC members and friends,
Just a reminder
about tonight's Christmas dinner at the Musket
at 7:00 pm. We have reserved the elevated
section in the restaurant.
The menu is as
follows: you can have anything as long as it's
schnitzel. Following the dinner there will be a
short club meeting to be followed by a special
vintage racing video presentation - see DAC
members in action!
Prost unt *Frohe
CASC-OR election of members to Board Of Directors Nov 11th
DAC Christmas party
will be held at the Musket the same night as the December
monthly meeting - Wednesday Dec 6th, 2006
D.A.C. elections are
to be held at the November meeting
Annual Fun Rally has
been cancelled for this year due to serious illness of our event
organizer Uli Bitterlich.