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 members welcome.
S/\C Ice Race Reports
... up to and including round 6 are available
This Years Hall Of Fame Inductees Seven new inductees
Rudy Bartling and Paul Mason ...
Last Years Big Ice Race Pile
First Scheduled Ice Race Weekend Postponed
This coming 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 (
http://www.casc.on.ca/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28 ) or by
calling the CASC at 877.667.9505
DAC Monthly Meetings Suspended
There will be no monthly meetings
until another venue is located. Stay tuned!
DAC New Member David McRae
Welcome to our newest
member David McRae from Orillia who is a friend of DAC member
Third Thursday at The Musket Report …
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 raining?
do we really want grilled gull again?
Martin had his tie-rod replaced
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 sober
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 team
No General Monthly Meeting For December 2011
Annual Christmas Dinner …
will be held on December 9th, 2011 at the
Drinks at 6, dinner at 7.
No General Monthly Meeting For December 2011
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
there was no change in executive positions all
Featuring the timeless entertainment of The
George Kash Experience!
- Free admission -
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 seat.
Another Oktoberfest ... at The Musket on
Saturday October 22 for those who
can't make it on the 16th or would
like to go to both!
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.
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
Gunther Muller has passed away
Sign the online guest book ...
For any additional information and questions
please see below and/or email
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 first.
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 as follows:
Sylvia Schultz Award
for the Sport
Nilson & Mary McClure
for the Club
Edgar Sockel Award
DAC Racing Champion
Peter Moennick Award
DAC Formula Champion
Ice Race 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.
Welcome To Our Newest Members Chris Morphet from Richmond Hill, ON - new
to ice racing and
Thomas Donnelly, Innisfil, ON - also new to ice
Welcome To Our Newest Member Robert Carroll from Toronto.
Tech Weekend -
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
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.
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.
Heimrath Sr. talks about 50 Years of Mosport ...
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
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
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 a.m.
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
visit ... Click
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.
Content prior to Oct 14th, 2010
now archived... Click
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 ... Click
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
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.
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 19th, 20th.
Annual DAC Elections Annual elections will be held
at this coming monthly meeting Wednesday,
November 3rd at our regular meeting place -
. 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.
Octoberfest Survey: 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 "Vote" button
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
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
Mike Nilson and Mary McClure Announcement ...
(Photo courtesy: Vic Henderson
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 ...
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 ... Click
Strawberry Fields at Mosport 40 years ago (Saturday's
Toronto Star) ... Click
, Video News Clip ...
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
This is a newsletter sent out by VARAC ...
Next weekend… MCO ice race! As always, Mary and
I are assisting to make it happen.
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
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 years.
AutoSlalom Director– Gary Wood (WOSCA) Gary has
also stepped down leaving way for some new
blood. Andrew Ross (SPDA) has stepped up to the
The nomination committee is still looking for
people interested in filling key roles! Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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:
Director Race Director
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 email@example.com) of our
Nominating Committee @
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 12th. We
will take nominations from the floor before the
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:
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
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
Annual Erections -
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.
UCR Driver Education -
17 October 2009 and Sunday, 18 October 2009
"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
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
24 Hours of LeMons
Brutish. Not Short Enough. The crowd. The
spectacle. The pall of blue smoke and roasted
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 like?" ....
It was 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 ...
Extracurricular Ideas Batted Around at the Last
Karts - there is a place down around Tillsonburg
Chestermans -it's an indoor dirt track. This
would be an ideal event to plan for the winter
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.
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
Rally - possibilty of piggybacking on an
existing event (MapleLeaf Rally) with a
contingent of DAC member's cars?
Pub 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
Day - Rent the Mosport DDT or road course track
for day's event
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
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 room.
Trillium Trophy Races
-photos, videos and stories from DAC members
will be posted here. Please
upload your photos/videos to your favourite
Vimeo) and then send me the link to them (complete with
password/username if required) and I will list
From DAC member Lisa Shaw
(Enter Password: racing)
Electric Car Beats
Corvette in drag ...
CMHF Mosport Track Day I 'd
like to invite all members of the Deutscher
Automobil Club to the
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
From Sue Payne ...
Pssst! - Rumour has it Uli will
be organizing another annual fun Rally for this
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
Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen - Rare
Corvette Offered in Raffle
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) 535-9044.
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
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!
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 May
All comers are
welcome to attend the Friday test day.
There will be a
fully catered event Saturday evening and all are
For more information
you can contact our race organizer Gianni Biral
during the day at 416-740-0665 or in the evening
by Scott Miller
Please Note: When
posting on the DAC
forum 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 !
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when any new posting is made to any of
the DAC forums we have. To do this simply click
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by Scott Miller
DAC Annual Awards
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
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 award.
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
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
'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 opportunity
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 in Ottawa....
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
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
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 weekend
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 ... Click
CASC Annual General
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
There 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
Amateur racer wins
grassroots award ...
CASC Race Workshop:
1. 2009 Schedule
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
May 9-10 BEMC Mosport- Race
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
June 27-28 BARC Mosport- tentatively with SCCA.
July 25-26 MCO – Calabogie-may be on the long
Aug 8-9 BARC Mosport
Sept 5-6 CRDA- Mosport
-Sept19-20 BEMC- Mosport
Oct 3-4 CASC/Mosport-Celebration: enduro.
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
3. Confirmed rule changes.
Integration of the Race Ontario Regulations into
the Race Regulations to eliminate duplication
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
Removal of steering lock device required.
sump tank mounted in the cockpit must be
shielded from the driver.
4. Proposed rule changes
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.
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 unsanctioned
5. Split grids for GT sprint races:
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 - May.
6. Increased eligibility scrutineering
Compliance with applicable rules will be checked
7. Formula Libre:
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
8. Race observer recruitment:
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!
9. Other Business:
Endurance races: 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
Review GT class breakout penalties.
Dinner Dec 3rd., 7PM
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
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
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 coming soon
Go Kart Night A
Click 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
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
Here are each
driver's best lap times for the night...
0:23.22 Stefan Haas
0:23.28 Terry Dalton
0:23.58 James McMurtrie 0:23.77
Rick Creuzburg 0:23.77 Gianni
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
2. Gianni Biral
3. Lisa Shaw
4. Sandy MacNie
5. Kieran "Spray Bomb" Mcloughlin
6. Martin Hoeschele
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 A final
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Sue Payne's Father
by Sue Payne
Many thanks for your kind
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
There is no funeral however donations in lieu of
flowers may be made to :
Whattam Funeral Home,
33 Main Street West,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Robert Beaudin In Hospital
by Rick Creuzburg Hi, I have some
good news bad news for those of you that
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
Saturday 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 ....
Motorsport news 2008-10-30 Racing series
BUSINESS Date 2008-10-30 PORSCHE RACING LEGENDS
FOR HIRE From Mike 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 Report
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
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 emotional indeed!
So back home now and considering our winter
activity - CASC banquet? DAC Christmas
party? DAC AGM? Looking forward to seeing
FIA issue 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.
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 September 13.
championship will reach its finale in mid
November with the inaugural Abu Dhabi race.
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 updated
(click "Photos" link at
always be "disagreements"
+ 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.
Progress at the Musket
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
Festival Photos (no particluar order)
Courtesy Scott Miller ... Click
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
I need one Deputy-Chief Registrar and
about 5 or 6 Assistants for the
Friday June 25 - 4-9 pm Sat June 26 - 7-11am Sunday June 27 8-10 am
As 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
We are looking for a Judge of Fact
for the Second Annual Ted Powell
Memorial Race in July.
This position 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
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 towing service.
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
Thanks in advance for your support
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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
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From Mosport May 24 Weekend
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
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"
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
Monthly meeting 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 first-time rallyist.
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 http://www.kwrc.on.ca/events/blossom/flyer2008.html. The Discover Ontario Car Rally on May 31 is
being organized by the Toronto Autosport
Club, and the flyer is at
This coming 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 ...
May 1959 D.A.C. Newsletter - Mike Nilson ...
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 record ...
(650KB PDF file)
Mike Nilson's February Historical Archive
(115KB PDF file)
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 success.
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
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 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 Miller ...
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.
Rennsport Reunion #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 up.
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
I can email you one.
Postdated cheques to mid January
Ralph 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 photos ...
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 1st, 2008)
Canadian Race Communications Association (CRCA)
50th Anniversary Celebration...
DAC Christmas Dinner at the Musket this
Wednesday Dec 5th, 2007, Members Only, RSVP
ASAP to Irene
MOSPORT HISTORIC CAN-AM JUNE 20-22, 2008
- from Mike Jennings...
elections this Wed. Nov 7. If you cannot
attend you are encouraged to use this proxy ...
Ice Race Schedule for 2008. DAC weekend is
Feb 02/03 ...
More photos of the 2007 DAC Fun Rally
posted by Sue Payne ...
Annual General Meeting and Elections
- Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 at the
Musket Restaurant, 40 Advance Rd.,
Advertisers link added to right side bar on
Epresse 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
Entertaining website: "Formula One Rejects -
where we salute those at the back of the F1
grid, and give them the recognition they
Never wander off
the approved rally course - click the photo for a short
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
Canadian Motorsport 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 there! ...
More Cheers, John R. Wright
(Click photo for larger
At 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
In related news:
Race recap from Grand Bend Speedway where
Steffan finished 5th in the TQ Midget
SOS (Southern 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
HUMMEL, Steve, Kitchener, ON, Returning
after 3 years
EVANS, Michael, Ajax, ON, Returning after 2
The first DAC indoor Kart
night a roaring success ...
Photo 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,
Steff Haas, Terry Dalton,
Lisa Shaw, Dan Bucknam,
Gianni Biral, Irene Ott,
Anthony Biral, Robert Falke,
Ralph Klingmann, Scott
Click the pic below for a
short video of DAC member
Terry Dalton doing an
unsanctioned hot lap ...
Terry Dalton Does a
Hot Lap (4MB wmv) Photo courtesy Scott
There 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
IT'S OFFICIAL !!! The first DAC indoor Kart night
will be held Saturday April 14 at 6:00pm at
The New 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 more
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.
Mindenhammer icerace reports for PMSC
Mindenhammer looking good for this upcoming
first weekend - to read report ...
Scrutineers needed 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 -
Your information has been added to our
emailing list. Please send me pics of
yourself and your ride and I will add you to
members page ...
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 ...
Photo courtesy Andy
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 ... Click
I will print a copy in a
week or so and deliver to
the family as a keepsake.
Photo courtesy Rick Creuzburg
Klaus – Honorary President
of the Deutscher Automobil
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
Funeral Home & Cremation
Centre, 4115 Lawrence
Ave East, West Hill (one
block west of Kingston Road)
416-281-6800 on Friday,
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
Photo courtesy Ed
Bartels, 1975 at Mosport
10:13am - from Rick Creuzburg
DAC Meeting Jan 3 2007...
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 new members,
Andy Boosey, Terry Dalton, and Kyle Jensen
current news items will now appear here on this
the home page as oppossed to the ePresse page.
Only the electronic version of the DAC
Presse will be available on the ePresse
page. If you have any news items of interest
to the DAC please email at
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
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
Nominations for 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
Annual Fun Rally has been
cancelled for this year due to serious illness
of our event organizer Uli Bitterlich.