The St Lawrence Automobile Club

Welcome to the website of the St. Lawrence Automobile Club or as it is better known:  St LAC, (pronounced “Saint Lack”).  The Club calls Kingston, Ontario, Canada home and is the motor sport group to join for any enthusiasts in South Eastern Ontario.  Find out more at What We Do

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St LAC welcomes its newest supporter

Our list of Club Supporters has grown by one thanks to internationally acclaimed artist, author and now film-star Eric Green.

Eric was born in Gorham, New Hampshire in 1956. Green went to RISD on a full scholarship at the age of sixteen. After attending the school for a week, he left to ride freights across the country, spending four years on the road.

In addition to painting for thirty years, he has worked in a frame shop, assembled pulp testers, traveled with a carnival, restored houses, painted industrial buildings from a hanging scaffold, designed two labels for Brazilian beers, written four novels and a column for the local paper. Continue reading

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Caption Contest

Can you think of something that captures the moment?  Got an idea for a speech bubble?  If so, you can win a beer or equivalent at our June meeting.

To enter you need simply add a comment (at the bottom).  You will be prompted to log in.  Or, you can bring your ideas along with yourself on the 19th.  Lastly, you can email them to us by using the link at the bottom of our site.

Here’s the picture (lifted from the Jan 2018 issue of VARAC Pit Signal)

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Meeting, Social and Volunteer Recruitment June 19th at the Cataraqui Golf & CC

Are you wondering what to do with yourself on Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm?  Do you need to get out from under your car?  Do you wish you could go somewhere where everyone will know your name?  If you said ‘yes’ to any of these then please plan to join us.

We will be soliciting volunteers to help with the July 20-22nd Canadian National Autoslalom Championship at Picton’s Regional Airfield. Continue reading

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It’s Official! St LAC/OMSC Will Share Hosting Duties for the 2018 ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom Championship

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ASN Canada FIA has announced that the ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom Championship will be held at Picton, ON, July 20-22, 2018, co-organized by Oshawa Motor Sport Club and St Lawrence Automobile Club (Kingston, ON) under the direction of Andrew Patterson, President of OMSC and Rob Metcalfe, President of St Lac.

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What to do, what to do with our Timing System…

Wait, I know!  Let’s use it for our very own Valve Cover Racing Competition!

What’s a Valve Cover Racer?  Imagine a Pinewood Derby entry only you have to use a yes, you guessed correctly — a valve cover from an internal combustion engine.

T h e   R u l e s:

The Cars:

  • No engines or propulsion.
  • No moving weights.
  • Wheel can be attached to the car in any manner, but must not extend beyond the front of the valve cover.
  • Nothing can extend beyond the front of the valve cover.
  • Cars shall be based on an actual rocker cover from an automobile engine.
  • Cars must have four wheels, each no more than six inches in diameter.
  • Wheel must have a non-metallic surface contacting the track.

Critical Dimensions:

  • 30 inch maximum overall car length.
  • 15 inch maximum overall car width.
  • 10 inch maximum overall car height.
  • 10 pounds maximum weight by official scales.

Who’s with me?

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Join us all in welcoming St LAC’s newest member…

Be sure to say ‘hello’ to Tyler N who joined the St LAC family while attending the Picton Regional.

About his experience there he had this say:  “Now that I’m comfortable with the course, I think it’s time to get a little uncomfortable with it.”  Well done, Ty!

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St LAC Volunteers of the Month

Please join your St LAC Exec in congratulating our volunteers of the month.  Volunteers are a very special breed.  And one thing’s certain, your money will be no good come the next club meeting.

No, it’s not the truck that we’re planning on the beer for, it’s John Kinnear.

And special thanks to Matt D for helping us empty Danby’s trailer and set up the storage container at the Crowded House.  I wanted to thank him but he drove off so quickly…

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Picton Regional Autoslalom: This is How They Rolled

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive St LAC’s Annual Regional May Autoslalom at Picton Airport?  Wonder no more.  Here’s a video from the inside of what was undoubtedly the coolest car in the grid:

PS:  I’ll tell you where you can find more information about Legend Cars but only if you promise to wear something like this.

And more!

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