AGM Minutes

Here’s the Readers’ Digest version of the recent Annual General Meeting held at the home of Danby Crowder.

Executive members present:  Rob Metcalfe (el Presidento), Danby Crowder (Membership Director) and Roger Curtis (Treasurer and webguru).  There were an additional six members present.

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Ian Stanley Crerar: Local Boy Makes Good

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ian Stanley Crerar (born June 19, 1965 and therefore a lot younger that Roger) is a Canadian race and rally car driver, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He began his racing career on the water in power boat racing in the FE class. 

Canadian Rally
In 2003 he won the novice class at the Snowy Safari navigational rally in Ontario.[ Later moving to performance rally in the Canadian Rally Championship, gaining a second place in the P1 class in a Suzuki Swift in the 2005 Rallye Perce Neige in Maniwaki, Quebec.  In a 1977 Porsche 911, Ian came second in Group 5 in the Canadian Association of Rally Sport (CARS) series for 2006.  

Road Racing
In 2013 Crerar converted the 1982 Porsche rally car into a vintage road racing car to campaign at Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada[5] (VARAC) events. Crerar then built a 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo and ran it in the Canadian Touring Car Championship series in 2014 and 2015. In 2015 Crerar won the Grand Touring Championship. Continue reading

Canadian Team Set to Compete in Rallye Monte Carlo

While most hard core armchair racing fans in Canada will be glued to the television and internet to watch some fellow Canadians in action at the Rolex 24 at Daytona,  that is not the only iconic international racing event taking place this weekend.

Tomorrow morning marks the start of the 87th Rallye Monte Carlo, which was first held in 1911 and featured routes all over Europe, finishing in Monaco.

Prince Edward County resident, Ian Crerar will be competing in the Monte Carlo for the second time, in the WRC R-GT class, at the wheel of a Porsche 911 which is sporting a spectacular Canadian livery.

A true privateer entry, Crerar’s rally car is a former street car with 300,000 km on the odometer, which has had all the safety modifications done to meet the stringent FIA rules.

A regular competitor in Canadian regional racing and rallying, Crerar’s has taken part in several European rallies, most recently in the 2018 WRC Corsica with this same 911.

Racing is a family affair for Crerar, whose Wife, Michelle Laframboise is also an active rallyist and road racer, having won the Rebelle Rally in 2018 and son Cameron also races.

Rallye Monte Carlo

The family team is Clearwater Design Racing, an offshoot of the successful kayak company they operate.

Primarily a tarmac event, The Monte is the first round of the annual WRC calendar and is known for offering up a treacherous mix of dry pavement, glare ice and snow and so far the 2019 event is living up to its reputation. The roads today are snow covering sheer ice and one recce stage was cancelled when two cars went off at the same spot, blocking the road.

Crerar and co-driver Christina Kroner are both offering up regular Facebook live updates. You can follow them on the team’s Facebook page and on the WRC home page.

You can also see his stats at: