CASC Awards 2017

The Annual CASC Awards Night was held at Mosport on the evening of September 30th and the following St. Lac members won awards.

Ian Cerar – 1st in GT3 in GT Challenge and overall GT Challenge winner.

Mark Durant – 2nd in GT3 in Challenge with Ian Maddan

Michelle LaFramboise was named Rookie of the Year.

John Kinnear – Lifetime achievement award ( Master of Time & Speed )

Thanks to John Kinnear for this information.  Rumour has it that John’s daily driver is a TARDIS.

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The Crashes That Changed Racing (Documentary)

Not for the faint of heart but instrumental in reminding us of the fatal nature of motorsport.

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Minutes of the September Meeting

Were it not getting dark so early these days, we would have held the meeting on the patio of the RCAF Club!  What Fall weather!

It was a busy meeting with lots on the Agenda but that didn’t stop everyone from discussing the often overlooked world of AMC muscle cars.  Did you know that the difference between an AMC AMX and the Javelin is 14 inches?   Norm did.  Could that be because he is the owner of a AMX Big Bad Blue coloured model?  Imagine owning a car that looks like this:

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Items discussed:

  1. A motion was made by R. Curtis and seconded by P. Ellsworth to accept sealed bids until 8pm.  This was passed.  One bid was accepted but withdrawn shortly afterwards.  As a result, the storage bin remains unsold.  It was decided that we pursue selling the item on kijiji.  Roger will pursue this.  It was important to the present executive that members–past and present–be given the first opportunity to purchase this club asset first.  On a similar note, club members present were offered club T-shirts for $10 (L and XL) along with an XXL size for $5.
  2. The results of our Club Autoslalom Championships were presented for purposes of affirming membership status, errors, etc.  All was in order and trophies will be distributed at the AGM.
  3. Elections:  Rob Metcalfe has accepted the position of President for the remainder of the year.  Roger Curtis has agreed to take on the position of Treasurer with a plan to put the last three years of transactions into an electronic Accounting program.  There were no takers for the position of Racing Director or Equipment Director.  These positions will be offered up next meeting.
  4. Incorporation.  In what can only be described as a scene from Catch 22, we won’t have a full slate of officers (there is another volunteer waiting on the side-lines) until we submit taxation forms and we can’t get this done with out having a full slate of officers.  All should be well once the Accounting gets done, however.
  5. The Club has positive cash flow.  The bank balance stands at some $9000 +
  6. The Limestone Street Scene Club was discussed.  They appear to have a healthy membership and we were curious to know why.  All evidence suggests that more of an effort is made to simply hang-out and, as Pepsi Cola used to describe it:  ‘be sociable’.  To that end, the executive will investigate a Fall fun run.  Stay tuned!
  7. What does the club do?  In the absence of a Director of Racing, we looked to those in attendance and suggested that all ideas arising from the floor are not only welcome but will receive the full backing of the club.  Again, the idea of car get-togethers was discussed and we came back to the idea of a Fall run.
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Can you name these engine parts?

Even with the season drawing to a close you can still prove your petrol-headedness with help from this quiz.

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St LAC Autocross Championship Final Results 2017

Back in the Spring it was announced that your club would use the results of the Shannonville Autocross series (put on by Driver Dynamics) would serve as the basis for a Club Championship Series and the results are in.

The club plans to honour our recipients at the AGM to be held in the new year.

Autoslalom Championship Results 2017

Please, please, please excuse any errors or omissions.  And, more importantly, let me know if this is indeed the case by emailing Roger at

SMP Autocross results 2017

Autocross event #1:  /assets/files/smpautocrossevent1results.txt

Autocross event #2:  /assets/files/smpautocrossevent2results.pdf

Autocross event #3: /assets/files/Shannonville%20Autocrss%20Event%203.txt

Autocross event #4: /assets/files/Shannonville%20Autocrss%20Event%204.txt

Autocrossevent #5: /assets/files/Shannonville%20Autocrss%20Event%205.txt

Autocrossfinalresults:  /assets/files/Shannonville%20autocross%20final%20results.pdf

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For Sale: St LAC’s Storage Container

As most of you know, St LAC owns a metal storage container.  Kept at Picton Airport this was used to house the club’s pylons and other equipment.  Recently these items were moved to the club’s trailer and generously stored at the home of our Secretary Danby Crowder and, as a result, we no longer require it.  This means we’re going to put it up for tender.

The Item

One only 6′ x 6′ x 6′ metal shipping/storage container.  This item has been kept indoors, shows little wear and is only a few years of age.  It was originally purchased from Princess Auto.  It resembles the following picture (excludes pallet dolley and timbers).


This offer is open to present and past members of St LAC.

The Process

Offers will be accepted by mail or can be delivered at the meeting scheduled for September 21st, 2017 at the RCAF Club.  All offers must contain a cheque made out to the St Lawrence Automobile Club for the full amount tendered.  It need not be a certified cheque.  The offers will be opened at the meeting.  The successful bidder is responsible for removing the container from the Picton Airfield before the end of the last business day of September, 2017.  The club executive will attempt to be available to assist with the dismantling and loading of the container onto your vehicle.

Questions can be directed to your executive by emailing

This offer is subject to change, general screw-ups and discombobulation.

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Get ready to Rally!

If someone called you Mario you’d understand the reference immediately.  But what if you were referred to as Neuville or various Scandinavian first names, would you get the reference?  For those familiar with rally car events, you probably would.  For those who are not followers of this popular motor sport, well, you might not.

Enter the Canadian Rally Car scene.

Navigational Rally

Navigational rallies, also known as Time Speed Distance (TSD) rallies, incorporate a driver and navigator working together in a typical street car to follow a route laid out on public roads in a set of instructions. The objective is to collect all the checkpoints on the route at specific times which you can do by following the average speeds indicated in the instructions. If you arrive at a checkpoint too soon or too late, you’ll accumulate penalty minutes. The team with the fewest penalty minutes wins. These events typically have two or three levels of difficulty and a quick lesson before the event for first-time participants.


Navigational rallies are a great way to see picturesque areas off the beaten path and explore regions you wouldn’t normally visit and meet an interesting group of like-minded car enthusiasts too. There’s usually a social gathering after each event where people share stories of their adventure, try to find reason as to why they ended up 5 kms off course, and drivers and navigators make amends for things said in the car.


Rally Sport Ontario’s affiliate clubs host several events each year that are part of the Ontario Road Rally Championship (ORRC). These events are usually about 200 kms long and take about 5 hours to complete. Some of the clubs also host their own rally series, annual, and/or one-off events which are typically shorter and cater to beginners. Check the event calendar for upcoming rallies. (Source:


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ClearWater Designs 911 Graces Provinz Magazine

From the July issue of the PCA-UCR’s Provinz magazine comes this picture of St LAC’s Laframboise family member at the helm of a vintage 911 racing at the 2017 VARAC VINTAGE GRAND PRIX at Mosport in May.

You can read the entire article here:

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