Upcoming Motorsport Events Here are the next 36 events in our area

NOVEMBER
4Sa SCCA – New England Region – RoadRally Rt. 104 Diner
4Sa Tire Rack Street Survival – Genesee Valley Chapter BMW CCA Watkins Glen Int’l
4Sa BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l
4Sa New England Trail Rider Association Eastford, CT
4Sa New England Trail Rider Association Eastford, CT
4Sa New England Trail Rider Association Eastford, CT
4Sa-5Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
5Su Corvettes for Chip Carlisle Expo Center
5Su FCSCC FCSCC South Lot
5Su SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Canaan Motor Club
5Su New England Trail Rider Association Eastford, CT
5Su Oakland Valley Race Park Oakland Valley Race Park
5Su Tire Rack Street Survival – Greater Toronto Area Powerade Centre – Brampton
5Su BMW Clubs of Canada- Trillium Powerade Centre Brampton ON
5Su Tri-State Trax District 34 Sports C Raceway Park NJ State
11Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
11Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
11Sa SCCA – Philadelphia Region Joseph E Hanusey III Community Park
11Sa-12Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
12Su Broome Tioga Sports Center Inc. Broome-Tioga Sports Center
12Su MassTuning Canaan Motor Club
12Su New England Trail Rider Association Stafford, CT
18Sa BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter NY State Wine & Culinary Center
18Sa SCCA – Misery Bay Region South Shore Wine Co.
18Sa SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Elmerton Lot
18Sa-19Su Motorsport Club of Ottawa Tudor Hall
18Sa-19Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
25Sa-26Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
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DECEMBER
2Sa Sports Car Club of New Hampshire Holiday Inn Concord NH
2Sa BMW CCA – Patroon Chapter East Greenbush Community Library
2Sa-3Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
2Sa-31Su Sports Car Club of New Hampshire SCCNH Membership
3Su Broome Tioga Sports Center Inc. Broome-Tioga Sports Center
9Sa PCA – Riesentoter Chester Valley Golf Club
9Sa-10Su Audi Club NA – Northeast Chapter New York City
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Minutes of the October Executive Meeting

Even though the season is winding down your executive is still busy doing its best to program and make things happen next year.

Present: 

Rob Metcalfe, Peter Ellsworth, Danby Crowder, Paul Ecke and Roger Curtis

Discussion:

  1. Our membership continues to grow.  As odd as it may seem for someone to sign up so late in the year, it serves as a reminder that it’s not all about racing:  there are discounts to be had at our sponsors as well.
  2. CASC-ON’s Annual General Meeting is coming up this November.  Besides the usual business, this event provides clubs with the best chance to network and serve ideas up for next year.  The executive is hoping to have a representative there.
  3. What does our membership want?  The results of the club survey conducted earlier this year told us that there are three main areas of interest; namely, Lapping, Autoslalom and Driver’s Education.  St LAC piggybacked with Shannonville autoslalom events to create a Club Championship (see earlier post for results), offered a discount to members for a Spring Lapping event and hopes to have something in place next season.  This involved discussing venues, qualified trainers and the matter of finding cars.  Hopefully we can make this happen.  It may very well serve to allow would-be racers a chance to do a reduced licensing course as a result of satisfactory completion of our offering.
  4. Dealer Appreciation Nights were one of the club’s objectives for 2017 and much effort was made to see if this was possible.  The club worked tirelessly to make something happen for the local BMW dealership (their idea) and we contacted Brack Driving Dynamics to put a proposal together.  It was decided that going this route would be too expensive.  It also helped us find avenues for such dealers including working with the BMW Club of Ontario.  This led to thoughts about working with other car clubs to host an all-comers drivers education event (see above).
  5. The club will continue to pursue working with the schools in hopes of keeping the interest in automobile sports alive and well.
  6. The club had a request to add a forum to our web site.  The Director of Communications will add the option for readers to comment on posts instead.  This comes on the heels of our Internet Service Provider (ISP) asking for permission to delete the archived forum from web sites past as they are proving to be an avenue for hackers to gain access to mailing lists and the like.  The request also made mention of our Facebook page not having an obvious portal to leave a comment or question.  This is because such comments do not show up on the front page.  The club continues to employ Twitter to pass along announcements.  So far, we have four followers.
  7. Write-offs.  When the new executive took over there was little in the way of records for things such as website hosting.  As a result, the Director of Communication started from scratch including the finding of a ‘suitable’ ISP.  Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as planned.  After signing a three year contract with GreenGeeks.ca for hosting and site building software access we no sooner found out that we didn’t own the stlac.ca site name and efforts to port the site content seemed to be impossible.   The funny thing was:  the site continued to ‘work’.  It turned out that Kingston’s GoSabe was not only still hosting our site but was still being paid to do so.  Even though GoSabe offered to move everything over at a cost of about one-half an hour, their long term pricing was attractive enough to stay put.  This led to a write-down of $350 US as GreenGeeks would not rebate any funds.  Roger feels pretty crappy for all of this.
  8. Much discussion was made of other clubs’ plights and remedies.  Or, why are some clubs experiencing great turnouts for events while others are not…  Perhaps the CASC-ON AGM may yield the answers.
  9. There was no correspondence.
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October General Meeting Cancelled

Owing to the lack of new business, there will not be a meeting this month.

Your executive, however,  will get together to discuss the Picton locker among other things.  A report will follow.

In the meantime why not have a look at the top ten list of scariest cars and see how many you’ve owned.  https://www.cartalk.com/content/top-10-scary-cars

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Tour of the Falling Leaves: Cancelled

If you’ve read the minutes from our September meeting you’ll know that we are considering putting on a Fall Fun Run in October.  However, due to the lack of interest, it won’t be running this year.

Date:  Sunday, October 15th

Where:  Prince Edward County

When:  12 to 4 pm.

Cost:  Free

Lunch:  To be held at Glenora

RSVP:  To st.lac.club@gmail.com no later than October 8th.  Details including where to meet will be provided to participants then.

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How it feels to own a race car

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