Timo Glock has a lucky escape, Jacques Villeneuve goes for an epic spin and Gerhard Berger’s enthusiasm is “kerbed”.
Has car work got you down? Are you like Roger who can’t seem to finish his tribute car? Or maybe it’s just a case of unobtainium that’s got you down. What ever it is, sometimes we all need a little help to feel fine. For me, it’s a visit to the 1puglife channel on YouTube for some Evel Knievel time. Oh, and if you feel motivated to get on with things (or at least think that your situation isn’t so bad afterall, don’t forget to courtesy). Trigger warning: contains swearing, mild drug use and a complete disrespect for life, limb and property.
And we’re off!
It was a meeting of minds as members of the St LAC and OMSC clubs and helpers set things in motion at the 2018 National AutoSlalom Championships in Picton, Ontario.
Whether it be registration, timing or something else, it’s been a group effort to bring all the necessary parts together to make this happen. So, special thanks (so far) are in order for our registrars: Ed, Dorothy and Dan; the amazing timing volunteers who are members of neither club: Steven Day and his lovely wife; and, of course, our chief course designer Bruce Gray.
Today was a chance to warm the tires up and try the Picton tarmac (circa 1940) with a test ‘n’ tune short course and when that was done, rub shoulders with competitors from New England, New York, Quebec, Pennslyvania and elsewhere. And true to the nature of the sport, it took only a couple of volunteers to help our friend from Buffalo to get back to the pits and then on the course again after what seemed like a catastrophic clutch failure. Thanks Danby and Roger (St LAC)! Go Mustang!
Finally, OMSC’s Andy and Dan made sure the cars stayed on course and on time today while St LAC’s Rob Metcalfe fetched lunch for the volunteers and made sure that the competitors had enough water to get them through the hot and dry day. Of course Toronto’s AutoXGirl Dina worked tirelessly to tie up any loose ends. You go, girl!
PS: It was good to see St LAC’s Craig Alder and Adam Terwilligar in attendance. We’ll be cheering the two of them on tomorrow and Sunday.
Picture 1: Bruce, Andrew, Rob, Danby and Dina.
President Rob Metcalfe and Treasurer Roger Curtis joined Secretary Danby Crowder this weekend to lend a hand and cheer him on at Shannonville (July 7-8th) in the Peter Jackson Memorial Trophy F1600 Class. Truth be told, it was Danby’s daughter Willa who did most of the work. 🙂
“See? I can do housework. I don’t do any but I can.”
“Hey, is that a twoonie?!”
“Where’s Danby?” A free t-shirt goes to the first person who answers this skill-testing question. Leave a comment below or send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you were out and about the last few days on the 401 you may have noticed some rather nice cars sporting a large NFR Rally logo on the side.
Being a curious sort of person, I decided to find out more. It turns out that this weekend’s event involved a drive from Toronto to Montreal for the rich and famous. Darn, you missed it you say? Don’t worry there’s more where that came from. So, if you have an extra few thosand and have a penchant for large decals, you’re in luck. Here’s what you get for your money:
It was a meeting of minds and clubs at Picton Airfield yesterday as organizers of the CAC 2018 met to inspect the surface was and to put some final touches on course design.
Arrangements are in place to have the surface swept clean of any loose material, gates opened and closed and more.
Volunteers are still welcome. We can offer t-shirts and banquet tickets in return. Send an email to the Club at email@example.com