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XK8

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    HUGE Shoutout!

    It was also great to see the continual improvements at the race track. The painting of the washrooms and showers made a 1000% difference and our out-of-town visitors noticed and commented on them. The Saturday night banquet tent, food and atmosphere were amazing especially considering the location that used to be a tire dump in three feet of weeds. The t-shirts and program elevated the event to a level that I see at other tracks. Thank you to the drivers that drove and volunteered their race cars for the "ride a race car" experience on Saturday and Sunday. I talked to one of the passengers afterwards and she was ecstatic, thrilled, laughing...it seemed to be the equivalent of skydiving or bungee jumping. We'll have to continue doing those. Great job everyone!
  2. in 2018 the WSCC is starting a Gimli Motorsport Park road race track asphalt resurfacing project that over the next couple of years is planning to resurface the road race track and add curbing. The total cost will be over $460,000. The initial work planned for 2018 includes corner one and corner three to eliminate the bumps, cracks and excessive abrasiveness of the track surface. The start and completion dates of the 2018 work is still being determined but we're targeting to start as soon as possible. To complete the entire track in the shortest amount of time the WSCC is open to all ideas for raising that amount of funds. Please contact me at president@wscc.mb.ca with your fund raising ideas or if you or your company are willing to donate to the project. Today, the Honourable Jeff Wharton Minister of Municipal Relations for the Manitoba provincial government, met me at the Gimli Motorsports Park to formally confirm that a Community Places Program grant of $30,489 has been approved to assist in carrying out the resurfacing. Thank you Jeff and also thank you to Bev Arden, Dave Cain and Ian Goodall-George at the Community Place Program for their excellent assistance during our application preparation. This funding is an awesome start to the project!
  3. Race Fuel For local and out-of-town vintage racers that require high octane race fuel, the following are local sources in Winnipeg or they are on the way to the race track in Gimli. Call ahead to confirm that they have in stock what you require and the hours that they are open: Auto Parts Centre (take your own containers) 1102 Notre Dame Ave Winnipeg, MB R3E 0N8 Phone: 1-877-433-6722 Phone: 204-783-7400 https://www.autopartscenterwpg.ca/parts/high-performance Century Powersports 880 Century Street Winnipeg R3H 0M3 Phone: 204-338-5050 https://centurypowersports.ca/en/118-vp-race-fuel Chudd’s Powersports Highway 8 at Provincial Road 231 Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 Phone: 1-888-642-8555 Phone: 204-642-8555 https://www.chuddspowersports.com J.M.S. Motorsports 19076 St. Joseph Road Springfield, Manitoba Office: 218-478-2720 Mobil: 218-280-0168 http://www.jmsmotorsports.com/ Power Play Inc. 215 Cessna Way St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 3N6 Phone: 204-334-0855 http://powerplayparts.com
  4. The following are the contact details for the local suppliers of 110 octane race fuel that I know of and they may sell unleaded or low leaded: Chudd’s Powersports Hwy 8 PR 231 Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 (888) 642-8555 or (204) 642-8555 http://www.chuddsarcticcat.com/s/search/products/query/fuel J.M.S. Motorsports 19076 St. Joseph Road Springfield, Manitoba Office: (218) 478-2720 Mobil: (218) 280-0168 http://www.jmsmotorsports.com/ POWER PLAY INC. 215 Cessna Way St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 3N6 p. 204.334.0855 http://www.powerplayinc.ca/store.htm
  5. A couple of years ago Standard Machine Works at 660 St Matthews Ave were able to do exactly this for me on a Jaguar XK8 brake caliper. I took them a new bleed screw as well and they were able to get the broken one out and also ensured the new one seated correctly. I had no problems with the caliper afterwards and I was able to melt brake pads again Time Attacking the Jaguar.
  6. The Manitoba Karting Association (https://www.manitobakarting.ca) is actively seeking a Race Director for the 2018 Race season. It is a paid position with a per diem of $150 per race day with 11 races in 2018. Please see the attached for more details. If interested please contact: MKA Steward Doug Despins dougdespins@gmail.com Race Director.pdf
  7. Article from April 6, 2018 Winnipeg Free Press: https://autos.winnipegfreepress.com/news/537/trio-inducted-into-manitoba-motorsports-hall-of-fame.html WFP20180406MMHOF.pdf
  8. Winnipeg Sports Car Club member Dino Calvert is being inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Association Hall of Fame this Saturday, March 17, 2018. Dino is a long-time member of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club and in addition to his decades of competing in rally and road racing he has spent an enormous amount of time volunteering to organize and officiate Manitoba’s motorsports. Dino has also forever been the club’s regional representative at our sanctioning body, the Western Canada Motorsport Association. Dino’s ability to fairly and consistently apply the rules without making enemies is a gift and is one of the reasons that the club is able to repeatedly attract racers and cars every year from all over Canada and the States due to the quality of the racing. Dino has and does everything from chairing drivers’ meetings, inspecting tracks, discussing rule changes, ensuring safety standards, organizing large race weekends and generously sharing his extensive experience. Dino is the race track go-to-guy and at every club event you are sure to hear someone say "...you better ask Dino”. The presentation will take place at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, during the World of Wheels on Saturday, March 17 at 4:30 pm in the 2nd floor theatre. Please plan to attend and support Dino and his motorsports achievements.
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    Dino Calvert, a long-term member of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club, is inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame, March 17, 2018. https://sites.google.com/a/maac.cc/garage/community/manitoba-motorsports-hall-of-fame
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    Don Daley from the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame and Dino Calvert, a long-term member of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club, as he is inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame, March 17, 2018. https://sites.google.com/a/maac.cc/garage/community/manitoba-motorsports-hall-of-fame
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    Judy and Dino Calvert. Dino, a long-term member of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club, was inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame, March 17, 2018. https://sites.google.com/a/maac.cc/garage/community/manitoba-motorsports-hall-of-fame
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    Dino Calvert, a long-term member of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club, is inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame, March 17, 2018. https://sites.google.com/a/maac.cc/garage/community/manitoba-motorsports-hall-of-fame
  13. Want to extend an invitation to Ice Racers to come to the Lac La Biche Winter Festival of Speed on Feb 24, 25, 2018..We are running rubber to ice and studded races. We will pay $250 travel money to any Manitoba racers that come. We guarantee a minimum $500 first prize to each of the class winners. More info is avaiiable on our website Classicwheels.org and the NASCC website that can give particulars for our rules for Rubber to Ice and Studded classes. Be great to see some racers attend.Email me or call me at 780 404-3183 for more info.ThanksKen StaplesEvent Coordinator
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    Winnipeg Sports Car Club Ice Racing Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie and Gimli, Manitoba, Canada
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    1973_WSCC_Ice_Race.mp4

    1973 Winnipeg Sports Car Club (WSCC) Ice Race, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on the Red River south of the city. Wayne Bergstresser and his father drove out to this event on a Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1973. This was Wayne's first Winnipeg Sports Car Club event and thirteen years later he road raced with the club in a Datsun 510 purchased from Jackson Autosport. Wayne Bergstresser 1986 Rookie of the Year 1987 Club Champion 1987 GT2 Champion
  16. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club invites you to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting and election of Directors and Officers. Thursday, November 23, 2017 Canad Inns “Boardroom”, 826 Regent Avenue @ Plessis (not the casino).The Boardroom is down the hall by Tavern United (not the Annex room that is off the Aaltos restaurant).6:00pmWe have the Boardroom beginning at 6:00pm. Come and join us for dinner. Take food from the Aaltos buffet back to the Boardroom where a server will take drinks orders. The club will pay half the cost of your meal. 7:00pmThe annual general meeting will start at 7:00pm. Please plan on attending to ensure we have a quorum to conduct the annual club business and elect next years executive.Thank you,WSCC Executive
  17. Yes, that was a very good time, great food and very impressive to see that many people from out of town making the effort to come and celebrate with the club. Thanks Pete!
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    Triple Track Showdown

    Cool idea. The WSCC already runs road racing, time attack, autoslalom, drifting and track days at the same time during our race weekends at the Gimli Motorsports Park but perhaps we can do a better job of promoting this. At Gimli the drag strip runs right through the road race course and the two of them can't be used at the same time.
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    Vintage film of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club CanAm Races in 1967 at the MacDonald Airport in MacDonald, Manitoba
  20. The following are the dates of our club events for 2017. In addition there is also a club gathering on Saturday July 15th at Skinners Restaurant near the locks in Lockport. We are hopping to meet at noon at the River Rd. location and after spending some time eating and mingling, we will take a scenic drive to Selkirk and back. Please bring family members and friends in any vehicle and enjoy some good times and conversations...rain or shine.
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    Short film of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club Summer Races in 1967 at the MacDonald Airport in MacDonald, Manitoba
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    From J Keith Ralf: I was pleased to see you had gathered together so many old photos. As far as the 1st Gimli event, there was a feature article in the Winnipeg Fee Press describing how the cars were timed and the laps were recorded, under the direction of Bob Austin with photos of our wives and girl friends who were under his direction. On the Morden Hill Climb event I was really pleased to see me and my Corvair in action. Another item of interest was Frank Mancini father's Studebaker in the paddock on one of the photos. As I recall the first race meet we had was at Dauphin, Manitoba. George flew up there with Frank and I to check the air field to see if it would work for us prior to us organizing the event. No GPS in those days just grain elevators and train tracks. When the event was actually held Bob drove me there in his VW Beatle foot to the floor most of the way. No speed traps then.
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    1967_Southport_Mpls.mp4

    Winnipeg Sports Car Club, 1967, closed and open wheel racing at Southport Airport, Southport, Manitoba, Canada
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