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XK8

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  1. 1967_MacDonald_CanAm.mp4

    Vintage film of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club CanAm Races in 1967 at the MacDonald Airport in MacDonald, Manitoba
  2. 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.
  3. 1967_MacDonald.mp4

    Short film of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club Summer Races in 1967 at the MacDonald Airport in MacDonald, Manitoba
  4. 1967_Southport_Mpls.mp4

    Winnipeg Sports Car Club, 1967, closed and open wheel racing at Southport Airport, Southport, Manitoba, Canada
  5. early_Gimli_CKY.mp4

    Short film of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club at the Gimli Motorsports Park in the mid-1970's
  6. Gilles_Villeneuve.mp4

    Gilles Villeneuve feature from the day after he died in 1982. A sequence of Gilles racing at Gimli Motorsports Park in the 1975 Formula Atlantic Series is just after the 6 minute mark.
  7. HIserlohFFgrid.jpg

    Harald Iserloh Formula Ford grid, Winnipeg Sports Car Club
  8. HIserlohtrophy.jpg

    Harald Iserloh, Winnipeg Sports Car Club
  9. HaraldwFrankM.jpg

    Harald Iserloh and Frank Mancini, Winnipeg Sports Car Club
  10. Buzz Cut

    Mat also took on and did a great job of grinding down the bumps at the track. The grinding attachment he had to use is super scary and he had to work around buried conduit that was in ground. Now, low race cars can exit the track at the end of the main straight and come into the pits from that way as the big bump just before the pits is gone. Race cars can now also pit along the road that leads from the pits past the concession and washroom building towards corner 4 as Mat got rid of that huge bump as well. Thank you also to Hugh and Ari Hanson who suggested and sponsored the idea. With the bumps gone we will be able to better handle the large runoff and vintage events this summer. Great job everyone!
  11. HaraldIserloh10.jpg

    The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  12. HaraldIserloh9.jpg

    Ice Race, March 1972 The Winnipeg Sports Car Club Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  13. HaraldIserloh8.jpg

    The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  14. HaraldIserloh7.jpg

    The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  15. HaraldIserloh6.jpg

    #15 Chevron The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  16. The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  17. HaraldIserloh4.jpg

    The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
  18. HaraldIserloh3.jpg

    The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
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    The Winnipeg Sports Car Club, Gimli Motorsports Park, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, Summer of 1973 or 1975 Photo Harald Iserloh provided by Byrnes Benoit
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    Winnipeg Sports Car Club Formula Atlantic Challenge Series
  21. LYSENG #16 - 3 WHEEL PORSCHE - My Old Uncle Olaf used to race a Morgan. Yea, the three-wheeled little English car. So I always wanted to follow in his footsteps, but could never find one of the things. Next best thing was to drive the Porsche on three wheels.
  22. LYSENG #14 - PORSCHE 911 red white and blue stars and stripes for never! This is what my yellow 911S looked like when I bought it in 1974. It had previously been owned and run by Michael Keyser Toad Hall Racing. He had run it in the Daytona 24 hour, Sebring 12 hour and Tallegada 24 hour races plus a bunch of shorter IMSA races. By coincidence, I closely examined the car at an IMSA race at DonnyBrook in 1972. On the warmup grid there was a straight line of 2-litre 911s in all sorts of colours. Probably 10 or 15 of them gunning their engines. Big flares over the 9” wide rear rims. A long row of cats waiting to spring. I fell in love. I had to have such a car. As things worked, I inadvertently bought one of the cars I saw in Minnesota two years earlier. When I sandblasted it all down to bare metal, I discovered I had bought the purple one. It grew the stars and stripes two coats of paint later. I could just push that car and push it some more and abuse it and drive the crap out of it, and it only let me down once, and that was my fault when building an engine. After ten years, it turned out to be very cheap racing. I won second place at the CASC Runoffs at Mt. Tremblant in 1976. I was reeling in the first place car, but needed two more laps. Damn!
  23. LYSENG #13 PORSCHE 911 WHY YELLOW??? The attached Free Press story tells only part of the reason. Military researchers had been delving into color recognition many years before WWII. I first read about it in the 1960’s while in university. Apparently it has to do with evolution. In pre-historic time, the ol’ Human Racers evolved without much YELLOW in their world, thus the cones learned to react quickly whenever they saw an odd color like yellow. Have you noticed how fire engines and ambulances now have mixtures of yellow, orange and white. That’s why. So for my racers, yellow is better at keeping me out of incidents. And, if someone DOES tap me, it’ll be hard for him to say he didn’t see me. Black cars, even Red cars very hard to see. And the many many shades of Grey. Now, put this piece of safety knowledge to use and try to buy a safe yellow vehicle for the street. Good luck. Manufacturers don’t like the color. It’s especially hypocritical that the European car companies who flaunt their safety technology do not offer yellow: Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, VW. Hypocrisy or what!!
  24. LYSENG #13 PORSCHE 911 WHY YELLOW??? The attached Free Press story tells only part of the reason. Military researchers had been delving into color recognition many years before WWII. I first read about it in the 1960’s while in university. Apparently it has to do with evolution. In pre-historic time, the ol’ Human Racers evolved without much YELLOW in their world, thus the cones learned to react quickly whenever they saw an odd color like yellow. Have you noticed how fire engines and ambulances now have mixtures of yellow, orange and white. That’s why. So for my racers, yellow is better at keeping me out of incidents. And, if someone DOES tap me, it’ll be hard for him to say he didn’t see me. Black cars, even Red cars very hard to see. And the many many shades of Grey. Now, put this piece of safety knowledge to use and try to buy a safe yellow vehicle for the street. Good luck. Manufacturers don’t like the color. It’s especially hypocritical that the European car companies who flaunt their safety technology do not offer yellow: Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, VW. Hypocrisy or what!!
  25. LYSENG #12 - Porsche 2-litre 911S out braking #15 deep into Corner One. Regardless of what class I raced, I've never been able to afford the kind of engine that let me win on the basis of sheer horsepower. The only three options were A-develop a better brake system, B-make the car handle better and C-learn to drive better. There are those folks who say option C was beyond me. Maybe so. That’s OK, because what I really liked best anyway was deeking guys out going into the corners. It’s called intimidation. I always spent a lot of time developing better braking systems. On the 911, with all that weight hanging out the ass end, forward weight transfer during braking was a major asset. I copied the adjustable twin master cylinder system I saw on factory Carerras, with the help of Pat Barry. By the second year, I could out-brake every car on the track except for the ultra-light sports racers of Reski and Needham. I loved Corners One, Three and Eight. Unfortunately, Corner Eight is no longer a drivers corner. It’s now a parade corner. The new car I’m just finishing is powered by a 700cc two-stroke engine. I doubt it will beat anybody on the basis of power. But it has Wildwood 4-pot discs at the front and inboard Wildwood brakes at the rear. I hope it does well in Corners One and Three. At least that’s my plan.
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