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Christmas Dinner
Florentia Ristorante, 579 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Toronto M4S 2M5
Friday, December 7th, 7PM ...  MAP

You must  RSVP ASAP before Nov. 30th! to Karen Vereecken with your reservations:
Email:  worldwidetours@bell.net ,  Phone: 416-417-1925

Click to go to website

Annual Ice Race Drivers Workshop
Edward Village Markham Hotel,
50 East Valhalla Dr., Markham, Ont. L3R 0A3
Saturday Nov., 10, 10-11 AM ...  MAP


Reminder: Annual General Meeting and Elections
The November meeting will be our Annual General Meeting and
Elections Of Officers of the Deutscher Automobil Club Inc.
The meeting will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at
Scott Miller's shop, 58 Queens Road, Whitby, ON L1P 1K3 ... see MAP
(Coming from west of Whitby: take 401 eastbound, exit Lakeridge Rd.,
turn left go 1/2 km north on Lakeridge, turn right 1 block east on Churchill Ave.)
All DAC members are encouraged to attend.
Positions that are up for election are:
- President
- Secretary
- Competition

If you cannot attend in person, you may appoint another member
(in good standing) to act on your behalf by proxy. 
To be valid, proxies must be deposited with the Club Secretary,
Karen Vereecken before 7:00 p.m. on November 1, 2018.

Download: 2018 Proxy (PDF) or 2018 Proxy (DOC)  

Proxies may also be mailed to:
Karen Vereecken
41 Lake Drive North
Keswick, Ontario,
Canada.  L4P 1A2

or E-mailed to Karen:


Monthly Meeting
October DAC meeting is
Thursday, Oct. 4th, 7:30 PM
The Fox And Fiddle
865 York Mills Road,
Toronto, ON. M3B 1Y6

Annual General Meeting and Elections
The November meeting will be our Annual General Meeting and
Elections Of Officers of the Deutscher Automobil Club Inc.
The meeting will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at
Scott Miller's shop, 58 Queens Road, Whitby, ON L1P 1K3 ... see MAP
(Coming from west of Whitby: take 401 eastbound, exit Lakeridge Rd.,
turn left go 1/2 km north on Lakeridge, turn right 1 block east on Churchill Ave.)
All DAC members are encouraged to attend.
Positions that are up for election are:
- President
- Secretary
- Competition

If you cannot attend in person, you may appoint another member
(in good standing) to act on your behalf by proxy. 
To be valid, proxies must be deposited with the Club Secretary,
Karen Vereecken before 7:00 p.m. on November 1, 2018.

Download: 2018 Proxy (PDF) or 2018 Proxy (DOC)  

Proxies may also be mailed to:
Karen Vereecken
41 Lake Drive North
Keswick, Ontario,
Canada.  L4P 1A2

or E-mailed to Karen:

DAC 60th Anniversary Celebrations
The 60 year celebration event will be in November 2019. Details TBA

Shannonville Races For 2019 !!!
DAC is currently in the planning stages for a summer race at Shannonville in 2019.
At this point the success of whether this endeavour goes ahead or not depends in large part on
YOU, our club members, volunteering to serve in the numerous positions that need to be filled!
This is a call to all DAC members, it's time to step up, we need you to make this work!
Please volunteer and email Gianni Biral for details on what you can do to help ...  gianni.biral@gmail.com

2019 Ice Racing
The 2019 Ice Race schedule and rules/regs have been released.
DAC is scheduled to host the first weekend Jan. 19/20th, 2019
2019 Ice Race Schedule
2019 Ice Race Rules and Regs
Planning on participating in Ice Racing this season?
Check out our informative page on the series ... Go Ice Racing
Join the Ice Race Facebook Page ... Ice Racing In Minden ON
and the Ice Race Facebook Discussion Group ... Ice Racing In Minden

Monthly Meeting
This month's DAC meeting is Thursday, Sept. 6th, 7:30 PM at
The Fox And Fiddle
865 York Mills Road,
Toronto, ON. M3B 1Y6

DAC Summer Picnic

There will be no monthly meeting for August neither a DAC BBQ.
Instead we are all welcome to attend the Hansa Haus summer picnic on August 19th.
Things start at about noon, with a DJ starting up at about 2pm.
Admission is 5$ each for non members. 
Let me know if you are coming so I can reserve a table.
MAP link

Rick Creuzburg <<<click to send email to Rick

PS: if you want to check the place out, they are having their monthly schnitzel dinner
next Friday the 27th from 5 to 8 pm The next DAC meeting will be held Thursday, Sept 6th

Monthly Meeting
There will be no monthly meeting for August.
The next DAC meeting will be held Thursday, Sept 6th


Monthly Meeting
Thursday, July 5th , 7:30 PM .
The Fox And Fiddle
865 York Mills Road,
Toronto, ON. M3B 1Y6

DAC Lapping Day Meetup Toronto Motorsport Park
DAC is having a lapping night meetup on Friday May 25th, 5pm to dusk at Toronto Motorsport Park
Admission is $80 if you RSVP to Rick Creuzburg by Thursday afternoon otherwise you pay full price.
There will be a little BBQ alongside.
This invitation is open to anyone, club members or not.

Please inform Rick asap that you are coming:
Email  creuz@sympatico.ca
Voice or text at 416-419-6241

For more visit the DAC Facebook Event


Monthly Meeting
Thursday, May 3rd, 7 PM .
The Fox And Fiddle
865 York Mills Road,
Toronto, ON. M3B 1Y6

Monthly Meeting
We checked out the new monthly meeting venue at The Fox And Fiddle
Was not hard to get to, place was a bit noisy but we had our own alcove.
There was a good turnout - like 15 members.
Rick Creuzburg celebrated his birthday.
Congratulations to Gianni Biral who received a Volunteer Service Award from the Ontario Government
for 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to the DAC!
Please be advised that Fritz Baumeister passed away on November 11, 2018.
He was one of the earliest members of the DAC and enjoyed all notifications
once he moved out west. Sincerely, Christine Baumeister.

25 Year Volunteer Service Award
to Gianni Biral

Meeting - Fox And Fiddle

Gianni Biral - Receiving Service Award

New Monthly Meeting Location
We have a new monthly meeting location starting with the Thursday, April 5th meeting.
The Fox And Fiddle
865 York Mills Road,
Toronto, ON. M3B 1Y6

DAC Awards Banquet
The annual awards presentation and dinner was held Saturday, Feb 24th at the Dominion Hotel in Minden Ont.
The recipients for 2017 are ...

Sylvia Schultz Award (Most for the Sport) - Ralph Klingmann
Beaver Award (Most for the Club) - Rick Creuzberg
President's Choice (Special Recognition) - Karen Vereecken
Edgar Sockel Award (Road Racing Champion) - Kye Wankum
Raul Backstrom Award (Ice Racing Champion) - Scott Miller
Kohl and Teubler Award (Rally Champion) - Candace Calder
DAC Oldtimer Award (Oldest Competitor) - Ahmad Khodkar

Photos credit: Rick Creuzburg (except Sockel pic - photo credit: Kye Wankum)

Edgar Sockel Award - Kye Wankum (L)
presented by Dave Watson (R)

Beaver Award - Rick Creuzburg

Oldtimer Award - Ahmad Khodkar

Kohl and Teubler Award - Candace Calder

Raul Backstrom Award - Scott Miller (R)

President's Choice - Karen Vereecken
Sylvia Schultz Award - Ralph Klingmann
Sandy Macnie club Pres. (R)
Ralph Klingmann membership (L)
The "DAC-hoons"
Youngest/newest members

John Dennie
We had the pleasure of John Dennie (Facebook) and his friend Patrick Galante's (Facebook)
presence at our monthly March meeting (Mar. 1, 2018)
Part of John's illustrious history was as a mechanic for the Williams F1 team in the early 70's.
He regaled us with a few anecdotes from his storied past around racing.
Here's a 2014 article by Norris McDonald in Wheels.ca

DAC Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Mar. 1st, 7 PM
The Three Monkeys Pub
1585 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1R 2S9

DAC Set To Host Final Round - Minden Subaru Ice Race Series
Latest word from track builders late Wednesday this week is that we are a go for this coming weekend.
 However final decision is made by the Ice Race Director and can be changed up until noon on Friday so check the
CASC Hotline 877-667-9505 or the Ice Race Facebook group for final confirmation.

Minden Ice Race Track Condition Report
DAC is scheduled to host the 6th and final round of the Minden Subaru Ice Race series this coming weekend.
View a few in-car laps from the very last race of the day this past Sunday and see the conditions for yourself.
And Scoty's prediction as to whether the track will survive this week's rain and high temps.

New members ...
WENZEL, Zack  Newmarket, ON Ice Racer
WENZEL, Jake  Newmarket, ON Ice Racer
MARINI, Luca  Nobleton, ON Ice Racer
DiMARCO, Jesse  Woodbridge, ON Ice Racer

Monthly Meeting
Next scheduled monthly meeting is
Thursday Mar 1st, 7PM
Three Monkeys Pub
1585 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1R 2S9 MAP link

Trophy Voting now closed
Recipients of the Sylvia Schultz and Beaver Awards will be presented
at the annual DAC Awards Banquet in Minden Ont., Feb 24, 2018

DAC Ice Race Weekend and Awards Banquet
- DAC will be hosting the sixth and final weekend of the Minden Subaru Ice Race 2018 series Feb. 24/25 in Minden Ontario
- We will also have our annual awards banquet on Saturday, February 24th 
Cocktails at 6:30 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm
The Dominion Hotel (downtown, main street Minden, Ont.)

DAC Monthly Meeting
Next scheduled monthly meeting is
Thursday Jan 4th, 7PM
Three Monkeys Pub
1585 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1R 2S9 MAP link


Horst Petermann Passed Away
Bev Bartling emailed me to let us know Horst Petermann passed away Dec 23, 2016. I can't seem to find too much about his funeral other than Bev says there's supposed to be a graveside service Thursday Dec. 29 at 11 AM at Park Lawn Cemetery ( MAP ) and this obituary


More Video Recovered - Raul Backstroms Sendoff Party
This is unedited "as it rolled" footage ... Rauls Sendoff


Video from the DAC 50th celebration 2008
This is unedited "as it rolled" footage from our 50th anniversary celebrations 8 years ago. In those days there was no-where near the capabillity or editing ability to extract and compile footage shot on what is now a "vintage" camera. Then, like 6 years ago, the camera broke and I could no longer access the video stored on the tapes. Today I finally bought a matching vintage camcorder through Kijiji for $20! that plays back the tapes and allows me to "download" the video off them to my much more capable current computer and editing software. The original footage was by no means HD footage when it was shot as cutting-edge camera technology back then is what we would now call Standard Definition (720x480 lines resolution). I have uploaded a copy to Youtube for y'all.... 50th VIDEO
I have some more DAC footage to transfer to digital yet so will post here occasionally


CASC Ice Race Workshop
This Saturday, Nov. 19 th at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
9005 Leslie St. at Hwy #7 in Richmond Hill
Organizers Meeting 10:00 AM
Drivers Meeting 11:00 AM
Road Racers Meeting 10:00 AM - Noon

Ice Race forms can be viewed at www.casc.on.ca/iceracing_forms
The 2017 Ice Race Rules & Regs can be downloaded from .. HERE



DAC Christmas Party
18:30 on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Swiss Pick Restaurant, 445 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ont., M9W 6K5, 416-746-1698 Map


2016 Annual Elections
To be held during the regular monthly meeting on: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at the Old Country Inn, 198 Main St., Unionville, Canada.
If you cannot attend in person, you may appoint another member (in good standing) to act on your behalf by proxy. Click link below to download (also to print) a proxy form (PDF or DOC versions available), follow submission process on the form.
Proxy Form 2016 (PDF version)
Proxy Form 2016 (DOC version)

GoKart Nite!!!
Thursday, October 13 at Grand Prix Kartways Time slot starts at 5:30pm, but you can register starting at 5:00. Ralph Klingmann will be there to distribute $30 Groupons for unlimited racing. Please email Ralph Klingmann if you are interested and if you will be bringing any friends EMAIL: rklingmann@look.ca

 Grand Prix Kartways... 



DAC Annual Summer BBQ
Was a smashing success! Thanks to John Gagliardi for hosting us and providing a wonderful venue, Gary Nicholson and Simon Gagliardi for BBQing the amazing food, Rick Creuzburg for entertaining us. Here's a short video of the event .... VIDEO


Please Note Time Change - DAC Annual BBQ
330 Oakdale Rd., Unit # 3, North York - Aug. 18th, at 18:00-21:00 hosted by DAC member John Gagliardi


Goodwood Go Karting Aug 6th
5200 2nd Concession, Stouffvillle, Ont. L4A 7X4

We need 10 participants to confirm for this event to be a DAC exclusive with DAC discount.
In this Exclusive Grand Prix format, participants receive 45min of on-track driving time which is broken up into four on-track sessions (Two Rounds of Practice, Qualifying, Feature Race). The event kicks-off with mandatory training (Driver’s meeting). It is important to note, this program is designed for the rookie and/or beginner and as such we provide detailed instruction to all participants. The meeting covers rules of the track, meanings of the racing flags and of course a “How to” guide regarding the use of the karts. Included in this package is everything from the approved safety equipment, high performance racing karts (speeds up to 75km/h), exclusive track rental and even your very own personalized podium presentation.
Based on a minimum of 10 participants your group would be looking at a cost of $125 per person. I will extend a special rate of $105 per person because of your industry ties. This price includes all the equipment and rentals needed to run your Exclusive Grand Prix. 

FaceBook Event

Please contact Karen at 416-417-1925.
There will be a burger lunch at my home in Markham following event.

Annual DAC BBQ Thursday Aug 18th
330 Oakdale Rd., Unit # 3, North York at 4:00pm hosted by DAC member John Gagliardi



Starting October 6th Monthly Meetings Will Be Held On The 1st Thursday Of The Month
Effective October 6th the DAC monthly meetings day will be changed from the 1st Wednesday of the month to the 1st Thursday of the month held at the Old Country Inn, 198 Main Street, Unionville

D.A.C. Lapping Get-together at Toronto Motorsports Park (Cayuga) July 23, 5-9 PM
We have been offered a 20% discount - cost per car is $80. Please RSVP to Rick (
creuz@sympatico.ca ) to get on the list by noon on Friday July 22nd. We will have a sausage roast and beverages. Uli Bieri said he would be there and likely join us. Note this is not a "D.A.C. only" event, we are just joining the regular open lapping evening session.
If anyone wishes to stay later and do an overnight, we can always always get a couple rooms at Jay’s Motel which is only 13 km away. A room with a single queen bed is $85, two double beds is $110. It has positive reviews as a clean and simple place, and is known for delicious breakfast waffles

Go ahead and make your own arrangements for the Motel.


2015 DAC Awards Recipients...
Sylvia Schultz Award Most for the Sport Jason Sharpe
Beaver Award Most for the Club Ralph Klingmann
President's Choice President's Choice John Gagliardi
Edgar Sockel Award Racing Champion Allan DeWolfe
Peter Moennick Award Formula Champion Byron Leis
Raul Backstrom Award Ice Race Champion Ahmad Khodkar
Rudy Mueller Award Ladies Champion Lisa Shaw
DAC Oldtimer Award Oldest DAC Racer Ahmad Khodkar
DAC Trillium Trophy Feature Road Race Winner Craig Willis
Klaus & Alex Bartels Cup Feature Ice Race Winner Andriy Levin
Marshal Award CRCA Volunteer Jinny Jobin/Danny Jeannot


DAC Member Ayrton Wakfer
Recipient Klaus and Alex Bartels Memorial Trophy

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Go Kart Night Lots of Good Fun...

Youtube video from Scoty ...


March meeting new location ...
The Old Country Inn, 198 Main Street, Unionville

DAC Hosted Ice Race Weekend in Minden Feb. 13th and 14th
Also the annual awards dinner will be held the same weekend on Saturday evening


Christmas 2015:


Your Nominees For Sylvia Schultz and Beaver Awards Are ...
Sylvia Schultz:
Ralph Klingmann, Gianni Biral, Dave Watson, Stef Haas, Rick Creuzburg, Martin Hoeschele, Jason Sharpe, Sylvain Gilbert, John Gagliardi
Beaver Award:
Irene Ott, Gianni Biral, Martin Hoeschele, Ralph Klingmann, Rick Creuzburg, John Gagliardi, Karen Vereeken, Scott Miller, Peter Bulkowski
Voting will commence shortly


A Massage From Our President

DAC wishes everyone Happy Holidays and we will see you again in 2016

Peter Bulkowski


Willy Goebels Passes

Lifetime club member Willy Goebels passed away Sunday
Dec 6, 2015 after a long struggle with Cancer.

Viewing will be Wed. Dec 9th from 5-9 PM at
Ridley Funeral Homes, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd W, ( between Islington and Kipling
Ave. )
There will also be a Funeral Service at the some address next day, Thursday
Dec10 at 12 Noon, followed by a Funeral at Sanctuary Park Cemetary, 1570
Royal York Rd.


DAC Election Proxy Form

Click link to download proxy, follow submission process on the form ... https://www.dac1958.ca/forms/dacproxy15med.pdf  


DAC Forum Reinstituted

There are now 4 means of communicating with (and/or within) the DAC. Below is a description of the primary purpose of and intended use for each of these communication tools:

 1) The Website - is an "advertisement" of the club - who we are, our history, what we do, when and where we meet, major newsworthy items or announcements, how to join, links, archives etc.

2) Email - "en-mass communication" to all club members typically regards updates to the website. Used more as an additional measure to ensure that ALL members receive timely sensitive and/or critical info as some who have email may not belong to FaceBook and/or the DAC forum. Typically a one-way communication from the club to all members

3) FaceBook - "preferred means of mass communication" from the club to it's members and between members publicly. You will need to signup for a FaceBook account.

4) The Forum - for "discussion only" between members. You must signup to become a member of the forum. In essence it is a private discussion forum for DAC members only

The forum is the same one we had before so if you were already a member you can just login or if you have forgotten just click the Register button to create a new username and password.

To go to the DAC Forum click the "DAC Forum" link on the right side column of this page.


Lapping Toronto Motorsport Park
DAC is gathering at Toronto Motorsport Park Saturday, Sept. 19th. This is a PUBLIC lapping event so ANYONE can show up from 4 PM to dusk. Cost is $100 at the track. However, you can get a 20% discount (ie. $80 cost) if you call the Toronto Motorsport Park ( Toll Free: 1-866-824-RACE (7223) Phone: (905) 772-0303 ) at least one week ahead and pay for the event. Bring whatever you want to run, rain or shine.  As it's a public event there is no need to RSVP just show up! https://www.torontomotorsportspark.com/raceway

We are celebrating Octoberfest at the Musket (Map) Friday evening, Oct 2, 2015. Be there!

Update to website
Updated the "Racing" page and "Links" page


GoKart Nite!!!
Tuesday night at around 6PM Aug. 11 at the usual place ... https://www.gpracingkarts.com


Inaugural Bay Of Quinte Grand Prix (BQGP) a success!!!
Presidents thank you ... https://www.dac1958.ca/notices/prestybqgp2015.pdf
Some pics and video on the DAC Facebook ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/8495852479
BQGP FaceBook Page... https://www.facebook.com/BayofQuinteGP 
BQGP Website  ... https://www.bayofquintegp.com

Advertising Policy
DAC allows members only to advertise their business on our website at no cost. Links only will be added to the "Links" page (see button on left menu bar).
Send your link to scoty@rogers.com 

World Wide Tours
DAC club member Karen Vereecken works at World Wide Tours and offers DAC memnbers discounts on travel through Travel Club. This info has been added to the Links page (click "Links" button at left)


June 30th, 7 PM
46 Haist Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 5V4 MAP
(Pine Valley and hwy 7 area)


DAC Annual BBQ June 30th, 7 PM
165 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto

No July Meeting

Bay Of Quinte Grand Prix, Shannonville, July 


Life Member Karl Schulz
DAC received the following email from Shirley Schulz...
"Karl passed away on March 24 in Dubai, UAE. It was very sudden - cardiac arrest."
From all of the DAC, our deepest sympathies go out to Karl's family.
No other details at this point.


Shannonville DAC Event on the Calendar
Weekend of July 18th and 19th ... Shannonville website


News Items have been Archived


DAC Ice Race Event weekend of Feb 7, 8, 2015

Our annual hosting an ice race weekend in Minden Ontario is coming up fast Feb. 7th and 8th!!! All members are invited to attend, spectate, participate or volunteer your help to your club!
This will also be our annual Awards Banquet you need to let the club know you're attending.
Contact Dave Watson at david.watson@bericap.com or
call 905-515-2878

Just a taste ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_yAWoBMGBc&list=PLNQfXsMMQ6EefNVhH7nNiYVzou5DhO2Wh&index=1


Your New Executive as of January 1, 2015

Peter Bulkowsky - President
Martin Hoeschele - Vice-president
Irene Ott - treasurer
Karen Vereecken - secretary
Sylvain Gilbert - competition


Obituary - Elisabeth Knorr (wife of the late Max Knorr)

Memorial Service Nov. 1, 2014 details ... Obituary


Annual Elections To Be Held Wed., Nov. 05, 2014

Elections to be held at the November meeting. If you are unable to attend and wish to vote by proxy choose one of the following proxy forms to download ...
Proxy - PDF Version
Proxy - DOC Version

Signup for Facebook

DAC members are being encouraged to switch to Facebook for DAC current events and news items. This is probably the best way for this club to stay current and in contact with each other.
It's really simple to sign up for Facebook,  you don't even have to use your real name and you no longer have to provide any info you don't feel you want to share.
>>> Facebook


July Meeting Cancelled - Summer BBQ Instead

The Wednesday, July 2 meeting at the Musket has been cancelled. We will be having a social event instead (barbeque, food and refreshments provided)
Location: J. Roberts Manufacturing, 279 Norseman St., Etobicoke ( MAP )
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July, 9.
Bring your best car!!!



Go-Kart Nite

Good times were had by all who attended - Gianni Biral and family, Rick Creuzburg, Karen Vereecken and her son, Stef Haas, Terry Dalton, Scott Miller.
Here's a little on-track video from the evening (once you start playback you can lower the resolution by clicking on the setting "sprocket", lower right corner of the player)



Awards Banquet Results

Here are the awards results and photos from the banquet:
Sylvia Schultz - Gianni Biral
Beaver - Waldi Waldner
President's Choice -  Gianni Biral
Edgar Sockel Award, Road Race Champ - Gary Browne
Peter Moennic Award for formula car champ - Paul Bollenbach
Raul Blackstom Trophy - Scott Miller
Rudy Mueller Trophy - Lisa Shaw
DAC Old Timer Award - Ahmad Khodkar
Klaus & Alex Bartels Trophy - Scott Miller
CRDA Volunteer Award - Mark Hooton
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Volunteers Urgently Needed for Last Weekend of Ice Racing

Volunteers Needed for TAC weekend -- March 1st and 2nd!!!

With the postponement of the TAC weekend to March 1st and 2nd, we have a huge shortage of volunteers. If you or any member of your club would be available to help out, even just for a few hours, please let me know as soon as possible. We are especially short of experienced on-track marshals (mock grid, grid, starter, tower)!

Contact Paul Moore Organizer vicepresident@torontoautosportclub.ca


The Story of VIN 903487 Volkswagen - Video Trailer
The story of the Volkswagon Bug that wound up in the hands of the Bartels family in Ajax at one point (Air Dates below the video)
>>> Click


DAC Ice Race Weekend Jan 25th, 26th
Banquet to be held at the Gull On The Grill (Main street at the Gull River bridge)  Saturday evening after 6PM ... MAP

Joseph Kleinjohann - The German Black Panther (By Rick Creuzburg)

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I hunted down the daughter of the fellow in this story (Click) and invited her out to speak to at our meeting. She came out with her son Blair and also brought some memorabilia from her Dad.
She read us the following  prepared introduction ...More

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Ahmad Khodkar (#141) Defends 1st place Ice Racing in Minden ... Video

For more video for this past weekend from inside Scott Miller's 1989 Toyota MR2 (#24)...



VW Ending Production of "Hippie" Van >>>More

Third Thursday At The Musket Tonite !!! (Dec. 19th)


January's Meeting Will Be On Wed. 8th


DAC Go-Kart Nite Thursday Dec 12th

Click for websiteGrand Prix Kartways Karting starts at 6pm, but you should arrive around 5:30 to register.






Photos from DAC Christmas Dinner



Menu DAC Christmas Dinner
Show up for 6:30 pm cocktails, then settle in for dinner by 7:30 pm. We have arranged a great deal on a fixed price dinner menu.

This includes:

Soup or Salad,
+ Entree choice:
*Schnitzel (Weiner or Jäger)* or
*Chicken Parmigiana* or
*Fillet of Sole Maison*
+ Coffee or Tea
+ Dessert choice:
* Apple Strudel*
* New York Cheesecake*
* Black Forest cake*
* Chocolate Mouse*
* Hazelnut Torte*

Dinner with desert: $22 Dinner without desert: $19 (+tax and gratuity) PLUS for no EXTRA charge Live entertainment from the The Latin Fusion inspired sounds of Las Papitas!
Pass the word around, everyone welcome.

Rick Creuzburg:


DAC Well Represented at Annual CASC Awards Banquet
Click for photos Gianni Brial: Best Steward/Clerk
Ralphy Klingmann: Timing and scoring
Mike and Mary Nilson: Scrutineering
Irene Ott: Registration
Allan DeWolfe: 1st ST1
Gary Browne: 1st ST2
David Ryan: 2nd ST2

Photos (Copyright © Martin Hoeschele) ...


DAC Christmas Dinner
Instead of our December meeting we are all going to get together for a nice Christmas dinner on Friday December 6th at Sauter’s Inn in old Pickering village.
https://www.sautersinn.com/ We made the move to have our annual dinner in this location in the hopes to see some more of our east end members. We have the upstairs booked and it seats up to 40. We are working on a fixed price menu, and are hoping to have some live musical entertainment. And, as in all our meetings, this event is open to non-members. Everyone come out and join us for some cozy weihnachts gemütlichkeit. More info to come. Try to arrive by 6:30 for meet and greet cocktails. Dinner will get underway at 7:00 pm Rick Creuzburg


DAC Go-Kart Nite Thursday Nov. 14th

Click for website I checked with Grand Prix Kartways and there are no groups planned for that evening. We have a number of $30 Groupons for members and friends. Karting starts at 6pm, but you should arrive around 5:30 to register. It will be kid friendly as the next day is a PA Day for many schools....
Ralph at 905-471-3951 or

CASC Awards Banquet - November 16th ...

Fall Ice Race Rules Meeting

Sat. Nov., 16th, 1 pm (Workshop from 2-4pm), Sheraton Hotel, 600 Highway 7 East (at Highways 404 & 7), Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B2 Canada - MAP
Telephone: (905) 881-2121 (same place as last year)

"For 2014 we will be adopting the Photo License System for all our competition divisions. As an added service, we will have a photographer on hand prior to the division workshops to take photos for your 2014 License if you require one.
Try to get to the workshops a little early to get your photo taken."
Perry Iannuzzi
Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs -Ontario Region


Funny Video Spoof on Ken Block... CLICK


CORRECTION: DAC Oktoberfest Celebration
Time is 5-9PM everything else remains the same. Octoberfest celebrations with George Kash at Timothy's Pub, 344 Browns Line, Etobicoke, October 20th
More info

DAC Elections November 6th meeting
If you cannot make the meeting fill out the proxy form and email it to Irene Ott at otti8791@gmail.com
>>> Form PDF Form DOC


GoKart Nite Cancelled...

Oct 10th is cancelled .To be rescheduled at a later date...stayed tuned


Benefit Track Day at SMP for Scott Stevens

... Read more

GoKart Nite !!!!

Click for websiteDAC GoKart Night October 10th, 6pm to Midnight at Grand Prix Kartways. Can everyone interested please contact me ...  Ralph at 905-471-3951 or rklingmann@look.ca 




DAC Oktoberfest Celebration
All DAC members are to meet for Octoberfest celebrations with George Kash at Timothy's Pub, 344 Browns Line, Etobicoke, October 20th, 3 - 10PM.


Waldi Wildner Funeral Details

Click for large Passed away at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland on Saturday August 31, 2013 at the age of 67, of R.R. #1 Port Severn. Beloved spouse of Natalie. Loving father of Sybille Milligan, Anja Wildner, and Samantha Harden. Loved grandfather of Melissa Milligan. Will be remembered by his extended family. Predeceased by his first wife Brigitte. Following cremation a celebration of Waldemar’s life will be held at the Port Severn Community Hall on Sunday September 29th from 1-5pm. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Waldemar may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Obituary and Details ... CLICK


D.A.C. Makes Donation To Heart And Stroke Foundation In Memory Of Andy Hughes ... CLICK

FREE T-Shirt!!!

Anyone who attends our club meetings for the rest of this year gets a FREE T-SHIRT commemorating our 55th year. See you in September!




D.A.C. Is On Facebook ...
Visit the Deutscher Automobil Club group on Facebook to stay in touch with other members in real time ...
DAC on FacebookClick this logo at top right sidebar.
Link to facebook group ...


From Rick Creuzburg:
Klaus Bartels' old VW bug revs up for a new adventure…


Building A Better House With Karl Bildenhausen


Andy Hughes Passes Away

Ice race director and fellow competitor Andy Hughes died suddenly Saturday, July 6th, 2013. His funeral will be held at the Legion in Minden, Saturday, July 13th, 1:00 PM - 12847 Hwy. #35. The family has asked that any donations be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation on Andy's behalf. Andy was the epitome of ice racing, no one could find a more enthusiastic and hard working director with more love for the sport. He was also a fierce competitor who loved to be on track.
Your condolences can be left on the Ice Race forum ....


GoKart Nite !!!!

Click for websiteDAC GoKart Night tonite,Thursday July 4th, 6pm to Midnight at Grand Prix Kartways. Can everyone interested please contact me ...  Ralph at 905-471-3951 or rklingmann@look.ca 




Wanted: Race Organizer

DAC requires a race organizer, someone who will be willing to apprentice with Gianni Biral (learn the ropes so to speak) and attend the TT race this year. Contact our President, Martin Hoeschele at martinhoeschele@yahoo.ca


Spring Drivers' Meeting

Details ... CLICK



TNT Car Rally Entry & Info

Click for largeTNT (Tour de New Techumseth) Fun Car Rally. Saturday, May 11th, 2013. Click poster to enlarge for details and click here Entry Form
Contact # 905-729-2492 ...
Candace Calder




GoKart Nite !!!!

Click for websiteDAC GoKart Night this Thursday March 28, 6pm to Midnight at Grand Prix Kartways. Once again, DAC has a limited number of $29 All-Night Racing Passes. Can everyone interested please contact me to coordinate things.
Thanks, Ralph ...




DAC Awards Banquet

This weekend is the DAC hosted ice race event in Mindenhammer. It is the last of 6 weekends concluding the series for 2013. As usual it will also be our annual awards dinner. Dinner is to be held Saturday, March 2nd at 7 PM at "That Place in Carnarvon" located 16 kms. (about 15 minutes) north of Minden on Hwy 35 in the town of Carnarvon just east of the intersection of Hwy's #35 & #118.


Looking For Vintage Rally Lights

I'm looking for vintage rally lights for my vintage car. Cibie, Hella or Marchal would be nice. Any Halda bits would be great too.

Please email me at:
Mike Nilson


DAC Ice Race Weekend Postponed

The first race weekend on the 2013 calendar hosted by the DAC has been cancelled which means that the DAC weekend has been moved to the end of the schedule to the first "rain date" on the calendar March 2nd and 3rd. There will be another pre-tech weekend held at the track this Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.

Detroit Autoshow ...
Rick Creuzburg has suggested that since there's no iceracing this weekend that DAC members may be interested in the following trip to the upcoming Detroit Autoshow this weekend. Go to the DAC Forum to discuss this ... Read more about the trip


Happy New Year To All !
Track Conditions Mindenhammer

The DAC hosted icerace weekend in Mindenhammer is the first weekend of 6 scheduled events commencing January 19th, 2013.
Members who are available to help with the Jan 19, 20 DAC hosted event please contact our race director
Gianni Biral or our president Martin Hoeschele .
This coming weekend, Jan. 12 & 13, is the pre-tech weekend - you can take your ice racer (and helmet) to the track in Minden and get the tech part done before the race weekend that follows...
more info.
The CASC icerace forum has a couple threads that give the track conditions ...


Uli Bitterlich ...

Visitation is at the Newediuk Funeral Home 2058 Kipling Avenue (just North of Rexdale Blvd., West Side) on Friday, Dec. 28th, 2012 between 2 and 4PM ...

Cayuga This Summer ...

Watch Rick Creuzburg's Video


Sad news to report ..

From Ruth Bartels: "I just received a phone call from Hannelore Bitterlich, Uli passed away on Christmas Day. She is making arrangements now and will notify regarding the memorial."


Christmas Dinner Pics

Not a very big turnout for our annual Christmas dinner at the Musket this past Friday Dec. 14th, 2012 ... Photos


Go-Kart Nite...

... was a great success! I think we should hold our monthly meeting there every month in the winter. Rick Creuzburg provides a YouTube video of the night ... https://youtu.be/IVyi3grlQnk

Christmas Dinner Reminder

Tonite (Friday) December 14 at The Musket, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke. Cocktails at 6:30 dinner 7:30


Change in Go-Kart Nite/Monthly Meeting

Grand Prix Kartways has over booked tomorrow night. Rescheduling the gokarting to Thursday instead of Wednesday. The Wednesday monthly meeting will be this Thursday (Dec. 6th) at GrandPrix Kartways. GrandPrix Kartways is at Downsview Park 75 Carl Hall Rd., Bay 3, Toronto ON (416) 638-5278.
The DAC has a number of discount coupons ($29) that allows you unlimited use from 6pm to midnight.

Thanks, Ralph Klingmann


December Meeting - GoKart Nite

The next DAC monthly meeting (Wed Dec 5) will be at GrandPrix Kartways ( 75 Carl Hall Road Toronto, ON M3K 2B9 (416) 638-5278 MAP ) . We will not be going to the Musket. The DAC has a number of discount unlimited driving passes. The track is available from 6 pm to midnight.


Annual Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 14 at The Musket, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke. Cocktails at 6:30 dinner 7:30 .


Elections Results

Only changes from last years executive is that we now have a new president, Martin Hoeschele and a new secretary, Shoba Bartels. All other positions remain the same. See...


Proxy For Upcoming DAC Elections ...

If you can't be there to vote in person you can still vote by proxy. Just fill out the Proxy form below and email it to Martin Hoeschele at martinhoeschele@yahoo.ca or send it by regular mail.

DAC Proxy 2012 (click the link , choose "OPEN" then you can print it)


D.A.C. Monthly Meeting 2012-09-05 ...

The September monthly meeting was well attended - Rick Creuzburg has prepared you a little video ... D.A.C. meeting 2012.09.05


D.A.C. Night at the Races Aug
18th ...

Flamboro Speedway

IT now appears Stef Haas is not running this weekend (contact Rick Creuzburg regarding this, not me, at creuz@sympatico.ca ).
However, if you are still interested in going to Flamboro speedway, arriving early and having a tailgate party before racing commences let me know ...
Rick Creuzburg: creuz@sympatico.ca


D.A.C. Night at the Races Aug 18th ...

Flamboro Speedway

Join us as several of us venture down to Flamboro speedway to cheer on Stef Haas as he races a TQ midget. No really, for sure this time - weather permitting. We plan to arrive early and have a little tailgate party before racing commences. If enough people are interested I will inquire about a reduced admission rate. Let me know if you want to come. If you haven’t seen these Midgets run on this tight Flamboro track, you have to see it, they are simply terrifying !!!

Event Schedule:

Can-Am TQ Midgets, Canadian Vintage Modifieds, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks
Pit Gates Open 4pm
Grandstand Opens 5pm
Qualifying 6:30pm

Contact Rick Creuzburg: creuz@sympatico.ca


DAC Celebrating 650th Meeting ...
October 3, 2012 will be the DAC's 650th meeting. To celebrate this, all life and current members who come to that meeting at the Musket will receive one  free beer.


Free Tickets Grand-Am at Watkins Glen ...
Member Dave Watson david.watson@bericap.com has 6 free tickets for the Grand-Am "Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen" event at Watkins Glen
June 29 - July 1, 2012. Email him for details if you're interested.



DAC Hosting Shannonville Regional Races May 25, 26, 27...
is back again this year hosting a round of regional car racing. Friday is an open practice. A detailed schedule will be posted on the Shannonville website under "Upcoming Program" the week of the event. Spectators are welcome - no charge


Photos of Raul Backstrom Requested …
I hope you can help me. I am a relative of Raul Backstrom's. I was wondering if you have any old photos of him you could send me?"

Kind regards,

You can email Sonja: sonja2@rogers.blackberry.net  


Monthly DAC Meetings …
Will now be held at The Musket, 70 Advance Road, Etobicoke

D.A.C. Night at the Races May 12th ...

May 12th Flamboro Speedway

Let’s all get together to cheer on club member Stef Haas as he races a TQ midget. What we plan to do is arrive early and have a little tailgate party in the parking lot. We will try to arrange a reduced admission rate.

If you’re interested, let Scoty or myself know so we can arrange car pools and food / beverage quanties.


Rick Creuzburg


Saturday May 12th - Midgets and Modifieds!
Can-Am TQ Midgets, Canadian Vintage Modifieds, Hurricane Midgets, Pure Stocks
Pit Gates Open 4pm
Grandstand Opens 5pm
Qualifying 6:30pm
Main Events 8:00pm


Bartels Cup …

Here are the official results for the 2012 Bartels' Cup.
The contenders were from Class SS3.
Pos Car Driver Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Total
1 113 Jonathan Rashleigh 25 25 25 25 100
2 146 Dan Douglas 22 15 22 19 78
3 268 Darryl Timmers 17 19 19 22 77
4 51 Nuno De Jesus 19 22 17 10 68
5 180 Roberto Pereira 11 17 15 17 60
6 128 Phil Wang [R] 15 7 13 15 50
7 185 Lisa Shaw 10 11 9 11 41
8 38 Elaine Willis 8 9 11 9 37
9 20 Carlos Conde 13 13 7   33
9 13 Brandon Rashleigh 0 10 10 13 33
11 45 William Stubbs 7 8 8 8 31
12 214 Ryan Brentrell 12 12     24
12 98 Ian MacIntyre     12 12 24
14 157 Larry Laycock 9 0     9
The trophy and keeper were presented at the races in Minden.
Lisa has some pictures, which we will share shortly.
Thanks, Ralph
Ralph Klingmann
DAC Membership & Competition Director

Final Ice Race Results 2012

Street Stud Class:
24 Scott Miller 2nd in Class SS1, 5th Overall ***
185 Lisa Shaw 5th in Class SS3, 12th Overall ***
142 Tony Silvaggi 18th in Class SS4
141 Ahmad Khodkar 19th in Class SS4
172 Dan Bender 25th in Class SS3
Street Stud 2nd Driver:
142 Tony Silvaggi 9th in Class SS14
172 Dan Bender 7th in Class SS13
141 Ahmad Khodkar 12th in Class SS14
Rubber to Ice Class:
717 Cory Little 9th in Class #2
72 Richard Murphy 3rd in Class #1
Rubber 2nd Driver Class:
185 Lisa Shaw 1st in Class #13, 3rd Overall ***
Full results can be seen at:



Mosport Development Photos 2012 … Click

 Click for Slideshow

S/\C Ice Race Report - The Last Weekend ... Click


The 2011 DAC Awards recipients are as follows:
Sylvia Schultz Award Most for the Sport Rudy Bartling
Eager Beaver Most for the Club Ahmad Khodkar
President's Choice President's Choice Martin Hoeschele
Edgar Sockel Award DAC Racing Champion Dylan Gibson
Peter Moennick Award DAC Formula Champion Paul Bollenbach
Raul Backstrom Award DAC Ice Race Champion Tony Silvaggi
Solo Award Solo Champion Dieter Teschner
Rudy Mueller Award DAC Ladies Champion Lisa Shaw
Oldtimer Award Oldest DAC Racer Dieter Teschner


DAC Ice Race Weekend Is A Go !
Tom Prentice has done his magic and provided a reconfigured track for this weekend by moving the banks so that we are running on fresh ice. Also it's our awards night Saturday - don't forget to bring any annual  trophys/awards and make sure they get to Don Horne well before Saturday night so he can get them ready for their new recipients. The banquet will be held at the same place as last year - The Grill On The Gull (705-286-3886), 115 Bobcaygeon Road (also known as Main Street), Minden at 7PM - all members welcome.

S/\C Ice Race Reports
... up to and including round 6 are available ...


This Years Hall Of Fame Inductees
Seven new inductees including Rudy Bartling and Paul Mason ... Click

Last Years Big Ice Race Pile Up



First Scheduled Ice Race Weekend Postponed

This coming weekend (Jan. 21st and 22nd) of ice racing has been postponed. Please keep up to date on ice race conditions and scheduling changes via the CASC ice race specific forum ( https://www.casc.on.ca/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28 ) or by calling the CASC at 877.667.9505

DAC Monthly Meetings Suspended

There will be no monthly meetings until another venue is located. Stay  tuned!

DAC New Member David McRae

Welcome to our newest member David McRae from Orillia who is a friend of DAC member Richard Murphy


Third Thursday at The Musket Report …

Here are some things that were discussed at the last get-together at Third Thursday at The Musket, it was a round table...

  • Discussed our ice race weekend: should race still be held if it is raining?

  • do we really want grilled gull again?

  • Martin had his tie-rod replaced

  • Martin had the tie-rod on his car replaced

  • advertising on website?

  • Rick had Martin order schnitzel so he could engage in plate envy.

  • dirty laundry

  • winter hill climb

  • legally you can herd cattle down the 401

  • let’s get together and get sober

  • war movies

to enjoy these and many other unrevealed topics, join us at the next Third Thursday at the Musket – you can figure it out if you use a calendar.

Faithfully submitted, RC

PS - Christmas dinner re-cap ... A wonderful night was had by all in attendance, in relative order of appearance: Dave Darrow and family, Scott and Judy, Martin, Rick, Lisa Shaw, Stef Shaw, Giani, Irene and the boys, Ralph, Anca and son, Robert, Shoba, Remy, Dieter and his swim team


Ice Race Season Schedule … Click


Ice Racers ! …
CASC basic race licence fee is going from $65 to $75 Dec 1st, 2011. Apply online and save the $10.

Reminder: No General Monthly Meeting For December 2011


Annual Christmas Dinner …
will be held on December 9th, 2011 at the Musket.
Drinks at 6, dinner at 7.

No General Monthly Meeting For December 2011

Rally Of The Tall Pines…
November 25/26, 2011 ...


Third Thursday at the Musket ...
has come and gone for the second month. This is a social experiment to gauge interest in an alternate monthly club gathering. Here is a graph representing support and turnout for this event thus far...

I hope to see you all (me myself and I) again next month for another wonderful meal and camaraderie (talking to myself) time. I will be telling myself stories about all the fun things I did since the last time I went out to Third Thursday myself. Here’s to the funnest Auto-Club EVER!
Rick Creuzburg


Election Results…
there was no change in executive positions all incumbents remain

D.A.C. Oktoberfest ...

Sunday Oct 16th 4 to 8pm at ...

Timothy’s Pub
344 Brown’s Line
Etobicoke, Ontario M8W 3T7

Featuring the timeless entertainment of The George Kash Experience!

- Free admission -

German Food and Beer will be served (not free)
Just show up, or email me (
Rick) and I’ll reserve a table.
Contact me soon to get a seat.


Another Oktoberfest ...
at The Musket on Saturday October 22 for those who can't make it on the 16th or would like to go to both!


DAC Annual Elections …
will be held at the next regular meeting of the DAC at the Three Monkeys October 5th, 2011. If you are unable to attend and wish to vote by proxy please fill out the form below and follow the mailing/emailing instructions on the form.

Click for Proxy


DAC Social Night...
Introducing a new social gathering…
Starting Thursday the 15th is a new pub night for DAC members and friends alike called “Third Thursdays at the Musket”. It is simply a chance for us to have a social gathering in addition to our regular monthly meetings at The Three Monkeys in Scarborough. It is also an opportunity to have nice German food and drink occasionally. There is no set time or agenda, just show up and enjoy yourself.

Rick Creuzburg (ex social director)


Get-together for Rudy Mueller ...
Saturday, August 27th, 6pm at The Musket, 40 Advance Road, Toronto (
Map ). Contact Sandy MacNie (sandymac52@yahoo.ca ) for any questions otherwise just show up.


DAC Lifetime Member Rudy Mueller passed away on Monday... Click


Gunther Muller has passed away ... Click
Sign the online guest book ... Click


Photos - 2011 Trillium Trophy Races - Shannonville

Taken By
Rick Creuzburg  ... Click
- Taken By
Scott Miller  ... Click

(This post has also been added to the Photos Gallery)


Shannonville Motor Sport Park Trillium Trophy Races

Revised Supplementary Regs ... Click

For any additional information and questions please see below and/or email
Gianni Biral


Email from the Burgers ...

I'm sorry that we weren't in Toronto long enough to come to the meeting on Wednesday.  I hope we will make a meeting on our next trip to Ontario whenever it will be.  Thanks for corresponding with us.  Frieda and Gerd Burger 

 PS: If any members are coming to the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, our telephone # is 902-542-4211 and we would be pleased to meet them.  Our email is fritzi@eastlink.ca if anyone wishes to email us first.   

 We live in the Kentville-New Minas- Wolfville area and or Valley is beautiful; worth showing off!

All the best,  Frieda 

Toronto Indy Race this weekend ...

Formula One at Silverstone this weekend ...


D.A.C. Presents The Trillium Trophy Races and Test Day
Shannonville Motor Sport Park (
Friday July 15th, 2011 through Sunday July 17th, 2011

Friday Test Day INFO  ... Click
Friday Test Day Schedule ... Click
Friday Test Day Entry form ...Click

Weekend Race Schedule ...
Supplementary Regulations (revised 2011-07-10) ... Click

The long track will be run for the entire weekend
For any additional information and questions please email
Gianni Biral


For Your Information - courtesy Canadian Timing Association ...

Date Event Type Location Register by:
May 7-8 BEMC Regional Mosport Apr 27
May 20-22 Victoria Day Speedfest Pro Mosport May 11
May 28 BARC/DAC Regional  Shannonville  May 18
Jun 17-19 VARAC Pro Mosport Jun 8
Jun 25-26 NASCAR Pro Mosport Jun 15
Jul 2 BARC Regional Mosport Jun 22
Jul 8-10 Toronto Indy Pro Toronto Jun 15
Jul 16-17 DAC  Regional  Shannonville Jul 6
Jul 22-24
American Lemans
Pro Mosport
Jul 13
Aug 6-7 BARC
Regional Mosport
Jul 27
Aug 19-21
Not a CTA contract event but CTA members
are welcome as guests if registered

Aug 10
Sep 3-4
Regional Mosport
Aug 24
Sep 17-18
Regional Mosport
Sep 7
Oct 1-2
Regional Mosport
Sep 21
Nov 5
Mosport Banquet
- Oshawa



Click for photos

A few vintage photos of Alex Bartels that Shoba Bartels asked me to pass along ... Click



For Your Amusement ... Click


S/\C Ice Race Report for D.A.C. weekend ... Click

Slot Car Racing


Annual D.A.C. Awards Dinner

Click for Slideshow
DAC Awards Dinner
- click for slideshow

There was a very good turnout for the annual awards dinner held this time at the Grill On The Gull in Minden (to view the photo album - click the photo at right). Sean served up an amazing BBQ'd chicken and ribs dinner with strawberry cheese cake dessert for a crowd who had worked up a really powerful appetite after having spent the day outside in very cold and very windy conditions. Overall I would say that this year's DAC ice race event went very smoothly with the exception of probably the worst incident - a 5 car pileup - that I have ever seen - with no injuries! In fact all but one of the cars returned to racing! 
Awards were presented following our meal and the 2010 recipients are as follows:

Sylvia Schultz Award  Most for the Sport Mike Nilson & Mary McClure
Eager Beaver Most for the Club Scott Miller
President's Choice President's Choice Irene Ott
Edgar Sockel Award
DAC Racing Champion
Allan DeWolfe
Peter Moennick Award DAC Formula Champion Nick Majors
Ice Race Award DAC Ice Race Champion Scott Miller
Solo Award Solo Champion Dieter Teschner
Rudy Mueller Award DAC Ladies Champion Lisa Shaw
Oldtimer Award Oldest DAC Racer Dieter Teschner
And this years Bartels Cup goes to:
Robert Lynch - Class 13
Top 5 Driver Points
 154 Robert Lynch 94 
 149 Gary Vernon 88  
   63 Steve Robson 82  
 245 Randy Samson 60  
 126 Kyle Marcelli 28  

Welcome To Our Newest Member
Please welcome Mike MADILL from Orillia, Ont. to the DAC. He is a friend of C. Morphet, T. Donnelly and D. Bender   


S/\C Ice Race Reports To Date From Mindenhammer


Welcome To Our Newest Members 
Chris Morphet from Richmond Hill, ON - new to ice racing and
Thomas Donnelly, Innisfil, ON - also new to ice racing.


Welcome To Our Newest Member 
Robert Carroll from Toronto.


Tech Weekend - Minden

MR2 passes tech inspection

Just a note of thanks to DAC members Mr. and Mrs. Nilson for doing tech in Minden for the ice race series this past weekend. Mike has indeed taken over the tech insp. directors position for the season. I hauled up my Toyota MR2 on Sunday having opted not to drive in the snow storm Saturday, by the sounds of it from others who hauled up Saturday, it was a good call. I arrived around 11:30am after first dropping by the car wash on hwy 35 at the north end of town to clean out the road salt and sand. The weather was a cold -18C at noon when tech opened but clear and sunny. The track was being flooded with the truck driven by Andy Hughes and the surface looks beautiful (see photo in right side bar). Andy has said there are over 140 truckloads of water that have been laid down so far. We will need more height to the snow banks before we can race this coming weekend so it looks like it may have to be trucked in unless we get a large snowfall soon. I also went up to Tom's gravel pit and was able to easily drag out my tool trailer from about 5 inches of fairly fluffy snow and moved it to the track. There were about 30 cars lined up along the west end of the fairgrounds when I left around 2 pm Sunday.

Fish huts on Gull Lake

On the way home I stopped by Gull Lake to take a photo of the ice fishing huts at Miner's Bay. It's been some time since I've seen that many out there at this time of the year and I can't ever remember seeing vehicles accompanying them but I counted three out on the ice.

50th Anniversary of the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen
From the International Motor Racing Research Center article and photos ... Click
Calendar Of Events ... Click


Welcome To Our Newest Member 
Richard Murphy from Toronto, ON , Richard will be new to ice racing this year.

Ludwig Heimrath Sr. talks about 50 Years of Mosport ... Click


March 1991 Presse...  March 1991 (3.2 MB)


Just a Reminder ...
The first DAC meeting of 2011 is tomorrow (Wed. Jan., 5th) at The
3 Monkeys at 8PM

Welcome To Our Newest Member 
Randy Samson from Brampton, ON. Introduced to the DAC by the Nilsons

Happy New Year !
Wishing all members a happy and prosperous new year and the club continued success through 2011.

Ice Racing Season Is Just Ahead!
The first of 6 consecutive weekends of ice racing in Minden is scheduled to begin Saturday, January 22. Latest news from Minden is that there is approx. 6" to 8" of ice laid down but we need snow for the banks.
For more info on the sport go to
https://www.casc.on.ca/iceRacing.php . If you have any questions for experienced ice racers you can find out all you need by joining the ice race forum at https://www.casc.on.ca/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=28
Here's an HD in-car video from my season last year in the full stud class ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p15w3S3tYr8


Please Note: there was a problem with the DAC forum and a new one has been set up at ... https://deutscherautoclub.proboards.com/index.cgi

Also the thread for Alex Bartels was moved there as well ...

Alexander Georg Bartels
July 18th, 1965 to December 4th, 2010

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Alex Bartels, beloved husband of Shoba, son of Ruth and the late Klaus Bartels, loving father of Jennifer and Alexa, brother of Chris and Bernd (Germany).

Alex was friendly, kind hearted, had a good sense of humour and loved discussing politics and business. He held a BA in history from the University of Toronto. Alex followed in his father’s footsteps as a long term member of the Deutscher Automobil Club (DAC) where he participated in many events. He was a proud and loyal employee of Volkswagen Canada for over twenty-five years.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Toronto General Hospital for their sincere dedication to Alex’s well being. In lieu of flowers please make donations to (xxx division) of the Toronto General CVICU (Cardio Vascular Intensive Care) department. Donations will also be accepted at the visitation and service.

Visitation for Alex will be held on Friday, December 10th at
Accettone Funeral Home Ltd. located at 384 Finley Avenue, Ajax, Ontario, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. The service will be held at the same location Saturday, December 11th at 11 a.m.

For questions and directions to the funeral home please call
Accettone Funeral Home at (905)428-9090. ( Map )

In Memory Of Alex Bartels
A forum thread has been started so that people who knew Alex can share their comments, thoughts, condolences, anecdotes, photos etc. Bookmark the thread or return to the DAC forum from time to time to view other visitor's comments posted since your last visit ...


By The Way ...
There is no monthly meeting this Wednesday (tomorrow night) at the 3 Monkeys because we're having the Christmas Party this Friday at the Musket.

Content prior to Oct 14th, 2010 now archived... Click

Scott Miller

Tall Pines Rally Videos From Saturday
All video is available in full screen 720p HD
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3



Christmas Dinner Party
It's at The Musket , 40 Advance Road, Toronto ( MAP )
Friday, December 3.
Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 7:00.
No need to rsvp - just show up!

Good story on Fritz HOCHREUTER's guest book by Alex Bartels ... Click

Scott Miller

I have created a place for people who knew Fritz to share their comments, thoughts, condolences and anecdotes. You can return to the page from time to time to view other visitor's comments added since your last visit ...

Photo gallery updated ... Click


Click for Large
Photo provided by
Mike Nilson


The life of the late racing driver, Fritz Hochreuter, will be celebrated on Wed., Dec. 1, at noon at the Association of Danube Swabians, 1686 Ellesmere Rd. (just east of McCowan).

Everybody who knew Fritz, or raced against him, or just watched him in action, is welcome to attend.

This is my favourite story about Fritz (which I heard from a number of people) as told by my friend, retired Toyota executive and motorsport writer, F. David Stone:

“Fritz Hochreuter was a long service Volkswagen of Canada hand. Like many of his friends, he started with small cars and moved up the food chain.

“Since motorsport was not a poor man’s sport, racers were always looking for a cheaper way. Fritz worked in the parts area at VW Canada and, in his Formula Vee days, he would ‘borrow’ an engine from the training area late on Friday, install it in his racing car, go racing for the weekend, clean it up and have it back in the shop ‘like new’ before the start of business on Monday.

“Senior management never caught on.”

Norris McDonald writes an auto racing blog at www.wheels.ca


1988 Audi 200 Quattro Turbo Trans-AM (Vintage Motorsport magazine Nov./Dec. 2010) ... Click


Elections Results ... Click

Vintage Article Ice Racing

Pages scanned from the magazine "Argosy", June,1959 - provided by Ruth Bartels (best viewed with zoom set at 100%) ... Click

Rally Of The Tall Pines, Nov. 19th & 20th


2011 Ice Race Documents now available online ...

2011 CASC-OR Ice Race Entry Form

2011 CASC-OR Ice Racing Regulations

Click for large


Click for Large
Photo provided by
Mike Nilson

Fritz Hochreuter
Liftetime D.A.C. member Fritz Hochreuter passed away last night. His wishes were to be cremated, and there will be no service. Any further updates will be passed along ...


DAC Ice Race Weekend - Feb 19th/20th, 2011
The 2011 Ice Race schedule has been confirmed and the D.A.C. will be hosting the weekend of Feb 19th, 20th.


Annual DAC Elections
Annual elections will be held at this coming monthly meeting Wednesday, November 3rd at our regular meeting place -
3 Monkeys . You are strongly urged to attend! If there is no way for you to be present then either email or mail this proxy form (once the page opens just click print) ... CLICK for Proxy Form

Fall Ice Race Driver's Meeting
Annadale Golf and Curling club (usual place) Sunday, Oct 17th, 1pm.


Octoberfest Survey:
Click the "Yes" or "No" button below in response to the survey question and then click the "Vote" button

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If you have an idea of where you would like to go for an Octoberfest outing email me 

Enter A Rally Survey:
Click the "Yes" or "No" button below in response to the survey question and then click the "Vote" button

Casinomillionaire WEB POLL 888poker casino game Online bingo promotions

The Celebration of Motorsports weekend at Mosport is coming up ( Oct 2, 3) and CASC is once again offering FREE TICKETS to the event for all that wish to spectate.  https://www.casc.on.ca/comptkt 

The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame is hosting a track lapping day October 4th at Mosport. More...

Scott Miller
ALMS Mosport This Past Weekend ...

I attended this year's visit of the American LeMans Series to Mosport and have a few photos and videos to share from Friday through to Sunday.
Photos of the event ...
Videos (all are available in full screen HD) ....
Friday all classes practice C3
2) Shania Twin
3) Sunday's Race C2
4) Saturday Prototype Lites

The #6 Porsche LMP Muscle Milk car won the event but the race was cut short by 1/2 an hour because of an incident involving the #48 taking out the 3 layers of Armco on the back straight and it could not be repaired in time to meet the television schedule.

Mike Nilson
Mike Nilson and Mary McClure Announcement ...

(Photo courtesy: Vic Henderson
www.picsbyvicsr.com )
I would like to let all my DAC friends know that Mary and I got married July 24th at Calabogie Motorsport Park, Saturday evening after the races on the start finish line. I was very happy to have Ralph and Anca and Martin join us in our celebration. For photos of the event ... Click

Mike Nilson CASC
OR region chief scrutineer
(613) 728-4006 (613) 261-4006 cell


Photo gallery updated - More Shannonville TT 2010...

The Story of the 1981 & 1983 IMSA Mosport 6 Hour Races ... Click

Strawberry Fields at Mosport 40 years ago (Saturday's Toronto Star) ... Click , Video News Clip ... Click


Photo gallery updated - Shannonville TT 2010...

Interesting: old race news reel clips ... Click


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Scott Miller
Lapping videos from the Driver Development Track, Mosport, July 9th, 2010

I took my 1988 Toyota MR2 ice racer
to the track and had a blast on some new Toyo R888's I picked up from Tirecraft in Concord.
The first video is from later in the afternoon after the track dried .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUGUA0PAtjs
and this second one is from the morning during  a downpour ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSyaoN_vnek
They are both available to view in full screen HD, just click the 720p viewing option.


Shannonville Schedule ...

To pre-enter, send your entry form to:
D.A.C. Trillium Trophy Registrar
26 Ludgate Drive Toronto,
Ontario M9W 2Y3
(Fax 416-740-2130)



Trillium Trophy Test Day - Shannonville ...

To pre-enter, send your entry form to:
D.A.C. Trillium Trophy Registrar
26 Ludgate Drive Toronto,
Ontario M9W 2Y3
(Fax 416-740-2130)


Scott Miller
S/\C Ice Race Report for round 5 (BEMC) and 6  (BARC)

Greeting everyone!
Just finished another ice race weekend. The warm weather was HARD on the track surface! I hope Tom can work some magic and make the last weekend work.
This is a newsletter sent out by VARAC ...
Next weekend… MCO ice race! As always, Mary and I are assisting to make it happen.

Mike Nilson CASC OR chief scrutineer
(613) 728-4006 (613) 261-4006 cell

Scott Miller
S/\C Ice Race Report for round 4 (PMSC)

Rick Creuzburg
Annual Awards Banquet Photos ...

Ralph Klingmann
Award Recipients:

Sylvia Schultz Award  Most for the Sport Nick Majors
Eager Beaver Most for the Club Ray Brezinka
President's Choice President's Choice Ralph Klingmann
Edgar Sockel Award DAC Racing Champion Ahmad Khodkar
Ice Race Award DAC Ice Race Champion Stephan Haas
Solo Award Solo Champion Dieter Teschner
Rudy Mueller Award DAC Ladies Champion Lisa Shaw
Oldtimer Award Oldest DAC Racer Dieter Teschner
This years Bartels Cup goes to:
Tony Silvaggi - Class SS4
Top 5 Driver  Points
 142 Tony Silvaggi 85
  67 Dan Demers 78
  88 Dietmar Seelenmayer 70
 135 Jim Carrell 59
   5 Dan Zorica 47


Scott Miller
S/\C Ice Race Report for round 3 (DAC)

Scott Miller
S/\C Ice Race Reports for round 1 & 2

DAC Hosts Ice Race In Minden
Feb 6/7th - this is also our annual awards banquet which will be held Saturday evening at the "Grill On The Gull" restaurant (main street Minden next to the Gull River bridge)


2010 Ice Race Program
I am working on the 2010 Ice Race Program and I need to know who wants to buy advertising in the program?
- Business card ad  $20.00
- half page $50
- full page $100.

Please RSVP ASAP to me,
Martin Hoeschele at


Happy New Year !!!

Ice Race Schedule 2010
This is a revised schedule, please note that the DAC and PMSC weekend dates have been swapped.
i.e. DAC is on Feb 6/7 and PMSC is on Feb 13/14 ...

All 2009 SCCA Runoffs video online... Click


Christmas Dinner Photos ... Click

DAC Wins The A.B. Dick trophy ....
Click for largefor the best race event of the year, awarded for our Shannonville event. Pictured at left is the permament keeper plaque.




Click for largeThis was a trophy that Klaus Bartels claimed should have been ours a long time ago ... he would be pleased.








D.A.C. Lowers Membership Fee To $40 !!!
For new and improved membership application and info...

Annual Christmas Dinner Reminder
Friday December 11, cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7:30. to the held at the Musket Dinning Lounge, 40 Advance Rd, Toronto Ontario. (416-231-6488). 

Volkswagon Mk 1 Citi Golf Production Ends In South Africa ... Click


Dougie And Rickie's Dickies 500  (370KB PDF file)

By: Rick Creuzburg

Upcoming AGM Elections
Mike Nilson

This a final communiqué before the AGM.
We have three days left until our AGM and there are 4 key positions that have come to term.

Vice President –Nick Majors Nick has stepped down, allowing the opportunity for someone to make their mark. To date, no one has stepped forward.

Secretary – Greg Adamkowski (BARC) Greg took over this position when Deb Johnston moved to CASC office administration. Greg has agreed to carry on for another term.

Race Director – Cindy Armstrong (StLac) She has finished her first two year term after taking over from the many years of work put in by Gunter Schmidt (TLMC). Cindy has agreed to continue for another two years.

AutoSlalom Director– Gary Wood (WOSCA) Gary has also stepped down leaving way for some new blood. Andrew Ross (SPDA) has stepped up to the challenge.

The nomination committee is still looking for people interested in filling key roles! Contact
nominations@casc.or.ca . If you are not sure about what is entailed, give us call and we can fill you in. If you are interested but don’t feel ready for the full responsibility, call us too. Help is always needed! We will be taking nominations from the floor at the AGM. The clock is ticking! Help make 2010 a successful year.

Mike Nilson, Wes Tanney, Perry Iannuzzi
CASC nomination committee


CASC Board of Directors Elections Nov 14
As you may or may not be aware, the CASC Board of Directors is made up of you, it's members from it's affiliated clubs. Now is the time to step up to the plate and take on the important tasks of running the regions sanctioning body for motor sports. Get involved, be a part of the process. Be part of the decision making process that affects each division within the region. The following positions are up for election on Nov 14th and it's up to the clubs to put forth their best candidates for these positions:
Secretary Autoslalom
Director Race Director

If you (or someone you know of) that is a member in good standing of a CASC-OR affiliated club has interest in standing for one of these positions, please have them contact one of the members (Mike Nilson mnilson@mcubed.ca) of our Nominating Committee @
nominations@casc.on.ca by November 12th. We will take nominations from the floor before the voting.


Year End Race Workshop
This is just a reminder of the year-end Race Workshop that is being  held on November 14 at the Sheraton Parkway North from 9:00 to 12:00. This is the venue where known changes for next year will be announced and racers get the opportunity to discuss other possible changes. Can I please ask that you either post this information for the benefit of your members or point them to the following link:  https://www.casc.on.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=18153

Cindy Armstrong
Race Director, Ontario Region


New Forum Board
Looks like the old forum expired through lack of use so we'll try another "freebie". Click the FORUM link to your left and sign up. All the old posts from the previous forum are toast... Scoty

DAC Election Results
President, Gianni Biral
Vice-President, David Watson
Treasurer, Irene Ott
Secretary, Martin Hoeschele
Competition Director, Ralph Klingmann
Membership Chairman, Ralph Klingmann
Advisory Council, Steve Haas
Webmaster, Scott Miller

Honorary President position eliminated

Annual Christmas Party
Friday December 11, cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7:30. to the held at the Musket Dinning Lounge, 40 Advance Rd, Toronto Ontario. (416-231-6488). Anyone wishing to attend must email their RSVP to Martin Hoeschele at martinhoeschele@yahoo.ca !

Our Forum Is Down
I have contacted the organization that hosts our forum and am awaiting respose... Scoty


ALMS Mosport 2009 Photos On-line
Courtesy Scott Miller - click photos page link to your left


Annual Erections - Tonight, Wednesday Oct. 7th
At the
3 Monkeys in Scarborough, starts at 8PM but come early. If you can't make it fill out this PROXY form and email, mail or fax it in.

UCR Driver Education - Mosport
Saturday, 17 October 2009 and Sunday, 18 October 2009 ... Click
"Thought I would pass this on to you if you or any of your members are interested. We are having our final DE at Mosport in 2 weeks and since it is a German Marquee event, I thought I would pass this on to the Deutscher Automobil club.
If interested, let me know and I can help you through registration.

Markus Blaszak
UCR Registrar


Annual Erections - Wednesday Oct. 7th
At the
3 Monkeys in Scarborough, starts at 8PM but come early. If you can't make it fill out this PROXY form and email, mail or fax it in.

Additional DAC Track Event for Next Year Posssible
There's a good possibility that DAC will host an additional track event next year at either Mosport on the Labour Day weekend or another Shannonville weekend.

Ice Race Annual Driver's Meeting
Being held at the same location as last year- Annandale Golf Club in Ajax, Sunday Oct. 18th at 1PM

24 Hours of LeMons
Nasty. Brutish. Not Short Enough. The crowd. The spectacle. The pall of blue smoke and roasted clutch discs.
In all motorsport, no event captures the universal human need to whale on old crapcans and hoover down greasy barbecue like the
24 hour of Lemons
. Each LeMons race is for cars purchased, fixed up, and track-prepped for a total of 500 dollars or less. But before reaching the grid, you'll have to survive trials like the Personal-Injury-Lawyer Anti-Slalom, the Marxist-Valet Parking Challenge, and the Wide Open Throttle Rodthrowapalooza. Twelve hours into the race, the car voted People’s Choice is called in and awarded a cash prize; simultaneously, the car voted People’s Curse is called in and summarily destroyed. At the end of 24 hours, a gala awards ceremony plies the survivors with trophies, plaques, and four-figure purses in canvas bags full of nickels. What's not to like?" ....

It was suggested that DAC would be interested in entering a car in the
24 hour of Lemons  event at the Nelson Ledges track in Garrettsville Ohio this year at the June meeting but it was too late to make the entry deadline for the October 3rd-4th event. The possibility of a DAC entry for next year was heartily embraced and we are planning on attending this, the only 24 hour event on the schedule, to spectate. Anyone interested in joining us for the road trip let me know ... scoty@rogers.com

Additional Extracurricular Ideas Batted Around at the Last Meeting
Dirt Karts - there is a place down around Tillsonburg called Chestermans -it's an indoor dirt track. This would be an ideal event to plan for the winter months.
2) Go Karts - indoor go kart tracks in the GTA are plentiful and other years we have had a lot of fun at these and with electric karts the air at the indoor facilities isn't polluted.
3) Fun Rally - the annual DAC fun rally has been a long standing fixture on the fall DAC club schedule faithly run and hosted by Uli Bitterlich. This fall the event will not happen as Uli cannot run it anymore. Someone needs to carry on this tradition - who is willing to step up to the position???
4) Road Rally - possibilty of piggybacking on an existing event (MapleLeaf Rally) with a contingent of DAC member's cars?
5) Pub Rally - when I was an engineering student at Waterloo there was an engineer's (notorious heavy drinkers) pub rally held each fall, the route for which passed through a lot of really old and tiny towns in the surrounding countryside. At the end of each rally leg was a pub stop where the navigator had to drink two of those 1/2 pint glasses of the local draft beer and then continue onto the next stage - there were 12 stages. As it was an engineer's rally the "pace notes" consisted of a series of algebraic and scientific questions and puzzles the solutions to which would direct you through the rally route to the end of each stage.
6) Track Day - Rent the Mosport DDT or road course track for day's event
7) Any Other Ideas? - you come out to the October meeting and give it up

Ice Race Annual Driver's Meeting
Being held at the same location as last year- Annandale Golf Club in Ajax, Sunday Oct. 18th at 1PM


DAC monthly meeting Wednesday Sept. 2nd
At the
3 Monkeys in Scarborough, starts at 8PM but come early and

have dinner and watch the DVD of the 2005 Targa Newfoundland in the meeting room.


Trillium Trophy Races from Shannonville
-photos, videos and stories from DAC members will be posted here.

Please upload your photos/videos to your favourite hosting site (eg. Google, Photobucket, Flicker, YouTube, Vimeo) and then send me the link to them (complete with password/username if required) and I will list them here.

  • In-car Ahmad Khodkar duel  ... Click

  • Photos - Severin Haas ... Click

  • Video (2) from DAC member Rick Creuzburg ... Click

  • In-car Video Octane Motorsport BMW Mini ... Click

  • From DAC member Lisa Shaw
    (Enter Password: racing) ...

World's Fastest Electric Car
Beats Corvette in drag ...

CMHF Mosport Track Day
I '
d like to invite all members of the Deutscher Automobil Club to the annual track day put on by the Canadian Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame at Mosport on Monday, July 6th. We have tentatively scheduled the following guest drivers: Scott Goodyear, Ron Fellows, Ludwig Heimrath and Horst Kroll. Hope to see you there.

John R. Wright (email: vintagejohn@rogers.com )
Canadian Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame


Francis H. Bradley
BRADLEY, Francis H. - Died peacefully on June 6, 2009, ... Click

Photos - DAC Fun Rally 2007
From Sue Payne ... Click
Pssst! - Rumour has it Uli will be organizing another annual fun Rally for this fall !!!

Three Monkeys
First monthly meeting held at the 3 Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough a great success and well attended. Remember the July meeting will be held a week later on July 8th as the first Wednesday is Canada Day.


Photos Page Updated - Klaus Bartels ... Click

European Automotive Festival

This is a car show (and lapping day) on Sunday July 19th, Toronto Motorsports Park, Cayuga only for European Automobiles.  Please visit the web site (link below)
Tshuss! ...

Randy Sparre


International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen - Rare Corvette Offered in Raffle

WATKINS GLEN, NY – A unique Chevrolet Corvette, originally owned by A.J. Foyt’s long-time sponsor and friend, the late Jim Gilmore, is being offered by raffle by the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen. The 1984 car is one of only two produced by Chevrolet. Painted “hugger orange,” the color used on the Gilmore-Foyt Indy cars, this unique collector car has fewer than 19,000 miles on the odometer and is in showroom condition. The car comes with complete documentation as to its original ownership, including an original insurance card, the application for title in Gilmore’s name, owners manual, service records and the original window sticker. Among Gilmore’s many businesses was Abraham Chevrolet located in Miami. In 1984, he received authorization from then-general manager of Chevrolet, Robert Stemple, to have two specially painted Corvettes produced at the factory. One car went to Foyt, and the other was for Gilmore. The car is equipped with virtually every factory option available at the time, including the Z51 Performance Package, AG9 Six Way Power Drivers Seat, AU3 Power Door Lock System, L83 5.7 Liter V8, UJ8 Delco-Bose AM/FM Stereo with Cassette, V01 Heavy Duty Radiator, Z6A Defogger System Rear Window and 622 AUU2 Saddle Leather Bucket Seating. “This unique, eye-catching Corvette offers our members and friends the opportunity to win a very rare car while supporting the Center at the same time,” said IMRRC President J.C. Argetsinger. “I’m sure it will be a repeat of last year’s sell out.” The Center’s 2008 raffle car was a Cobra Replicar, with a completely rebuilt Ford 390cid “big block” engine. Cars selected for the Center’s annual raffles reflect the facility’s commitment to the preservation of the history of motorsports through collections of books, photographs, films, documents, personal papers, magazines, fine art and other materials. Tickets for the Corvette are $60 each or two for $100, with only 1,984 tickets to be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, Nov. 14. Tickets can be ordered on-line at www.racingarchives.org, by telephone at (607) 535-9044, by mail and at the Center. Tickets also will be available at the Center’s tent at Watkins Glen International during major race weekends. Tickets are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS. ### For more information: Jon McKnight, director of marketing at ` or by phone at (607) 535-9044. 


Confirmed: Monthly Meeting Now at the Three Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough !
We will now be meeting at the Three Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough located at 1585 Warden Avenue, Toronto, Ontario ( Map ) starting Wednesday JUNE 3rd, 2009. I would encourage all those who find this place closer to them to check it out!


Trillium Trophy Races at Shannonville Info

Friday Test Day Entry Form

Friday Test Day INFO



New Monthly Meeting Venue
We will now be meeting at the Three Monkeys Eatery in Scarborough located at 1585 Warden Avenue, Toronto, Ontario ( Map ) . The first meeting date has yet to be confirmed for the first Wednesday of June but I will post the confirmation here.
So all you east-enders that have complained of the distance to get to the meetings - I will see you there !!! The east-enders should also think about bringing a guest from your area - someone you think would want to join the DAC.
Also please note: The first Wednesday in July is a holiday so the July meeting has been moved on a week to the 8th.

Richard Boake Debuted His 2005 WRX STI
DAC member Richard Boake debuted his 2005 WRX STI this past weekend. He finished first OVERALL in Saturday's rain soaked race, beating out all the GT1 and GT2 cars. Iin Sunday's first race result he placed third in his GT3 class and the final race saw Richard on the podium's highest step for a win in the GT3 class!
Jeff Wenzel


Annual Trillium Trophy Races at Shannonville
We are proud to announce that the spring Trillium Trophy race at Shannonville is on! Running from Friday (test day) May 29th through to Sunday May 31st.

All comers are welcome to attend the Friday test day.

There will be a fully catered event Saturday evening and all are invited .

For more information you can contact our race organizer Gianni Biral during the day at 416-740-0665 or in the evening at 416-740-4407

by Scott Miller

Please Note:
hen posting on the DAC forum please make sure you check the box next to "Notify me when a reply is posted" before you submit your post. That way you will now when someone has responded to your posting and voila - we have communication !

You may also want to be notified when any new posting is made to any of the DAC forums we have. To do this simply click your User Control panel link (once you've signed in) and choose which forums (or specific topics) that you want to be notified (subscribed) to.

by Scott Miller

DAC Annual Awards Banquet Re-cap

he annual awards dinner was held in Minden on February 07, 2009, at the Dominion Hotel. For video clips and photos of the event ... More


Peter Taws Dies Suddenly Age 55


Ice Race Final Standings for DAC Members
by Ralph Klingmann

Stud Class:

137 Stefan Haas          1st in Class S3,  1st Overall ***
142 Tony Silvaggi       2nd in Class S4
141 Ahmad Khodkar   3rd in Class S4
  24 Scott Miller             4th in Class S1
124 Gianni Biral            6th in Class S1

Street Stud Class:

  24 Scott Miller            1st in Class SS1,  5th Overall ***
196 Remi Klichta         9th in Class SS1


Rubber to Ice Class:

  24 Scott Miller            7th in Class #1
  17 Cory Little            12th in Class #2
124 Gianni Biral         15th in Class #1

Rubber 2nd Driver Class:

185 Lisa Shaw           1st in Class #13,  3rd Overall ***
   82 Robert Falke    10th in Class #12


Full results can be seen at www.casc.on.ca/iceRacing.php


SAC Ice Race Report for final TLMC weekend
by Scott Miller


DAC monthly meeting tonight at the Musket

More Ice Racing is Available !!!
Four more scheduled weekends in north central finger lakes region of New York $40 entry fee of the weekend plus a annual $40 membership fee! https://www.cnyira.com


SAC Ice Race Report for first weekend
by Scott Miller



Ice Race Program

I'm editing the ice race program and I need some ads. Please send me a copy of your business card and I'll put it in. If you know of any one else that is interested in a business card ad, they are free for members and $20.00 for non-members. 1/2 page ads are $50.00, full page $100.

Martin Hoeschele


Minutes of January 8th Meeting

ce Race Feb 7 and 8 – the roster of volunteers is virtually complete, position of runner/messenger may need to be filled. Accommodation is organized. Martin H volunteered to create an event program, and requested a list of officials. He also volunteered to do some press releases and to contact media. Discussion of methods of publicizing, invite celebrities? James K. volunteered to donate cases of Bavarian-style Chili to the Kinsmen. The Awards Banquet will be held at the Dominion Hotel 7 pm Feb 7, 09. Discussion of which class will be the focus class for the Klaus Bartels award.

Summer Race Shannonville May 29 - 31 – Test Day on Friday Track is booked. GB invited ideas to make our event remarkable i.e catered BBQ, live entertainment investigating sponsorship The various series running haven’t been finalized yet, economics will influence decision since we require full fields to break even. The numbers will influence the decision re which track will be run. Long Track will accommodate larger fields.
Discussion with F Libre delegation – they are trying to encourage larger numbers participating - there may be CSR and DSR coming on line. Vintage may be able to accommodate open wheel. Discussion about concerns re combining classes, especially F1200, such as big differences in closing speed and the fact that sharing track with other classes interferes with the racing between lower powered momentum cars.

Finances - Irene O. reports no significant change in the club finances since the last ice race

CBC TV Rick Mercer Report

BC TV's 'Rick Mercer Report' did a full day's shoot at the Motorsport Club of Ottawa's www.mco.org Winter Driving School Track facility on Sunday, January 11th. The premise was to compare all season tires to winter tires in the cold ice and snow driving conditions experienced here in Canada. Also, various tips on winter driving skills were explained to Rick throughout the day by General Lewis McKenzie (Ret) - an MCO member and Championship Winning Formula 1600 race driver - and Nigel Mortimer - also an MCO member, race driver and the Head of Vehicle Recalls for Transport Canada. The undersigned also makes an occasional cameo appearance or two as well! If you haven't seen the 'Rick Mercer Report' it is a topical, clever and witty comedy show and the results are expected to be quite hilarious and entertaining! The show airs on CBC TV this coming Tuesday, January 20th at 8:00 PM and repeats on Friday, January 23rd at the same time. It can also be seen online at and on their youtube.com/mercerreport channel. I think you will find it entertaining!

Terry Dale Dale Management & Motorsport Limited


2008, a year in review… 2009 a year of opportunity
by Mike Nilson

Mike NilsonWell, well, well, it has been quite a year! Having made the decision to continue my membership with the DAC, Mary, Margaret and I have been very busy. Part of being a member is to participate as a club member. This has been a difficult challenge since we are located 450 kilometres away in Ottawa....

DAC Annual Awards Dinner - Feb 7, 2009

he annual awards dinner will be held in conjunction with the  DAC hosted ice race weekend in Minden on Saturday February 07, 2009, at 7pm, you may arrive earlier for "socializing". The venue will be the Dominion Hotel - two doors south of where we had it last year. The Dominion Hotel is located on the main street in downtown Minden. MAP

January Monthly Meeting

First meeting of the year was well attended with lots of good discussion of relevant topics/issues concerning the club for 2009. I will have some details shortly I trust from that meeting for you.

Tow Bar For Sale

Ruth Bartels has Klaus' old towbar used to flat tow a VW rabbit available for sale. Email her at ruthbartels@sympatico.ca 

Moments In Life
by Mike Nilson

reetings friends
Click for LargeI am a member of a group of people who search out and keep the history of motorsport. I always tell people that I’m looking for pictures of the car I’m restoring. In the last couple of weeks I have been fortunate to receive these two pictures. The first, Helmut Teubler, 1961 The second, Gunther Decker 1962 I am so indebted to the people who have been able to find and share these gems. I have sent the one picture to the family of Günter Decker. I am planning on gifting the first to Helmut.

Click for Large

Mike Nilson Motorsport Historian


Photos from Trip to Minden on the weekend
by Scott Miller

Minden Ice Race Track - shot 11/30/2008I traveled to Minden this past weekend to remove the Ovlov from Tom's gravel pit and tow it back down to my shop in Whitby to clean it up and get it ready for another season of ice racing. There was lot's of snow, rusted old cars, wild turkey and a flooded ice track - that's right! Tom Prentice informed me that they have flooded twice already and as you will see there are even low snowbanks! For all photos ... Click

CASC Annual General Meeting Report
by Mike Nilson

he nomination committee did come up with a complete slate for the new executive and well as two people vying for the top job. They were Scott Ellsworth of BARC and Joe Trinidad from SPDA-Online. Both made speeches and at the end of Joe Trinidad’s speech, he chose to step down from running for President. No Vote required.

The executive for 2009 will be:
Scott Ellsworth, President
Nick Majors, Vice-president
Greg Adamkowski, Secretary
Candice Calder, Treasurer
Chuck Atkins, Solosprint director
Sharon Feeney, Ice Race Director
Cindy Armstrong, Race Director
Gary Wood, Autoslalom Director

There was much discussion about the state of the books for CASC. What started as a getting the books together for this year turned into Candice re-doing the books completely from 2005 to today! She has spent hundreds of hours quietly digging up the financial pieces of CASC and bringing the books to a state that can be reasonably be auditing by and external firm. She is not finished! She does have more to do and has full support of the executive and everyone is grateful for the huge effort she has put forward.

Minutes from the 2007 AGM which was accepted with a minor correction.
Delegates Package with reports from each area discipline.


Amateur racer wins grassroots award ... Click
by Norris McDonald


CASC Race Workshop: Sat. Nov.22/08
by Mike Nilson

1. 2009 Schedule

- April 24-25 CASC-SMP Spring Fling returns Friday and Saturday for
Annual tech, license upgrade observation and test and tune.

- May 2- 3 MCO Race school- Calabogie: tentative date.

- May 9-10 BEMC Mosport- Race

- May 15-17 CASC/Mosport- GT-1/2/A Invitational race: Victoria Day.

- May 23-24 CASC Race school- Shannonville

- May 30-31 DAC Race-Shannonville: DAC returns!

- June 19-21 VARAC Vintage Festival –Focus on Minis’ 50th.

- June 27-28 BARC Mosport- tentatively with SCCA.

- July 25-26 MCO – Calabogie-may be on the long track.

- Aug 8-9 BARC Mosport

- Sept 5-6 CRDA- Mosport

-Sept19-20 BEMC- Mosport

- Oct 3-4 CASC/Mosport-Celebration: enduro.

2. 2010 Schedule:

Should we take advantage of the loss of the F1 GP in June, and start the season later due to lower entries in the first races? The consensus was no.

3. Confirmed rule changes.

Integration of the Race Ontario Regulations into the Race Regulations to eliminate duplication and conflict.

New appendix to provide standard rules for endurance style races to provide consistency and to reduce the size of the supp regs.

Renewal of car number registration - changes not yet clarified but will guarantee your number if you used it 3 times the year before. If you don’t have such a number, you can ask for the number you want when you pay for your new race license. If you are running a team with multiple cars, you can apply to retain the numbers you are using even if you do not meet these requirements.

Removal of steering lock device required.

Dry sump tank mounted in the cockpit must be shielded from the driver.

4. Proposed rule changes

Review of class breakout times at SMP and CMP.

Allowing 2 drivers to declare themselves a team, before the start of the season, share the same car, and share each other’s points. Much discussion ensued about ‘ringers’ gridding of the second driver on Sunday and on and on.

Set criteria for evaluation/observation for race license: the intent is to facilitate entry for returnees, Solo Sprint competitors and those with experience in other arenas such as BMW and PCA. It is not seen as an entry point from lapping days, auto slalom or unsanctioned Karting.

5. Split grids for GT sprint races:

This means split races not split starts. It will be done whenever possible, since entries have shown to increase at events where grids are split. It was noted that there was better attendance when split grids were done. It was also noted that early in the season, split grids may not work as cars don’t seem to be ready in April - May.

6. Increased eligibility scrutineering

Compliance with applicable rules will be checked and enforced.

7. Formula Libre:

The bottom line is that Open Wheel represented 72 total entries last season. Spread this over 9 events and you get an average entry of 8 cars. At a claimed cost of track time at $70 per minute FL has been a liability, subsidized by entrants in other classes. Since open wheel or FL, whichever way you wish to call it, is not a Region Championship class, organizers are not obligated to find FL track time. Formula Four will no longer be an identified class. This will no longer be a championship class.

VARAC has proposed allowing pre 1990 open wheel cars to run with vintage open wheel as members of that class at up to 4 events. It was proposed that Open wheel, Vintage open wheel, and F1200 cars all run together. Cindy promised to take this matter to ORO but would not guarantee that that particular combination would be available at every event. She has undertaken to ensure that there is a place for open wheel cars at every event.

8. Race observer recruitment:

CASC needs observers on corners during races to note incidents and report them. This would be a factual report, not a finding of blame. Last year’s effort recruited one new person- more are needed. Sign up!

9. Other Business:

Endurance races: will not be developed if it will dilute existing classes.

Unify GT class designations to all numbers or all letters: It will be done. No decision on letters or numbers.

Bring back the rookie triangle: undecided whether it will be for3 events, 6 events, or all season.

Review GT class breakout penalties.


Annual Christmas Dinner Dec 3rd., 7PM
he annual DAC Christmas dinner will be held instead of a meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 7PM at the same place as the meeting - The Musket, 40 Advance Road, Etobicoke - Be There!
For more info or questions please contact Irene Ott:

Ice Racing
he start of the ice race season is not that far off. The DAC weekend this year is the 3rd weekend of the ice race season falling on Feb. 7th and 8th. As usual the weekend just prior to the first race weekend is pre-tech: Sat. January the 17th from 10 to 4 and Sun., Jan. 18th from noon to 4. This year the annual DAC awards banquet (also held the same weekend of Feb. 7th)  will be at the newly renovated Dominion Hotel ( www.dominionhotelpub.com ) in splendiferous downtown Minden! The owner of the Dominion is also the owner of the Grill On The Gull where last year's banquet was held. The Dominion has more room but the same chefs so the great food that was served up last year should be served to the same scrumptious standards. If you're competing, get your cars ready! If you're not, volunteers to help run the weekend are always welcome! Contact our Prez. Gianni Biral if you're interested in helping out with the weekend: gbiral@idirect.com

Rally Racing On TSN
f you missed freezing your butt off road side at the Tall Pines Rally this past weekend the 2008 Canadian season of professional rally racing is being shown over the next couple of weeks on TSN starting in 15 minutes from now with the Rallye Perce-Neige, Maniwaki at 2:30pm.
Here's the schedule:

Shannonville is back on the 2009 Schedule for DAC!More on this coming soon


Go Kart Night A Moderately Great Success
by Rick Creuzburg

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Sunday night, bad weather and traffic kept a few people from turning out to our race night at GP Kartways, but none-the-less twelve people showed up to form two groups of 6 drivers each. Newcomer James McMurtrie from the National Post was on a steep learning curve but after some coaching from several old hands, showed some of us regulars how well a young aggressive mind can perform. It is done by going from back of the pack on the warm up laps to finish 1st. Wait, did I imply he cheated? Sorry. The other group was won by professional midget driver Stefan Haas who proved that he actually could still turn right if forced to by squeezing past Scott Miller on the SACond last lap. We were also happy to see Superkart racer Sandy MacNie show us what he could do in the tight confines of an indoor electric Kart (track). Sandy's one time mechanic friend Dan showed up with young Kieran who are both co-workers of mine. Thanks for coming to fill out the field gents, and for helping to support electricity abuse. Terry Dalton also couldn't resist the chance to come out and have a whack at running down his nemesis Stef.

Here are each driver's best lap times for the night...

0:22.76 Robert Falke
0:23.22 Stefan Haas
0:23.28 Terry Dalton
0:23.58 James McMurtrie
0:23.77 Rick Creuzburg
0:23.77 Gianni Biral
0:23.92 Scott Miller
0:24.07 Kieran "Spray Bomb" Mcloughlin
0:24.10 Dan MacElwaine
0:24.32 Sandy MacNie
0:24.38 Lisa Shaw
0:24.38 Martin Hoeschele

Our first race best lap times set the inverted final grid...

B Final Finishing Order

1. James McMurtrie
2. Gianni Biral
3. Lisa Shaw
4. Sandy MacNie
5. Kieran "Spray Bomb" Mcloughlin
6. Martin Hoeschele

A Final Finishing Order

1. Stefan Haas
2. Scott Miller
3. Rick Creuzburg
4. Terry Dalton
5. Robert Falke
6. Dan MacElwaine

Next time we will work it out so that the winner of the B Final will get to grid up with the A final

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New Mercedes F700 Luxury Liner

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Sue Payne's Father Passes
by Sue Payne

Many thanks for your kind words.
Man it takes a hell of a thing to knock me off my perch but if anyone could have done it, my Dad would have been the one. Talk about a shock. I am just numb right now and the tears come and go. My Dad and I had many good times together and we (my Mum , Dad and myself) always lived each day as if it was our last, so we have no regrets. He has taken part of my heart with him right now but I am sure that this will mend in time.
There is no funeral however donations in lieu of flowers may be made to :
Whattam Funeral Home,
33 Main Street West,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Make the cheque payable to Whattam Funeral Home and indicate that this is an "in memoriam donation in memory of Derek Payne for the Whattam Memorial Walkway":

Or ... War Amps Canada:

Thank you again for thinking of me.


You can email Suzan at sepayne@golden.net

Robert Beaudin In Hospital
by Rick Creuzburg
Hi, I have some good news bad news for those of you that know Robert...

He suffered a massive heart attack episode last Friday morning (October 31st). He woke Maggie up at around 2am to say he wasn't feeling well, and recognizing his condition to be dangerous, she immediately called 911 and the ambulance arrived within 4 minutes. Shortly after arriving at the Collingwood hospital he went into heart failure and was resuscitated by the er doctor. His heart was having a hard time functioning due to an 80% blockage. They went to transfer him to Newmarket hospital, but he had another attack in the ambulance so they had to put the paddles to him and take him back to Collingwood. Then they put him on ice and induced a coma and intubated him to slow his system down. The cardiologist went along for the ride this time to Newmarket where he is now. He was brought out of the coma on Sunday, and was transferred to a private room where he is now awaiting heart bi-pass surgery. He is a little woozy, but his spirits are up, and he is determined to come out of this clean. The good news is he was a very lucky boy the way events unfolded, he received outstanding care. The word is he had to be paddled or chest thumped 14 TIMES to keep him going.

Robert can be reached at South Lake Regional Health Centre (Newmarket) 905-895-4521 x4557. Feel free to pass the word around, wife Maggie's been too much on the run to contact a lot of people.

God's speed Robert... Rick


All of the D.A.C. extends our heartfelt condolences to our members Suzan Payne and Al Wilke on the sudden passing of Sue's father Monday, Nov. 10th. Sue can be reached at sepayne@golden.net

You Spilled Mein Porsche! ... Click


D.A.C. Go Kart night

Saturday November 15th at 6pm at GP Kartways at Downsview park. We'll be running the mini-gp format at a cost of $52 per person. Please call me, Rick, at 416-419-6241, to let me know if you are coming so I can keep track of the numbers. This open to non-club members as well ....


From Rick Creuzburg

From Mike Nilson

BMW supports CDN GP re-instatement

VW news

Ferrari to leave F1? -

The 2009 Audi A6 -

Porsche take over of VW -

2011 Mercedes SLC Gullwing - spy video -

Audi wins in DTM at Hockenheim -

Porsche back to LeMans?



Porsche Motorsport news 2008-10-30 Racing series BUSINESS Date 2008-10-30 PORSCHE RACING LEGENDS FOR HIRE
From Mike Evans

Sport Driving School Offers Ultimate in Professional Education ATLANTA - October 30 --
The Porsche Sport Driving School-one of the nation's most prestigious driving schools-is offering its first fantasy camp for a handful of qualified participants who will spend a day on the track with some of the finest race-car drivers ever to don Porsche driving suits. The program, called the Porsche Legends Course, runs December 16 and 17 at the renowned Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. This exclusive opportunity for just 10 people is the first of its kind and is limited to recent graduates of the school's Masters Course, who will be personally coached by many of the greats in Porsche racing lore. The Porsche driving legends include Derek Bell, Vic Elford, Hurley Haywood, Patrick Long and Brian Redman. In addition to perfecting his or her skills during a full day of track sessions with these world class racers as personal coaches, each guest will have the opportunity to socialize with the drivers for a closer one-on-one relationship. "This is without a doubt one of the most experienced group of racers ever assembled for a driving course," said Bill Buckley, Porsche's driving program manager. "Just imagine the legendary stories they will share during this program; not to mention the skills demonstrated, pointers given and insight provided." As part of the first class VIP treatment, guests will be among the first to drive the new 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo. The challenging and scenic 2.38-mile track presents 16 turns, allowing guests to gain valuable driving experience alongside the elite Porsche drivers. "The event will be like no other Porsche event I've ever been involved with," said Buckley. "Having only 10 enthusiasts participate and five Porsche drivers, the guests will receive an unprecedented amount of one-on-one guidance that will surely lead to an unforgettable Porsche experience and the perfecting of their skills around a race track." The price for the Legends Course-which includes two nights at the Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa and dinner with the drivers on both nights, an entire day at the track and all ground transportation as well as custom mementos including a Porsche race helmet-is $9995.00. Those interested in learning more about this event can call 888--204--7474. Porsche's Sport Driving School offers high-performance driver education courses at the scenic Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. Under the guidance of professional Porsche drivers from all types of racing backgrounds, participants learn about the true capabilities and performance Porsche cars offer while increasing their confidence and skill behind the wheel. Porsche Legends: Derek Bell: Winner of two World Sportscar Championship titles in 1985 and 1986, three in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1986-87 and 1989 and five victories at Le Mans in 1975, 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987. Vic Elford: One of the world's great sports car drivers. Vic is one of only four drivers ever to record six major victories at the classic Nurburgring, in addition to wins at the Targa Floria, Sebring 12 Hour and Daytona 24 Hour events. Hurley Haywood: Five wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring are just a few of the most impressive statistics from Hurley's venerable career. Patrick Long: With two wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one at the 12 Hours of Sebring and three at the Petit Le Mans, Patrick has had immediate success in the top flight of international sports car racing. Brian Redman: Winner of 30 international races of longer than 6 hours or 1,000 km duration. Brian enjoyed 77 professional race wins on 36 circuits in 12 countries. He was a member of World Manufacturers' Championship winning teams in 1968 in the John Wyer Gulf Ford, in 1969 for Porsche, in 1970 for John Wyer Gulf Porsche and 1972 for Sefac Ferrari.

Credit: Porsche cars NA


+ AJAC Declares The Best Cars And Trucks For 2009 ... Click

+ The Nilson Report

Greetings all!

The race season is almost over.  Road race is done, and thank goodness!  I have so many issues around scrutineering.  So much that needs to be improved.

Solo 2 racing is done!  Good fun for the whole family.  Margaret did seven events in our family Subaru automatic station wagon.  Finished 8th overall in E-class and 9th as a rookie.  Autocross/solo2 is a very competitive event in Ottawa with some competitors coming from Toronto for the events.  Next year, we will see!  Margaret may go Solo 1 and or rally cross for the next season or both.  Looking for a good car to play with. Full results https://www.mco.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8565 

Here is picture of Margaret at the end of the season. Still a smile on her face!


Margaret is now in her third year now at McGill University doing her business degree.  To keep her hand busy in motorsport, she has joined the Formula SAE team. The engineering students are building an open wheel race car to compete with other universities.  Amazing innovations from these students.  One university built their own engine from scratch.  A 600 cc V8!  Margaret is using her race car knowledge and her business acumen to move the FSAE team ahead.  A big challenge considering she is the only woman in a team of 40 year male engineers.

Rally is almost done too. Mary and I have our last event November 8: a 4 hour TSD event north of Perth. Mary and I are first and second as Novices in this MCO based series.  The prize of a half price entry to Targa Newfoundland is too good to ignore!  If we get the opportunity, we would like to do the Targa in a vintage car - perhaps we can talk Helmut Teubler out of his 1960 DKW - with some support from Audi Canada?  Too soon to tell.

Mary and I did celebrate the season end with a trip to Halifax.  We took the train overnight from Montreal.  We had a private room with our own shower.  Very nice!  We watched the sun set as we left Montreal.  I woke early, and with Mary, we watched the sun rise over the Gaspe Bay and Bay du Chaluers.  Very beautiful, and we were the only ones in the dome car at that time. In Halifax, we went to Pier 21.  This was the major immigration point in Canada after the war.  My parents came from Bremen in 1951 and landed there on August 4 in Canada.  We saw pictures of the ship they came on and some passengers documented their memories of the trip over.  Very emotional indeed!

So back home now and considering our winter activity - CASC banquet? DAC Christmas party?  DAC AGM?  Looking forward to seeing everyone again!



Mike, with Mary and Margaret


+ Must read for F1 fans by Joe Saward ... Click


+ Gordon Kirby: Open letter to Bernie and Max... Click

+ Funny One ... Click


+ Fuel Pump Prices Plummet ... Click

+ Canadian GP Dropped for '09

FIA issue revised 2009 calendar On Tuesday Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, released an amended calendar for the 2009 world championship. A provisional schedule was released in June.

The revised calendar sees the date for the Turkish Grand Prix changing from its original August slot to a June date, while the Canadian race has been dropped. In another revision, the Italian and Belgian races have swapped positions, with the Spa event now taking place on August 30, a fortnight before the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 13.

The 18-race championship will reach its finale in mid November with the inaugural Abu Dhabi race.

The revised 2009 calendar in full:
29 March Australia
5 April Malaysia
19 April Bahrain
10 May Spain
24 May Monaco
7 June Turkey
21 June Great Britain
28 June France
12 July Germany
26 July Hungary
23 August Europe (Valencia)
30 August Belgium
13 September Italy
27 September Singapore
11 October Japan
18 October China
1 November Brazil
15 November Abu Dhabi


+ Oshawa Motor Sports Club is promoting the 2009 ice race season by hosting an Introduction to Ice Racing at the Thirsty Penguin in the Ice Sports Arena, 1401 Philip Murray Ave, Oshawa Tuesday October 7 at 7 pm.
It will be an interactive panel discussion featuring such topics as: A typical race weekend / location / schedule etc Car choice and preparation / tire choice / strengthening etc Driver preparation / clothing / licensing / training etc How to transport your car / paddocking etc.
The meeting is free, and open to all, whether newbies or experienced drivers looking to pick up more tips or just to share.


+ Photos page updated (click "Photos" link at left)

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There will always be "disagreements"

+ October Meeting

The "usual" meeting issues were dealt with yet again but I believe that we have indeed turned a corner in that decisions were made. Oh yeah, of course there will always be disagreements but I feel we progressed a long way at this meeting to coming up with new and viable solutions to long standing club issues that will help us move forward and revive the enthusiasm in this great club.

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Meeting In Progress at the Musket

More on the October meeting and the outcome of decisions made at that meeting in future news postings
 - Scott Miller




 + Pretty funny ...

+ Riccardo Patrese info ...


+ Hello Everyone,

It’s once again time for this year Children’s Wish Track day at Mosport on October 18th.  This will be the 16th year since I started this event and every year amazes me with the way people come together to donate there time, cars and money to support the Children’s Wish Foundation.

We are looking forward to a huge day Rain or Shine! I would love to here from anyone that would be able to donate their time to help with registration, waivers and pit lane. I could use about 8 to 10 people.

Last year we managed to raise almost $25,000 and this year we are aiming for $35,000. This would also be a record for us for this event.

Here is the link to the event and more about the day.


If anyone is interested in helping with the day, making a donation or would like to drive in this event please contact me.

Please note to drive in this event you most hold a valid race license.


Jeff Pabst
Pfaff Autoworks Inc.
General Manager



Norris McDonald article in the Toronto Star Wheels Section this Saturday on the DAC 50th Anniversary ... Click


Click photos link (left menu bar) to view photos of 50th Anniversary Celebration - courtesy Scott Miller



Mosport Vintage Festival Photos ... Click


Vintage Fatality at Mosport Sunday ... Click

Mosport Vintage Festival Photos (no particluar order) Courtesy Scott Miller ... Click


Below are links to the various race group pictures from Shannonville.
It was a great weekend in spite of the rain for good racing & picture taking. Shannonville is a fun track to shoot at because you can get fairly close to the action in many areas. I still have a People N Paddock album to create with trophy presentations & other shots around the track.

GT Pictures:








Hello All

I need a few able minds and bodies to help out with registration for the Ted Powell Weekend.

I need one Deputy-Chief Registrar and about 5 or 6 Assistants for the following times:

Friday June 25 - 4-9 pm
Sat June 26 - 7-11am
Sunday June 27 8-10 am

As last year - Registration wil be held at Murphy's Landing, which means supper Friday night, as well as fresh coffee and real breakfast Saturday and Sunday. As well - once registration closes - all workers are free to enjoy the weekend at the track. You will still get lunch at the track as well as the regular volunteer perks.

Please contact me at my email below:

JP Walsh
Sales Representative

REMAX metro-city realty ltd., brokerage
101-2255 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON
K2B 7Z5

613.596.5353 (B)
613.596.4495 (F)
613.862.8620 (M)


We are looking for a Judge of Fact for the Second Annual Ted Powell Memorial Race in July.

This position requires someone who has the ability to observe and then report exactly what was seen and to describe it accurately and dispassionately. That could include overseeing race starts plus other any other race-related activities as directed by the Clerk of the Course. The decisions of the Judge of Fact are generally taken as being totally correct, non-protestable and non-appealable so it is a very key position as defined in the rules.

For more information, please contact me at
terrydale@rogers.com  or at 613-298-3692.

Terry Dale
Clerk of the Course
Second Annual Ted Powell Memorial Race

 For the Ted Powell race weekend July 26-27, I will be responsible for on-track services. This includes restoring tire barriers, picking up stray bits from cars that have had an “off” and liaising with the towing service.

Your help is needed to make this year’s racing even more successful than last year’s. If you’re prepared to have a ringside seat for the action and get your hands dirty a few times, please volunteer to help us out. You can e-mail me at “dpimotorsports at yahoo dot ca” and tell me your name, phone number and how many days you can help. Activities would begin at roughly 7 AM and conclude between 5 and 6 PM, with refreshments provided by the club.

Thanks in advance for your support


1977 Porsche 911S/Carrera 3.0
1978 Fiat 124 Spider
1993 Mazda MX-3 rally car
2002 Dodge Ram 4 x 4


Corner Meister


Get out to the DAC monthly meeting this Wednesday, June 4th - 8pm !!!
(at the Musket, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke -
There's really a lot going on right now about our upcoming 50th anniversary as a car club and you need to be involved! As you read this, plans are being laid for an anniversary celebration this fall.


Klaus Bartels' VW Bug For Sale ... Details

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Gravenhurst Antique and Classic Car Show
View Flyer (PDF file 221KB)... Click

Car Show Application Form (DOC file 123KB, choose "SAVE" when prompted)
... Click


Short Report From Mosport May 24 Weekend

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Photo courtesy Scott Miller

I was at Mosport this past Sunday afternoon along with Mike Evans to watch the "main events". Nobody was there! I counted 20 people at corner 2! It rained heavily all afternoon. The biggest ticket were the TDI VW races and most of them slid off corners 1, 2 and 3 on the first lap because they all went out on slicks! Elizabeth Sommers emails: "The TDI did have rain tires, unfortunately they were using them on Saturday and the rain stopped and the track dried up when they were out.  When they came in the tires were "chewed up" and were useless.  So they had no real option except to go out on the slicks on Sunday"

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Photo courtesy Scott Miller

The only other big deal of the weekend were the two enormous portable buildings that VW erected. They started building on Monday morning and finished them Thursday night. The one on the left in the photo is complete with A/C and heating, bay doors, hard walls and solid roof and full floors.

Scott Miller:

Revision of Ontario Street Racing Legislation
It's very important that all who value their rights in this country have a read of this very short article and sign the petition ... Click



Email Martin: martinhoeschele@yahoo.ca


Photos from last night's meeting at The Musket ... Click


Monthly meeting tonite 8pm sharp.

Hello!  I am a vice president of RallySport Ontario, and I figured some of your members might enjoy entering a car rally.  It's a fun way to spend a day with your car and a teammate.  For navigational rallies, all that's needed is a street-legal car with plates, ownership, and insurance, and a team of driver and navigator.  Lots of information
about rallying and other events is on the RallySport Ontario web page,
https://www.rallysport.on.ca    Click on the frame link to "beginner resources" for information for a first-time rallyist.

All the Ontario Road Rally Cup events have routebooks for novice teams, and there are always experts on hand at registration to give last-minute pointers to beginners.  There are two events coming up in May, and if you could publish information about them in your newsletter
perhaps some of your members will want to give it a try!
The Blossom Rally on May 10 is being organized by the
Kitchener-Waterloo Rally Club, and the flyer is online at
The Discover Ontario Car Rally on May 31 is being organized by the Toronto Autosport Club, and the flyer is at https://www.rallysport.on.ca/index.php?fuseaction=site.details&id=336

Thanks very much !
--Rita Moore



This coming Wednesday is your monthly meeting at The Musket Restaurant, 40 Advance Rd. in Etobicoke - 8PM SHARP! Once again Andy Boosey will be doing door prize draws!!! See you there! You got anything you want to bring and share with your fellow DAC after the meeting bring it on!

Status Report on D.A.C. Archives - by Mike Nilson
Click (PDF file)

May 1959 D.A.C. Newsletter - Mike Nilson
Click (PDF file)


Dave King, the Region Chief Scrutineer announces the 2008 CASC-OR Scrutineering Training School.

This school will be held on Saturday April 26/2008 at 12:30 PM at Toronto Tirecraft, 126 Peelar Rd.,Vaughan, Ontario. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs and any "snacks" they may want for themselves. Previously and current Licensed Scrutineers and others interested in what the Scrutineering role is about are invited to attend.

Dave is grateful to Jeff Wenzel of Toronto Tirecraft and to Jeff's  staff for graciously making their facility available for the school.


DAC Go Kart Nite Report ... Click


New DAC webpage listing Ontario Race Tracks. A permanent link to this page is listed on the "Links" page ... Click


ASN Canada Issues Statement Regarding FIA President Max Mosely ... Click


DAC Go Kart night this Saturday April 12th at

75 Carl Hall Road, Bay 3 Unit #9
Downsview Park
Please arrive at 6pm to leave time for registration and a driver's meeting, we hit the track shortly after 7:00.
Cost is $55 per person, any number can come.
We will be running a Mini GP format that affords each driver 2 x ~10 minute on track sessions.
This doesn't sound like much track time, but I thought it best to go with the Mini GP since this is our first time at this facility.
These are high powered electric Go Karts and this is a quality venue.
Please be sure to read the safety rules,
and if you like, print and fill out the waiver and bring it along.
Rick Creuzburg: creuzburgr@aecl.ca



Mike Nilson has been working at developing the historical archives for the D.A.C. There will soon be a dedicated page here on the website. For now here's a little taste, it's the oldest newsletter we have on record
Click (650KB PDF file)

Mike Nilson's February Historical Archive newsletter
Click (115KB PDF file)



Click for LargeThe DAC hosted SACond round of the ice race series came off with but one hitch - Rainer Brezinka suffered a "mini" stroke Sunday and is now recovering in hospital. Thanks to all who helped to make the weekend a terrific success.

The annual Awards Banquet was held this past Saturday at the Gull On The Grill in Minden Ontario much to everyone's eating pleasure. Thanks to my wife Judy Miller for organizing that. Thanks also to Gianni Biral for presenting the awards and Rick Creuzburg for performing the MC duties. 

Award Recipients:

Click for Large Ice Race Champion Trophy:

Terry Dalton

Click for Large Old Timer Award:

Ahmad Khodcar

Click for Large President's Choice Award:

Rick Creuzburg

Click for Large Beaver Trophy:

Scott Miller

Click for Large Overall Race Champ Award:

Nick Majors

Click for Large Sylvia Schulz Trophy:

Ralph Klingmann

Click for Large Klaus Bartels Memorial Cup:

Andrew Majik car#155


For more photos see the Photos page

Mike Nilson has taken on the daunting task of sifting through the mountains of DAC historical information (all types of media), organizing and bringing it into a form of archival order. We hope to have some snippets soon to post here of what's to come and in the future there will be an online representation of Mike's ongoing labours. Anyone with historical DAC info should contact Mike at mnilson@mcubed.ca he also frequently requires an interpreter - volunteers welcome.


Welcome new members Dave Darrow from Etobicoke, Margaret McClure from Ottawa and returning member Remi Klichta from Courtice.


First weekend of ice racing a roaring success. Read a report on the weekend with highlites of the first time out with the new Toyota MR2 by Scott Miller ... Click

DAC Awards Dinner this Saturday, February 2nd at 7PM at the "Grill On The Gull" Restaurant in Minden Ontario. The restaurant is located north end of the main street in Minden just before you cross over the bridge over the Gull River.


Rennsport Reunion #3 (Article reprinted from Vintage Motorsport magazine - PDF file 1.4MB) ... Click

DAC monthly meeting door prizes are back! Purchase draw tickets before 8pm meeting start (please note tickets will not be available after meeting starts). Tickets will be sold at $2 each or 3 for $5, prices are to go towards upgrading prizes as more people show up.

DAC hosted icerace weekend and awards dinner in Minden is coming up February 2nd and 3rd - plan to be there!



Your new executive listing has been updated click the "EXEC" link to view.

Just a reminder that monthly club meetings start at 8PM -sharp!

This page has been archived, click the "News Archives" link at the bottom of this page for prior entries.

Ice Racing is fast approaching.
Please take some time to fill out your membership application and send it to me. If you don't have your DAC "Presse" handy, the application form can be downloaded from 
www.dac1958.ca/membership.htm or I can email you one. 

Postdated cheques to mid January are acceptable.

Ralph Klingmann
DAC Membership


The Christmas Dinner was a hit! Plenty attended and all had a great time - I still can't believe how good the food is at the Musket!
For a few photos ...

Your 2008 Executive is as follows ...
President: Gianni Biral
Vice President: Andy Boosey
Treasurer: Irene Ott
Membership and Competition: Ralph Klingmann
SACretary: Stefan Haas
Effective Jan 1st, 2008. ("Exec" webpage will be updated Jan 1st, 2008)


Canadian Race Communications Association (CRCA) 50th Anniversary Celebration... Click

DAC Christmas Dinner at the Musket this Wednesday Dec 5th, 2007, Members Only, RSVP ASAP to Irene Ott


- from Mike Jennings...


CASC-OR Race Workshop Notes
- courtesy Candace Calder - Competition Director 2007


DAC elections this Wed. Nov 7. If you cannot attend you are encouraged to use this proxy  ... Click


Ice Race Schedule for 2008. DAC weekend is Feb 02/03 ... Click

More photos of the 2007 DAC Fun Rally
posted by Sue Payne ...

Annual General Meeting and Elections - Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 at the Musket Restaurant, 40 Advance Rd., Etobicoke 

Advertisers link added to right side bar on the Epresse web page. If you wish to have your business card and link to your website displayed then email me a copy of your business card image and the URL of your website. scoty@rogers.com

Entertaining website: "Formula One Rejects - where we salute those at the back of the F1 grid, and give them the recognition they deserve!"  ... More

New photos added ... Click

Does anyone have any other pictures than these of either of these two cars? If so email Rob (CMSHG) at robm@gto.net
Duval's 906 or Brezinka/Hirsch 908 ... Click for Photos

The sights and sounds of Goodwood 2007.
Courtesy of Bill Colson ...
part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYRVJ1UA2j8
part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpL9tOgrRvc
part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86HebnNXDSg
part 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqxFyILbh30

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75th Annual Fun Rally A Great Success !

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Never wander off
the approved rally course
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Thanks Uli and indeed thanks to all volunteers for their time and for an excellent presentation - did you guys also have something to do with the fantastic weather and scenery? And a great time at the apres rally party with loads of BBQ sausage! I am looking forward to next year's already.

2007 Fun Rally Results ... More

 For photos click the Photos link on the left hand menu


Welcome to the following new members:

DURDA, Paul     SCARBOROUGH, ON     Co-Driver with Gary Browne
WEIDNER, Fred     ETOBICOKE, ON     Friend of Uli Bitterlich

Watkins Glen Vintage Festival 2007 photos
(Courtesy Scott Miller) ...

ALMS Mosport 2007 photos
(Courtesy Scott Miller) ...

75th Annual Fun Rally Reminder ... More


Canadian Motorsport Museum (is having) our second annual Festival of Speed to be held at Mosport on Monday, August 13th. Among other professional race drivers making an appearance and giving lessons on will be Scott Goodyear and Elliott Forbes Robinson. Hope to see you there! ... More
John R. Wright

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Photos courtesy Scott Miller

onthly meeting turns into a brouhaha  ...
More ... Even More ....
Ok One More

At least everyone seems to be having a great time.


DAC member Steffan Haas racing a TQ (Three Quarter) Midget car this Sat., July 7th at Flamboro Speedway, racing starts at 6pm  ... Click
In related news: Race recap from Grand Bend Speedway where Steffan finished 5th in the TQ Midget  ...

SOS (Southern Ontario Sprint) cars at Brighton this weekend, DAC member Terry Dalton will be working the pit for car #5 - Sat., July 7th at 7pm ... Click


Video: Horst Kroll - 2007 Vintage Festival ... Click
Video: F1 Cars - 2007 Vintage Festival ... Click
Courtesy Scott Miller


2007 Mosport 40th Vintage Festival pics... Click
Courtesy Scott Miller


Shannonville 2007 Race Report ... Click


Welcome to the following new member:



75th Running of the Annual Fun Rally ... Click

Pics from the Shannonville CRDA weekend 2007 ... Click
Courtesy Rick Creuzburg

News & Reviews of German and other country's cars ... Click

TV Race Schedules link .. Click


Welcome to the following members:

McALLISTER, Bob, Markham, ON, New member

HUMMEL, Steve, Kitchener, ON, Returning after 3 years   

EVANS, Michael, Ajax, ON, Returning after 2 years   


The first DAC indoor Kart night a roaring success ...

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Photo courtesy Scott Miller (missing from photo)

Splendid facilities although the karts need to be updated. All had lots of fun. Those in attendance (in no particular order): Event Organizer: Rick Creuzburg (thank you), Mike Evans, Mike, Yuko and Toshio Illiescu, Brian Hunter, Ian Lok, Severen Haas, Ed Moody, Martin Hoeschele,  Steff Haas, Terry Dalton, Lisa Shaw, Dan Bucknam, Gianni Biral, Irene Ott, Anthony Biral, Robert Falke, Ralph Klingmann, Scott Miller.

Click the pic below for a short video of DAC member Terry Dalton doing an unsanctioned hot lap ...

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Terry Dalton Does a Hot Lap (4MB wmv)
Photo courtesy Scott Miller


There will be a get together of Jim Paulson's Racing Friends, 
April 19th, 7.30 PM.  at
The Musket Restaurant,
40 Advance Road, 
Etobicoke   M8Z 2T4

( off  Kipling between QEW & Bloor St )

for more info...contact Ken Graham. 905 336 7354


The first DAC indoor Kart night will be held
Saturday April 14 at 6:00pm at
F1 Toronto
95 The East Mall
(formerly Prokart indoor kartway
NE corner of North Queen St and East Mall)
Etobicoke, ON Canada
416-236-KART (5278)
Cost to enter the race is $45
Just show up
There is a brand new bar on the premises for us to cruise into after the races - The Brickyard BBQ.
Bring your own helmet if you prefer.


Welcome new member Kurt Smilovsky to the club and returning member Allan DeWolfe

Photo link added to the photos page.

Now have email addresses for Joerg Bolik and
Cam Newlands


January ePresse Available Online ... Click


Toronto Star Wheels Article
"Jim Paulson - A Priceless Friend Of Racing"
by Norris McDonald ...

SACnews Ice Race Report for TAC Weekend ... Click

The New Audi A5 / S5 -First Official Details ... Click


From Candace Calder:
"I believe this is being offered to all involved in local motorsports, including DACsters and SACsters. Contact Dave for more details."

The OMSC Group Tire Buy ( March ) is set up now. So tell everyone to get their orders for RA-1's and Hoosiers together.  If anybody wants tires NOW contact me for pricing and availability. For the LOW pricing the buyer is asked to run the Toyo or Hoosier decals.

Dave Stokes


Ice Race Report By Alex Bartels for the DAC weekend... Click


This year, I am coordinating the staffing of the CASC booth at the Canadian International Autoshow.

The show runs from Friday February 16 to Sunday Feb 25, from 10:30am to 10:00pm. Shifts run for 4 hours each (10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-10pm).

Contact me directly if you are interested in working.

Drop me a line and let me know which shift works best for you, and you will get a free pass that's good for the day you're working.

Our booth will be beside the Rally Sport Ontario and Targa Newfoundland booths (similar to last year's display). We'll have a Formula car and a race car on display

We will be glad to hand out any of your club event flyers. If you have anything to distribute, please get it to Steve at the office by Feb 14.

Email me with their preferred shift. Let me know if you like to work (or not work) with anyone.!


Rob McAuley
Past President, Toronto Autosport Club
Voice -
- (416) 478-4320
Toronto Autosport Club
Fax -
- (845) 432-0413
2016 Scenic Point
Internet -
- pastpresident@torontoautosportclub.ca
Burlington, ON L7P 4W2


DAC ice racer's annual awards dinner this Sat. night -  same venue as last year: The Highlands Motel 11 km north of Minden on the west side of Hwy #35
15102 Hwy #35


2 Ice Racers for Sale and misc. tires/rims... Click


Welcome Steven Scala to the DAC. His profile has been added to the members page.


Mindenhammer icerace reports for PMSC weeekend ... Click


Mindenhammer looking good for this upcoming first weekend - to read report ... Click

Scrutineers needed for this weekend on Saturday morning at 7AM. This weekend's host is PMSC


Mindenhammer report ... Click

Canadian Motorsports Expo news release ... Click


This weekend's ice race cancelled.
To keep up to date about cancellations visit the CASC web site's icerace forum ...


The Minden Kinsmen have requested that anyone able to help with track building this weekend are welcome, they really need to boost their efforts this weekend ... Click

Anyone can make a donation in Klaus' memory.

Donate by Mail, Fax, Phone or Online .....

Cheques can be sent to:
Toronto Association for Community Living
c/o Bette Bowers
1712 Ellesmere Rd.
Scarborough, ON   M1H 2V5

Make cheque payable to:
"Toronto Association for Community Living"
Please note "For Scarborough Division in memory of Klaus Bartels"

You can download a donation form at:

You can donate online at

Thanks, Ralph Klingmann


Please welcome the following new members to DAC:

GRAHAM, Ken from Burlington, ON

GRAHAM, Gail from Burlington, ON
Wife of Ken
(information provided by Ralph Klingman - membership)

Your information has been added to our emailing list. Please send me pics of yourself and your ride and I will add you to the
members page ... scoty@rogers.com (webmaster)


There is now an online Guest Book which all are encouraged to sign and it will be given to the family as a memorial of how Klaus touched our lives over the years ... Click

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Photo courtesy Andy Hughes

Klaus Bartels with son Chris in passenger seat, Ice Racing at Minden.
There is a nice tribute thread developing for Klaus from fellow ice racers at the CASC forum pages ...

I will print a copy in a week or so and deliver to the family as a keepsake.


Photo courtesy
Rick Creuzburg

Toronto Star Obituary For:

BARTELS, Klaus – Honorary President of the Deutscher Automobil Club. 

Suddenly at his home on January 8th, 2007, at the age of 79.  Klaus is survived by his loving wife Ruth and sons Bernd (Germany), Chris and Alex, father-in-law of Shoba and devoted grandfather to Christians and Alexa.  Survived by his brothers Joachim, Volker and his sister Sybille, all of Germany.  Having emigrated to Canada in 1956, Klaus always considered himself a proud Canadian who loved his adoptive country.  In keeping with Klaus’ spirit, the family asks that you do not mourn their loss, but share with them in the celebration that was Klaus’ life.  Klaus stood for integrity, comradeship, and the guarantee of never a dull moment.  Family and Friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack “Scarborough” Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave East, West Hill (one block west of Kingston Road) 416-281-6800 on Friday, January 12th, 2007 from 11:00 AM until time of service in the chapel at 1:30 PM.  Interment private.  If so desired, donations in Klaus’ memory may be made to their Association for Community Living “Scarborough Division”.


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Photo courtesy Ed Moody

Klaus Bartels, 1975 at Mosport


10:13am - from Rick Creuzburg


DAC Meeting Jan 3 2007...

Many thanks to David and Mark Swain of the OMSC who graciously drove down from Port Perry to give us a DVD presentation of the 2006 Targa Newfoundland. The film is a collection of in-car footage through the windshield of the Team Targa C6 Corvette piloted by Mark Swain and co-driver / car owner Mike Bell.

David and Mark also answered questions and provided further insight to this very unique, and possibly endangered event. David also brought along two jugs of Mobil 1 oil as draw prizes.

We also signed up 3 new members,

Andy Boosey, Terry Dalton, and Kyle Jensen

WELCOME gentlemen!

current news items will now appear here on this the home page as oppossed to the ePresse page. Only the electronic version of the DAC Presse will be available on the ePresse page. If you have any news items of interest to the DAC please email at scoty@rogers.com

Martin Chenhall passes

Martin Chenhall, an executive at General Motors for many years who was largely responsible for the creation of the GM/Player's Challenge Series, died in December after suffering a head injury. He was 70.

Everybody who knew him is invited to attend a "Celebration of Marty's Life" at the Whitby Yacht Club next Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.


DAC  members and friends,

Just a reminder about tonight's Christmas dinner at the Musket at 7:00 pm. We have reserved the elevated section in the restaurant.
The menu is as follows: you can have anything as long as it's schnitzel. Following the dinner there will be a short club meeting to be followed by a special vintage racing video presentation - see DAC members in action!

Prost unt *Frohe Weihnachten*

Rick Creuzburg


Nominations for CASC-OR election of members to Board Of Directors Nov 11th More...

DAC Christmas party will be held at the Musket the same night as the December monthly meeting - Wednesday Dec 6th, 2006


D.A.C. elections are to be held at the November meeting

Annual Fun Rally has been cancelled for this year due to serious illness of our event organizer Uli Bitterlich.


SCCA Runoffs - Live timing ... more


Scott Miller sharing photos from the 2006 Zippo Vintage races at Watkins Glen... more


Photos of Celebration weekend from Mosport ... more .... still more .... even more


Update on Paul Laurence who was injured at Corner 3 during Celebration of Motorsport weekend at Mosport.
www.eformulacarnews.com )...

still more


Rick Creuzburg posted video from Mosport ... more


Oktoberfest 2006 ... more


1000 ft.pounds of torque!.... more


Al Wilke update from Sue Payne ...

Update #21 08/29/06


Al Wilke update from Sue Payne ...

Update #20 08/29/06


Mike Ryan and Dave Watson test their 924 Turbo GTR in California ... Click


D.A.C. member Al Wilke had heart surgery July 13th and is now at home. Click links below for an updates from Sue Payne on his progress.

Update #19 08/21/06
Update #18 08/15/06
Update #17 08/08/06

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