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12/08/2020
   
  December 8th 2020 - Online DAC Meeting
   
  www.zoom.us
We will be having our next DAC monthly online meeting via ZOOM December 8th at 8 PM


To join the meeting click here >>> ZOOM
then click "Join A Meeting",
enter the ID# 865 3647 7270 and then the
Password 192315
   
 

11/27/2020
  Harewood Video - Klaus Bartels and Ludwig Heimrath
   
  Click for VideoProfessional racing footage of Harewood and Green Acres in Canada circa 1960. With Klaus Bartels and Ludwig Heimrath (thanks Mike Nilson for locating this)
Click >>> Video
   
  Test Day- MR2V6 at TMP
   
 
  DAC member Scott Miller got the first test run completed for the MR2 V6 project on Friday Nov 20th on a cold and windy day at Toronto Motorsport Park (TMP).
"After taking 2 years to build the wait was totally worth it - runs like a scared rabbit, amazing handling, everything I had hoped!"
With cold track conditions, an open diff and 9" street rubber the car managed a 1:22.4 lap time
It's a complete ground up race build, the only stock thing left on it is the steering rack. The motor is a stock Toyota 2GR-FE V6 weighing just 390lbs producing approx. 330HP and 300ft-lb torque mated to a 6spd Scion Tc tramsmission. The car weighs approx. 2200 lbs
( https://youtu.be/oo21JT7gPlQ)
   
 

11/25/2020
  2021 Minden Ice Race Season
   
  FaceBook - Minden Ice ChallengeIn a "Letter to Ice Racers" today on FaceBook, Russ Bond,  representing SportCUP Inc., announced the intention to hold ice racing in Minden, Ontario this 2021 season as a joint effort between SportCup Inc., Driveteq.ca and the Minden Kinsmen.

Calling the series the "Minden Ice Championship", MIC events are not connected in any way to the CASC, will be a modified form, and will be held Saturdays only. All activities are virtually "No Contact" including online registration only and meeting current Covid19 protocol and government guidlines.


Copy of the "Letter To Ice Racers" below:
----------------------------------------------------

Open letter to the ice racers of Minden, Ontario
November 25, 2020


Fellow competitors,
My name is Russ Bond.

The purpose of this letter is to try and thoughtfully answer many of the current and potential questions about the current state of ice racing in Minden Ontario for the 2021 season from my perspective.

Here is what we know so far:

• COVID-19 has made ice racing a greater challenge.

• In September, 2020, I, with Rick Morelli of DriveTeq.ca formally sent a letter to the CASC asking about the possibility of adding a new “class” to the 2021 CASC Ice Race Series called the DriveTeq Winter Challenge (the “DWC”): an arrive-and-drive style race series where the presenter, Sport Cup Inc. (owned by me, Russ Bond) owns all the cars in the series.

• In early November, 2020, the CASC cancelled the 2021 Minden ice racing season.


As a businessperson, sometimes opportunity comes knocking when and how you least expect it. That is the case here. So, let me outline the events that have taken place since the CASC made its decision. After I learned of the CASC decision, I met with my partners at DriveTeq. Together, we have been providing driver education days in Minden during the ice racing season. This year, we were hoping to integrate the DWC (as noted above) into our programming. With CASC not operating its ice racing series, we approached the Minden Kin about the possibility of proceeding with their normal construction of the Minden Fairgrounds ice circuit. We made our proposal to the Kin on Monday, November 23, 2020 and they accepted.

Subject to certain terms, Sport Cup Inc. and DriveTeq will fund the construction and maintenance of the Minden Fairgrounds ice circuit in order to allow us the opportunity to continue with the programming we have developed to date.

Having secured the opportunity to continue the driver education and DWC portions of our winter program (subject to COVID-19 related challenges and requirements), we thought it was appropriate to consider the opportunity to continue the long established ice racing tradition in Minden. However, in all the circumstances, it will need to be on a modified basis and to the extent that we are able to gain adequate support to make it reasonably feasible for us.

In that regard, Sport Cup Inc. entered discussions with Steve Manol to assist with the attempted continuation of ice racing generally in Minden. Cooperatively, we intend to work together to host the Minden Ice Challenge (the “MIC”) provided we get adequate support to function, as noted above.

For clarity, we expect, if successful, the MIC will be a “much modified” version of what we have all been enjoying for many years.


The MIC Plan:

On Saturdays – expected dates to follow – the MIC will be run in conjunction with the DWC.

• The MIC will be comprised of two initial classes. Rubber and Street Stud. Depending on entries, a 12-car class will be separated to have their own race. The Lexus Sport Cup has advised us that they will field ‘at least’ 12 cars. Other groups that are within these groups that can generate enough entries ‘could’ have their own race. We will also cap the total number of entries allowed.

• MIC cars will be prepared to a rule set prepared by Steve Manol (we expect substantially similar to the current CASC rules).

• Competition Insurance will be provided by Stoneridge.

• All MIC drivers will require a Sport Cup Inc. license to compete.

• All entries, waivers and crew lists will be done online. No “day of” entries. The entire series is “contactless” – everything is done online. Period.

• There are opportunities for paid support staff, please contact me if you are interested (russsportcup@gmail.com). We do not have or require volunteers – anybody working will be paid.

• Racing will be on Saturday only. There will be an Individual class practice, qualifying race in morning and two class races in afternoon.

• We are limiting class sizes due to COVID-19 guidelines. First come, first served.


We are currently in the process of finalizing details and will be providing more information around pricing and other logistics.

Now, of course there are several obstacles to overcome in a COVID-19 environment and in the CASC’s absence but we are optimistic. With some good fortune and our experience operating events generally and in a COVID-19 environment, we’re hopeful we’ll be able to produce safe, compliant and fun racing events.

In respect of the future of ice racing generally, we want to be clear that should the CASC decide to return in 2022 (and we expect they will), I will be the first to welcome them back.

I think we all want to see cars on the ice for a number of reasons. Neither Sport Cup Inc. nor DriveTeq sought or wanted to operate ice racing in Minden. We made a proposal to JOIN them this year with 15 new entries. But given the circumstances, we’ve decided to attempt to continue the racing at some significant risk, financially and otherwise to us. Normally, there is one thing we cannot control…the weather. Now, its two.

The government can impose new COVID-19 regulations at any time and operationally there are a myriad of additional matters to consider. We hope, to the extent possible, you racers will join us and support our initiative this year to bring some ice racing fun in an otherwise challenging time.

We’d also be remiss if we did not mention our connection to the Township and Kin. They, like many, have also been impacted by the virus. We hope that our attempted continuation and support of the ice racing tradition in 2021 will provide some assistance to the community that has been kind to us.

Specifically thank you to the Minden Kin, the Township and Tom Prentice for working cooperatively to attempt to make this happen.

Again, we hope you will join us in supporting the MIC this year. For sure, it’s a huge change from what we are used to, but we’re optimistic if we are able to run, we’ll have just as much fun as always.

Stay tuned for more information. We continue to monitor current events in parallel with preparing to race. We’re hoping the stars align in a safe and prosperous manner for all.


Regards
Russ Bond
russsportcup@gmail.com
   
 

11/17/2020
  Frank Heiliginthal
   
  Lifetime member of the DAC for 56 years, Frank Heiliginthal passes away October 31, 2020. Frank was 87.
Obit
   
 

11/15/2020
  Ice Racing Season Officially Cancelled
   
  The 2021 ice race season has been officially cancelled due to Covid19 concerns
   
 

08/21/2020
  Go Karting at Goodwood with Daniel Biral
   
 
  DAC member Daniel Biral GoKarting at Goodwood - weekend of Aug 8/9 2020
( https://youtu.be/C9vZjgdn7YY )
 

07/26/2020
  DAC Member Daniel Biral - Hot lap of Mosport
   
 
  DAC member Daniel Biral is spending some time on his race simulator these days driving Red Bull's futuristic "X2010" virtual race car.
Watch the video at left of his blistering 45.574 second lap of Mosport  topping out at 430KPH !!!
( https://youtu.be/EYQ5X7yZPnM )
 

06/25/2020
  Meeting Survey
   
  We are interested in finding out when is the best day of the week for you to attend the monthly DAC meetings and your interest in having the option to attend via a video chat link.
The survey is open to members and guests.
Please complete this survey by clicking this link >>> Meeting Survey
and click the "Done" button at the bottom of the survey when finished.
   
 

06/09/2020
  June 3rd 2020 - Next Online DAC Meeting
   
  www.zoom.us
We will be having our next DAC monthly online meeting via ZOOM on Wed., June 3rd at 8 PM

Please email either Steve Scala or Candace Calder for meeting ID# and Password or message them on Facebook

To join the meeting click here >>> Zoom and then click "Join A Meeting", enter the ID# and then the Password
   
DAC Photos Page Update, Redesign, Renamed the Link
 
  I updated and redesigned our Photos web page and renamed the link from "Photos" to "Pics+Vids" on the floating right hand side menu.
Check it out by clicking the right side floating menu item "Pics+Vids"
If you have any additions for the Pics+Vids page either files or links please forward them to me by email - click here >>> Scoty
 

05/14/2020
  Requesting DAC Website Article Submissions
 
  This is your car club and your website! I have a request to ALL DAC members - please help contribute to your club by submitting an article no matter how brief for publication on this website. Feel free to include photos or copy the links to photos on the internet.
I am here to help you with your article. If you can type then you can write an article - just send it as an email if you like! I will take care of the rest and it will appear right here for all DAC to read.
It can be about anything at all but preferrably race and/or DAC related. It could be current or an old war story.
Please email me by clicking here >>> Scoty
   
  1st Ever DAC Online Meeting A Success!
   
  Click for large
Ten members joined in the 1st ever online DAC meeting Wednesday May 13th over their internet from their homes by connecting through the free group video meeting service  www.zoom.us
In attendance were:
Candace Calder (our meeting hostess)
Steven Scala (club pres.)
Irene Ott (club treasurer)
Mary McClure and Mike Nilson
Scott and Judy Miller
Nancy Frey
Daniel Biral
Sylvain Gilbert

It was really good to see and interact live over video feed with fellow members that one would not normally get to visit with at a physical meeting because of the distance they live from the GTA - places like Windsor and Ottawa. Everyone enjoyed the experience and we're going to make this a regular part of our monthly meetings even after we start getting back to physical meets as we will be able to have members from virtually (pun intended) anywhere join in. It turned out to be real easy to join the meeting and use Zoom. People started sharing photos with the group from their devices and experimenting with changing our backgrounds in our camera feeds. We chatted for about 2 hours.

Most laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. these days have a built-in camera and microphone and are connected to the internet which means you can participate.
 
So come on and join in the meeting fun next month on Thursday, June 4th at 8PM. Get your access to Zoom sorted out now in advance of the next meeting by clicking here >>> www.zoom.us . It's really quite simple and it's free. Looking forward to seeing people from far away places join us.

Next months meeting ID# and password will be available at a later date (probably a couple days before the meeting).
   
  Re-opening of Non-spectator Track Events Annouced 2020-05-14
   
 
As part of its Stage 1 Openings announcement today, the province of Ontario has permitted "car and motorcycle racing" to take place, without spectators. On the surface, this appears to clear the way for practice, lapping sessions and competition with no fans in attendance. 
   
 

05/09/2020
  Monthly Meetings CANCELLED
   
 
the DAC monthly physical meetings are cancelled until further notice - once we get over the pandemic issue. In the meantime there will be online meetings offered from time to time using ZOOM
 

03/27/2020
  Ice Race article from Inside Track
   
  Ice Racing
Article from the March/April 2020 issue of Inside Track

Ice Racing in Minden - Inside Track
   
 

03/05/2020
  March Monthly Meeting
   
  K1 Speed
Members and guests welcome ...
Our March monthly meeting will be
Thursday, March 5th, 7:30pm at,
K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92
   
 

02/06/2020
  February Monthly Meeting
   
  K1 Speed
Members and guests welcome ...
Our February monthly meeting will be
Thursday, Feb. 6th, 7:30pm at,
K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92
   
 

01/13/2020
  Annual Awards Banquet
   
  Red Umbrella InnOur annual awards dinner will be held on
Saturday evening, Jan 25th at the
Red Umbrella Inn  (Map)
1075 Red Umbrella Rd.,
Minden, Ont. K0M 2K0 Canada
1-800-461-0316
12km north of Minden on Hwy 35

   
 

The DAC is hosting the second weekend of the Ice Races in Minden on Jan. 25/26, 2020

Our annual awards dinner will be held on the Saturday evening, Jan 25 at the
Red Umbrella Inn (Map)
1075 Red Umbrella Rd.,
Minden, Ont. K0M 2K0 Canada
1-800-461-0316
12km north of Minden on Hwy 35

Volunteers needed - please email
Dave Watson - icerace organizer


Tentative Ice Race Schedule 2020
 
 

01/06/2020
  January Monthly Meeting
   
  K1 Speed
Members and guests welcome ...
Our January monthly meeting will be on
Thursday, Jan. 9th, 7:30pm at,
K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92
 
  Beaver and Sylvia Schultz Awards Voting
   
  Please vote below for the recipient of the above two awards and click the "Done" button when finished.
Winners will be presented their awards at our annual awards banquet - details to be announced
Create your own user feedback survey


   
  2020 Ice Race Pre-tech Schedule
   
 
From the Ice Race Director Steve Manol
Ice Race Pre-tech schedule:

Saturday Jan 11 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday Jan 12 12 noon to 4 pm
Friday Jan 17 1 pm to 5 pm

Please note that you can still tech your car any weekend as well as the scheduled pre-tech times  noted above
   
 

12/08/2019
  2019 DAC Christmas Dinner A Success!
   
 
Bonimi Restaurant

Amazing DAC Christmas dinner! Really enjoyed the group get together and the food at Bonimi was great and very reasonably priced.
(Click any image below for large)
   
 
       Group photo     Rick Creuzburg and Martin Hoeschele
 
      Anthony and Daniel Biral
    Really strong Serbian coffee grounds still in cup
   
 

11/22/2019
  CASC Fall Workshops & Annual General Meeting
   
 
CASC's Fall Workshops and Annual General Meeting will be held at the
Hilton Garden Inn on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, in the Toscana "C" Room.

Meeting times are scheduled as follows:
Ice Race Organizers:  9 am to 10 am
Ice Race General Meeting:  10 am to 11 am
Race Workshop 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Annual General Meeting:  2 pm to 4 pm

The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 3201 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON, L4K 5Z7, which is the south side of Highway 7, east of Highway 400.
MAP link

For more info visit CASC

   
  Historical - Presse Archives Complete!
   
  The DAC Presse Archives are now complete!
All known issues of the Presse and DAC Newsletters have been uploaded to Google Drive by Mike Nilson and each issue separately linked to on the DAC Historical page by Scott Miller
   
 

11/15/2019
  DAC AGM - Your 2020 Board
   
  The DAC 2020 AGM elections are complete and there is no change,
the board remains the same as it was for 2019.
     
The Board    
     
President Steven Scala 905-334-6003
Vice President Ralph Klingmann 905-471-3951
Secretary Karen Vereecken 416-264-2551
Treasurer Irene Ott 416-740-4407
Membership Ralph Klingmann 905-471-3951
Competition Ralph Klingmann 905-471-3951
Advisory Counsel Steve Haas 416-622-0639
Advisory Counsel & Historian Mike Nilson 613-261-4006
Website Scott Miller 905-424-4546
     

 

Our host for this years AGM was Pfaff Autoworks in Vaughan. We had access to a nice boardroom, Jeff took us all for a tour of the facilities while we waited for the pizza we'd ordered to be delivered.
First impression was wow! at just how large the building is - it's about the size of a large Superstore. There are many makes and vintages of cars having some form of body work being done to them including this beauty. The place is very organized and super clean with processes really streamlined. There are no less than 8 paint boothes.


360 video of only the south half of the place >>> https://youtu.be/OIsLb9HwlkM
   
 

11/13/2019
  Historical Archives Updated
   
  Mike Nilson is actively scanning and uploading club related historical material (photos, race programs, Presse, newsletters etc.) to Google Drive where it's accessible to all.
Most recent additions are some more Presse issues and Race Programs.
For more information and links to the archives go to the DAC "Historical" page ...
Historical (FYI: this link is also to your right on the side menu)
   
  ***Please note: VENUE CHANGE ***
Annual General Meeting and Elections
   
  https://www.pfaffautoworks.com/
The DAC's Annual General Meeting  and Elections Of Officers of the Deutscher Automobil Club Inc. will be held:

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 7:30pm at
***Pfaff Autoworks***
214 Courtland Ave,
Vaughan L4K 4L1
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/32AL2yBDfg17FDiBA

   
 

10/11/2019
  2019 Summer Gokart and BBQ - Pics and Videos
   
  Photos/videos from Irene Ott ... Google Drive Link
Photos/videos from Rick Creuzburg ... Google Drive Link

If the above links don't work for you let me know: scoty@rogers.com
   
  Presse and ePress
   
  Thanks to efforts by Nancy Frey, Mike Nilson and Scott Miller, all known copies of the Presse (and ePresse) newsletters will soon be available for viewing on this website. They are in PDF format and are still being organized and uploaded to Google Drive. Links to each issue will be added to the collection on our existing Presse webpage archives. I'll announce when we're done!
   
 

09/30/2019
  Monthly Meeting
   
  Members and guests welcome ...
Monthly meeting will be on Thursday,
Oct 3rd, 7:30pm, K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92
   
 

06/04/2019
  Monthly Meeting
   
  Members and guests welcome ...
Monthly meeting will be on Thursday,
June 6th, 7:30pm K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92
   
  Scroll Down ...
   to the very bottom of this page for a surprise.
 

05/27/2019
  DAC 60th Celebration A Success
   
  The event was a great success, many thanks to all who helped make this happen and to all those who showed up. Big thanks to those who donated all the wonderful items for the random draw: Scott Maxwell from Mini Grid, Torsten Kreuger of The Udder Way Artisan Cheese Co. for the great cheese baskets, Tom Meier of Brandt Meats for the gift cards, cooler bags, and gigantic Salamis and anyone I forgot to mention! Rick Creuzbug did a wonderful job of not only organizing the event but MC'ing as well. Thanks to Karen Vereeken for manning the door, issuing tickets and doing the cash and Judy Miller for the centre pieces. Thanks to Dave Deacon and Torsten Krueger for sharing a few treasured annecdotes. Also thank you Mike Nilson for bringing a large amount of archival material and setting up a display of same.

 
  Video that was put together and presented at the celebration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

05/14/2019
  New DAC Banners
   
  Big thanks to Rick Creuzburg for his hard work and involvement getting the DAC banners designed and ordered. Fingers crossed, they may be finished in time to make an appearance at the 60th clebration event May 25th!

<<<Photoshop example of banner
   
  Webpage Upgrades
   
  - I've removed the old slideshow slider and replaced it with a front page full width video that plays when you first come to the website giving our webpage a more up to date look and feel. Just click "Top" (rightside menu) if you missed it getting here. Using the website is the same as before, choose any of the menu buttons, scroll down or click the scroll down chevron in the middle of the screen which autoscrolls you to the next section on this page.
The video used can be of anything but shouldn't be too large a file size, at present the file size for this video is 30MB
- incorporated the new DAC banners into the page's background default road image

Constructive comments are always welcome: Scoty@rogers.com
 

05/10/2019
  Old Presse Newsletters Added
   
  Thanks to Mike Nilson for scanning and uploading some old Presse newsletters.
I have added links to them on the Presse ePresse Archives page.
The above link is also always available by clicking "Sitemap" on the right side menu and then click the "Presse ePresse Archives" link
   
  Website Upgrades
   
  I've made a few minor upgrades and changes to the site in the last few days:
- replaced the background image for the main page to, as Rick Creuzburg put it: "An inviting road scene with blue sky!"
- changed the font colour for the right hand side menu links to a lighter more visible colour
- included clickable "scroll down" chevrons at the end of each section of the front page that when clicked take you to the next section down the page
- wrote some new code to automatically reload a fresh copy of the website everytime you visit the website. This way will ensure you're viewing the most recent version of the website
- included the rightside menu missing link for "News" on the "Members" page
- Any "Upcoming Events" will now be pinned to the very top of the "News" section under a yellow headline stating "Upcoming Events" and will remain there until the event is over at which point the event entry will be moved furtherdown the "News" section to join the regular yellow dated "News" items. Any yellow dated "News" items will continue as before and now appear below the "Upcoming Events" listings.

Comments are always welcome: Scoty@rogers.com
 

05/08/2019
  DAC Historical Webpage Updated
   
  Mike Nilson has been busy scanning and uploading historical articles and photos to Google Drive.
I have included a link on the "Historical" page to his Google Drive archives.
The "Historical" page link can always be found on the side menu or click here .... www.dac1958.ca/historical.htm
 

05/02/2019
  New DAC Website Address!
   
  Welcome - this is your new website address ... www.dac1958.ca !!!
Yup, you're looking at it right now! Nothing else has changed just the website address.

Please change your bookmarks/favourites on your respective devices to the reflect the new address "dac1958.ca". In most cases, simply find your old existing DAC website bookmark, right click on it and change the "URL" (website address) to the new one www.dac1958.ca

Much easier to type, remember and share with others!

The old address  www.deutscherautoclub.ca will not be updated any more and
will eventually cease too exist sometime after May 2019
 

05/01/2019
  Monthly Meeting
   
  Members and guests welcome ...
Monthly meeting will be on Thursday,
May 2nd, 7:30pm K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92

(If you want to come earlier we could have a Gokart race)
 

04/17/2019
   
 
 
Join us at the Hansa Haus
6650 Hurontario St, Mississauga MAP Link
Saturday, May 25th
In the Schenke Room
Cocktails 5pm, Dinner 6:30pm

Your admission includes, dinner, a complimentary glass of wine, coffee and cake, and door prizes.
After dinner we will have a time of sharing stories, along with some guest speakers.
If you have any meal preferences or dietary requirements, please let us know,
the menu has not yet been chosen.
On the same night, Hansa Haus is having their Spring Dance in the main hall,
so for an extra charge you can dance the evening away with live music.

Tickets may be purchased by mailed cheque or e-transfer.
We have a maximum of 80 seats available.
Please let us know if you are coming!

Contact Rick Creuzburg to purchase tickets and ask all questions
Ph: 416-419-6241
Email:
Rick Creuzburg

 

04/15/2019
  Sandy Macnie Obituary
   
  Click for link
Details and Funeral Home link
<<< Click for link

Services will be held at
Chapel Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham ( MAP )
Friday, April 19, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon immediately followed by the funeral service. Guests are invited to stay for a reception in honour of Sandy following the funeral which will be held on site.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Prostate Cancer Canada Network.
 

*Please note that this post has been made public and is shareable*
 

04/11/2019
  Sandy Macnie - Visitation and Funeral Arrangements
   
  Services will be held at
Chapel Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham ( MAP )
Friday, April 19, 2019.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon immediately followed by the funeral service.
Guests are invited to stay for a reception in honour of Sandy following the funeral which will be held on site.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Canada Network.

*Please note that this post has been made public and is shareable*
 

04/09/2019
  DAC Member Sandy Macnie
   
 
Sad to have to inform the DAC of this. Sandy Macnie passed away suddenly this morning Tuesday, April 9, 2019 of a reported brain aneurysm. Further details will be posted when they become available
 

04/01/2019
  Monthly Meeting
   
  Members and guests welcome ...
For this month only the meeting will be on Wednesday Wednesday,
Apr. 3rd, 7:30pm K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92

(If you want to come earlier we could have a Gokart race)
 

02/25/2019
  Monthly Meeting
   
  Members and guests welcome ...
Thursday, Mar. 7th, 7pm
K1 Speed (indoor karting)
75 Carl Hall Rd., Unit #9, North York, Ontario, Canada M3K 2B9

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/M2C9HercJF92
 

02/04/2019
  February Monthly Meeting
   
  February's monthly meeting will be held
Thursday, Feb. 7th, 7:00 PM at:
Old Country Inn Viennese Restaurant
198 Main St. Unionville Ont. L3R2G9
MAP
 

01/21/2019
  DAC Member Gianni Biral
   
 
Sad to have to inform DAC members of this.
Gianni Biral passed away Friday January 18, 2019.
Please click the links below

Obituary

Visitation and Services

Support the DAC Gianni Biral Memorial Fund
 

01/04/2019
  DAC Membership Renewals
   
  You now have  the option to pay for your membership renewals by sending an
Email Money Transfer (EMT) to Ralph Klingmann at rklingmann@yahoo.ca


  Fritz Baumeister
   
 
 
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
 

01/03/2019
  Club President
   
  Our club president for 2019 is Steven Scala


  Monthly Meeting
   
  January Monthly Meeting will be held
Thursday, Jan. 10th, 7:00 PM at:
K1 Speed Indoor Kartways
75 Carl Hall Rd Unit #9, North York, ON M3K 2B9, Canada
MAP
   





























 

 





12/09/2018
DAC Ice Race Weekend




January 19 and 20, 2019 is the DAC ice race weekend this year - we're first up on the schedule this year.
Dave Watson is our ice race organizer, any communication regards volunteering
for the weekend please contact him at:  david.watson@bericap.com 


DAC Awards Banquet

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: Guests arrive at 6:30 PM,
Dinner & Awards Begin at 7:00 PM
Guests: 40 patrons
Location: Dominion Hotel, Minden Ontario (main street)
Dining Room Service: A La Carte Dinner
Contact: david.watson@bericap.com  905-515-2878


Sylvia Schultz and Beaver Awards
An email was recently sent to all members asking you to submit nominees for the above awards.

1) Beaver - is for the DAC member who has done the most for the CLUB over the last year and the
2) Sylvia Schultz - is for the DAC member who has done the most for the SPORT over the last year.

In a couple weeks you will be emailed a "Survey Monkey" poll so you can vote for the recipient
from the list of nominees for each award.
These awards will be presented at the Awards Banquet Jan 19th.

Christmas Dinner Photos ...







11/09/2018

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


10/10/2018

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.)
***PLEASE BRING A LAWN CHAIR***
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:
worldwidetours@bell.net



10/01/2018

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


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:
worldwidetours@bell.net


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



09/03/2018
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
MAP



07/22/2018
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.
www.germanclubhansa.ca
MAP link


Cheers
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

07/19/2018
Monthly Meeting
There will be no monthly meeting for August.
The next DAC meeting will be held Thursday, Sept 6th

06/28/2018

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

05/15/2018
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


04/30/2018

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


04/05/2018
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
 



03/14/2018
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
MAP

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


02/26/2018
DAC Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Mar. 1st, 7 PM
The Three Monkeys Pub
1585 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1R 2S9
MAP

02/22/2018
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.

02/19/2018
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.



02/15/2018
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.)

01/03/2018
DAC Monthly Meeting
Next scheduled monthly meeting is
Thursday Jan 4th, 7PM
Three Monkeys Pub
1585 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1R 2S9 MAP link

12/11/2017























Merry Christmas to all from the D.A.C. !
Our annual Christmas dinner was a success.
Here are a few photos (click for large) from the event at The Old Country Inn, Unionville Friday Dec 8th.

   
   
   
   
   
   


11/22/2017
Learn More About Ice Racing
Anyone wishing to try ice racing or find out more about it can do so on Saturday, December 9th at 1pm.
Location is at the CASC office.
Address: 1110 Finch Ave W, suite 222 in North York. MAP link


11/16/2017
2018 Ice Race Rules & Regs Released
Rules And Regs  (downloadable PDF file - size 375KB)
- current 2018 version updated 2017-11-16 (possible minor revions to come after Ice Race Meeting Nov. 19th)

11/14/2017
Vote for this Year's Recipient of the Sylvia Schultz and Beaver Awards
All DAC members were emailed a poll today (2017-11-14) asking you to vote for this year's recipient of the Beaver and Sylvia Schultz awards.
Please click the link contained in the email and vote your choice for the recipient of each award from the list of nominees.
The Beaver award goes to the DAC member who has done the most for the CLUB over the last year and
the Sylvia Schultz award goes to the DAC member who has done the most for the SPORT over the last year.


11/08/2017
DAC Christmas Dinner
 


















The Old Country Inn
198 Main St,
Unionville, ON
MAP

To make your reservation please email Karen Vereecken or call 416-264-2551


11/06/2017
***NEW*** for 2018 - Try ice racing for under $100 !
Ice Race Trial Licence Program

 
Not sure if you're ready to make the commitment to a full season of ice racing?
There will now be a special one day, one time licence available for the bargain price of $15.
To take advantage of the program, you will need to do the following:
- borrow/rent/buy a car prepared to the ice racing rules that has passed annual tech inspection
- borrow/buy a helmet that meets the CASC Ice Racing Regulations
- complete a licence application, a waiver, and a short test on flag signals and race procedures
- pay $15 for a one day licence
- arrange an experienced ice racer to go with you as a "coach" (if you don't know one, we'll find you one)
- pay a one day entry fee to the event (between $65 and $85) And you're racing, wheel to wheel!
(reprinted from CASC Ice Race Trial Licence Program )



11/11/2017
Reminder - Ice Race Annual Organizers and Drivers/Workshop Sunday Nov. 19
Sheraton Parkway North
9005 Leslie St. at Hwy #7
Richmond Hill ( MAP )

Organizers Meeting:
CASC link
Drivers Meeting/Workshop:
CASC link


Photos Added to DAC Photos Page

Photos from a 1973 Ontario Road Race Calendar that I recently received ...  DAC Photos Page


DAC AGM Meeting

Thanks to Joe Chan for hosting us! Your board members as of January 1st, 2018 are ...

Sandy Macnie - President
Ralph Klingmann - Vice President
Ralph Klingmann - Membership
Irene Ott - Treasurer
Karen Vereeken - Secretary
Scott Miller - Competition
Severin Haas - Advisory Counsel
Gianni Biral - Advisory Counsel
Mike Nilson - Advisory Counsel & Historian





Klaus Bytzek - Painter, Poet, Race Car Driver
Clip from a TSN broadcast 2000


11/01/2017
Horst Kroll - Obituaries

1) Ogden Funeral Home
2)
Toronto Star



Ogden Funeral Home
Visitation:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017
Ogden Funeral Home
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 - 
MAP

Memorial Service:
1:00 pm Friday, November 3, 2017
Ogden Funeral Homes - Chapel
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 -
MAP








10/30/2017
Ice Race Annual Organizers and Drivers/Workshop - Date Changed to Nov. 19
Jonathan Rashleigh (Ice Race Director) has changed the date to Sunday 19th from Saturday 18th
Organizers Meeting schedule:
CASC link
Drivers Meeting/Workshop schedule:
CASC link


DAC Annual Elections

***CORRECTION !!! Business name change - see below !


The November monthly meeting is our AGM and elections meeting.
Thursday, Nov. 9th, 2017, 7:00 pm at

Paragon Competition
1681 Langstaff Rd., Unit 12
Vaughan, Ont.
Canada L4K 5T3
( MAP )


We need a good showing for this meeting so please plan on attending.
It's important for the continued health of our club that members step up and participate!
In the unfortunate event you cannot attend and wish to participate in the voting,
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 Vice-President, Ralph Klingmann or
in his absence, club Secretary Karen Vereecken) before 7:00 p.m., November 9, 2017.

Download A Proxy Form:
Proxy2017PDF (fillable PDF format).
Proxy2017DOC (DOC file)

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

or E-mailed to: 
Ralph Klingmann


2018 Ice Race Schedule
Download:
IRSCHEDULE2018.PDF (PDF file)
IRSCHEDULE2018.DOC (DOC file)



10/30/2017
Horst Kroll - Funeral Services Details

Webpage: Ogden Funeral Home


Visitation:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017
Ogden Funeral Home
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 - 
MAP

Memorial Service:
1:00 pm Friday, November 3, 2017
Ogden Funeral Homes - Chapel
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 -
MAP







10/28/2017
RIP Horst Kroll


Long time DAC member Horst Kroll has passed away - more details to follow as they are available.
Eleven vintage photos of Horst ...
Click - courtesy Gettyimages.ca
Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee ... Click - CMHF - Horst Kroll
Horst's DAC Members listing ... Click 












10/23/2017
CASC AGM
CASC AGM - annual general meeting, elections, division meetings and division workshops
Nov 18th & 19th, 2017 at the Sheraton Parkway North
600 Highway 7, Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1B2, Canada  (905) 881-2121 -
MAP

DAC Members Webpage Overhaul
In the ongoing updating/overhaul of the DAC website I am currently working on updating our Members webpage
What I want is an up-to-date, hi quality look to the images found there. After all - this is our “public face”.

Please provide the most up-to-date, highest quality and resolution photos of your
1 - Head/mug shot
2 - Race Car (or street car or both) - you may send up to 2 of each.
3 - Website address (Optional)
I will edit them so don't worry about that

Get the above to me by any one of the three following ways (whichever works best for you):
a) post to our
FaceBook Group I'll get them from there or
b) email
scoty@rogers.com - send your actual files as an attachment or
c) email the links to them
scoty@rogers.com  - that's if they’re already on the internet somewhere.
[How to do Opt. c - Make sure you’re viewing the full sized image on the internet, right click on the image, choose “Copy Image Address” then paste the link into your email to me]

Old (current) Members page ...
Old Members Webpage
New Members page ... New Members Webpage but we need more and better photos!

Thx much
Scoty
DAC website


10/21/2017
This in from DAC member Tyson Bytzek
I sat out the last 2 rounds of the Radical cup as I decided to sell the car after COTA.
Will be racing a Praga R1 at FARA/PBOC events in Florida this winter and my F3 car next year in Formula Libre.
Here are a few pics including some from my race at Daytona a few weeks ago in the Praga.
I also uploaded a video (Onboard Praga R1T at Daytona. FARA Sprint race #2 to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdctXqth4IQ

Tyson



10/17/2017
A Beginners Basics of Ice Racing
I've created a new DAC page called Go Ice Racing - provides basic information and answers typical questions that people wanting to get into ice racing would find helpful.
The page is linked to in the "Race" and "About" sections of this page as well


10/07/2017
The website has had and overhaul and facelift!
Click the image below for a larger image detailing some of the changes then take a tour and let me know if anything isn’t working correctly – I have tested extensively before going live but there’s always something – just email me at scoty@rogers.com.
Not all pages have been updated to the new look yet, some of these may be converted, others may go to an offsite page in the future.

Click for Large




09/28/2017
D.A.C. Booth at Mosport this weekend!
Stefan Haas and Rick Creuzburg are setting up a D.A.C. hospitality area at Mosport this Saturday for the Celebration weekend. They will be set up on the outside of turn 3. Look for Stef's brown Die-nasty Chevy Van, and a Castrol banner. Come and join us any time during the day for brats, beverages, and happy music !!! Print free entry tickets here... https://www.casc.on.ca/sites/default/files/4_casc_sept_30-oct_1_2017_wicket.pdf


06/13/2017
DAC Go-Kart and BBQ Event - July 15



The D.A.C. is having a Go-Kart event at 3S Go-Karts (Sutton) for Saturday July 15 at 10:30 AM - https://www.3sgokartsinternational.com (MAP) followed by a BBQ lunch and swim (bring lawn chair, towel, swimsuit) at Karen Vereeken’s home at 41 Lake Drive North, Keswick (
) - beer and food supplied by Karen.

We need a minimum of 10 participants to get a discounted rate of $100 (tax inc) per person. Each person gets 50 laps in one of 6 high performance go-karts. They are specially tuned 6.5 hp Honda powered karts in light weight racing chassis. Drive format is timed laps, Karts will be spaced out (not wheel to wheel), however if we convince the owner we can drive in a safe and capable fashion, he will allow us to race wheel to wheel. In any case, we have several options of how to split up our allotted track time.

We have driver’s meeting at 10:45, and Karts roll out at 11:00. To race you must have a minimum valid G-Class license. Racing suits and helmets provided, unless you care to bring your own. Bring closed footwear.

This is open to club members and their invited friends.

Please note this is a weather dependent event. If it is due to rain we will call it off Friday night and try to reschedule for July 22nd. If we can count on you to come out please confirm your attendance by emailing scoty@rogers.com 

This is going to be great fun!


06/01/2017
TIME CHANGE - DAC Monthly Meeting and Awards Nite

Martin Hoeschele had originally set today's meeting time at 4:30PM (16:30 hours for your ppl on military time) so that's what I posted here (no need to email me - email our president) and he has now changed the time of the meeting to 7:30PM (19:30 hours). I only received this info just now, June 1st at 1:34pm (13:34 hours). MAP


05/30/2017
DAC Monthly Meeting and Awards Nite

This Thursday June 1st is our monthly meeting and will be combined with the presentation of awards and trophies for 2016. Arrive around 5-ish at The 3 Monkeys Pub, 1585 Warden Ave., Scarbourough just south of the 401 on the east side of Warden. MAP   We were unable to have our usual annual awards banquet in Minden as this year the DAC icerace weekend was cancelled due to the weather.


05/09/2017
CASC 2017 Ice Race Awards Banquet

The CASC Ice Race Awards banquet was held Saturday, April 29th. DAC was well represented by the awards received if not by the number of DAC members -  myself (Scott Miller) and Ahmad Khodkar being the only ones who participated and both won multiple championships!

Ahmad Khodkar
- 1st in All Wheel Drive Street Studs, class 14
- Overall Street Studs 2nd Driver Champ

Scott Miller
- 1st in Rear Wheel Drive Rubber-To-Ice, class 1
- 1st in Rear Wheel Drive, Rubber-To-Ice, class 11
- Overall Rubber-To-Ice Champ
- Overall Rubber-To-Ice 2nd driver Champ
- Tim Whitfield trophy Rear Engine Ice Race Champion
- PMSC trophy Ice Race Champ of Ontario
- Minden Kinsmen trophy  Overall 2nd Driver Champ ... *Phew*!



04/22/2017
New Venue For May Meeting

The DAC Thursday May 4th meeting will be held at The 3 Monkeys Pub 1585 Warden Ave., Scarbourgh 416-609-1511 (just south of the 401) - MAP


04/10/2017
Suzan Payne Receives Volunteer Service Award


Congratulations to DAC Life Member Suzan Payne who was presented with the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for her (cough, cough) 40 years of volunteer service with the DAC at the Concordia Club in Kitchener by local MPP, Daiene Vernile, on Sunday, April 9, 2017 Full Article and photos (PDF file) ...









03/09/2017
Ice Race Season Cancelled

It was officially announced yesterday by our ice race director Jonathan Rashleigh that the 2017 Ice Race season has been brought to an end. Despite the best efforts of the local Kinsmen the excessive rain and mild temperatures earlier this week (and the same early the week before) washed  away enough of the snow and melted enough of the ice that the season had to be cancelled. We only managed to complete 3 1/2 weekends out of 6 scheduled for this year. :( The DAC awards banquet will be rescheduled sometime soon in Toronto - TBA














03/03/2017
New Monthly Meeting Venue

The DAC held our monthly meeting last night for the first time at The Blackhorn Steakhouse, 251 Ellesmere, Scarborough. It was agreed by all in attendance at the meeting that we will continue to hold our monthly meetings there.

Updated DAC Logo

DAC member Kye Wankum is helping to promote our club and hopes to attract club membership by a prominent display of our logo on his race car. In the process of producing the "artwork" required to get the logo printed for the car he has also given our logo a bit of a facelift. The use of this revised logo on Kye's car was given permission at the meeting















This design will also be more vinyl graphic friendly









02/22/2017
Ice Race Weekend Postponed...
The DAC hosted ice race weekend has been postponed to March 11th and 12th


02/15/2017
!!! CORRECTION !!!  - Address given in previous post for meeting location had a typo error
Next DAC Meeting ...
The DAC will hold our next meeting at The Blackhorn Steakhouse, 251 Ellesmere Rd (not 51 Ellesmere), Scarborough (MAP)

Beaver and Sylvia Schulz Award Winners
Trophies will be handed out at our annual Awards Banquet Saturday night, Feb. 25th in Minden at the Grill On The Gull (main street next to the bridge).  24 members voted and the results are:




Sylvia Schultz Award

(Club member who has done the most for the Sport in the past year or on an ongoing basis)
Winner: Ralph Klingmann              


















Beaver Award

(Club member who has done the most for the Club in the past year or on an ongoing basis )
Winner: Scott Miller                  










02/14/2017
Next DAC Meeting ...
The DAC will hold our next meeting at The Blackhorn Steakhouse, 251 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough (MAP), Thursday March 2nd.

Voting for Beaver and Sylvia Schultz Awards Has Ended ... Results will be posted later


02/06/2017
DAC Ice Race Weekend in Minden - Feb. 25 & 26
The DAC will be hosting our annual ice races in Minden Ontario Feb. 25th and 26th. We'll also hold our Awards Banquet Saturday night at the Grill On The Gull (on main street next to the bridge). Here's a little video to wet your appetite from last weekend ... Video 


01/06/2017
Vote For The Recipient Of the Sylvia Schultz And Beaver Awards
To vote click here (members only please) ... VOTE  These awards will be presented at the annual DAC awards banquet to be held Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 in conjunction with the DAC hosted ice race weekend in Minden Ontario - venue to be announced

The New Board listings for 2017 have been updated
Check it out here ... The Board

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