The St Lawrence Automobile Club

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Welcome to the website of the St. Lawrence Automobile Club or as it is better known:  StLAC, (pronounced “Saint Lack”).  The Club calls Kingston, Ontario, Canada home and is the motor sport group to join for any enthusiasts in South Eastern Ontario.

Why Join St LAC?

  • It’s a social thing!  Whether it’s at a regular meeting or some other event you’ll meet fellow car nuts who are more than happy to share stories and more.
  • Want to try your hand at racing? We’re more than happy to help and who knows — we might even be able let you try a fully-kitted car.
  • Not sure how to install your new Flux Capacitor?  We might just be able to help with that too.

Find out more at What We Do

Champ Car: Build it. Bring it. Race it.

ChampCar Endurance Series is for people like you that have always wanted to go road racing without all the hassles, huge rulebook, or obscene expense. All you need is a valid drivers license, some safety gear, and a race car, which you can rent from arrive and drive teams, or build your own car!
ChampCar is the simplest path to real wheel-to-wheel road racing!

https://champcar.org/register/events.php

CaRX Workathon date corrected!

Please plan to join your club executive and the regular stalwarts (thanks, Dan) as we again attempt to make progress on our race car.  You can also help prevent Roger from altering the blueprint

Time:  1 – 4pm

Place:  Casa de Crowder:  657 Simmons Rd,  Odessa,  ON    K0H 2H0

Date:  Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Bring:  yourself

2019 Annual Financial Report

St LAC uses an Accrual based accounting system.  Wave Accounting is used to record and report financial information.

Notes to accompany reports:

  1. The purchase of the club race car and its ongoing repair costs accounts for the major change in our financial position for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.

Questions should be directed to Roger Curtis, Treasurer at st.lac.club@gmail.com

St Lawrence Automobile Club Profit and Loss 2020-01-18-15_56

St Lawrence Automobile Club Balance Sheet 2020-01-18-15_46

Dan Corcoran of Len Corcoran Excavating plays Santa at CaRX work party

A surprise visit from Dan Corcoran of Len Corcoran Excavating not only enriched our work party but our coffers as well.  On behalf of the company, Dan presented us with a donation of $500.  This will make it possible to continue our work on the Honda club car.  If you see Dan at the NASCAR xfinity or NASCAR Truck series please tell him thanks.  In the meantime, thanks, Dan!

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Motorsport/track/race events within 500 kliks of K7P 3J4

ANUARY
4Sa SCCA – New England Region Apex Entertainment
4Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
4Sa Skip Barber Racing School Lime Rock Park
11Sa SCCA – Glen Region – Club Racing Hilton Garden Inn Elmira/Corning
11Sa SCCA – Susquehanna Region Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey
18Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Beyond The Pale
18Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
19Su MassTuning MassBay Automotive Tech Center
22We BMW Car Club of Ottawa Simwerks
25Sa PCA – North Country – Autocross Billiards Cafe
25Sa Audi Club NA – Northeast Chapter Caroga Lake
25Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
25Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
25Sa SCCA – Western New York Region Buffalo Pizza & Ale House
25Sa-26Su Audi Club NA – North Atlantic Chapter Team O’Neil Rally School
25Sa-26Su SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Stafford Motor Speedway
26Su BMW Car Club of Ottawa BMW Car Club of Ottawa
31Fr Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
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FEBRUARY
1Sa SCCA – Neohio Region – Road Rally Redhawk Grille
1Sa BMW CCA – Connecticut Valley Chapter Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering
1Sa SCCA – Northeastern Penna Region – Solo Cherokee Tap Room
1Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
8Sa Kitchener Waterloo Rally Club Humberstone Speedway
8Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
8Sa Skip Barber Racing School Lime Rock Park
9Su Kitchener Waterloo Rally Club Humberstone Speedway
9Su Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
9Su SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Team O’Neil Rally School
9Su SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Team O’Neil Rally School
15Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
21Fr Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
22Sa SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Toftrees Golf Resort
22Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
22Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
22Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
22Sa-23Su Audi Club NA – North Atlantic Chapter Team O’Neil Rally School
29Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
MARCH
7Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
14Sa Skip Barber Racing School Lime Rock Park
21Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
28Sa BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter Burgundy Basin
28Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
28Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park

St LAC’s very own Ed Luce is the 2019 recipient of VARAC’s The Jim McGregor Spirit of Sportsmanship Award

VARAC president Ted Michalos presents Ed
Luce with the The Jim McGregor Spirit of
Sportsmanship Award…“Given annually to
the individual who in the opinion of the
racing members of VARAC best exemplifies
the spirit of and dedication to vintage
automobile racing in Canada.”
Ed; “My deep thanks to the racing members
of VARAC for giving me the Jim McGregor
Award this year. To see my name on an
award below the names of some of the very
founders of vintage racing in Canada,
people like Ollie Clubine and Phil Lamont,
along with the names of all of the other
previous winners of the ‘Spirit of Sportsmanship’ award is quite moving.
If I possess the spirit of and dedication to vintage automobile racing in
Canada it is, at least in part, due to the fine examples set by those
previous honourees and many of my other fellow competitors.”

Does Ed look familiar?  You’ve probably met him and his wife at the Registration Desk for our AutoSlalom Regional events held annually at Picton Airfield.  We couldn’t do it without you two!

Former St LAC president Gerhard Bonner passes away

The Bonner Family announces with great sadness the loss of their beloved father, Garry, in his 89th year, on December 8th, 2019.

He was the Pres. of St. Lac for a term or 2 , back in the 60’s and went rallying in a Corvair. Always a very outgoing, happy guy who enjoyed life. Sorry to see him go.

-John K

Yes,  many fond memories of him too.  He enjoyed life.  Ran a three Corvair team with him one year in a Queens Snow Ball Rally.  Can’t remember the 3rd driver -don’t think it was John Smith.

-Eric B

What a fabulous person he was and our neighbour while living on Lakeview.  Em loved him (Herr Bonner) and she was always welcome even when uninvited!

-Christine K


Garry was born in Vienna on July 2, 1931 and immigrated to Canada in August 1951. Garry worked passionately with the Austrian International Club, the Austrian Canadian Council, and the Kingston and District Folk Arts Council. Many may share memories of Garry through his affiliations with the Masonic Centre of Kingston and the Kingston District Shriners.
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