The St Lawrence Automobile Club


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.

Find out more at What We Do

What do you do with your car during the Winter?

A common thread found in online car forums is what to do with your vehicle during the winter months.  Put another way, do you do anything special in preparation for storage?

I take no chances…

If you don’t have this (above) luxury please feel free to post what you do to keep your car happy during the dark months.  All you need do is click the Comments button below.

Ford v. Ferrari ticket time!

It’s show time!

Ford v. Ferrari

Ford v. Ferrari movie posterAcademy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Get a FREE Medium Popcorn when you purchase your tickets to Ford v. Ferrari – click for details

Starring: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jon Bernthal, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Caitriona Balfe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon
Directed by: James Mangold
Genre: Action
Duration: 152 min

Tickets can now be purchased for the Kingston IMAX showing of Ford v. Ferrari and St LAC invites you to do just that for Thursday, November 14th, 6pm at Landmark Cinemas.  Afterwards, the regular suspects will adjourn to Boston Pizza (across the Street) to ooh and ahh and fondly reflect on the best moments of the movie and why Matt Damon should play Robin in the next Batman movie.

Please feel free to let us know that the good news is that you plan to attend by sending a note to


Ford versus Ferrari

What’s in a name?  Everything.  But names — like looks — can be deceiving.  Oh yes, it helps to remember that the only constant in this world is change and one musn’t be afraid of it.  Carroll Shelby never was.

Introducing a film for the ages:  Ford vs. Ferrari.  The movie will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019, and is scheduled to be released on November 15, 2019, in 2D, IMAX 2D and Dolby Cinema by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Please plan to join your fellow St LAC members in an evening of movie going and good times.  Details to follow.

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Motorsport/track/race events within 500 kliks of Kingston

1Fr Palmer Motorsports Park Whiskey Hill Raceway
1Fr Palmer Motorsports Park Whiskey Hill Raceway
2Sa SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Bobby Rahal Honda
2Sa BMW CCA – Boston Chapter – Autocross Devens Airfield
2Sa Tire Rack Street Survival – Genesee Valley Chapter BMW CCA Watkins Glen International
2Sa SCCA – New England Region – RoadRally Courtyard By Marriott Concord
2Sa BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter Watkins Glen International
2Sa-3Su Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
3Su SCCA – New England Region – Solo Devens Airfield
3Su SCCA – Northern New Jersey Region – Solo MetLife Stadium
3Su Tire Rack Street Survival – Susquehanna Region SCCA Lancaster Co Public Safety Center
3Su Mid-Atlantic TRSS Volunteers Lancaster County Public Safety Trai
8Fr-10Su BMW CCA – Boston Chapter – Social/Tech Jordan Hotel and Conference Center
9Sa SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Canaan Motor Club
9Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
9Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
9Sa-10Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
14Th PCA – Riesentoter Movie Tavern
16Sa-17Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
16Sa-17Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
16Sa-17Su MassTuning Canaan Motor Club
23Sa-24Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park
24Su BMW CCA – New Jersey Chapter NJ Public Roads
30Sa Western Ontario Sports Car Assoc. Clock Tower Inn Strathroy ON
30Sa-1Su Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park

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Dan Gray: Employee of the Month

Your St LAC executive is pleased to acknowledge the efforts of Dan Gray to keep the St Lawrence Automobile Club great.

Recently, Dan undertook the task of reaching out to local automotive enthusiasts  in hopes that they would bolster our numbers making it possible for St LAC to be able to afford the costs associated with Ontario and Canadian Rally Sport affiliation.

Not only does Dan like helping the club but he enjoys long walks, working Audis and studying Geography.  Sorry ladies, he’s a happily married man.  In fact, he’s Da MAN!!!


Toyota wants everyone to own a tiny sports car

One of the gems at the recent Tokyo motor show was a topless single-seater called the e-Racer.  The rationale behind making it. Toyota boss, and keen race-car driver, Akio Toyoda’s keynote speech explained his view that everyone in the future could one day have their own sports car, if practical needs were met by shared mobility services.   He added:

“The cars in everyone’s garages will all be sports cars, like this e-Racer. Well, that’s a little overstating it, but wanting to move about as one wishes, and wanting to go faster and farther are, I think, universal human desires.”

At least we agree with that.


St LAC AGM scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th

It’s time to rev up your engines!  (With apologies to Scotty Kilmer.)  And make plans to attend St LAC’s AGM on Wednesday, October 30th; 6h30 pm at the Loyal Oarsman.

Find out what’s planned for next year, get an update on the CRX preparations and hear about the latest efforts to expand our membership base.

Yes, you too, can be a part of one of Ontario’s oldest car clubs efforts to promote auto sports in our area.