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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‘I’m not dead yet!’ Targa Newfoundland lands on two feet

Targa Newfoundland rallies to race another day:  New ownership could help ensure seven-day event continues

Jim Kenzie

Columnist Jim Kenzie is pleased he has not raced his Nissan Juke NISMO RS Turbo in Targa Newfoundland for the last time. Targa Newfoundland, like the proverbial Phoenix, appears to have risen from the ashes.

Whale watching, racing and wailling. All in one day! And, yes, that’s an Enzo Ferrari.

I wrote in September that this year’s event had been cancelled due to insufficient entries. Well, “postponed” was the official wording, but frankly, it did not look promising.
There were still plans to run the “Bambina,” the weekendlong mini-Targa next summer, and there remained a glimmer of hope that the full deal might go in September 2020.
But a recent announcement has given all Targa fans a light at the end of the tunnel that we hope won’t be an onrushing freight train.

This car looks kinda familiar…

Scott Vidler and Wes Thompson, car freaks from southwestern Ontario (and also dedicated Wheels readers) had planned to run Targa this year in their gorgeous Volkswagen Golf R, prepared (as have been all of my Targa cars) by Frank and Dan Sprongl of Four Star Motorsports in Georgetown, Ont.

“Honey, I’m home!”

Vidler and Thompson were among the many who were grievously disappointed when the event did not run this year. Thompson, who had sold the family farming supply business five years ago and had been spending much of his time since messing about with cars, probably didn’t get sufficiently well-off to compete in Targa by letting other people hold onto his money interest-free for a year. So he contacted Giannou and said, in effect, “Let’s talk.” He went down to St. John’s and learned more about the event, the organization and the province.

Click here for the entire article.  Thanks to Eric de Pauw for the link!

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

DECEMBER
2Mo-31Tu Sports Car Club of New Hampshire SCCNH Membership
7Sa BMW CCA – Boston Chapter – Autocross Apex Entertainment
7Sa SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Canaan Motor Club
7Sa PCA – Green Mountain Capitol Plaza Hotel &Conference Cen
8Su Sports Car Club of Vermont City Sports Grille / Spare Time
15Su SCCA – Philadelphia Region America On Wheels

JANUARY
4Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
4Sa Skip Barber Racing School Lime Rock Park
18Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
19Su MassTuning MassBay Automotive Tech Center
25Sa PCA – North Country – Autocross Billiards Cafe
25Sa Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park
25Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
25Sa-26Su Audi Club NA – North Atlantic Chapter Team O’Neil Rally School
31Fr Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park

FEBRUARY
1Sa BMW CCA – Connecticut Valley Chapter Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering
1Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
8Sa Motorsport Club of Ottawa Capital City Speedway Ontario
8Sa Skip Barber Racing School Lime Rock Park
9Su Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
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

Why it’s better to give than receive

St.LAC transported 102 baskets of family needs items today, donated by ‘Basketeers’ to Interval House.

Sons Jake and Scott helped load and unload. It took 2 full loads of the truck and trailer.
Interval house and the Basketeers were very appreciative of St.LAC’s efforts (they thought there would be less than 40 baskets).
Basketeers & Interval House organizers.
Good on ya, Rob.