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:  St LAC, (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 meeting or some other automotive 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.
  •  Need to install a new Flux Capacitor?  We might just be able to help with that too.
  • For more information about joining or renewing your membership please click here.
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How to join St LAC or renew your membership in 2021

Joining St LAC has never been easier and once again, we ask all members — new and returning — to join through the CASC portal.  This will require that you ‘join’ the site and then login.  If this is a problem you can drop us a line at st.lac.club@gmail.com
(And don’t worry if it’s a problem for you.  Your secret will be safe with us.  Maybe.)

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Soon to be available for auction: Lambo Hurry-in-a-Can

After taking possession of a brand-new Huracan, (Lamborghini’s newest entry-level car) a Norwegian resident couldn’t resist opening it up while driving through Denmark.  Bad idea.  Danish authorities can seize and sell any vehicle which is being operating in a manner that is just too stupid for words.  That’s what you get when you go more than a 100 kph over the posted speed limit of 130.And if you want one, expect to pay upwards of $250,000 Cdn for this little number.  As for me, I’ve still got my hopes firmly pinned to owing an ’84 Countach.

And then there is the Ontario man who had the same lead-foot affliction.  He’s out over $18,000 for speeding in a rented Huracan.  And that’s not including the cost of the rental!

Not to be outdone, it seems, a Toronto man decided he had time to overtake a street car in his Huracan.  Nope.  And now his passenger is in hospital with critical injuries.

People, there are clubs and tracks for this kind of thing.  Sheesh.

 

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FIA approves Oro Station track design

The owner/operators of the Oro Station Automotive Inspiration Park have announced a successful design review of the proposed park.  This included an assessment of the track layout, safety installations, and proposed medical facilities by the FIA’s circuit safety commission.

The park plans to be operational in 2023.

From their news releases:  Through events and on-track experiences, manufacturers blake-wheeler-398797-unsplash.jpgPicture credit:  https://www.orostation.ca/oro-station

will have a venue to engage with customers and showcase their technology. From museums and restoration garages to interactive displays of new technology, Oro Station will provide an experience that is part entertainment, part education and all automotive.  The developers also plan to build to spec homes for the rich and famous.  Undoubtedly, Robin Leach would approve.

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Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will drive for Aston Martin in 2022

F1 drivers and teams 2022

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Final Lapping Evening for 2021

It’s hard to believe we are down to our last of 5 lapping nights for the season this week on Thursday evening.  .  We have averaged 35 drivers over the four previous nights with our peak at 44 drivers so well done everyone who ponied up and bought a pass.   John Bondar, SMP’s CEO/GM, has been equally impressed by the support ST Lac has provided this year. With the addition of the OMG (Ottawa Mini Group) event in July it’s a rejuvenation of sorts for the Club with our  relationship with SMP and one I hope will continue and  prosper.  As you all know 54.00 bucks for 45-50 minutes of track time is a bargain and we hope next year to try and maintain this excellent value with St Lap III. Inflation being what it is at the moment we may see an increase next year in the track rental but our success this season gives us some extra leverage so again well done to all the pass holders for spreading the word about our fun evening events. This is grassroots motorsport at its best.

Free use courtesy of suncatcherstudio.

Free use courtesy of suncatcherstudio

Interestingly, we have had three new memberships over the last week which has put our membership numbers up to 110-  not including our corporate sponsors, so this is also a great reward for putting the time in to make things happen for  those on the Executive.   I also want to remind the membership that your 35 dollar membership also provides a 500.00 rebate off a new Subaru if you have been a member for 2 consecutive years. This perk comes on behalf of the club’s annual support for Rally Sport Ontario.   I mentioned earlier in the year that we will be putting out a survey to the membership in the fall, using the survey monkey tool, to poll you all on  the following:
  • membership fees/ sponsorships
  • swag
  • number of events
  • hosting an AGM
  • hosting virtual membership meetings
  • sociability/ mini tours

So stay tuned over the next couple of months as we want your feedback and advice for maintaining and inclusive and fun atmosphere.   Lastly, if you have been sitting on the fence all summer regarding  lapping the final evening is just 54.00 bucks-  we don’t have a ton of space left but will make every effort to fit you in.  Our Race Car group was thin at our last event and due to the darkness by 8:00 we will only be running 2 race car sessions versus the regular three stints this week.. The street car groups will get their normal three sessions.   Like the August 26th evening we’ll be running a giddy up grid  and back on the Long track. Registration will be open by 4:45 and the drivers meeting will be at the regular time at 5:15 so please don’t be late.  Looking forward to seeing all in a couple of days- the weather is saying possible showers so hopefully we will get lucky and have a fifth dry night-  cheers DC

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Brack Driving Concepts 2021 program outline: August to October

Brack Driving Concepts 2021 Program Outline

Scheduled Dates

Friday, August 27th
Friday, September 24th
Friday, October 8th

Lunch is provided for all participants (guest lunches may be purchased on day of event). 

Cost

High Performance Driving Programs
We offer a wide range of programs suited to a driver’s skills – $560.00 +HST
Discount Programs available

Racer Programs
As a sanctioned race school we have programs and bundles to suit any driver from license certification to race craft coaching.
Programs range from $560.00 to $595.00 and a special bundle for $928.00 (+HST)

Be sure to book early – Registration closes 7 days prior to each event.

 

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Car lapping days booking at Shannonville MSP

Shannonville provides two different lapping experiences for cars.  Car Lapping Days are popular with those drivers that want to experience the Long track for a full day. On-track activity begins at 9 a.m. and lunch is included. Motion Monday is scheduled each month between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The following dates remain:

For more details and to register visit Shannonville MSP

 

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