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General Announcements / Happy 80th Birthday to Dave Fowler
« Last post by Sue Wilson on August 16, 2019, 02:05:27 PM »
WCMA would like to wish David Fowler a wonderful 80th birthday. David is the club's Treasurer and has held this position for many years. We wish David many more years of health and happiness.
Parts & Services / Digital Marketing Company
« Last post by Blair Robertshaw on July 08, 2019, 06:52:48 AM »
Hello all, has anyone within the community ever successfully used a Digital Marketing Company you would recommend? and if so, who? Thank you
General Announcements / CMW Vintage Race Weekend, August 16 to 18, 2019, Gimli, MB
« Last post by XK8 on June 25, 2019, 12:14:09 PM »
21 Years of Vintage Racing in Gimli[/b]

By Helmut Friedrich & Dino Calvert, Vintage Committee

August 16th, 2019 will mark the 21st anniversary of the Classic Motor Works Vintage weekend, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the classic Austin Mini.

We thought itís probably timely to review how we got here starting with our track. In 1972 the Winnipeg Sports Car Club (WSCC) raced at Gimli in front of the hangers which led to the building of Gimli Motorsport Park (GMP) in 1973. Today GMP is the longest continuous operated track in Western Canada.

Over the years we have hosted Canadaís premier road racing series such as the Club Beer National Endurance 1974 to 1976, Molyslip Endurance 1977 to 1982 and the Canadian National Run Offs 1974, 1981 and 1982.

Our crowning achievement was hosting the original Formula Atlantic series in 1975 and 1976. In 1975 some of us witnessed a young French Canadian named Gilles Villeneuve, earn his first Formula Atlantic victory, beating a field of up and coming international drivers in a monsoon.

Gimli Motorsport became world famous July 23, 1983 when we hosted an Air Canada flight which happened to run out of fuel over Red Lake Ontario, as a result of confusion over Metric conversion.

In 2018, we started the first phase of the track re-pavement/improvement program which will continue this year and will eventually see the track fully repaved.

The first Classic Motor Sport Vintage weekend came about as a result of misfortune for the Vintage Sports Car Racing Club (VSCR) of Minnesota. They had run as a support series for the Trans Am race run on a street course in Minneapolis. When they were informed by the Trans Am group that their participation was no longer required we started a conversation to provide them with their own race grouping at one of our events.

Classic Motor Works provided sponsorship. The first event saw a substantial field of vintage cars and the rest as they say is history!Come join us for a weekend of vintage racing, track laps and car show!

For more information competitors and volunteers can register here on ta-vintage-weekend-gimli-motorsports-park-winnipeg-038936

This year we are working with the Vintage Sports Car Racing group to establish an annual CanAm Challenge. The first leg of the Challenge will be the July 6th Mid-Summer Classic at Brainerd International Raceway with the Classic Motor Works Vintage Weekend at Gimli August 16th hosting the final leg.

Parts & Services / New Slicks for sale
« Last post by Blair Robertshaw on June 24, 2019, 09:59:28 AM »
hello all,

3 sets of new slicks for sale;

2  x sets of American Racer (the Open Wheel Sticky Compound) size are; fronts, 20.5 x 7.0 x 13". Rears 22.0 x 8.0 x 13"

1 set of Avons, Gumballs. size as above

Americans $800 per set / normally $950 per set
Avons $1200 / normally $1650 per set (1 season old, been in bags since delivery)
Spec Miata / Re: Master Switch rules
« Last post by ChrisS on June 04, 2019, 06:24:54 AM »
As a purely safety requirement; I interpret that it falls under the WCMA regs so:

1. A safety kill switch must be fitted. It must disable all of the electrical systems, except Fire Suppression
Systems system on the vehicle directly, i.e. solenoids may not be used. If the kill switch does not disable
the main starter cable, the starter cable must be fitted with a fusible link. This fusible link must not be
installed near the engine compartment or fuel cell. It is preferred for the safety kill switch to be mounted
on the cowl at the base of the windshield, or near the A pillar on the driver's side Location of the Kill
switch must be marked clearly (using a red spark on a blue triangle with a white border), or the outside
of the vehicle and its operation must be obvious. If the driver cannot reach this switch while in the
normal driver's position, a second switch with identical function must be fitted in the driver/passenger
compartment such that the driver can operate the switch while strapped in safety harness.
2. The kill switch may also be mounted remotely and operated by a pull cable with a loop in the above
specified locations.
3. The use of FIA approved electrical shut off relay systems also permitted. Activation switch must also be
clearly marked.

Mine is in the usual SM spot on the passenger side of the main hoop with a pull cable loop on the trans tunnel beside my fire system pull.

Spec Miata / Master Switch rules
« Last post by MattB on June 03, 2019, 08:32:09 PM »
Can someone confirm the rules that pertain to the Master Cutoff Switch for SMs?

Parts & Services / Re: Pit Floor
« Last post by Blair Robertshaw on May 27, 2019, 07:17:19 AM »
Price reduction to $500, can be delivered to Edmonton @ Castrol this coming June 14th.
It was very sad news when we heard the news that a long time racer, Ron Faryna, a friend to the motorsport community lost his battle with cancer early in May of 2019. He was just a great guy.  Ron raced in the National Players GM series and at many WCMA races.  He contributed a tremendous spirit and passion to the sport. Always friendly and willing to help.   Ron will be missed by many of us. At this time I'm not aware of when a memorial service will be held. We lost an exceptional person this month. Picture by Gary Leadbetter in 2008 at the ARCA driving school.
Road Cars / 1997 F150 5.4 litre 2WD Extended Cab for sale. Good tow vehicle.
« Last post by thebigf on May 07, 2019, 06:19:48 PM »
1997 F150 5.4 litre Extended Cab for sale.  Good tow vehicle.  Hard tonneau, Class 3 receiver hitch, flat 4 lights, new tires, new front suspension bits, etc.  See for more information.  Contact
Road Cars / 1978 MG Midget for sale
« Last post by thebigf on May 07, 2019, 06:12:52 PM »
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