VRRA Vintage Festival at Mosport- 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix

From our friends across the border to the north, the VRRA, here's the info on this years Vintage festival:

The 2017 Vintage Festival will be on August 11-12-13th

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is Canada’s largest motorsports complex. This 750 acre, multi-track facility is located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), north of Bowmanville, Ontario, less than an hour east of the Don Valley Parkway/Hwy 404 & Hwy 401. Mosport features a 4-km road course.

Not much more than 40 years ago the piece of land that we know today as Mosport was a farm. At that time, standing on a hill, looking over the fields and groves of trees, who could have imagined that the best drivers and the fastest cars in the world would come to this pastoral place and race on what would be named as one the most challenging tracks in the world and provide the best excitement and entertainment that motor racing has to offer.

Mosport Vintage Festival

The premier classic/vintage roadracing event in Canada is the VRRA’s three day Motorcycle Festival held annually at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on the third weekend in August. While Mosport has long been recognized as the finest road race facility in Canada, many changes and upgrades have elevated its status considerably. It now ranks among the best in North America. This GP-class circuit with its elevation changes, high-speed straights and challenging corners attracts racers and street riders from Canada, USA and Europe to the Festival.

Typical special races at the Motorcycle Festival at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park are:
* The Masters: for riders over 50 years of age riding any eligible machine,
* The Warwick Cup: for 350cc and 500cc motorcycles of British only manufacture, held in memory of Doug Warwick, racer and one of VRRA’s founders.
* Endurance Race: a multi-class 2-hour race with teams of up to three riders open to machines from all periods. (See Classes & Regulations)
* The Vintage Challenge open to all classes where no trophies are provided but competitor’s placings are drawn for up to nine prizes.

Featuring the CVMG Vintage Festival Concours D’Elegance 2017 Saturday August 12th

Date: Saturday August 12th, 2017

Location: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport)

Description: as part of the VRRA Vintage Festival, Eastern Shield section of the CVMG is hosting a motorcycle concours d’elegance. The event is open to all vintage and classic bikes, whether street or competition. Participation is free with your admission to the Mosport facility.

The concours takes place in the lower pit area of the main road course. Registration and display of the bikes starts at noon, with judging to start at 3:00 and awards ceremony at 4:30.

Trophies will be given in each of the following categories:

– British Street

– British Competition

– European Street

– European Competition

– Japanese Street

– Japanese Competition

– Best Special

– Award of Merit

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