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Legends of Motorsports Mt Tremblant 2012 – Photos

Report and photos by Dennis Gray

Legends of Motorsports powered by HMSA kicked off its 3rd season on July 27-29, 2012 at historic Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. Under sunny and warm conditions, the high quality field of historic race cars battled on the 2.65-mile, 15-turn track in Canada.

Set amidst the scenic Laurentian Mountains, Circuit Mont-Tremblant (formerly known as St. Jovite) has twice hosted the Canadian Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championship. Additionally, the legendary Canadian-American Challenge Cup or Can-Am series produced a number of its most memorable contests on the demanding circuit following a 1966 debut there.

The strong field at Mont-Tremblant was right at home on the historic track. Notable entrants included the 1953 Maserati 250F of Peter Giddings; Peter Greenfield’s 1933 Alfa Romeo Monza 8C-2600; Keith Frieser’s 1973 Shadow DN1; Audi R8 LMP driven by Travis Engen; Danny Baker’s 1982 Williams FW08 F1; 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA of Mark Colbert; James Farley’s 1965 AC Cobra; Alain Raymond’s very popular 1964 Fiat Abarth 1000TC; and the 1973 Porsche RSR of Ivano Scattolin; among others.

Featured classes at the HMSA-powered races included: 1930-1963 Grand Prix Cars; 1940-1969 Small Bore Production Cars; 2-Litre / Can-Am / USRRC; Formula Libre; Classic Monoposto; VARAC Historic Challenge 1; Big Bore Production / IMSA GT / Trans AM; and FIA Makes / Group C / GTP Enduro / GT 2000.

Legends of Motorsports by HMSA Mont-Tremblant 2012 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)

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Legends of Motorsports by HMSA Mont-Tremblant 2012 – Sunday Feature Race Results

Group One – 1930-1963 Grand Prix Cars and 1940-1969 Drum Brake / Small Bore Production Cars
1. Peter Giddings – 1953 Maserati 250F
2. Peter Greenfield – 1933 Alfa Romeo Monza 8C-2600

Group Two – Classic Monoposto
1. Joe Blacker – 1969 Brabham BT29
2. Robert Baker – 1977 Ralt RT1
3. Jim Peruto – 1969 Brabham BT29

Group Three – Big Bore Production, IMSA GT and Trans Am Cars
1. Fernando Scattolin – 1973 Porsche 911 RSR
2. James Farley – 1965 AC Cobra
3. Marc Evans – 1970 Mallock Mk XlB

Group Four – FIA Makes, Group C, GTP and GT 2000 Cars
1. David Porter – 2007 Pescarolo-Judd
2. Travis Engen -2005 Audi R8 LMP
3. Ivano Scattolin – 1998 Porsche 911 TT Evo

Group Five – 2 Litre, Can Am and USRRC Cars
1. Bob Lima – 1978 Lola T298
2. Lee Brahin – 1975 Lola T296
3. Nick Incantalupo – 1978 Osella PA5/7/9

Group Six – VARAC Historic Challenge
1. Josip Dukovac – 1988 BMW M3 E30
2. David Margolese – 1970 Porsche 914
3. Peter Schlag – 1986 BMW M3 E30

Group Seven – Formula Libre
1. David Porter – 1997 Lola T97/20
2. Marc Giroux – 1997 Lola T97/20
3. Travis Engen – 1997 Lola T97/20

All Comers Enduro
1. Charles Monk – 1997 Lola T97/20
2. Bob Lima – 1978 Lola T298
3. Richard Carlino – 1976 Chevron B36

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    1. Bob thanks for the kind words.
      A few thoughts on Legends/HMSA and Le Circuit Mont Tremblant. The circuit is placed in the midst of the wildly beautiful Eastern Canadian mountains with any number of lakes close to the circuit including one only feet from the pits. The village of Mont Tremblant is a dream right out of a Disney travel log. Pedestrian only cobble stone streets, numerous restaurants that seem to be intent on outdoing each other in the quality of the meals served. And the track workers, village inhabitants and for that matter every Canadian I met on the trip were friendly and helpful.
      The cars and drivers were equally outstanding. From Peter Greenfield’s Alfa Romeo Monza, Peter Giddings’ Maserati 250F, the two F-1 cars of Keith Frieser and Danny Baker and of course the Fiat Abarth 1000TC driven by Alain Raymond the cars on the grids exemplified the historically significant theme of the Legend/HMSA events.
      If you are looking for an event to introduce your family, girl friend or even your wife to our sport of vintage racing this is the event. I can think of no event that has a higher fun quotient then this event.