Posts from August 2011
E-newsletter for August 2011
It is hard to believe but the 2011 season will be soon over. Fortunately, there is still time to fill your ‘need for speed’ by attending PDC’s final event of the year. Beautiful fall weather is best experienced at Mission Raceway Park on the banks of the beautiful Fraser River. There is nothing like the colour of the leaves, the cool air, the sound of wide open throttles and the smell of hot tires and brakes as PDC members enjoy another fabulous day at the track. You definitely don’t want to miss our last event for the year!
Two PDC members enjoying their cars as they were meant to be enjoyed.
Don’t miss this event. Registration is now open.
The only thing better than a track day, is a track day for half price. For those of us that want the numbers, that is a $250 track day for only $125, HST included.
The lure of a half-price day proves to irresistible to Dennis Bainbridge
as he leaves fellow ProFormance instructor Lawrence Howlett at the starting line
Whether you love vintage or state-of-the-art luxury super cars, the people who drive them (or wish they did) or just a good event, this automotive show at the Van Dusen Botanical Garden celebrates all three. Don’t think it’s just for auto aficionados - Luxury + Supercar Weekend is a garden party where the allure centers on beautiful cars and the people who appreciate them. This event is one of the rare chances for PDC members to socialize and network against the backdrop of the greatest invited collection of automotive design the world has ever produced, while surrounded by the lush beauty of Shaughnessy’s most famous central location.
Invited for display will be the finest examples of the latest and classic luxury, electric and elite super cars from the world’s most famous manufacturers, including: Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Maybach, Bentley, Aston Martin, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Spyker, Cadillac, Lotus, Porsche, Tesla, Lexus, Corvette, Morgan, Saleen, Range Rover, Audi, and Fisker
A select group of race car drivers, professional athletes and celebrities will be attending. Complete details and tickets are available at http://www.Luxurysupercar.com
• Saturday September 10 from 11 am -5 pm Opening day” Super Car Saturday”
• Sunday September 11 from 11 am- 5 pm “The Shaughnessy Concours D’Elegance”
Ample Free parking is available in the Van Dusen lot and along Oak Street and 37th Ave.
Remember that we welcome your pictures from a PDC track day (or any other motorsport event) to be posted on our website.
Please upload them at: http://performancedriversclub.org/index.php/gallery/
We often get asked by members how they can become more involved in the Club events. One of the best ways is to assist the Tech Inspection Team with its morning inspection of cars for the event. Not only will you meet some of the executives and other volunteers and participants but you will get a chance to learn about some of the great cars and their owners that take part in our events.
Regardless if the weather is wet or dry, hot or cold, turn workers spend long hours at their corner making sure it is safe for us to drive around the track. The next time you are driving your cool down lap, remember to give them a wave, as a small ‘thank you’ for doing their job so we can have fun.
Many victims of serious motor vehicle accidents benefit from the services offered by BC Rehab, an independent, non-governmental, non-profit society. That is why PDC supports BC Rehab [bcrehab.com].
From each participation fee paid by a member for a PDC track event, $5.00 is donated to BC Rehab. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but over the years, PDC has collected thousands of dollars for BC Rehab. So remember that when you are enjoying your day at the track, you are also helping a organization that is helping British Columbians.
PDC encourages every member to spread that message. There is only one place for high speed driving - on the racetrack. So if you know someone who needs a little education about high performance driving, encourage them to join PDC. It will definitely be the biggest favour you can do for them. At the least, it will teach them all about high performance driving. And it could save a life.
Performance Drivers Club