MG Vintage Racers at Mosport, Ontario

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The MG Vintage Racers (MGVR) designated the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) Vintage Racing Festival at Mosport, Ontario this June as its 2010 “Focus Event.”

Attracted by this world class track, special event MG races, and the camaraderie of the MG racing community, forty six MG racers showed up to compete with MGs from MGTCs to MGB-V8s, in both the regular VARAC classes, and a special all MG race. This was complimented by both MGVR and VARAC parties and honors.

MGVR presents three special awards at its annual Focus Event: the Spirit Award, the Bill Parish Memorial Award and the MGV-8 Challenge Trophy.

The “Spirit Award” went to David Holmes. The MG racer, voted by his peers, as best driver representing the “Spirit of MG Vintage Racing.” David is a very enthusiastic MGA racer from Ontario and shares the track with his son, Evan, who races an MG Midget.

The “Bill Parish Memorial Award” went to New York's Storm Field, racing an MGB-GT V8. The award is presented in memory of MGTC racer Bill Parish who never won a race, but had more FUN than anyone. It is presented to an MG racer with a similar pursuit of FUN.

Ontario's Nick Pratt received the “MG V-8 Challenge Trophy” with his amazingly fast MG Midget. The award is presented to the first overall MG in the all MG Race.

If that weren’t enough, more MG honors were presented that were particular to this VARAC event at Mosport.

VARAC’s “Al Pease Trophy” for the first MG overall in the MG race to Nick Pratt in an MG Midget. VARAC’s “Van Worsdale Trophy” for the first MGA in the MG race to Mark Brandow of Minnesota. VARAC’s “President’s Trophy” for the first Midget/ MGB in the MG race to Nick Pratt in his MG Midget.

MGVR’s “Tommy Hoan Trophy” for the first T Series in the MG race to Manley Ford of Michigan in an MGTD. VARAC’s “Tony Simms Challenge Trophy” for the best prepared, driven, and vintage correct MG to Manley Ford with his MGTD.

This was MGVR’s 15th Focus Event. At this event MGVR announced that the “Focus Event” for 2011 will be at Lime Rock Park’s Vintage Fall Festival in September next year! For more information on MG Vintage Racing, visit MGVR’s website at

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Last updated on October 19, 2010.