Last year I was finally able to get The Dragon on the track, something I have wanted to do ever since getting him. It was an awesome day at the Dunnville Autodrome enjoyed by everyone. The ZR-1 acquited himself perfectly, besting cars almost 20 years younger and entertaining everyone with his distinctive roar.
Sadly the Dunnville facility has been closed down and I thought that as a result of this I would be denied the opportunity to get on the track again, at least for this year. Luckily an opportunity has come up to drive the famous Mosport International Raceway track and get instruction from qualified drivers. This is a charity event and will benefit from the attendance of several ‘vette celebrities, not least Ron Fellows from the Corvette Racing team.
Obviously this is a ‘must-do’ for anyone interested in speed and Corvettes and I signed up almost as soon as I got the notification.
Fifty years ago Mosport was a farm, before being purchased and developed into a world class facility that has hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada. The people who have driven its challenging curves reads like a who’s who of motorsport racing: Stirling Moss, Gilles Villeneuve, Bruce McLaren, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Nick Lauda, Rodger Ward, A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Bobby Unser to mention just a few.
I can’t wait!