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 Post subject: Le Circuit Mt.Tremblant, Summer Classic, July 25-26
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:11 am 
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Summer Classic Race Weekend at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant,
July 25-26, 2015.


This annual Summer Race Weekend event was very well attended
by both participants and spectators.

In the “Participant” category, one of the most impressive numbers-wise
grids we’ve seen at Le Circuit was the Nissan Sponsored “Micra” Cup Series.


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We were only able to attend on the Sunday and the weather
was very warm and very sunny, so track conditions were very fine.

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Due to the very evenly matched capabilities of the vehicles, the talent level
of the drivers becomes quickly apparent and in just a handful of laps, there
was a distinct number of groups circulating with increasing gaps between them.

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Of course...

Any day you get a chance to get a close look at this kind of kit is a good day...

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Mclaren’s notwithstanding(for the vast majority of Race Enthusiasts McLaren
ownership is going to be a stretch that not many will be able to justify), one of
our real interests is the story behind the more typical hobbyists Race Car and the
profile of the Owner behind it.

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For one of those stories at le Circuit’s Summer Classic, we just happened to find
interest in this 1967 Mustang Coupe pictured above. With quite a bit of obvious
Shelby content in the bodyworks it represents one of the more rare configurations
of Shelby Mustangs. There were not many Coupes produced, the greatest numbers
were Fastbacks, so it’s an unusual one to see.

For those lucky enough to have and dedicate the resources for Hobby Level
Race Car Ownership, this Vintage Mustang is an excellent example of an
attainable degree of very high performance with a practical budget for
acquisition, participation and support.

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Seen here above serviced by it’s Owner, Driver and Crew as one person, this
is a quite capable Race Car platform that is reliable and straightforwardly simple
to maintain on an evenings and weekends based, personal level.

Constructed in California many seasons ago by a very knowledgable Shelby Fan,
this car is well built with good detail and quality components on a donor Mustang
Coupe Chassis which technically makes it what experts might call a “Tribute” or copy
of a Shelby Mustang Coupe without the prohibitively expensive costs that would be
attached if it were an Original.

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Above:
The interior of this Mustang has been striped of most of the non-essential trim to
reduce the vehicles weight, however there are select original items such as the
Dashboard assembly that have been left intact as a framework for a gauge array
that shows the driver very detailed engine monitoring. This gauge array is far
beyond what a road driven Mustang would have, but under the additional stress
of a Racing environment, it’s essential to indicate any mechanical or electrical
system problems while they are small, before significant damage could occur.

The Steering Wheel is quickly detachable for easier entry and exit as well as safety.
The sanctioning Organization requires a Window Safety Net and it too is detachable
with the use of a re-purposed seat belt buckle.

Our interest seemed to have been well placed as this particular car happened to be
the Pole Position car for the start of the Sunday afternoon Vintage Class Feature race.

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Of course, good racing means there’s lots of competition, so this class has
a fine array of challengers, including some other good looking Mustangs...


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Good competition means there’s some See-Saw, Back-n-Forth between the leaders...

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But by the last Lap, our Hero in Mustang #136 is back in the lead to take the
Checkered Flag!


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 Post subject: Re: Le Circuit Mt.Tremblant, Summer Classic, July 25-26
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:41 pm 
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In this case, the owner/driver of #136 Mustang has driving talent quite
capably matched to the performance of his vehicle and that’s a winning
combination!


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Roof-Top Trophy’s are always good to take home!


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Beyond our story of Mustang #136...

Samples of other classes running at Tremblant for this event:

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Can You Spot The Talent?

Our “Underdog” Theory of Amateur Racing, unexpected, surprise results.
(Frequently observable at Local Race Tracks around the World.)

One interesting aspect of amateur racing is the potential for individuals
to do well beyond what might be expected if all drivers and all vehicles
were closer to equal.

One reason for this is that in amateur racing, let’s call it “Recreational”
racing, there are many aspiring race car drivers who have the financial
resources to afford significantly serious Race car “Hardware”, but that
financial ability is not automatically linked to equally impressive driving
talent, and Visa-Versa. So, there are times when very talented drivers
who have less sophisticated vehicles, either dominate or win races because
they have the advanced skills to get more out of their cars.

It’s not unusual to see some very talented Underdog drivers at events
like these and their obvious skills almost always bring them to the front,
much to the delight of the spectators who respect talent.



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