Date: November 23, 2006

  Contact: Terry Epp
Canadian Association of RallySport
595 Elm Road Stouffville, ON L4A 1W9
Tel: 905-640-6444

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50th Celebration of the Canadian Rally Championship
Friday, January 12, 2007 through Sunday, January 14, 2007
Toronto, Ontario

Stouffville, Ontario The CARS Board has approved plans for the 50th Celebration of the Canadian Rally Championship. Arrangements are being made to secure a hotel in the Toronto Airport area for three days to remember. The 50th Celebration will feature the people who have been part of rallying in this country and, in particular, the Canadian Rally Championship.

The three day celebration will include invitations to all the past winners of the CRC since the first national champions were crowned in 1957. Les Chelminski and Les Stanley, the very first Canadian Rally Champions, will be invited and will hopefully attend the gala dinner where the 50th Canadian Rally Champions will be crowned. Several other past champions have already indicated they will be attending including Taisto Heinonen, Randy Black and Tom Burgess.

Presently, plans for the three days will include several theme rooms where past artifacts will be on display, films and videos shown and round table discussions held. As well, there will be a room set up where people can just go to sit and talk to renew old acquaintances.

There will, of course, there will be some usual business to be attended to with the annual general meeting of CARS taking place on the Saturday morning. The main feature will be the gala dinner where all the past champions (driver, navigator/co-driver and marque) will be presented along with past administrators of the sport and organizers of past events. The winners of the 2006 Canadian Rally Championship season will be presented their awards during the weekend. There also some surprises being planned, so the three days should be full of excitement and good times.

In the coming days and weeks, you will find announcements being made and details concerning the arrangements being put in place. The CARS web site will be the place to watch for the latest news (

Please, come and join in the celebration. I look forward to seeing you there.

Terry Epp

National Series Manager
Chair, 50th Celebration Committee

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