Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame is Celebrating Speed With Ride-Alongs and a Track Day

Run rings around Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for a good cause.

By Evan Williams Wheels.ca

Aug 23, 2023 2 min. read

Article was updated a month ago

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One of the most iconic racetracks in the country is getting ready to welcome people who want to go fast as well as people who want to drive fast. The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame's annual Celebration of Speed fundraiser will let drivers take their own cars on track and has a ride-along program for passengers who want to experience the serious performance cars at the speeds they're meant to run.

"We're absolutely thrilled to be bringing back the Celebration of Speed to the Grand Prix Circuit," said Peter Lockhart, Board Chair of the CMHF. "This event is about much more than just speed; it's a chance for people to immerse themselves in the world of motorsports, to feel the adrenaline, and to be part of something truly exceptional."

"Celebration of Speed is about creating memories that last a lifetime," Lockhart said. "It's a unique opportunity for participants to get up close with the heart-pounding action and experience the thrill that only motorsports can offer."

CMHF Celebration of Speed

The 11th edition of the Celebration of Speed runs on August 28th. That's this weekend, so hurry up. The event will once again be held at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, using the circuit's main track; the 10-turn Grand Prix Circuit.

$125 gets you four three-lap ride-along sessions in your choice of performance vehicle. The list of cars on offer will include Corvettes, Ferraris, McLarens, Porsches, and other go-fast makes, and the sessions are open to anyone 10 or older. The driving will be done by experienced racing drivers to help make sure you have a great time.

If you want to take your own car on the track at CTMP, it's just $450. Tickets for the Track Day are limited to just 50, so if you're interested you had better hurry. For these sessions, you'll also need a proper helmet and be able to show some track experience, so make sure to check the Celebration of Speed site for the full rules.

Celebration of Speed

The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame is Canada's shrine to the efforts, achievements, and accomplishments that Canadians have made in racing. The Hall opened in 1993 and has inducted 275 honourable members including Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve, Ron Fellows, Scott Goodyear, and an impressive list of drivers, constructors, journalists, and more.

For tickets, times, and other details about the Celebration of Speed, check the CMHF's site. All proceeds generated from the Celebration of Speed will contribute to supporting the Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation.

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