Historic Motor Sports Association Completes Picturesque Vintage Celebration in Mont-Tremblant
MONTROSE, CA (July 16, 2019) – If there is a more picturesque motorsports facility than Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant on the planet, Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) President Cris Vandagriff surely doesn’t know of it. With another Le Sommet des Légendes in the books, Vandagriff can do nothing but sing the praises of the facility, weather, and racing.
“It’s really difficult to use any other word than spectacular to describe this year’s event at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant,” he said. “The weather was perfect, we had great racing and everyone had a really good time. We had a fair number of new people attending this event for the first time and they all loved it.”
Vandagriff has been taking the HMSA north of the border to one of the more beautiful places in North America — nonetheless the most beautiful motorsports facilities — for several years. HMSA worked with the Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) club to put on this year’s event.
“This is one of the most beautiful venues in the world,” Vandagriff said. “It’s my favorite spot in the world. In California we are so used to dealing with race tracks in such aired areas, you go to a race track that is all green and beautiful, it really reminds you that you are in a foreign country.
“This was another example of how well we work with HSR and it’s clearly a bucket-list race and location for everyone. The race track is fantastic, the region is beautiful and the venue is unbelievably great.”
Circuit Mont-Tremblant is located on the Laurentian Mountain and features a twisty-15-turn design that has made it an equally fun and challenging course. It’s also an alpine-style resort known to have more notable restaurants than any vacation could conquer.
Vandagriff said he received praise from even the most experienced racer on-site — former Formula 1 racer Bruno Junqueira.
“We finished the race and no one wanted to leave, everyone was just staying to soak it up a little longer,” Vandagriff said. “You know it’s a spectacular place and event when F1 racer Bruno Junqueira raves about it. He’s the ultimate professional driver and he told me how great the track was specifically and the event overall. We can’t wait to come back next year.”
Next year’s event is slated for July 9-12, 2020. Vandagriff has already received entry requests.
“It’s one of the tracks that should be on every vintage racer’s list,” Vandagriff said. “The entire experience is something they will remember for a lifetime.”
The 2019 schedule of events for the only sanctioning body in the world that requires period-correct race cars can be found at www.hmsausa.com and features some of the longest-running events in the country.
About Historic Motor Sports AssociationHMSA serves as the sanctioning body for premier historic racing events such as the world-famous Monterey Historic Automobile Races and remains the only organization to mandate the cars race as they were and not what they could have been (historically correct within the time period the car originally raced).