Welcome to the ASCC Website!

Welcome to the Atlantic Sports Car Club website! On this site you’ll find all the information you need to get involved in Motorsports with ASCC. Whether your interest is the against-the-clock competition of Slalom and Time Attack, the accuracy and precision of TSD Rally, learning advanced driving and car control with a High Performance Driving School or the excitement of door to door Road Racing you’ll find what you need right here!

Via links at the top and right of this page you’ll find the ASCC Event Calendar and ARMS Forum. ASCC will continue to use the well-trafficked Atlantic Region Motorsports Forum for all online discussion, we encourage everyone to visit and join in the conversations! The ASCC Events Calendar is now hosted by Google Calendar, which provides us a lot more flexibility in displaying event information and keeping everyone current! Using the Google provided tools you can keep an up to date ASCC calendar on your phone or email application in just a few clicks!

We are continually updating and adding information to this site as we go forward, including some new information never before seen and some great club history going back into the many decades ASCC has been providing access to grassroots motorsport in the Maritimes! Check back often!

– The ASCC Executive – Debbie, Alan, Brian and Evan!

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August General Meeting Minutes

Membership report: 184 members

Treasurer: $18,310 in chequing. Some outstanding deposits and invoices. $2955 stuck in PayPal. Have made multiple attempts to resolve this with PayPal with no results. Will wait for 180 days to pursue legal action based on PayPal user agreement.

Solo:47 at night event. 2nd Shearwater was on 22nd. 52 entries. Used longer course, slightly faster. Took donations for fun runs. We are waiting for SSW invoice with correct charges. Price of Shearwater may go up to $40 next year.

Rally: rally sprint went well. New roads. Aug 19 and 20 is lookoff rally. 11 cars registered, including multiple from Ont and PQ. Charity event will let people ride in codriver seat for a fee.

Race: 4 students at latest school. 3 New cars at event, with the return of Leon!

New business: region AGM Nov 17-19 in Truro. Presented by ARRCA. President and Secretary positions are coming open.

Our Maritime Motorsports hall of fame nominator would like us to nominate Pidge and Charlotte for 2018. All in favour. They will prepare their nomination form.

Old: none

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July Meeting Minutes

Brian J. Not in attendance. No treasurer report

Membership:168 members

Solo:Digby had 37 and 40. Lunches went well.  There was no dinner, and we may have one next year. 8 students at slalom school. 5 spare shirts remaining. One runway light damaged. Bill approx $220 for light.

This saturday night is an evening event at Scotia Speed World. Next event July 22 at Shearwater.

Decided not to charge for damage runway ligths unless it becomes more common.

Chris W brought banner and sponsorship from O’Regans.

Rally: rally sprint July 23.

Race report:

New business: Movie night: baby driver Bayer’s Lake next Tuesday

Old business: none

 

 

 

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June General Meeting Minutes

Membership report 158. Over 30 new at slalom.

Solo report: had hpds. Well attended, ran well. 29 students, two new instructors. No complaints from event. First Shearwater slalom had 59. Off site by 4:30.  Ran well. Next event June 21 at Scotia Speed world. Pre registration required.

30 registered for Digby. Tomorrow last day for early bird price.

Looking into food on site at Shearwater. Not permitted. Asking about increasing time of commissionaires. Looking at a different portable toilet vendor with better hours.

Rally: First regional of year. 7 entries.

Treasurer: $18,741, $2955 in PayPal. Brian is still trying to sort out PayPal access. Shearwater cheque not cashed, commisionare bill outstanding  SSW not yet invoiced.

Race: no report

Old business: No

New business:no

 

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PayPal Problems

At this time, ASCC is having issues with PayPal and some members have received error messages when trying to send funds to our PayPal account.

Until further notice, if you need to send funds to ASCC and wish to do it digitally please send an e-transfer to treasurer@ascc.ca.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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May General Meeting

Membership report:89 members

Treasurer: $19729 in chequing, $2850 in PayPal. Brian J still trying to sort out PayPal access for exec, but we don’t normally remove funds from that acct until end of year.

Solo: Debbie has a meeting at Digby with council. Is reaching out about Waterville airport, and mic Mac Mall will not return our emails. Food truck wants #’s for HPDS. We said 65.

Solo entry fee now $30. Still free to new members joining at event (club event). Putting George S’ #44 on hold.

Rally: rumours of new cars for region.  July 21 is rallysprint. June 11th is Navex. James Whitman is now a Hotbits suspension dealer/service. Only one  in region.

Race report: 9 for race school. Still no supp regs for first event.

Flagging/Marshal school is May 27. Contact Ian P if interested.

Old business: helmet liners have been delivered.

Vote on honorary members. Ian Pearce, James and Charlotte Partridge were brought forward at AGM.

Cineplex Park Lane is showing Green Hell,, the story of the Nurburgring May 25, 7pm.

Motion to adjourn Ian P.

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Membership renewal system problems

We are currently having issues with the on-line registration system and are working on a solution. In the meantime membership renewals or new members can do the following.
 
1. Print off the registration form at http://www.armsinc.ca/applications/2015_ARMS_Membership_Form.pdf fill in all the necessary information clearly (including your email address please) and date and sign the form. If you have access to a scanner, scan the form or take a photo of the form with your phone and email it to membership at ascc dot ca. After we receive notification of payment membership cards will be mailed out.
 
2. Send a payment for the fees through PayPal to paypal at ascc dot ca and send a note with it as to what the money is for.
If you do not have access to paypal you can mail a cheque to ASCC
PO Box 31120, Halifax NS
B3K 5Y1
 
Alternately, you can attend our club meetings or any of our events and renew your membership there.
 
Any questions or problems, please let us know!
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March 2017 meeting

Membership report: 75 members

Treasurer report: Chequing 18,586, paypal $1446. RJSc dues and non-speed insurance outstanding.

Solo: hpds full. Some haven’t paid deposit. Looking at possibility of getting instructors for a second school. Have shearwater for 4 events, will soon be checking out where on their property it will be.  Currently have 9 events scheduled.

Looking at replacement helmet liners. $55 each.  New Zamp helmets $175 for 2010, $220 for 2015. Will order liners.

Rally: rallycross ended last Sunday at Conrad’s pit. 58 entrants. Record entries for the season. Next NavX June 11.

Race: vintage race: qualify and 2 races for vintage cars. $250 for vintage and can add regular races for $100. 1987 or older, must be approved. New driver pricing: $150. Experienced driver add on for $150 per race. Now valid 5 consecutive races, not 1 year. Race school $350, includes May race. Race license is $150. Pro stock class rules on arms site. $150 per race. Open wheel unsure of attendance. James is working on a simplified rule book.

Old business: no

New: don’t forget to add region Gmail calendar to your calendar.

 

 

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MARCH 14 MEETING POSTPONED!

Our March 14 meeting has been postponed to March 21 due to the impending snowfall this evening.

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2017 February General Meeting

February exec meeting

Membership report. Alan G:63 so far.

Treasurer report Brian J:$21,167. Initial dues and levy cheque of $1,500 just written.

Rally report Ian P: this SAT night is a NavX. Route is checked. 11 entries so far, checkpoints arranged. 3pm, elmsdale Sobeys. Ending at pizza delight. Rally sprint last weekend. 5 cars. Rallycross 5 had 40 entrants. Three events left.

Race report: licence renewals out.

Solo report Scott M: talked to stoneridge church. They may allow us some spring events. We are in discussions with shearwater over rental of space there.

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2016 AGM Minutes

ASCC AGM December 13, 2016 Meeting called to order at 7:39 pm.

VP Alan Gray confirmed 27 in attendance and 10 proxies so we had a quorum. Year end member numbers were 197.
Official membership count for ARMS accounting year for 2016 was 179.

President Debbie Miller gave her Presidents report:
What a great summer, good weather and lots of events, good number of entries and fun competition. Perfect!! And our club grew to over 180 members this year!! We are the largest club in the region and make up almost 45% of the total membership, we compete and help organize in all the major disciplines so many members are active all year long.

The club executive makes all this run like clockwork, I want to thank Brian Jarvis for keeping our finances up to date and all our bills paid, Alan Gray for keeping our membership updated and for helping out at so many of our events, I want to thank Evan Williams our club secretary for all our social media updates, and thank you to Ian Pearce for being (along with his many other duties) our rally director and to Joel Nelson and wife Krista for running a very busy and very successful solo season. Race director Brian Gay also put in a full season with running our high-performance Driving School and instructing as well as competing in race. And of course, thanks to George Sheppard for making sure we play by the rules.

We are lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers and to be able, in a small way, to thank someone each year by presenting them with the Ron Johnson Memorial Presidents Award. Ron and his family were active in the marshaling group for many years and exemplified the spirit of volunteering. In reading the many names of past recipients it is nice to see that many are still here, helping out and competing. It is also a good sign that there are many new names who will qualify for this presentation. Last year we also initiated a new annual award, The Lifetime Achievement trophy, which was presented to George Sheppard.

We also have another club member in the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame. Joining recent inductees Frank McCarthy and George Sheppard, ASCC nominated me for this year and the ceremony was held Nov 19. I want to thank the club for considering me worthy of their support.

So on we go into 2017, we have many events to look forward to and good friends to share them with. I want to wish one and all the best of the season…

Club Secretary Evan Williams was unable to attend so VP Alan Gray read the minutes of the December 2015 AGM. Motion by George Sheppard to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Chris Ward, all were in favour.

Treasurer Brian Jarvis gave our year-end figures. We have a total of $28,443.90 in the bank. No outstanding accounts.

Directors Joel Nelson and Ian Pearce gave a year-end solo and rally report.

Debbie Miller read out the race report as provided by race director Brian Gay, who could not attend the meeting:

The 2016 race season has come to a close and while we wait to see what the upcoming
season looks like for us, let’s hope everyone gets race cars under their tree this year as the car count was down and we could use a good boost in numbers. I will echo what I said last year and that is ASCC continues to support road racing with over 50% of the field on any given starting grid and the support continued for 2016, great showing by ASCC members!
This is the spot where I usually talk about change and how it is good for us…well…I wouldn’t talk about change but rather what didn’t change. You show up to AMP on the morning of a race weekend, you meet up with good friends, you chat and laugh and then go have fun on the track together. The race is over, you get out of your car and you chat and laugh some more. You have fun with old friends, you make new friends, you go to have fun and hopefully that will never change. A few people over the years have forgotten how this is supposed to work and unfortunately they have moved on forgetting what good times they are missing. Mabe Leigh’s proposal for ARMS ProStock class will bring a bunch of old timers back out and new people as well to have fun!
On the more exciting side we had 8 students between the two Race schools we held this year on back to back race weekends. These students continued to race for the season and earn their full regional race license before the season ended in October. I look forward to seeing them return in 2017!
On the less exciting side, last year I mentioned that the SM field was almost extinct…well…
this past season with only around 1 car regularly making the starting grid the class was for the most part, was extinct. While I am very disappointed to see the class gone I do know someone is working in the background on trying to revive the SM class. Is it too late, I don’t know, only time will tell. The year ended off with the JCM on Thanksgiving weekend and while that race had the most “interesting” start of the season it all sorted itself out after a few corners as everyone settled in for the 3 hours ahead. We also had a decent car count which made for great racing and a lot of lapped cars but that is all part of what makes the JCM fun, everyone out for the same reason!

I would like to wish all ASCC members and their families a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing everyone in 2017!

OLD BUSINESS. Under old business the ASCC Presidents Award was given to (drum roll) Chris Ward. Chris has been a member for many years and his parents, Dale and Diane Ward were some of the original rally competitors in the club. Chris has been a very active and successful competitor in solo and rally events, still attends meetings and is instrumental in arranging O’Regan’s sponsorship every year. Thank you Chris for being a valuable club supporter and a real gentleman!! Gord Sleigh reported on the club website, everything is working well, our thanks to Gord. We also advised that the Lifetime Achievement award will be presented at the January 10 meeting at Kartbahn.

NEW BUSINESS. Under new business we have 3 members who qualify for honorary membership. The three are: Ian Pearce (moved by Brian Jarvis and seconded by Chris Ward); James Partridge (moved by Alan Gray and seconded by Ian Pearce) and Charlotte Partridge (moved by Debbie Miller and seconded by George Sheppard). These names will be confirmed at our March meeting. Joel Nelson advised that Steve Philips wants to introduce a new solo award, a RAW prize plus novice, fastest time, no PAX. To be sponsored by his auto repair shop, more details to follow. James Partridge made a motion that for 2017 we amend our quorum requirements to be 20% or 20 members, whichever is the lesser. Seconded by Gord Sleigh, all were in favour. In Region news we now have a new ARMS treasurer, Kathy Partridge. Congratulations Kathy, we all wish you the very best and hope for a smooth and successful transition. Also on the region front, ARRCA has offered to host the 2017 AGM in Truro, same location as 2016.

Motion: Moved by Chris Ward, seconded by Ralph Rosere to ratify the actions of the executive and board of directors for 2016. All were in favour. Thank you all for your support. Elections committee chairman George Sheppard carried out the election of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. All the current officers re-offered and, since there were no nominations from the floor, all three were acclaimed. Directors for race, rally and solo will be confirmed at the January meeting. Swap shop was followed by a motion by Bruce Buntain, seconded by Gord Sleigh to adjourn. Then Bruce Buntain regaled us with a rousing game of auto-trivia. The winning table was Team Ralph Rosere and Ralph was awarded the trophy.Thank you Bruce. See everyone in January.

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