The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) Vintage held a one-day event called the Peter Jackson Races at Shannonville Motorsport Park.

The featured marque for 2021 is Lotus and there was also a special contest for MG and Triumph-based cars. The weekend also included the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship and the inaugural rounds of the FEL Sports Car Championship Canada and FEL Cup Canada.

Vehicles racing at Shannonville compete in one of five broad categories depending on the type and age of the automobile. Within many of the categories are a number of classes.

  • Pre-War - Classic pre-war, single-seat, sports cars and post-war MG T-series are included in this category.
  • Vintage Production This race group comprises sports cars such as the MGA, Triumph TR4, Austin Healey Sprite, Porsche 356, etc. The group has a production date cut-off for vehicles, which is December 31, 1961.
  • Historic Production Vehicles in this group were manufactured between January 1, 1962 and December 31, 1972. The Ford Mustang, MGB, Mini Cooper, MG Midget, Chevrolet Camaro and Porsche 911 are vehicles commonly found in this group.
  • Monoposto This category was conceived to accommodate purpose-built race cars such as open-wheel and sports racers.
  • Classic The Classic category includes Group 70+ for production-based vehicles built between 1973 and 1989. Also part of the category is Group 90+ for newer cars (1990 to 1997). This category includes the Porsche 944, Datsun 240Z, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW M3, etc.

    At Shannonville, the club combined these classes to form three race groups:

    • Classic
    • Formula Classic and Formula 1200
    • Vintage Production/Historic Production

    Competitors raced in two twenty-minute contests on the Long Track, which incorporates the Nelson and Fabi configurations.


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