I published this notice in my Saturday Wheels column a few weeks ago but thought I'd best repeat it for online readers who might have missed it.
Tomorrow night (Wed., Aug. 25) at the Regent Theatre at 551 Mt. Pleasant Rd. (on the east side of the street, north of Davisville), Mosport and Scott Maxwell’s Mini Grid shop will present “Red Mist Stuff,” the story of the Mosport IMSA Six-Hour races in 1981 and 1983. Doors open at 6:30; first film will screen at 7 p.m.
Two films – 40 minutes apiece – that were produced for the CBC by Lawrence Partington will be shown and both will be followed by a question-and-answer session featuring Canadian racing champions Bill Adam, who won the 1983 race co-driving with Bob Tullius, and Eppie Wietzes, who finished second in the 1981 race.
Maxwell, who’s seen both films, says people will love the scenes from Mosport. “The in-car camera work is spectacular,” he said.
Maxwell said that besides Adam and Wietzes, he expects the legendary Ludwig Heimrath Sr. to attend. “He was racing then, as was Ludwig Jr.”
Tickets are now available at Mini Grid (416-488-7663) and are selling for $10 in advance. They will be sold the evening of the presentation at the box office for $15 (all taxes included).
It will be a great “slow-lap session” leading into the American Le Mans Series weekend at Mosport, which starts this Thursday (don't forget the Mosport RaceFest today - Tuesday - at Yonge-Dundas Square from 11 a.m. till 2.) The big race, the Mobil 1 Presents the Grand Prix of Mosport, will get the green flag on Sunday at 3.