The 2013 Legends of the Autobahn Concours and Driving Event was organized by the Toronto Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, in collaboration with the BMW Club Trillium Chapter, the Upper Canada Region of the Porsche Club of America and the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada.
The Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada, is the main Vintage Racing Club in Eastern Canada, although it has members from the Prairie Provinces, the US, Europe and, of course, Ontario and Quebec. Members race cars made in 1989 or earlier cars are divided into 4 age groups: Pre-war – including postwar MG T series cars (built to pre-war designs), Vintage – for cars up 31/12/61, Historic – for cars up to 31/12/72, Group 70+ – for cars up to 31/12/89. The premier event of VARAC is the annual Canadian Historic Grand Prix held the 2nd weekend in June. The CHGP is now in its 34th year. (w) www.varac.ca (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
JIM KENZIE has been Chief Auto Reviewer for The Toronto Star’s Wheels section which is approaching 30 years as Canada’s leading automotive publication. He also maintains a blog on www.thestar.blogs.com/Kenzie/
He appears on “Kenzie’s Korner” on TSN’S Motoring, Canada’s most-watched and most-authoritative automotive television program, now in its 25th season, which places it among the longest-running television programs in the world, not simply Canada.
Jim’s work also appears in a variety of magazines, newspapers and web sites around the world.
Jim was the inaugural winner of the Journalist of the Year Award, presented by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. He serves on juries to select the Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year, the North American Car and Truck of the Year, the International Engines of the Year, and the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.
He has been an active, licenced, professional-grade racing driver since his early-twenties, and is a three-time Targa Newfoundland Rally Open Division driving champion – once by carrying his steering wheel across the finish line…
He has never owned a Mercedes-Benz, but has long coveted a W126 Diesel. He has owned two BMWs (raced one of them), his Targa Newfoundland successes came in MINIs (sort-of BMWs), and his two family busses are semi-Audis (OK, so they are Volkswagens).
He has a few “Autobahn Legends” of his own, including the story of his own Personal Land Speed Record.
Jim lives in Halton Hills Ontario, where he keeps his lovely 1977 American Motors Hornet hatchback in his Barn, which is another tenuous connection – American Motors was bought by Chrysler which was subsequently and temporarily bought by Mercedes-Benz. Could there ever have been an AMC AMG?…
This website you are currently on will not be updated but stays dedicated to the 2013 event.
For the 2014 Stars of the Autobahn please go here