Montreal grand prix will turbo boost ‘Humane’ effort

Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands get their next treat this weekend.  

The Canadian Grand Prix is on Sunday, 9 June, in Montreal and club fans will again congregate at the Lone Star Bar and Grill, this time at 1pm, not 9am as usual.  

For a minimum donation of $2 as an entry fee, the door prizes provided by Automotive Art, Shedden Road ESSO, Cayman Motor Museum and Morgan’s Harbour restaurant were won in a free raffle at the screening of the last race, Monaco.  

Ferrari fan and club organiser Danny Roach said: “We had an attendance of 41 for Monaco, which now exceeds 100 members and $207 was raised in cash, plus donations of old blankets, cat toys and Milk Bone dog biscuits for the Humane Society.  

“We are now nearing $2,000 in fundraising this season, with five races under our belts and 14 more to go.  

“My goal at the start of the season was to raise $7,500 in cash and other donations for our six chosen charities – Meals On Wheels, Humane Society, Cancer Society, the Pines, HospiceCare and NCVO.” He now expects to comfortably exceed that.  

Roach added: “Montreal is a fan and driver favourite because it is held in the centre of a great city, but on a proper track, unlike Monaco where the narrow streets prevent the usual passing manoeuvres.  

“Lone Star’s expert chef Eddie will produce another themed menu, as he does for every race. We can expect traditional and well known Montreal gastronomic favourites, such as Montreal Smoked Beef sandwich, Poutine or possibly Tourtière made with real 
cheese curds. 

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Danny Roach and Scott Kristal are regulars at the TV races. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD
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