SCC: History of Mont-Tremblant

Circuit Mont-Tremblant Brief History Called by some the "little Nürburgring Quebecois", beautifully nestled in the picturesque Laurentians Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, is without a doubt one of the world's premier racing facilities. A motor sport...

Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Brief History

Called by some the "little Nürburgring Quebecois", beautifully nestled in the picturesque Laurentians Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, is without a doubt one of the world's premier racing facilities. A motor sport heritage and pedigree envied by all, Le Circuit has a stunning resume of past winners which include, to name just a few, Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Bruce McLaren and Jackie Ickx.

Built in 1964, Le Circuit quickly became a drivers' favourite for its challenging terrain and the heart stopping elevation changes. The track required strong technical prowess to successfully navigate its tricky corners. Featuring its famous "hump" and the always-treacherous "Namerow", Le Circuit spectators were always in for not only great racing, but also all of the tire squealing entertainment.

In 2000, a major reconstruction was undertaken and massive improvements were made to both safety and infrastructure. However, the track's integrity and character remained intact. 2001 marked the return of the sorely missed full throttle excitement back to the area. With events that included: Le Sommet des Légendes, Le 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant along with a full docket of regional competition, 2002 proved to be a stellar year.

In 1965, La Presse wrote: "The track is not yet one year old, yet its history is already extraordinary". Nearly 40 years after the article was published, his prophetic words have never seemed more appropriate. A history that is nothing short of "extraordinary", Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, with its stunning dichotomy of scenic serenity and spectacular speed, is once again poised to take its rightful place among not only North America's finest facilities, as well as along side the world's most exciting courses.

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Series CSBK , Grand-Am , Road racing , Vintage
Drivers Jackie Stewart , Mario Andretti