21, 2010 (Article contribution and photos courtesy of
Diane and Mike Maguire.)
Wasaga Beach Corvette Club has a very special event
this weekend! This year is the 20th Anniversary Beach
Cruize Weekend, August 20, 21 and 22nd. and is also
the 35th Anniversary of Quad C, the Canadian Council
of Corvette Clubs. They have a number of special events
arranged for this unique Corvette weekend. This is the
largest Corvette event held in Canada and they estimate
300 - 400 Corvettes from Canada and the US, with thousands
of people attending.
it will also be a very special weekend for Diane and
Mike Maguire.They are the proud owners of a very special
Pace Car, sponsored by LUCAS Oil, and they will be leading
300+ Corvettes on a 2-hour road tour!
most scenic Corvette Cruize will take the caravan through
the beautiful Georgian Triangle area of Ontario and
up to the scenic Blue Mountains, this will be a most
The Maguire's have the distinction of having now been
in 75 parades of which they have lead 65 of them with
2 more in the next 2 weeks!
Maguire's Special Events Corvette Pace Car leads
2009 Aurora Canada Day Parade, their 60th parade!
Pacer is a 1988 SPECIAL EVENTS CORVETTE PACE CAR. Built
as a Pace Car by owner Michael Maguire and D&R Electronics,
custom installing 12 strobe lights for the P.A.C.E.R.
Program Police And Community Educating Racers
a program to reduce street racing. This was the first
domestic vehicle involved in the program, that was not
a Police vehicle and after the graphics, it was now
ready to go.
Maguire's have lead two NOPI Tours in 2003 and 2007
to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia for the
Pace Car has been used at numerous charity events and
has been on display at grand openings, in front of stages
at concerts, the CNE Canadian National Exhibition, the
Rogers Centre (SkyDome) for the Canadian International
Autoshow in 2007 and 2008, and also Performance World
in 2009 (pictured below).
recently it has also been used to promote a Breast Cancer
Fundraiser that Diane and Mike had done in 2008 and
2009 for the Cancer Program at Southlake Regional Health
Centre in Newmarket raising $10,650. The Pace Car is
also known as the LUCAS Oil Pace Car and can be seen
on their website www.lucasoil.ca.
above - on a trip back home to Bowling Green, Ky.!
at the end of the 2009 season the Pace Car had over
231,000 kms (over 138,000 miles) on it! Is that a testimonial
for using LUCAS Oil I wonder?
has a huge story and many photos of the car in action
on their website, www.2atrack.com,
so stop by there to read more, and no doubt see some
photos from his latest Pacing experiences!