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Release date:  July 18, 2003

Coryea Wins "Simms Cup" at Mosport

In a mixed field of MGTC's TD's, MGA's MGB's and Midgets - and under perfect weather conditions - John Coryea of Malone, New York, driving an MGA Coupe, won this year's prestigious "Simms Cup" award for MG's at VARAC's (Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada) "Vintage Festival" held at the Mosport, Ontario race track the end of June.

The winner of the Simms Cup is selected by a race committee using the criteria of a MG race driver at the event " -having demonstrated superior driving skills -in a MG prepared to an outstanding level of race readiness -while still maintaining its vintage character". Van Worsdale of VARAC presented the Simms Cup to John, who was absolutely thrilled with the recognition of receiving it, and now having his name added to the growing list of honored MG racers who have won it.

The "Simms Cup" was established in 1998 for vintage MG's, but its MG roots go back to the "Alitalia Trophy" awarded to the "Driving Champion - Sports Class - of the Canadian Automobile Sports Car Club, Ontario Region", which Tony Simms won in 1968 with his MGB. Next year an even larger MG field is expected to compete for the Simms Cup, when the Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Greg Prehodka, Publicity Coordinator
MG Vintage Racers' Newsletter (Since 1981)
E-mail:  pr@mgvr.org
Web:  www.MGVR.org

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