BARC is a volunteer organization that organizes and participates in motorsports activities. Our members and alumni compete and win in motorsports events in Ontario, across Canada, and throughout the world. BARC organizes several motorsports events every season:
CASC-OR regional races annually at Mosport
CASC-OR ice races in the winter in Minden, Ontario
Our mission is … To be the club of choice for competitors, volunteers, fans and sponsors of motorsports in Ontario …
Our culture is one of … Continuous improvement in everything we do, driven by teamwork and innovation and governed by the need to act with integrity …
BARC Ontario Centre exists to serve competitors and motorsports enthusiasts alike. We are committed to listening to racers to understand what will improve BARC race events and the sport as a whole, and we strive to represent the needs of racers as individuals and groups to CASC in order to improve the sport. We are committed to giving volunteer race officials the opportunity to learn race management skills of the highest level and to work as part of an enthusiastic team in organizing motorsport events. We are committed to being valued members of the motorports community in Ontario, showing respect for the other members of the community and working cooperatively with them for the good of motorsport as a whole.
BARC Ontario Centre was founded in 1959 by a group of motorsports enthusiasts in the Toronto area. The club is an incorporated not-for-profit organization. BARC-OC is one of the member clubs of the Canadian Automobile Sports Clubs Ontario Region (CASC-OR). CASC-OR(link is external) is an umbrella organization of Ontario Automobile Clubs, who are interested in being members of the official motorsports body that is directly affiliated to the Federation Internationale de l’ Automobiles operating from Paris, France. BARC Ontario Centre is proud to be the only centre of the British Automobile Racing Club to be located outside the British Isles. For more on the history of BARC in Britain, click here.