ExpoCité

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ExpoCité
Type Exposition grounds
Location 250 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
Québec City
Quebec
Area 92 acres (37 ha)
Created 1898

ExpoCité (formerly Parc de l'Exposition) is a multi-site entertainment complex located in the borough of La Cité-Limoilou, in downtown Quebec City. This is also the name of the corporation authorized by the City of Quebec to administer the site. ExpoCité is best known for Expo Québec an annual 12-day exhibition held in August. The Salon de l'Auto de Québec (Quebec City Auto Show) is held there each March.[1]

Facilities[edit]

It also the future home of Amphithéâtre de Québec a multipurpose arena designed to replace the Colisée Pepsi.

Grand Prix de Québec[edit]

From 1977 to 1979 the Parc de l'Exposition hosted the Grand Prix Labatt de Québec featuring rounds of the Formula Atlantic Labatt Championship Series. The races featured future driving stars Gilles Villeneuve, Bobby Rahal, Keke Rosberg and Danny Sullivan.

The races took place on a 2.03 km (1.26 miles), 12 turn temporary street circuit around the Colisée, the Hippodrome and the Pavillon de l'industrie et du commerce.

The Grand Prix weekends also featured Formula Ford, Honda BF Goodrich Challenge Series and production sportscar races.

Year Date Laps Driver Car
1977 Sept 25 80 Canada Gilles Villeneuve March 77B [2]
1978 June 11 80 Sweden Keke Rosberg Chevron B45 [3]
1979 June 10 80 United States Kevin Cogan Ralt RT-1 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salon de l'Auto de Québec" [Quebec City Auto Show]. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ "1977 CASC Labatt Challenge Series". champcarstats.com. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  3. ^ "1978 CASC/SCCA Labatt Challenge Series". champcarstats.com. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  4. ^ "1979 CASC/SCCA North American Formula Atlantic Championship". champcarstats.com. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 

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Coordinates: 46°49′41″N 71°14′49″W / 46.828°N 71.247°W / 46.828; -71.247