At the occasion of a German Day at the Gilles-Villenueve musuem, enhance by many nice Porsche, the museum's team inaugurates last saturday the exhibition tribute to Jacques Duval... with him!
You too, discover a the Villeneuve hometown! The Berthier Islands, the Old-Berthier, the historic site of the Cuthbert Chapel, the Interprative trail of the Ile de la Commune (SCIRBI), the cabaret La Grosse Bertha, the Berthierville Marina, the cycling circuit of Berthier and its Islands.... Many things to see! Without forgetting that a pit stop at Berthierville will make you try the best crafted donuts at the Délice D'Antan bakery.The Gilles-Villeneuve museum is open every day from 9am to 5pm. Info : 1-800-639-0103, 450-836-2714 ou firstname.lastname@example.org
Les années 70 et Jacques Duval au musée Gilles-Villeneuve!
The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum celebrates its 27th anniversary
Gilles Villeneuve, never forgotten!
Gilles-Villeneuve Museum launches a new collection item recalling the legendary
Berthierville driver. This
launch also marks the 27th anniversary of the museum, which annually
hosts visitors from over twenty countries.
Presented in an original red box, the Ferrari 126C2 of Gilles Villeneuve, this scale model is the 1982 Imola Grand Prix version. The last race of the late champion. Prominently on the case, the number 27, recalling the Ferrari and the 27 years of the museum. Only 500 numbered pieces of this item are in production. The housing sales are part of the fundraising campaign in 2015 of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.
Two countries, a hero!
Prepared at the request of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum by the artisans of the company Brumm, this item for collectors and enthusiasts of Formula 1 recalls the commitment of the people here and in Italy for the one who, behind the steering wheel of his Ferrari, never give up.
If we look at the previous collection of scale models launched his last years by the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, in the context of fundraising, the new edition is likely to disappear quickly... almost as fast as the speed a Ferrari on F1 tracks.
As of May 8, it is possible to acquire one of the 500 boxes at the effigy of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum. This is a presale. To reserve and make sure you own this souvenir 1:43, visit the museum's website (museegillesvilleneuve.com) or call 1 (800) 639-0103 or the 450 (836) 2714.
On 8 May 1982 Gilles Villeneuve has left us. Too young. Too fast. For the past 27 years, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum and its passionate team recall its story. He never will be forgotten.
click here for - ORDER FORM - PRESALE
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Gift Ideas for the amateur ...
The Gilles-Villeneuve museum shop is full of gift ideas at Christmas. nascar, Formula 1, retro souvenirs, collectibles... Come see us or visit our online store. It also remains a few crates of the last wine edition imported from Italy by the museum, The Ventisette. An edition recalling the exploits of Gilles Villeneuve in... snowmobile. to get your wine before Christmas, please order by Friday. Orders made after this time will be received in January.
Also, the unique digital book "Gilles Villeneuve, never forgotten" (available on a USB drive shaped as an F1) is available. Written by the museum'S director, Alain Bellehumeur, this book (English and French version on the same USB drive, Mac and PC compagible) is telling Gilles Villeneuve's story from a different angle, through 12 unpublished stories and 27 pictures from the museum's collection.
Also, another book has just come out, "Gilles Villeneuve, the untolf life from Berthierville to Zolder" written by Hungarian journalist Karoly Méhes. This 192-page books tells Gilles Villeneuve through interviews with people who knew Gilles Villeneuve. Among the interviewed people : Marco Piccinini, Jody Scheckter, Mario Andretti, Sir Jackie Stewart, Pierre Dupasquier, rené arnous, Bernie Ecclestone... and even Alain Bellehumeur, CEP of the museum! The 44 personalities interviewed by the author recal in their words Gilles Villeneuve and his feats!
The two books are sold at $40 plus taxes, plus shipping. To order, call 450-836-2714. Hurry up, Christmas arrives asquickly as an F1!
ended nicely for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, the friendly driver of
Trois-Rivières. After being crowned champion of the season in
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, LP received last Friday the
Gilles-Villeneuve trophy. A well-deserved honor.
Recall that Auto-Québec annually awards the Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy to the most combative rider of the year. Louis Philippe has worked hard to earn his 2014 championship Upon delivery, done at Trois-Rivières, the father of honored pilot, Richard Dumoulin, drew a parallel between the path of his family and the one used by Gilles Villeneuve. "Gilles has experienced the same thing as us, in the sense that he too had not a cent. But he believed in motorsport." Well said. And once again congratulations to the talented and very nice trifluvian driver, a friend of Gilles Villeneuve Museum.
Banquet in Quebec: will you be there?
You know someone in the Quebec City area who loves motorsport,? Here is a beautiful gift suggestion: offer him tickets to the banquet of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum that will catch the attention on Tuesday January 20th in the beautiful city of Quebec. The museum organizes for the first time such an event which aims to raise funds to continue to perpetuate, via the berthelais museum, the memory of the late and legendary champion.
On the menu of this unique evening : a four-course meal, an auction involving several beautiful collection of pieces related to racing, some autographed a star driver, and the participation of Jacques Villeneuve, brother of Gilles. Tickets are on sale for $100 each. The number of places is limited to 100. A receipt for income tax purposes for the donation part will be issued to participants. The banquet will take place at the excellent restaurant Galopin, chemin St-Louis, near the Quebec bridge.
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In response to the Grand Prix F1 of Canada and as a prelude to the 47th edition of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, make a stop this summer at the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, why not? The museum, located in Berthierville, close to Highway 40, is a must between the two most important racing events in Quebec. The invitation is extended. Do not miss this rendez-vous for enthusiasts!
On site, relive or discover the incredible story of a racing driver who became legend. A driver who left a mark both on Montreal and Trois-Rivières Grand Prix. Share, during your visit with the museum team, this passion that drives you, this desire to always excel. Walking through the museum, make a return to the past. Photograph the first champion's race car<, or the Atlantic formula with which Gilles has signed nine wins in ten starts in 1976; trophies of his victories in Formula 1, the racing suit that portraits the first time he took place in a Ferrari... And much more!
|May 7th 2014|
Never forgotten ...
A great champion passed away May 8, 1982. Announcing the accident has toured the world of F1 at record speed. The shock wave has left no one indifferent. From Maranello to Berthierville, Gilles Villeneuve left his mark on his era... and on Formula 1 history. Gilles Villeneuve will never be forgotten .
Alain Bellehumeur, CEO
Excerpts from the ebook Gilles Villeneuve, never forgotten! to be published in the coming days. Note, it is possible to buy a special presale edition of this book, coming on a Formula 1 shaped USB key with collection box. A unique ebook of 12 chapters, with 27 photographs from the museum's collectio . A document of 82 pages. All income from the sale of this book will help the Gilles-Villeneuve museum to continue its mission, to perpetuate the memory of a great champion.
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|December 12th 2013|
Fundraiser of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum
For sale, an autograph… of Enzo Ferrari!
As part of its annual fundraiser, the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum is selling an unprecedented original collection piece. Notice to collectors ... and racing fans. It is possible to get your hands on an autograph of the legendary EnzoFerrari...!
To raise funds, the museum, located in Berthierville, invites collectors to contact its team to make an offer by December 31st. The museum will consider offers received and will decide if the floor price is reached, or not, to dispose of this valuable collector's item. The autograph of Enzo Ferrari is inthe first pages of an impressive book ... which he is the author: Piloti, chegente ...
Written in English, this 360 pages book was printed in Modena, Italy, near the headquarters of the Scuderia Ferrari. It was autographed by the racing legend in 1984. Recall Enzo Ferrari, born in 1898, died 14 August 1988 at the age of 89 years. Only 2500 copies of this book have been printed.
Gilles and Enzo
Furthermore, Enzo Ferrari considered Gilles Villeneuve as a son. He devotesfifteen pages of his book to the Berthierville driver. Many beautiful picturesremind el piccolo canadese in this imposing document. By the text and the pictures, it is easy to understand this close bond between the two men.
This book was a collection piece of the late Gilles Villeneuve’s manager, Gaston Parent. A certificate issued by the Gilles-Villeneuve museum willaccompany the book.
To make an offer, three ways to proceed: 1) it is possible to visit the museum website at www.museegillesvilleneuve.com and fill out the form, 2) it is possible to call the museum at 450-836-2714, or 3) by email:museegillesvilleneuve@bellnet.
Enzo Ferrari, the Commandatore, has marked the automobile history. Racing driver, industrial founder, he became a legend. Its commitment to GillesVilleneuve was undeniable. By signing this book, he will have helped to perpetuate his memory....
It is also possible to participate to the 2014 fundraising campaign of theGilles-Villeneuve museum by becoming an honorary member of the institution. Indeed, by becoming a member, you support the work of themuseum and stay informed of all its news. Visit our website for more information.
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|The member for Berthier in the National Assembly, André Villeneuve, presented this check to the CEO of the institution, Alain Bellehumeur, during a recent visit to the museum. The deputy was keen to stress the importance to historical and tourist level of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum. Recall that it annually hosts visitors from thirty countries. More than 250,000 people were stopped at the museum since its inception in 1988.|
|For 25 years the museum, several new features: a new presentation of the permanent collection of the institution, an exhibition and sale of paintings by the artist Marco Benjamin (including several paintings pay tribute to Gilles Villeneuve),
the launch of an interactive and educational book for the young and for them to discover Gilles Villeneuve while having fun, the sale of a new vintage of wine Ventissette commemorating the 25th anniversary of the museum and an exhibition recalling the first victory Berthierville driver in F1, in Montreal in 1978.
The museum, that will also be present on the site of the Grand Prix of Canada, June 7-8-9, invites race fans to stop at his booth.
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|VIP visits with
Also, to celebrate its 25 years of existence, the Gilles-Villeneuve launches its concept of VIP visits. Live intensely experience to browse the museum, outside normal business hours in the companion museum CEO, Alain Bellehumeur. These visits are intended VIP groups of ten or more. Reservations are required.
During a private tour, listen to the director and co-founder of the institution tell you Gilles Villeneuve, his life, his career, his exploits, the passion that animated his desire to win. Discover or rediscover the pilot who never lowered his arms. The museum director will share his memories and anecdotes VIP guests will talk about his meetings with Gilles Villeneuve. In short, a VIP tour can be created for your group. It could even include appetizers, wine, souvenirs ...
|A photo with Gilles
On the occasion of the 2013 summer season, it will be possible for visitors to be photographed with the champion. The life-size bronze of Gilles Villeneuve, the work of renowned sculptor Jules Lasalle Quebec, seated on top of the podium, waiting for you. New development will give you access to the podium of the brave pilot. You can go home, happy to have placed in the company of heroes of a nation!
|April 10th 2013|
version of the Ventisette!
You wish to purchase a case of wine, the new version of our Ventisette? Contact us now! This new release commemorates the 25th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve museum and recalls the 35th anniversary of the first victory in F1 Gilles. Each bottle is in itself a beautiful piece of collection.
For you to acquire the Ventisette Spring Edition 2013 wine from Tuscany in Italy, imported by Roucet and bottled by Masi, follow this link ... http://www.museegillesvilleneuve.com/english/ventisette.html
Importantly, this wine sale is at the heart of the 2013 fundraising campaign of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum. Buying a box contribute to our mission to perpetuate the memory of the late champion over the years, generations. The Ventisette ... an excellent wine ... for a good cause!
The museum Gilles-Villeneuve Museum invites golfers to its annual tournament, organized in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Berthier / D'Autray, Wednesday May 22, at the Berthier Golf Club.
do not play golf ... you can still help by sponsoring the
This activity is also part of the fundraising campaign of 2013 Gilles-Villeneuve in this special year with the theme: Gilles Villeneuve, the legend tells Berthierville!
Registration Form Sponsorship
the land of Ferrari on bicycle ...
The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum in collaboration with Défi des Sommets organize a unique journey to the heart of Italy, the country of Ferrari. At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the museum, we invite cyclists to a 9 day trip through Tuscany ... with the aim to stop at Fiorano, home to the famous Scuderia Ferrari.
The journey for cycling enthusiasts and fans of racing is scheduled for September if the number of participants is sufficient. You have interest, please contact us now: 450-836-2714 or 1-800-639-0103.
|An activity booklet for the 25th
The museum is looking for partners to finance the activities related to the 25th anniversary of the establishment, a great activity book for younger children, those who have never see the legendary driver.
We anticipate printing 5000 copies of this booklet, the sale will help fund the museum's activities.
Sponsoring a page, half a page, a banner space or a business card, your company will team up with the Gilles-Villeneuve museum in the realization of this project!
Soon a new brochure
For its 25 years old, the museum's team is preparing a new brochure. We are pleased to present to you a scoop, a visual of this document to attract visitors in Berthierville, look forward to welcoming you soon!
|December 12 2012|
The Gilles-Villeneuve museum's souvenir boutique in Berthiervilleis full of racing memorabilia for racing fans.T-shirts for adults ($15 à $30), kids sizes ($15), hats of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, Nascar or of Canada Grand Prix ($20 à $25).
gift under $15? Easu : the 2013 F1 Calendar, a souvenir mug wearing the
1981 Ferrari of Gilles Villeneuve, a key chain replica of Gilles'
Ferrari, the souvenir helmet pin, play cards, a fantastic biography
"Villeneuve... A Racing legend'' (10$ tx inc.), etc.!
|Be original with a unic painting! From the artist Marco Benjamin, (2feets x 1,5 feets) prices between $100 and $350.
|Many signed pieces like replicas
(prices between $30 ans $200), framed pictures (Vettel, Kobayashi,
Perez ans many other 2012 F1 drivers), Ayrton Senna Frame ($350), hats,
|For the collectors, the souvenir
package offert for the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve death that
contains a copie of the very first contract signed by Gilles Villeneuve
in Formula 1, with McLaren, an authenticity letter and the souvenir DVD
"Un Gentilhomme et un Champion" (French for A Gentleman and a
Champion). Everything in a limited edition package of 100 pockets at
$100 each. A never published before document!
the 30th anniversary year with the souvenirs "30 ans - Gilles
Villeneuve - Jamais oublié" (French for 30 years - Gilles
Villeneuve - Never Forgotten) like the medallion ($3 tx inc.) the DVD
"Un Gentilhomme et un champion" ($20), the souvenir album ($2) of the
finish, this exceptionnal gift, the commemorative ring for the 30th
anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve's death. Produced in a limited edition
of 82 rings, this jewel is sold $390.
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The agreement will also bring visibility to the Museum on the circuit. We will draw at each race free passes to visit the Berthierville museum. The ProCam Super Truck serie will be racing at Montmagny, Ste-Croix and St-Eustache between May 29th and September 3rd.,
Gilles-Villeneuve museum has a new partner, the Remorques Jelano has
produced this trailer to help the Gilles-Villeneuve museum to transport
material on different event. A trailer which also remembers the 30th
anniversary of our champion's disparition. Al last, a very practical
The Remorques Jelano whished to develop the racing market. The enterprise produce trailers custom built, on the clients wishes. It is possible to join the Remorques Jelano at the 450-887-2715.
Frank Del Pinto and Marc Belcourt of the Ferrari Luigi Club, with Alain Bellehumeur, ceo of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.
The Ferrari Luigi Club visiting the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, commented by Alain Bellehumeur.
Presentation of a commemorative gift from the Ferrari Luigi Club to the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.
Claude Sauvageau, Priest of Berthierville, attended by Yvon Poirier, director and volunteer of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, during the ceremony of blessing the Ferrari.
Marcel Lafontaine, president of the Formula Tour 1600 serie, Marc-Antoine Cardin, Formula 1600 driver and Marc Cardin, father and team's boss.
For all the 2012 season, the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum is partner of the Procam Super Truck Series.
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|October 20th 2009|
Racing fans participating to the next beneficial banquet of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum will hear many guests speakers invited for the occasion. Among them, François Dumontier, president of Octane Management, in charge of the Montreal Nascar race.
The annual banquet will take place on Tuesday, November 17 at the Buffet Roma, in St-Leonard. Tickets are still available at a cost of $150, wich help the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, of Berthierville, to pursue it's mission, to perpetuate the memory of the great champion through the years, the generations.
Moreover, this annual banquet belong to the fundraising campaign started in last September.
During the event, François Dumontier will talk about Nascar, wich last race was un August on the Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit with the Nationwide racing cars has known a big success. It could also be question of Formula 1, it the come back of the Montreal Grand Prix is clamed before the banquet. François Dumontier's team could play an important role for future F1 race of Montreal.
Friends of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, Gino Rosato, from Laval, member for many years now of the Scuderia Ferrari, will also be present. There will be certainly a lot to say about the fascinating 2009 F1 season. Just think to the Felippe Massa accident, the almost come back of Michael Shumacher, the championship of Jenson Button, etc.
At a couple of weeks of the snowmobile season's begin, Jacques Villeneuve will also be at the banquet. Other sports personality could also be present to this list....
An auction, including many collection pieces, will contribute to the success of the annual fundraising campaign. Among the pieces that will be sold, a Gilles Villeneuve helmet replica, a Jerez Grand Prix original ticket pair from 1997 signed by Jacques Villeneuve (race that made him world champion), the signed visor of Alex Tagliani, a team shirt signed by Andrew Ranger, etc.
|June 22nd 2009|
For nine years already, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum of Berthierville invite kids fron 11 to 16 years old, boys and girls, at its Karting Summer Camps. A very unique way to discover the basics of racing driving... in company of Jacques Villeneuve, brother of Gilles, the instructor of the camps.
On schedule, three camps. Each of them include two well fill days of karting under the supervision of Jacques Villeneuve, practical and theoric sessions, swimming in the biggest wave pool of the Quebec, transport to the track, all the meals, night at the hotel, trophees, guided visit of the museum and his amazing colletion of racing cars from different periods, memories... and way more!
Each camps can only regroup a small number of participants. About 10 young people each. The kids, well supervised, drive on the Pointe-du-Lac track. Parents can also assist to the karting sessions if they want.
The dates to remember : the first camp will be on July 5-6-7 , and there is still a few places. The two others camps will be on August9-10-11 and August 17-18-19. There is also a couple of places left in those camps.
You would like to know more about those karting camps for the 11-16 years old?
Easy, call the 1-800-639-0103 or click here!
The karting summer camps of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum ... different... and exciting!
|June 4th 2009|
The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum and the Berthierville Chamber of Commerce comfirm that on next June 6 and 7, Berthierville will be the capital of car fans.
For the first edition of the "Mondial de l'Auto", it will be possible to admire amazing cars on different sites in Berthierville, hometown of Gilles Villeneuve. Visitors will ba able to see collection cars between 10am and 3pm on the Museum's site, at the Ste-Geneviève Park (near the St-Laurent river) and near the historical Chapel of the Cuthberts.
Open doors at the Museum!
Furthermore, during the whole week-end, the Gilles-Villeneuve invite visitors to discover its new collection items ... free!
Since there is no Grand Prix of Formula 1 this year, we invite racing fans to visit us for this week-end that in the past, excited us so much!, mentionned the General Manager of the Museum, Alain Bellehumeur, who wishes the come back of the F1 in Montreal.... next year if possible.
The "Mondial de l'Auto" will be a groupment of automobiles clubs, collectionners and fans of beautiful cars.
It will be possible, for exemple, to admire a totally modify Chevrolet Cavalier that worth to its owner more than 100 prizes at many different contest. Also, a Ford GT 40 will be exposed near the river, which is a superbe site. Members of the Amerique Ferrari Club will be at the museum's site on Saturday, with Mustangs, cars of predilection of Gilles Villeneuve.
For more information : 1-800-639-0103 or email@example.com
|May 12th 2009|
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From Russia with love…
27 red roses in memory of Gilles!
A Gilles Villeneuve fan, honorary member of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, situated in Berthierville, hometown of the driver, wrote to ask if they could put on the tomb of the Villeneuve family at the Berthierville cemetery, 27 red roses! To Gilles. No. 27 . Great man and great driver. From Russia with love, wrote the champion's fan. He added : "I couldn't have the chance to be myself in Canada on this day. Could you help me? If you could only go to the monument of Gilles and let the flowers... 27 red flowers. Thank you very much."
The memory of Gilles Villeneuve is still alive, after already 25 years!
|June 16th 2009|
The Summer Camps of Karting for young of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum... a great way to start motor sport!
The camps, for the young boys and girls between 11 to 16 years old, let the young get closer with the motor sports under the instructions of the unique Jacques Villeneuve, brother of the legendary Gilles Villeneuve. A unique way to get pro's advices! Through the years, Jacques droves in many series (Formula Atlantic, Indy Car, Formula 1...) and won many championship in snowmobile. He helps the museum's camps from the very beginning... for the good of the participants!
Everything is included... even a Wave Pool!
There are about ten kids by camps. The programme includes also a guided visit of the museum for all the family and a visit of the racing facilities of Jacques Villeneuve. The young drivers sleep at the Days Inn, located at a few minute from the museum. The meals and transport to the track are also included. The kids drive for two very loaded days on the Trois-Rivières karting track, located at Pointe-Du-Lac. The kids will also swim in the all new Wave Pool of the Camping H20, neighbor of the race track.
Four camps are planned in 2008. There are still few places for every camps. The first will be on the next July 6-7-8. Then, an other is planned on July 13-14-15. Two more camps are in August : on the 10-11-12 ans 18-19-20.
Through the years, many yound boys and girls have participated to the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum's Supper Karting Camps. They all took advantage of Jacques Villeneuve advices and knowledge. They all lived an extraordinary experience! Many of them came back for a second or even a third time!
For more information, or to fill a form, call the 1-800-639-0103 or click on the picture!
|June 12, 2008|
The annual Golf Tournament of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Berthier / D'Autray, was a real success on last wednesday, June 4.
About 120 golfers took the start of the beautiful golf course of the Berthierville Club. Among them, Jacques Villeneuve, brother of the legendary Gilles Villeneuve. Joannie Rochette, from the Ile Dupas, four times the Canadian Champion of figure skating, and Steve Diamond, now resident of the Berthierville's region, join the group for the dinner.
From Belgium, arrived a couple of days before, Philippe Graton, from the Editions Graton, came to present the new album from the famous european serie Michel Vaillant totally about Gilles Villeneuve.
The golf and the auction later in the evening, gave to the museum financing campaign about 5 000$ !
Thanks to all the sponsors of the event : : la Boucherie Jacques Forget, le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, le karting Trois-Rivières, Camping H20 Kart-O-Mania, les Trophées JLM, la Fédération du sport automobile du Québec, le Spa Natur’Eau, la SAQ, Benoit Bellerose Case HI, la municipalité de Saint-Ignace, Miniature Plus, Savico, Photo SGC.com, Gestion Perro, le Bloc Québécois, Michel Desmarais CA et de F. Thériault inc.
Also, thank you a lot for the nice greeting from the new owners of the Golf Club and their employees.
Aux amateurs de golf, aux
amis du musée Gilles-Villeneuve, ainsi qu’aux partenaires de l’événement, MERCI…
et à l’an prochain!
En terminant, nous vous invitons à parcourir notre galerie de photos…
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|Photo de la famille Villeneuve, avec Séville et Georgette, parents de Gilles, lors du Grand Prix
du Canada de 1978. Photo Gaetan Savignac.
|May 29, 2008|
Open House Day this Sunday!
From 9am to 5pm, everybody is invited to visit the museum free, living again the feats of Gilles Villeneuve, looking at the new exhibitions such as ‘Fans of Gilles’ which expose many collections pieces belonging to fans of the legendary driver and only at the museum for a short moment!
At 1 pm, people present at the museum will
assist to the World Launch of the last album of the Michel Vaillant collection,
a documentary about Gilles Villeneuve. Produced in collaboration with the
Philippe Graton, writer and editor of the album, will be present at the museum, in company of Xavier Chimits, author of the texts and F1 Journalist (having interviewed Gilles Villeneuve many times). Jacques Villeneuve, brother of Gilles, will be also present at the launch ceremony.
It will be possible to buy the album at the museum’s boutique.
A new exhibition called Gilles Villeneuve / Michel Vaillant, will also be inaugurated at the museum showing many images of the Michel Vaillant series where Gilles Villeneuve is racing.
The Gilles-Villeneuve museum will also take the opportunity of the Open House day to proceed at the launch of a new collection of items from in link with the Museum and career of Gilles-Villeneuve: hats, t-shirts, die cast models, shirts…In conclusion, every visitor that will come to the museum on Sunday will receive their beautiful picture book produced by the
|May 8, 2008|
its 20th anniversary...
Important work on the
museum, situated in the town where the champion racing driver grew up, has open
its doors to welcome its first visitors in
The work project announced will mark an important renewal for the museum. First, the real size bronze statue of Gilles Villeneuve will be moved from a municipal park to the museum's site. Then, the entrance of the museum’s parking will be restructured as if visitors would be on a race track. A new and immense metal structure will be built looking like a paddock entrance. And finally, a full equipped RV area will be organised on the museum’s side.
Inside the museum, a new exhibit, emphasizing the 20th anniversary of the museum, will be reveal to the public on next June 1st, at our Open Doors!
Racing fans are invited to help the organism pursuing its mission by becoming a museum's member! The form is available on our web site. The museum's direction wants to reach the 20 000$ for the 20 years of the establishment!
The museum is open every day, from 9am to 5pm. For more information, call the 1-800-639-0103 or the 450-836-2714.
|April 8, 2008|
Fans of automobile racing and friends of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, inscribe yourself right now to the next edition of the Golf Tournament in memory of Gilles Villeneuve. Organised in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce Berthier / D'Autray and the city of Berthierville, this event take places in the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the museum!
Yes, since 20 years now, volunteers and employees of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum put their efforts in common to pursue the mission of perpetuating the memory of the champion through the years and the generations.
The invitation is given...
Wednesday, June 4 2008
At the Berthierville Golf Club
As a Shotgun form
Start at 11h30
Supper under a marquee
With Joannie Rochette, four times Figure Skating Canadian Champion, pride of the region
Also special guests : Philippe Graton, editor of the Michel Vaillant Albums, and Xavier Chimits, author of the special documentary Gilles Villeneuve with this editor.
Animation, auctions and prizes...
If you desire to have fun in good company and to help the 2008 financing campaign of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, take part of this very special event!
Reserve your place or foursome right now : 450-836-2714 or 1-800-639-0103
See you on June 4 on the Berthierville greens!
See you on June 4 on the Berthierville greens!
|March 19, 2008|
Now, by phoning us, the racing fan can get his hands on a Ferrari 126CK
Turbo, tested at
Another lucky one could leave with leave with the Ferrari 126CK turbo witch Gilles race against a Jet from the Italian army. A confrontation won by the pilot of the Scuderia, to the enjoyment of all fans.
The museum is now offering at a very good price these F1s of Gilles Villeneuve… replicas on a scale of 1:43.
Limited Editions or regular models, never the Gilles-Villeneuve museum had some many Ferrari for sale. To have your own, call 1-800-639-0103.
|March 19, 2008|
Grand Prix Horizon and the
A group of about 15 peoples is getting organized for this special event. Last year, Jacques did very well on its Peugeot and he hopes to be on the podium this time. The race will be on June 14th but this package (from June 12th to June 16th) includes air fares with Air-France, staying at Le Chateau de Jallanges, breakfast every mornings and one group dinner. And of course tickets and transportation to the race.
Your price is 2,350$ per person, double occupancy. This package is also available without air fares for 1,450$. A 500$ surcharge will apply for a person travelling alone.
For more information, visit the website www.gphorizon.com. Or contact Grand Prix Horizon, at 1-877-729-4472.
Let’s hope that local and
loyal fans from
|November 9th 2008|
At the general request ... New edition of Gilles Villeneuve’s 1981 Ferrari Only 1000 copies available ! .
- Last May- The Gilles-Villeneuve museum, during the special activities « Salute Gilles ... 25 as déjà ! » had put in sales a limited edition a 500 copies, scale 1 :43, of the 126CK Ferrari driven by Gilles Villeneuve at the Canadian Grand Prix of 1981., the unforgettable Ferrari with a damaged front wing.
These cars of our champion sold-out in 4 days. To conclude this 2007 year honouring the 25th anniversary of the tragic death of Gilles, and et the general request, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, in collaboration with the Italian company BRUMM, launches a NEW edition of that same Ferrari 126CK that grabbed the attention of racing fans during the Montreal Grand Prix. But on this version, you will notice the pilot skidding on the track and the front wing giving out.
This collector item is presented in a special presentation box « Salute Gilles » different than the first edition. DELIVERY IS SCHEDULE FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER So if you are one of the lucky one to have purchase the first edition... do not miss out on this occasion to complete the collection. If you are one of the many that miss the first edition... here is your chance to put your hand on this one.
All profits from the sales of these incredible replica will help the museum to continue its mission... to perpetuate the souvenir of this legend from Berthierville for years, and generations to come ! In memory of Gilles Villeneuve
Alain Bellehumeur, general manager
For information or to order your own Ferrari, call 1-800-639-0103 Or go on our website at www.museegillesvilleneuve.com and purchase directly in our BOUTIQUE.
Splendid Sunday at
Gilles-Villeneuve Museum today
Hundreds of visitors to salute the Open House for the 25th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve fatal accident at Gilles-Villeneuve Museum.
Beautiful weather for this very special day in Berthierville
There was a very special ambiance today in Berthierville for the inaugural activity saluting Gilles' fatal accident 25 years ago on May 8, 1982.
Almost 100 members of the English Vintage Car Club were present with their beautiful english vintage for the satisfaction of the visual pleasure of numerous car enthousiasts and other visitors.
Members of the immediate family including Gilles' mother Mrs Georgette Villeneuve, Gilles spouse Johann and her mother Mrs. Georgette Barthe, Jacques Villeneuve and his wife Celine were also present.
The mayor of Berthierville, Mr. Yvon Poirier who is also a member of the board of the Museum and most of the members of the board were also present.
A special guest of the Museum management, Mr. Michel W. Hanson who was the chief starter at the Canadian GP in 1978 for Gilles first victory in formula one on October 8th 1978 shared a few anecdotes about Gilles taking off with the checkered flag after the honor lap.
Mr. Hanson explained that Gilles told him he would send him a very special Scuderia Ferrari flag in exchange, promise he kept a couple of years later.
Mr. Hanson gracefully accepted to lend the famous Ferrari flag to the Museum until the 2007 edition of the Canadian GP.
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|April 24th 2006|
|April 16th 2006|
||Georges Barthe, municipal-councillor, confirmed to Alain Bellehumeur, Gilles Villeneuve Museum general manager, the contribution of the city of Berthierville|
|January 15th 2006|
|January 15th 2006|
During the International Auto Show that will take place in Montreal from January 19th to the 28th, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum will officially launch its list of activities under this year’s theme « Salut Gilles ... 25 years ago ! ».
“In 2007, several activities will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve tragic death 25 years ago .... The museum presence at the Auto Show will be the first of many activities to come. We will present the special friendship that linked two Automobile’s Legends; Gilles Villeneuve and Enzo Ferrari” said Alain Bellehumeur, general manager of the museum.
A picture that doesn’t need words
Visitors who will make a donation of 2$ or more to the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, a non-profit organisation, will leave with a superb and unique souvenir picture.
Donators will be photograph next to a real Ferrari 308, the exact same model that Gilles use to drive in Italy. And on background, a huge replication of the legendary meeting of Gilles with Enzo Ferrari.
This homage to Gilles Villeneuve is made possible by the support of our partners : Dumoulin/Photo Joliette, Flagworld.Com, Kart-O-Mania (centre de karting interior), Formula World Shop, Discount location d’Autos et de Camions, Castrol et CPS Digital.
Several pieces of collection from the museum will be on display and visitors will have the opportunity to purchase Gilles-Villeneuve’s souvenirs from our on the spot boutique.
It’s a rendezvous at the Montreal Auto Show from January 19th to the 28th at the Palais des Congres. The museum team will be waiting for you !
|January 15th 2006|
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