9 juillet 2015

Jacques Duval make a pit stop at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum

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!

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Here are some images of the July 4th 2015, with the Porsche Club Virages. A beautiful day! 

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 info@museegillesvilleneuve.com. Berthierville, by highway 40, exit 144, between Montreal and Trois-Rivieres. Also available through the Chemin du Roy (road 138) or the Sorel - St-Ignace-de-Loyola Fary if you are from the south side of the Saint-Laurent.

Welcome to Berthierville. Welcome to the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum!

18 juin 2015

Les années 70 et Jacques Duval au musée Gilles-Villeneuve!

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The 70's and Jacques Duval at the museum!

For its 27th year, the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum is nostalgic and invites you to make a return in the past. For summer 2015, the 70's are featured. For the first time, the first five Gilles Villeneuve race cars are on display at the museum. His Formula Ford 1973 marking his debut in car racing, the March 1977 Direct Film, last step before he arrived in F1.

Moreover, taking advantage of back in the 70's, the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum seized the opportunity and pays tribute to another racing legend Quebec, Jacques Duval. As of July 1st, and for a few weeks, this fair tribute will highlight the significant contribution of Jacques Duval motorsport and the automotive world in general.

Daytona in 1971!

Jacques Duval is a journalist and renowned automotive columnist. He is also a former race car driver with undeniable talent. He debuted in 1952 as a radio announcer in Quebec. Then, Montrealers have been heard on the airwaves CKVL, Verdun. Jacques Duval founded the Car Guide in which he was the editor of 1967 to 2003.

Quickly, Jacques Duval is interested in the world of motor racing. In the late 50s, he made his debut and won the first Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières! In 1971, Jacques Duval became the first Canadian to win the 24 Hours of Daytona, one of these mythical races on the planet. The Hall of Fame Canadian motorsport was inducted in 2011.

Jacques Duval will be at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum Saturday, July 4, between 11am and 15h. His presence is among the activities of the German weekend Mondial de l'Auto, powered by the Berhtierville museum. The exhibition Homage to Jacques Duval also allow visitors to admire his famous Porsche 914 / 6GT. The one of 1971. The original!

Indeed, this is driving this Porsche racing featuring the no. 5 that the talented driver has triumphed at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Its current owner, an American, has agreed to lend this historical car museum in Berthierville for this special exhibition. A second race car Porsche, formerly led by Jacques Duval, will also be on display at this exhibition. Many photos and several trophies will be added to the exhibition.

The exhibition Homage to Jacques Duval, the German weekend of July 4 and 5, and the presence of many beautiful Porsche brand cars, from Virage Club (Saturday, July 4), will officially launch the 2015 the Mondial de l'Auto Show at the Gilles-Villeneuve museum. A super car wash is also provided on the museum's website Sunday, July 5th, between 10am and 15h. Those who will wash their car for the occasion, for $ 5, can visit the museum... for free!

In addition, throughout the weekend, Porsche owners who will stop at museum and visit the facility, will be able upon the presentation of a proof, an exclusive photo with the Porsche 914 / 6GT featured the exhibition. A unique souvenir!

The Mondial de l'Auto Show 2015 also attract the attention of auto enthusiasts, the museum site, two other weekends this summer. Details will be announced shortly. The Mondial de l'Auto Show is powered by the partners of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum: The Days Inn Berthier, Berthierville McDonald's, Castrol products for Car Auto-Chem and the City of Berthierville. The whole team thanks the museum!

Let us add that the special exhibition The Villeneuves in winter, presented by Lapointe Sports from Joliette, will continue throughout the summer at the Gilles-Villeneuve museum! In short, this summer, a visit to the Gilles-Villeneuve museum becomes simply a must. Looking for an activity for your summer vacation? Take the road to Berthierville! For more information on the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, its exhibitions and the Mondial de l'Auto 2015, call (450) 836-2714.

May 7th 2015

The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum celebrates its 27th anniversary
Gilles Villeneuve, never forgotten!

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The 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.

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April 29th 2015

The Grand Prix duCanada invites you to its "Grand Evening"

The Canada Grand Prix, raced in Montreal since 1978, will take place this year on June 5-6-7. The whole team is preparing for the event, which is coming quickly.

The team of the Grand Prix du Canada also invites you to the sixth edition of the inaugural gala called "The Grand Evening".

This spectacular event that brings together the great family of Formula 1 will be held Thursday, June 4, at the Arsenal in Griffintown  neighborhood. "In a few years,"The Grand Evening" has become a fixture of the summer season," said François Dumontier, President and CEO of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. He added: "In fact, it is not wrong to say that it launches with panache the summer in Montreal. We are particularly proud to give reveived funds to Montreal's non-profit organization, once again, of the Foundation of Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montreal and Moisson Montreal are the organizations which, hopefully, will count on your participation and presence. "

Recall that the Canadian Grand Prix has secured a place in the Formula 1 calendar for the next ten years! A good thing that certainly makes François Dumontier's team proud!

To participate at this special event, visit the website of the Grand Prix du Canada at www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca.

December 11th 2014

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!


Congradulation Louis-Philippe!


2014 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. 



July 3rd 2014

Between Montreal and Trois-Rivières events...
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The summer event for enthusiasts!

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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!

These collectibles and many other surprises up Formula Retro, the 2014 exhibition of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.

Target : 2700 !

The whole team of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum also invites you to support its efforts to achieve an important goal. This summer, we must achieve and even surpass 2700 mentions "Like" on the Gilles-Villeneuve museum's FACEBOOK page. Recall that the number 27 is a reminder of our champion, his last Ferrari showing indeed that number. Salut Gilles!
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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

Gilles-Villeneuve museum


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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.

May 7th 2014

Sad news ... 

The whole team of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum is in shock. The media learned us yesterday that Jacques Villeneuve, brother of Gilles and friend of the museum, has cancer. Our positive thoughts are directed towards him, he can be certain. Jacques has always been able to recover from the blows that have marked his long career. He's a fighter. Jacques, good luck! 

The museum's team

Jacques and his wife Celine at the 2013 Banquet of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.

May 5th 2014

Friends of the Museum ...

I am pleased to announce the presale of my book, in digital format, Gilles Villeneuve, never forgotten. As Director of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, I worked on this project for several months. ALL PROFITS from the sale of the book will be donated to the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, to keep the memory of the late champion alive. Friends of the museum, make sure you can get your hands on this special edition! In addition, by purchasing this book, you will help keep alive this museum which tells the exploits of the legendary driver. Today we offer you the opportunity to confirm your purchase of the French version of the book. An English version will be announced shortly. This book is unique and tells in 12 chapters, 27 photos and 82 pages Gilles Villeneuve and his story in a different way, often linked to my own story and the history of the museum. I wish you good reading for those who will get it. The Gilles-Villeneuve thank you for attention to this invitation and count on your support . In memory of Gilles...

Alain Bellehumeur , CEO
Gilles-Villeneuve museum director... and author of the book!

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December 12th 2013

Fundraiser of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum
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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.

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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.ca to submit your proposal and your contact information.

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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November 6th 2013

A good friend of the museum, the photographer Paolo Pedicelli, sent us pictures taken during our annual Banquet. Here is the link to see those photos of this special event with the incredible M. Léo Samson.


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From left to right, M. Léo Samson, first promoter of the Mont-Tremblant circuit and the F1 Grand Prix raced there, M. François Dumontier, promoter of the F1 Grand Prix now days, and M. Alain Bellehumeur, general director of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum of Berthierville.

September 10th 2013

Benefit Banquet of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum
Among the guests, a legend of Tremblant

The Gilles-Villeneuve museum will host friends and racing fans next Tuesday, 8th October. The event will close this year marked by the 25th anniversary of the establishment . The evening will also remind the 35th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve's first Formula 1 victory occurred on October 8th ... 1978 . Please note guests will have an appointment at the Beach Chalet, on Ile Notre- Dame ... a few meters from Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve!

Among the guests present at this event, a legend Mont Tremblant. Indeed, the museum's team will receive during this fundraiser Leo Samson. Motor racing enthusiast, Mr. Samson is the source of Mont Tremblant circuit. Today 99 years old (you read good) This true innovative buiseness man, had the idea to build the Mont Tremblant circuit buying, between 1945 and 1960 , many fields. His idea at the time was very definite: build a race track to generate economic activity in this region in summer, since Tremblant (Saint -Jovite at the time) was best known for its ski slopes in
cold season. Leo Samson was seeing big at that time. He wished to attract on his circuit a Formula 1 race... What he managed to do in 1968, when F1 landed in the Laurentians!

At the banquet, he will share some of the exciting moments that marked his long and active life. Still in beautiful shape, Leo Samson will impress!

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Mr. Leo Samson during his visit to the museum a few days ago ! Despite the passing of time ,
passion for racing remains alive to this legend of Tremblant !

Wine Museum and Banquet profit!
Exclusive promotions offered to participants

You plan to attend the  benefit
banquet of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum and want to get your hands on a crate of the famous Ventisette, the Italian wine imported here for the museum (fundraising in 2013 )? Give us a sign today!

When purchasing a banquet ticket, save $15 off the regular price of a box of Ventisette (which is $ 227 plus tax).

Download the WINE order form here.

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Thank you for your support,
The Gilles-Villeneuve museum's team

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June 6th 2013

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Boost the activities of Quebec Gilles-Villeneuve

Gilles-Villeneuve museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary and for the occasion, the Quebec government confirms funding of $ 15 000 tomake this special year a success.

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.

Visitors from everywhere!

During a brief ceremony Sunday afternoon, the museum's director, Alain Bellehumeur, stressed the passion that drives the museum team ... for 25 years. The first president of the board, Peter Sylvester, the current president, Daniel Cardin, several volunteers have over the 25 years with the common goal of perpetuating through the museum and its activities, the memory of Gilles Villeneuve over the years, generations.

The museum director also thanked the partners and sponsors of the facility. Among them, the major partners of the museum: City ofBerthierville, Castrol and the Chamber of Commerce Smith / D'Autray. Involvement as a partner in a company Lanaudière, Zone Garage, from Mascouche, involved in the new presentation of the museum's collection, to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment, was also highlighted at the open 1st and June 2nd

Alain Bellehumeur also mentioned the impact of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum in Berthierville, Lanaudière ... and even the Quebec. Some foreign visitors say we have made ​​the trip to the country ... with the primary purpose for a stop in Berthierville! It makes us a little flower thatsometimes we pass before Niagara Falls and the Rocher Percé!

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.

May 27th 2013

The Gilles-Villeneuve in Berthierville
Open Doors this Saturday and Sunday:
25 years of passion ... and lots of new stuff!

The Gilles-Villeneuve museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Inaugurated in 1988, the museum located in Berthierville, hometown of the late champion, welcome visitors from over thirty countries... each year! The memory of Gilles Villeneuve remains alive.

To celebrate its 25 years of passion, the museum presents this year full of novelties. For example, a permanent exhibition renewed awaits visitors. Among the many collection items, find the impressive Ford pick up truck of Gilles Villeneuve in a beautiful environment, a collaboration of ZONE GARAGE, a company Mascouche, partner Gilles-Villeneuve in this special year.

An exhibition devoted to the 35th anniversary of the first victory of Gilles Villeneuve in Formula 1... occurred at the first Grand Prix of Canada in Montreal, will also appeal to fans and enthusiasts in our sporting history. In preparation for this exhibition, the museum was able to tap into a massive bank of memories offered by the first promoter of the Canadian Grand Prix, Robert Ferland. This has indeed donated his collection of its records to the museum. Relive the first steps that led to the realization of this Grand Prix disputed October 8, 1978 on the Ile Notre-Dame, the first shots of the runway photos of the champion on the highest step of the podium. A moving back in time ...

Another novelty, an exhibition of paintings by the artist Marco Benjamin. Among the paintings exhibited, many pay tribute to Gilles Villeneuve. The artist has also made the official lithograph 25th anniversary of the museum, superb piece collection donated to the museum shop. This same image can also be found on the official jersey of the 25th anniversary of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum!
VIP visits with the director!

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!

Doors open on June 1 and 2

To celebrate its 25 years of passion, the Gilles-Villeneuve will be available free on Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd, from 9h to 17h. The opportunity will be nice to visit this unique attraction to discover its innovations. An invitation from the City of Berthierville, proud partner of the museum for many years.

Present at the Canadian Grand Prix

On the occasion of the Canadian Grand Prix, Gilles-Villeneuve museum's team will be on the site of the competition. The museum volunteers will share with fans the passion that drives them. The racing fans in attendance will get over to the tent of the museum many souvenirs recalling the legendary pilot and his exploits.

The presence of the museum on the site of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada, 35 years after the victory of Gilles Villeneuve on the same circuit, is possible because of the Octane Racing Group collaboration and its president, François Dumontier.

Our partners

Wakefield / Castrol, the Chamber of Commerce Smith / D'Autray, the City of Berthierville, the Quebec government, the member for Berthier André Villeneuve and caucus Lanaudière associate volunteers and leaders Gilles-Villeneuve to make this anniversary year a success. The museum team also wishes to thank all its partners and sponsors, as well as all members of the museum. People and businesses that help us continue this mission is dear to us, perpetuating the memory of Gilles Villeneuve over the years and generations.

In this special year, you want to contribute to the maintenance and development of the museum dedicated to one of the characters marked our history, contact us at 450-836-2714, or at 1-800-639-0103 or write us at museegillesvilleneuve@bellnet.ca .

More than ever in 2013, the 25th anniversary of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, the legend of Gilles Villeneuve is told at Berthierville.

April 10th 2013

Newest Gilles-Villeneuve Museum

New 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!
Golf Tournament
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.

You do not play golf ... you can still help by sponsoring the event.
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!
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In 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 Anniversary
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

Find the perfect gift for a racing fan at the Gilles-Villeneuve museum!
It is also possible to do delivery to your home...
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).

A 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, helmet...
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!

Finish 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 mug ($14.99).
To 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.

To contact us, call the 1-800-639-0103 of 450-836-2714

The museum's team wishs you a merry Christmass!

June 7th  2012

June 7th  2012

Canada Grand Prix Week-end

The Gilles-Villeneuve museum on GP site and at the Little Italy

For this commemorative year of the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve's death, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum will double its presence at Montreal for the Canada Grand Prix on next June 8-9-10. The museum will have a booth on the Grand Prix site (Notre-Dame Island) where it will be available to get your commemorative souvenirs like the new DVD, tribute to the late champion, inspired by the song "Un gentilhomme et un champion" (French for "A gentleman and a champion" from Quebec signer Jean-Pierre Ferland.

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Also, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum will be in the heart of the Little Italy of Montréal. The exhibition "30 years, never forgotten" located at the 7035 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, corner Mozart, will let visitors remember the great moments of the legendary Gilles Villeneuve by collection items, pictures, trophees, archives, videos, Grand Prix souvenirs, etc. The exhibition is free. A souvenir boutique will be also be on place.
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Of curse, the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum at Berthierville will be open during this racing weekend. The museum is located at the 960 Gilles-Villeneuve avenue in Berthierville, J0K 1A0. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm. The museums welcomes visitors from about 30 different countries each year!

Without the implication of François Dumontier, president of Octane management, and his team in charge of the Canada Grand Prix, and the invitaiton of the Little Italy CDS, his president Salvatore Agostino and its director Roberto Tassinario, the museum's presence in Montreal for this Grand Prix weekend wouldn't be as important as it is. Thank you to help us perpetuating the memory of our late champion through the years, the generations.

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June 5th  2012

Annual Golf Tournament of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum

in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Berthier / D'Autray
wants to thank every participants and the partners of the even

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May 30th  2012

New article of René Fagnan, journalist at AUTO123.com, about a interview with a former Project Manager at McLaren, working on the first F1 Gilles Villeneuve drove. Exclusive!
Follow this link to read the article : AUTO123.com

Picture all rights reserved http://www.auto123.com/en/news/gilles-villeneuve-his-first-grand-prix-with-mclaren-in-1977?artid=144035

May 8th  2012

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Berthierville remembers…

Many visitors stoped at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, in Berthierville, last Saturday and Sunday. During this weekpend, many activities commemorated the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve death.

Ferrari Visit

Saturday, the Ferrari Luigi Club of Montreal, the very first Ferrari Club of Canada, made their Ferrari roar on the museum's location. At the occasion of the first annual meeting for the members of the club, a padre bless the cars, drivers and passenger. Then, the club flag has been raised in front of the museum.

Also, the group officials gave a souvenir banner of the club to the museum's team, in testimony of their appreciation. Finally, the Ferrari made an honour tour in Berthierville streets, making a lot of turn to look at...

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The beginnings of Gilles

Getting the advantage of this commemorative week-end, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum and the Formula Tour 1600 serie started a partnership. All the Formula 1600 that will participate to the 2012 races will display the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve death logo, made by the museum's team. Remember that Gilles Villeneuve started in four wheels racing behind the steering of a Formula 1600 constructed by Jean-Pierre St-Jacques, which is in the museum's collection.

Marcel Lafontaine, president of the serie, is proud to pay tribute to Gilles Villeneuve for this special year, proud also to help the museum's mission of perpetuating the memory of Gilles Villeneuve through the years, the generations. The very first logo has been put on the Formula 1600 of the rookie Marc-Antoine Cardin, from Sorel. Marc-Antoine will start his first season in Formula 1600. All the museum's team whishes him a good season and thanks all the serie drivers helping to remember the champion during this commemorative year.

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Proud Guys!

Last Sunday, always on the museum's location, visitors could see two racing pick-up trucks involved in the ProCam Super Truck series. This season, the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve's death logo will also be on each trucks. The Gilles-Villeneuve museum, by this agreement, wanted to remember the very first beginnings of the Berthierville's driver, on less known tracks, in region. Gilles Villeneuve was a passionated man... like the drivers of this serie who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and plau in their engine to improve the performance.

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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.,

Un partenariat pratique!
The 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 partner!

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.
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Gilles Villeneuve. 30 years. Never Forgotten!

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.

April 11  2012

Two new articles from René Fagnan, journalist for Auto123.com

John Watson's testimony on Gilles Villeneuve

New article for this commemorative year of the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve death: John Watson, F1 driver for the McLaren team, tells his souvenirs about Gilles Villeneuve. To read the article, click on the link : AUTO123.COM

The Ferrari Jacques will drive at Fiorano

On next May 8, for the 30th anniversary of Gilles' death, his son Jacques will drive the 312 T4 Ferrari at Maranello. This text is about the details of this Ferrari help Gilles Villeneuve becoming 2nd at the F1 drivers championship in 1979. To read this article, click on the link : AUTO123.COM .

March 21  2012

Gilles Villeneuve - The Formula Ford / 1600

This week, the Auto123.com journalist René Fagnan offers you a recent interview with Jean-Pier St-Jacques, constructor of the first racing car driven by Gilles Villeneuve. Moving story of one of our champion good friend.

To read the article, click on the link :AUTO123.COM

March 12  2012

New text online at Auto123.com

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of our heros' death, Auto123.com offers you articles, pictures or videos never published before. This week, Mario Andretti, famour racing driver F1 World Champion in 1978 with team Lotus, share with us his memories of Gilles Villeneuve. Also, a video of Andretti and Villeneuve fighting at the Brands Hatch GP in 1979. To read the article, follow this link AUTO123.com

February 15  2012

Gilles Villeneuve : his first driving course

This week, Auto 123.com tells us the beginning of Gilles Villeneuve in four wheel racing. Visit the Auto123.com to read this article based on the memories of his instructor.

January 24  2012

Gilles Villeneuve,  breaking the ice...

Auto 123.com 
offers you for this year articles, pictures and videos never published before on our champion. This week, the beginning of Gilles Villeneuve in snowmobile. Visit the Auto123.com to see this article by René Fagnan.

January 5  2012

Happy New Year!

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve's death, the web site AUTO123.com prepares features on the legendary F1 driver's career. We will publish the link to those video clips all year long.


December 14 2011

D'ont hesitate to contact us to get your crate!
450-836-2714 or 1-800-639-0103
Only 3 crates left for the first arrival at the beginning of February.
The next arrival at the beginning of summer.

November 23rd 2009

Benefit Banquet 2009
In memory of Gilles Villeneuve...

Motor racing fans and friends of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum were present on Tuesday, November 17, at Montréal, for the annual Benefit Banquet of the Museum. About 120 people listened to François Dumontier, president of Octane Management and promoter of the Montreal's Nascar. Didier Schraenen, racing driver, has been the auctionman of the night. Many beautiful collection pieces were offered for the event to contribute to the fundraising campaign. To mention, among the people present, the new Mayor of Berthierville, M Bernard Grégoire, and Jacques Villeneuve, brother of Gilles, snowmobile champion... The 2009 benefit Banquet takes place in an important fundraising campaign begun earlier by the museum and it's volunteers. It is always possible to participate to the fundraising campaign to help the museum to pursue it's mission of perpetuating the memory of Gilles Villeneuve through the years, the generations,  in becoming member of the museum or in giving a donation to the museum's foundation, Formule 27 inc.


Photo Copyright : Photo Guy Couture ©

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François Dumontier, promoter of the Montreal Nascar, in company of Jacques Villeneuve, brother of Gilles, and of Samuel Dubé, a young participant of the 2009 Banquet. 
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Picture of the benefit auction 2009. Many items signed by racing drivers in F1, Nascar and even signed items of Joannie Rochette, figure skating champion, and Guy Lafleur, famous hockey player.
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Didier Schraenen, auctionman of the night, presenting an auction item : a replica of Gilles Villeneuve's helmet and a frame of Jacques Villeneuve inside his father's Ferrari wearing the helmet.

October 20th 2009

Annual banquet of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum
François Dumontier among the guest of honour

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.

Note for racing and hockey fans, everyone who bought their ticket for the banquet before the end of October will get a chance to win a pair of tickets for the Montreal Canadiens!

For more information of to get your ticket, call the 1-800-639-0103.
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June 22nd  2009

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A summer camp not like the others.
On track... with Jacques Villeneuve!


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!

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June 4th  2009

Saturday and Sunday, open doors at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum
Without Grand Prix, a rendez-vous at Berthierville!

 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 museegillesvilleneuve@bellnet.ca

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May 12th  2009

This time in Belgium..
An other tribute to the champion!

    On last May 8, in Berthierville, in Montreal, in every part of the Quebec, but also else in the world, people remembered  Gilles Villeneuve, his feats, his spectacular races.

In Belgium, more precisely in Zolder, site of the terrible accident, members of the Ferrari Club of Genk (city near the circuit), render a beautiful and emotionnal to the driver. They had a common thought for Gilles Villeneuve in revealing a monument in his honnor. Furthermore, many participants of the ceremony were present at the 1982 Grand Prix of Zolder. 27 years later, the memory of Gilles is still alive in memories.

Here are some pictures of the ceremony, thanks to the members of the Genk Ferrari Club.

    In Italia, Fans of Gilles prepared an amazing tribute remembering the great times of the Ferrari driver. Visitors could admire a 312-T4 Ferrari of Gilles presented beside a fighter plane that he had feat in 1981 at the Monza airport. Here are pictures of the exposition. Thanks to the fans of Gilles and also the web site www.ventisetterosso.com

May 8th 2009

From Russia with love…

27 red roses in memory of Gilles! 

Gilles Villeneuve was driving his Ferrari number 27 on May 8, 1982, at the qualification session of the Belgium Grand Prix. His last track lap. Now,  27 years later, on this May 8 2009, fans still remember Gilles. The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum's manager, Alain Bellehumeur, received an amazing proof of a fan love to the champion coming from... Russia.

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
With Jacques Villeneuve as instructor…
The Karting Summer Camps of the museum, an unique experience!

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
Golf Tournament.... Thank You ! 

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…

June 2, 2008

Death of Mme Georgette Villeneuve...

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!

The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary…

The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum celebrates its 20 years of living and for this event, invites every fans of motor racing to discover the museum’s new exhibitions at the Open House, this Sunday, June 1st.

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!

World Launch!

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 Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, this album put together amazing pictures, drawing, texts and even comic book pages.

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 Gilles-Villeneuve Museum. The 28 pages document, full color, commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment with more than 40 amazing pictures of the champion and is a gift to every people who support the museum and its crew since the beginning!

May 8, 2008

For its 20th anniversary...
Important work on the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum's site

The Berthierville Gilles-Villeneuve Museum celebrates in 2008 its 20th anniversary. For this day of celebration, the museum's direction announce important construction work on the exterior site of the establishment and start an important financing campaign to help the management's efforts to pursue their mission, to perpetuate the memory of Gilles Villeneuve through the years, the generations.

The museum, situated in the town where the champion racing driver grew up, has open its doors to welcome its first visitors in 1988, in the ancient post bureau of Berthierville. In 1994, the museum moved in the actual place, on the Gilles-Villeneuve avenue, still in Berthierville but closer to highway 40. Near 250 000 visitors from about thirty countries have already visited the museum.


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 racing… get ready for golf!

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!

March 19, 2008

Purchase One of Gilles Villeneuve’s Ferrari … …

The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum offers you the opportunity to purchase a Ferrari driven by Gilles Villeneuve…  One of his red F1 with the famous horse in front… And you even have a choice of several models!

Now, by phoning us, the racing fan can get his hands on a Ferrari 126CK Turbo, tested at Monza in 1981 or even that same car driven at the Canadian Gran Prix of 81 when Gilles lost its front wing… But hurry, quantities are limited.

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

See Jacques racing at the 24 hours of Le Mans

Grand Prix Horizon and the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum invite you for a very special occasion: come with us see Jacques Villeneuve race at the 24 hours of Le Mans next June.

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 Quebec will help Jacques to add this victory on his list of accomplishments.


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.

May 6th 2006


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.

source: Flagworld

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.

April 26th 2006

Soon in Montreal …
The biggest exhibition on Gilles Villeneuve

Salut Gilles … already 25 years !
Be a part of this tribute to a great champion !

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve’s tragic death, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum is preparing several activities in Berthierville and in Montreal

These commemorative activities will start on Sunday May 6th in Berthierville, city where Gilles grew-up and will end with the Canadian Grand-Prix in Old-Montreal.

At the museum

In Berthierville, racing fans of all ages will be able to visit the museum free of charge on Sunday May 6th. In the afternoon, a special ceremony will be held outdoors were a distinctive signature “Salut Gilles” will be painted on the street in front of the museum. This signature is a reminder of the inscription at the start/finish line of the Canadian grand prix since 1982.

Let’s also noted that all visitors on the 6th, 7th and 8th of May will receive FREE a superb souvenir’s magazine of 52 pages about Gilles. And a new exposition inside the museum “Fans Corner” will present privately own pieces of history about our champion.

In Montreal

Gilles Villeneuve has marked Berthierville but he, of course, left it also in Montreal and across the Province. That’s why the museum has prepared a major exhibition that will give the chance to remember to those who knew him and to discover Gilles’s legacy to those who don’t.

This exhibition will retain all racing fans attention from June 6th to the 9th and will be held in one of the most frequented area in Montreal, Le Marché Bonsecours in Old-Montreal. Visitors will walk around this souvenir circuit and live again Gilles Villeneuve’s career.

Among the collection pieces presented, we will show several racing cars of the pilot, and on top of this ; lots of pictures, documents, newspaper headlines videos and more…

Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs, T-Shirts, caps, Post Cards, DVDs, Photos, and much more at the boutique.

Finally, to those who would like to help the museum will be able to do so by becoming a member a then receive their own copy of a very special DVD. Images of Gilles’s career on a song by Jean-Pierre Ferland in the background. Something to revive lots of emotions !

“Salut Gilles … already 25 years !” Major activities organized by the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum in Berthierville … for Gilles.


April 26th 2006

Salut Gilles … already 25 years !
List of commemorative activities

May 6th, 2007 : Open doors at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum
Gathering of old English cars in Berthierville
Inauguration of a special exhibition Gilles’s fans at the Museum
Giveaway of the commemorative’s magazine to the first 2000 visitors

May 8th, 2007 : Commemorative day at the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum

May 30th, 2007 : Annual golf tournament in Berthierville

June 6th to 9th , 2007 : Gilles Villeneuve’s Exhibition in Montreal
At Le Marché Bonsecours in Old-Montreal

Other Activities:

April 24th 2006

Only 500 models of the 126 CK Ferrari with damaged wing
A worldwide exclusivity … in memory of Gilles !

Just a few days from the 25th anniversary of the tragic death of Gilles Villeneuve, the Gilles-Villeneuve museum in Berthierville announced a worldwide exclusivity produced in collaboration with the Italian company Brumm.

Collectors and fans of Gilles Villeneuve will be able to purchase the replica on a scale 1 :43 of the Ferrari 126 CK turbo, the one that Gilles drove at the Canadian Grand Prix in 1981. This Ferrari with a damage front wing did not even stop the pilot to step on the third step of the podium to the cheers and admiration of the crowd.



Salut Gilles

This car showing number 27, produced at only 500 copies and display in a special commemorative box, will be available end of May 2007. But you can reserve immediately yours at a special launching price of 34,95$ each, plus taxes. Beginning of June, it will be sold at the regular price of 39,95$, plus taxes.

The year long theme of the commemorative programmation of the Museum « Salut Gilles … 25 ans déjà ! » will be in evidence on this collector box. This « Salut Gilles ! » represent the inscription on the Finish Line at the Canadian Grand Prix since the pilot from Berthier left us.

Let’s remember that during the 181 Canadian Grand Prix a contact with an other cart had damaged the front wing of Gilles's car. So much that at one time the wing would block completely Gilles’s vision. Just when the officials where getting ready to black flag Gilles to force him to come into the pit to remove the wing… the Ferrari driver manage to do the impossible by disposing of the wing while tangling his car from left to right severely. Without his front wing, the Ferrari finished the race … on it’s way to a third position.

An other great exploit from Gilles Villeneuve !

At Brumm, in Italy, as well as at the Gilles-Villeneuve museum, the souvenir of our beloved champion is still well alive. Time flies at the speed of an F1 car, but the souvenir of this spirited driver his alive and well. « We are proud to present this homage to Gilles Villeneuve » commented Alain Bellehumeur, general manager of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum.

To get your own copy of this Ferrari 126 CK 1981 with the damaged front wing, just contact the museum at :
Phone (450) 836-2714
Toll Free 1-800-639-0103
Email : museegillesvilleneuve@bellnet.ca

Web www.museegillesvilleneuve.com


April 16th 2006

Berthierville support the efforts of the Gilles-Villeneuve museum

In this year 2007 marked by the 25th anniversary of Gilles Villeneuve tragic death on May 8th, 1982, the City of Berthierville answer to the demand of the museum with a special contribution of $ 10,000 to the organisation.

In return to this generous financial contribution, the museum will open it’s doors to all residents of Berthierville. With prove of residency (driver’s license) Berthier’s residents will be able to visit free the museum.

Major impact

For M. Yvon Poirier, mayor of the city, “this non-profit organisation contributes to the effluence of the region, regionally, nationally and internationally. I invite everyone from Berthierville to take advantage of this offer and visit this superb attraction.” The Gilles-Villeneuve museum attract every year between 15 000 to 20 000 visitors from all over the world.

M. Alain Bellehumeur, general manager of the museum, thanked the authorities of the city of Berthierville for this generous contribution on that very special year. “Gilles Villeneuve put on the map the region of Berthierville by his exploit. Visitors still come from all over the province and even the world to the city to visit the museum on his honour”.

The City of Berthierville joins now the list of precious partners for this commemorative year under the theme “Salut Gilles … 25 years already !“. A year dedicated to the memory of our champion.

Just a reminder that the Gilles-Villeneuve museum is open every day from 9:00 to 17:00.


 Georges Barthe, municipal-councillor, confirmed to Alain Bellehumeur, Gilles Villeneuve Museum general manager, the contribution of the city of Berthierville


January 15th 2006

More than 3500 pictures …
In memory of Gilles !

One picture … one donation to the museum. More than 3500 visitors at the 2007 Montreal Auto Show, from January 19th to the 28th accepted our invitation.

For only a 2$ donation, it was possible to leave immediately with a superb picture taken next to a Ferrari 308 GTS (model that Gilles Villeneuve was driving in Italy) and in background of a gigantic reproduction of two legends, Gilles and Enzo Ferrari.

Visits from personalities

Several personalities stop at our booth during their visit : Michel Barette, Steve Diamond, Annie Pelletier and let’s not forget Joan Villeneuve !

« The museum presence at the Auto Show was for us the first of many activities on what will be a very special year. Under the theme « Salute Gilles … 25 as déjà » 2007 will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Gilles tragic accident. »

« We would like to thank the Montreal Auto Show team for the opportunity offered to us. To those who knew Gilles Villeneuve love to reminisce his exploits and for the youngsters, it’s a chance to discover this racing legend » commented M. Alain Bellehumeur, general manager of the museum.


Two prices were drawn at the end of the show throughout all donators.

A superb framed pictures of Jacques Villeneuve in the Ferrari of his dad taken in 2004 and autographed by Jacques was won by M. L.P. Genest of Quebec City. A special thanks to Formula World Shop who supplied this gift.

Also M. James Cescon from Montreal was awarded a karting event for 8 persons at Kart-O-Mania Interior karting in Montreal’s west end.

Thank you to all our partners !

The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum couldn’t have participated to this event without the help of some of our best partners :
SIAM, Flagworld.com, Discount, Kart-O-Mania, FormulaWorldShop.com, CPS Digital, Castrol, Dumoulin, and M. Joe Renda.

January 15th 2006

Salut Gilles ... at the Montreal Auto Show

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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