30 years already !
Salut Gilles !
The Gilles-Villeneuve museum opened in 1988 in Berthierville, hometown of the champion. The museum is a nonprofit organization, regrouping many volunteers. Furthermore, the 300 000th visitor is expected in 2019! Every year, people from over 30 countries come to remember the exploits of the legendary racing driver.
The museum’s collection is impressive. Coming from all around the world, several pieces of this collection are prestigious. From Berthierville to Maranello, Italy, passing by the most famous tracks, Gilles Villeneuve left an indelible mark on motor racing history.
Race cars, snowmobiles, trophies, photos, helmets, racesuits and Grand Prix memorabilia remind us the most famous Berthelais of the world. While visiting the museum, people can admire Gilles Villeneuve’s first racecars, his competition snowmobiles, not forgetting his imposing pick up truck which he used while spending a few days off in Berthierville, far from the Formula 1 circus!
Added to these hundreds of artefacts relating the life of Gilles Villeneuve, the museum also exhibits race cars and souvenirs of his brother Jacques, many times snowmobile champion, as well his son Jacques, 1995 Indy champion and 1997 F1 world champion.
Objective: 1000 donors X 100$
The Gilles-Villeneuve Museum’s expansion project in Berthierville, hometown of the champion, has already begun. The museum’s team has just received a major feasibility study, confirming project’s vialibility. An investment of $700 000 will be required. The various government levers are solicated. The museum is also knocking doors of several potential partners. And there are YOU, motor racing fan, passionate fan and friend of the museum.
A fundraising campaign has been launched. The museum needs your HELP to carry out this major project. The museum’s team invites you to be one of the 1000 donors to donate $100 or more for this campaign. Important, a tax receipt will be issued for each donation. The campaign provides the funds for an expansion. The first new room will host temporary exhibitions. The second room to be created will be as a multiplepurpose room : a tribute to our drivers, no matter the discipline, as well as rental for businesspeople and groups looking for a training and presentation space. The theme of this room will be: surpassing oneself as Gilles Villeneuve, the one who never gave up!
You want to contribute to the success of this expansion project and see your name inscribed on the museum’s new section façade? Call the 1-800-639-0103, 450-836-2714 or Click here the donation form. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure the durability of the museum and especially, its development!
In memory of a great champion… Salut Gilles!