Access also means getting the chance to meet your favourite driver(s), chat for a bit and score their autograph. This photo, taken last year, shows the kind of encounters that can arise. Quebec comedian Michel Barrette, seen here, was on hand once again at this year’s Micra Cup series at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.
Some of the better-known drivers have their own promotional merchandise, which gives fans a chance to show their loyalties. Here is the kiosk where visitors could pick up shirts and other items tagged with driver number 27, Andrew Ranger.