BERTHIERVILLE, QC – In early May, racing brothers Jean-François and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin launched the new ‘Dumoulin Corner;’ a new feature of the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve and a part of the exciting development plan for the Museum.
Visitors will enjoy a mix of items from the beginning of the brothers’ careers, through until the present.
Dumoulin Competition has been turning its motto: “Passion, Performance, Partnerships” into reality from the beginning.
The museum also believes in those guiding principles and the exhibit will highlight the team’s accomplishments as well as reflecting its own future goals and actions.
Alain Bellehumeur, General Manager of the Musée Gilles-Villeneuve, recently announced a major expansion plan for the museum.
Part of the plan also calls for adding exhibits from various motorsport disciplines. Mr. Bellehumeur stated, “We are absolutely delighted to add the Dumoulin Corner as part of our new mission. The new exhibit will emphasize the family aspect of the Dumoulin saga, with brothers Jean-Francois and Louis Philippe, their father Richard who started it all, their uncle Gérald who also raced in Formula 1600 over the years, and their mother Denise Caissie, who helped her sons and husband Richard turn their passion into reality over the years.”
The brothers are proud to become a part of the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, as the memory of their hero remains very present in their minds.
Both brothers talk about Gilles always with a touch of emotion in their voices.
“Gilles was an inspiration and a model for us right from the start. We worked hard to improve our performance, as Gilles always did,” said LP. “He never gave up, never entertained defeat, and always put everything he had into pulling the maximum out of the car, often beyond its potential.”
JF added, “Gilles’ background was similar to our own. From a small village, with little money and only a great passion and a goal to propel us up the racing ladder.”
LP Dumoulin is a two-time winner of the prestigious Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy (2001 and 2014). The honour recognizes the fighting spirit and on-track performance of a Quebec driver during a racing season.
The Dumoulin Corner pays homage to the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum on its 30th anniversary, and represents a concrete recognition on the part of the brothers of their unforgettable role model.
The exhibit will also reach all motor racing fans and competitors who admired Gilles and were inspired by his memory through their activities on and off track.
For more information about the Gilles-Villeneuve Museum, visit www.museegillesvilleneuve.com.
BIG WEEKEND COMING UP: May 19 and 20
In other Dumoulin Competition news, the team is excited to its 2018 NASCAR Pinty’s Series season underway, this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, east of Toronto.
Let us unite! Come and sign our cars and contribute to our “Race Against Cancer!” campaign.
This will be the third year of the Dumoulin Competition’s initiative in assistance of the Quebec Cancer Foundation.
Spectators at every Pinty’s Series event will be invited to sign the trunk cover of both Dumoulin cars: Jean-François’s (#04 Spectra Premium / Bernier Crépeau Chrysler Fiat / Groupe Bellemare / MIA) and Louis-Philippe’s (#47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare). We’ll be looking for you!