Year of Production: 2019
Duration: 45 minutes
Opened in 1965, the Saint-Eustache Autodrome is an icon of Quebec popular culture. Since its purchase in 2007 by businessman, promoter, and stock-car racing enthusiast Alain Labrosse, it’s attracted tens of thousands of drag-racing fans—with a strong penchant for modified tanks, mounted engines, and smoke from blown transmissions and burnt tires—
every weekend and every Wednesday. A true microcosm free from any ecological and anti-globalization trends, where even the police do not dare to enter, the Saint-Eustache Autodrome, with all its stereotypes, is a place where many young people from the regions of Quebec find a voice, a family spirit, and a long-lost sense of camaraderie. The values here go against the current of what is peddled in school and in the media: gas, noise, big engines, danger, an attitude of who cares what comes after us, and where we live each day as if it were our last.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Magasin Général