First Vintage Races of 2017!

Peter Valkenburg (Porsche 911) and Paul Haym (Datsun 510) in two of the most popular Vintage racing cars with drivers and spectators. Both are entered for the season’s first races on April 2nd. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: March 13, 2017

We’re baaaaack! The 2017 race season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course is almost here. The first Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) event, sanctioned by the CACC, will be held over the April 1-2 weekend. As usual, our Vintage REVS series races will be on the Sunday.

Note:

  • The full season schedule is available on the SCCBC web site here.
  • Online race entry is available here.
  • The SCCBC is also holding a Practice Day (with a half day option) open to all prepared cars including Vintage, on Friday, March 31. It has a separate online registration here.

Get those entries in! See you at the track.

2017 Sebring Vintage Classic

Not something you see on the track very often, this 1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL is being raced by Doug Radix. – Gunter Pichler photo

Posted: March 10, 2017

Another of the VRCBC’s many intrepid, jet-setting reporters has just submitted his latest race report. Gunter Pichler attended the SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) Sebring Vintage Classic at historic Sebring International Raceway over the March 2-5 weekend, and sent us some of his photographs of the great cars that were in action.

Thanks Gunter!

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The VRCBC does La Carrera!

Karlo Flores' 1960 Porsche 356-B is proudly carrying our VRCBC decals in this year's La Carrera Panamericana. - K. Flores photo

Karlo Flores’ 1960 Porsche 356-B is proudly carrying our VRCBC decals in this year’s La Carrera Panamericana. – K. Flores photo

Updated (again): March 9, 2017

VRCBC member and Vintage racer, Karlo Flores blasted his 1960 Porsche 356-B (‘Nina’) through the winding roads of central Mexico in this year’s La Carrera Panamericana.

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The event began on Friday, October 14th and finished on Thursday, the 20th.

Karlo and his co-driver Juan Carlos Salgado did a great job; finishing second in class (by only four minutes after seven days!) and 15th overall. Well done guys! The event web site has many photos (here) of the action.

And although a two ton, 180 mph 1950 Oldsmobile with a modern tube chassis isn’t exactly VRCBC Vintage eligible(!), this in-car video provides an excellent idea of what it’s like to drive a typical Carrera stage in a powerful car.

Update: Karlo and his team have created a short (seven minute) video (here) of the highlights of their event. It looks like it was a real blast!

Update some more: Valkyrie Racing has posted this short video on You Tube focusing on the Porsche 356’s in the event. Look for Karlo; the VRCBC’s own hero!

Update some more, some more: Nina was just featured in the first 2017 edition of the Porsche 356 Registry magazine. You can read the story here.

La Carrera Panamericana – one more thing to add to your Vintage racing bucket list!

2017 Race Schedule Released!

It looks like Dennis Repel and his 1974 ‘Heavy Chevy’ Camaro have jumped the start for the 2017 race season at the Mission Raceway Road Course. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: March 10, 2017

The SCCBC has just released their schedule for the 2017 season at Mission. The full (updated) 2017 schedule of particular interest to Vintage racers is posted on the Schedule page of this web site (here).

A few key dates:

  • First SCCBC Race Driver Training Program on the March 25-26 weekend
  • First CACC races on the April 1-2 weekend (Vintage races on the Sunday)
  • BC Historic Motor Races on the August 19-20 weekend

See you at the track!

Club Membership
Interested in becoming a Member of the VRCBC or just want to renew your current one? Membership for 2017 is now open! Go to the Membership page here.
Starting Vintage Racing?
Are you interested in Vintage racing but don't know where to start? Check out the 'Starting Vintage Racing' page here.
VRCBC Facebook Site
Click here to go to the VRCBC Facebook site. If you would like to join the Group, just make a request.
BCHMR Web Site
The 2016 BCHMR has its own web site. It also has results and photos on the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 events. Just click on this link: www.bchmr.ca to go directly there.
Vintage Racing Car Coverage
Long time VRCBC supporter Hagerty Insurance is now offering fire and theft coverage for Vintage Racing Cars in British Columbia. Click here for details.

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