The First Race Weekend is Done!

‘Turn up the volume!’ Here’s a view we don’t often see. Dennis Repel (’74 Chevrolet Camaro) leads Ian Thomas (’70 BMW 2002), Peter Valkenburg (’69 Porsche 911) and Steven Allaire (’92 Porsche Carrera Cup ) into Mission’s Turn 4 during one of the day’s great Vintage battles. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: April 24, 2018

The April 21st-22nd weekend was a very busy one for the VRCBC. Some members were ‘working’ our display at the BC Classic & Custom Car Show in Abbotsford, while everybody else was ‘playing’ at the race track!

The 2018 race season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course began under sunny skies with the first Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) event, sanctioned by the CACC. As usual, our Vintage REVS series races were held on the Sunday. The Vintage results are available here; the complete results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here).

And now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to get that grass cut, as VRCBC VP Paul Haym so ably demonstrated with his highly efficient Datsun 510 ‘mower’ in Turn 5!

More of Brent Martin’s photos of the Vintage action are shown below. (Thanks Brent.) The rest of Brent’s photos from the whole weekend’s racing will be posted on his website (here) very soon.

The second race event is only two weeks away; over the May 5th-6th weekend. Watch the SCCBC web site Schedule page (here) for registration to open.

 See you at the track!

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The VRCBC at the BC Classic & Custom Car Show

The VRCBC display during a quiet moment before the doors opened at the 2018 version of the BC Classic & Custom Car Show at Tradex. – VRCBC photo

Posted: April 23, 2018

The VRCBC returned to the BC Classic & Custom Car Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford over the April 20th to 22nd weekend. We had both of VRCBC legend Al Reid’s Team OGRE racing cars on display; his 1967 MGB and his 1996 Pontiac Firebird. Both cars attracted a lot of attention and many show attendees were very interested to learn more about road racing at Mission Raceway in general and our own Vintage racing activities in particular.

The VRCBC at the Vancouver International Auto Show!

Everybody was heading for the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show! – Brent Martin photo

Updated: April 24, 2018

Our local motorsport sanctioning body, the CACC secured a  very high profile space at the Vancouver International Auto Show for its member clubs and other BC motorsport groups to display their cars, clubs and events. The show was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place.

The CACC’s objective was to showcase all facets of our sport in BC, including Slalom, Hill Climb, Time Attack, Ice Race, Road Race and (our own favourite of course!) Vintage. This year’s big display included many specially selected (including three Vintage) competition cars, video footage, club schedules and brochures, and other promotional material.

A special focus this year was to show visitors how they can be involved in all of the action and have a lot of fun, without having to actually race a car. They can volunteer and be trained for flagging, communications, timing and scoring, and many other key positions.

 

Some of Brent Martin’s photos of the VRCBC moving in their cars on Sunday, March 25th. Good fun!

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The BCHMR Web Site

The BCHMR has its own web site. To get the latest news on the upcoming 2018 event and to see photos of the action and check the results of the 2017 event, just click here:  www.bchmr.ca .

Club Membership

Interested in becoming a Member of the VRCBC or just want to renew your current one for 2018? Just 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.
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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