Third Race Weekend!

Here they come! Peter Valkenburg (’69 Porsche 911), Phil Pidcock (’65 Triumph Spitfire), Paul Haym (’69 BMW 2002), Stanton Guy (’69 Datsun 510), Mike Zbarsky (’88 Chevrolet Camaro), Ian Thomas (’70 BMW 2002), and the rest of the field head into Turn 2. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: June 13, 2017

The SCCBC’s third race event of the season was held over the June 10-11 weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Our Vintage racers took to the track on Sunday. The weather was perfect and the racing was great.

The full results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer results (for Sunday only) are also available under the Race Results menu on this web site (here).

Some of Brent Martin’s photos are shown below. There are many more on our VRCBC Facebook page (here) and on Brent’s own web site (here). Thanks Brent.

The next event at the Mission Road Course will be on the July 15-16 weekend. Mark your calendars now!

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VRCBC helps to open Area 27!

Ian Wood unleashes his McLaren M12 – Jim Moody photo

Updated (again): June 9, 2017

The VRCBC was invited to participate in the Grand Opening of the fabulous new Area 27 track in Oliver on June 3rd. A group of our racers did some demonstration laps and had a very enjoyable time doing it!

Our long time friends Jim Moody and Brent Martin have provided us with a lot of photos, which you can see below. (Thanks guys).

There are other photos and videos on our VRCBC Facebook page and the Area 27 Facebook page (here). And Brent has posted many more on his personal web site (here).

Update: Gerry Frechette has just published over 800(!) of his Grand Opening photos in five albums on his web site (here). Check them out!

It was a great day at a great new facility; our congratulations to everyone involved!

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VRCBC at the 2017 ABFM

The VRCBC display at the All British Field Meet featured Kevin Inkpen’s Lotus Elan, Ian Wood’s McLaren M12 and Karlo Flores’ replica Jaguar C-Type. – Cam Hutchins photo

Posted: June 20, 2017

The VRCBC again had a display at the 2017 All British Field Meet (the 32nd edition!) at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 20th. The weather was perfect and there was a very large crowd enjoying the more than 600 cars and motorcycles. Many of them stopped by to ask about our three cars, and about road racing at our home track, the Mission Raceway Park Road Course.

Thank you to Cam Hutchins for providing us with the above photo. He has posted over 1,000(!) from the ABFM on his web site (here). Be sure to check them out.

See you next year!

Knox Mountain – Then & Now!

John Randall in his Brabham BT8 at the 1968 Knox Mountain Hillclimb. – Jim Moody photo

Posted: May 25, 2017

Long time VRCBC supporter Jim Moody was at this year’s Knox Mountain Hillclimb and has sent us a few of his photos plus some others from ‘back in the day’ showing some of the ‘heroes of yesteryear’ in action. Thanks very much Jim.

Check the Knox Mountain website (here) in the next week or so for more of his photos from this year’s event.

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Chuck Lyford

Chuck Lyford, Elva Mk 7 – photo credit

Posted: June 6, 2017

The west coast Vintage racing community is in mourning. Legendary racer Charles (Chuck) Lyford passed away from the injuries he suffered in a race accident at Spokane on June 4th. The entire Lyford family are long time supporters of the VRCBC and we reported (here) on Chuck and his wife Pam’s victory in the 2013 Vintage Cape Horn Rally.

There are already many stories and remembrances about Chuck’s amazing life across the internet. Our own Mike Tate has written down his memories and thoughts (here) on this remarkable man and his family. The VRCBC offers its sincere condolences to the Lyford family and his many, many friends in the Vintage racing community and beyond.

BCHMR Web Site

The 2017 BCHMR has its own web site. For info and to enter, click:  
www.bchmr.ca .

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.
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Vintage Racing Car Coverage
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