Updated: March 2, 2014
The SCCBC has just released a revised race schedule for 2014. The major change is that the first race event originally scheduled for the March 29th/30th weekend has been cancelled and the final event of the season on October 11th/12th has now been changed to a ‘regular’ CACC weekend. (The full SCCBC notice can be downloaded here.) The Vintage race schedule on this web site (here) has been amended to reflect these changes.
These changes are required because of ongoing paving projects at Mission Raceway.
The following is taken from a February 27th email notification from the SCCBC Executive to their Club members explaining the situation:
” … the Club Executive, after much deliberation and consultation, has concluded that it is in the best interest of the club at this time to repave the Turn 9 area and the section of track between Turns 7 and 8.
The BC Custom Car Association is having the asphalt removed from their drag strip and is repaving the first 350 feet of their run-off/shut-down area. This new pavement will extend beyond our Turn 9. Having assessed the situation it was determined this was an opportune time to address the issues in Turn 9. The Turn 9 profile will not be changed, but it will be re-graded in order to have a nice level, consistent and smooth transition onto the front straight. In order to blend this new raised area into the existing roadways, a fair amount of fill will be added and the area will need to be appropriately sloped to tie in with the existing roadways and to allow for correct water drainage.
The area between Turns 7 and 8 has been rapidly deteriorating in the last year and over the winter has become even worse. It has now become a “Must Do” repair. This area will be torn up, a proper road bed installed and repaved. This should repair the very uneven pavement and sink-hole. We acknowledge that there are other areas of the track that will need addressing in the near future, and those will be looked after as funding becomes available.
Our infrastructure is beginning to show its age, and we must keep on top of these issues so as to ensure the safest track conditions possible. Weather permitting we hope to have the track ready for use for our March 30th practice. “
Please note that this work is very weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change. Therefore, always make sure to double-check the official schedule on the SCCBC website (here) before heading to the track.
Updated: February 27, 2014
The VRCBC’s 2014 British Columbia Historic Motor Races will be held on the August 16 – 17 weekend, with a Test & Tune (Practice) Day on the preceding Friday, August 15. As the latest information on the BCHMR becomes available, it will be posted on the BCHMR web site, here.
The VRCBC is one of the clubs affiliated with the CACC (Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs). The CACC (website) is in turn affiliated with ASN Canada FIA, which is Canada’s National Motor Sports Sanctioning Authority appointed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
The CACC is holding its Annual General Meeting on March 9th (see the above notice).
Note: As you can see in the Agenda above, the individual discipline meetings, including that for Vintage Race will be held in the morning before the lunch break.
All those holding a current (2014) CACC Vintage Race Licence at the time of the meeting are automatically members of the Vintage Discipline and are eligible to vote at the Vintage Discipline meeting.
Please note the RSVP request in the notice.
Updated: February 19, 2014
The VRCBC Eligibility Committee proposed some revisions to the VRCBC Eligibility Rules for the upcoming 2014 race season. The document is available for downloading here. All of the changes from the current 2013 document have been highlighted in yellow. Some of these are merely annual date updates and minor editing revisions. The significant changes in racing car eligibility are in the Production-Based Racing Cars category:
- The time window for the current Classic Group will be closed at the current Dec 31/1980 date. (It currently has the ‘add one more year every year’ clause.)
- A new Class (tentatively named Group 80+) is established for cars from 1981 to 1989. (It includes the ‘add one more year every year’ clause.)
- A new group is established for cars from the three well known national Canadian racing series for Honda Civics, GM Camaros and Firebirds, and Porsche 944s.
Update: These proposals were formally presented by the Eligibility Committee for discussion at the VRCBC General Meeting on February 18 and the document was approved by the members present. This document will now be presented at the Vintage Discipline meeting during the CACC AGM on March 9th.
Posted: February 18, 2014
The latest issue of Vintage Drift, SOVREN’s excellent quarterly magazine has just been released. Included in the articles – with many great photos – is a review of the final 2013 standings in each of their Race Groups (some of our VRCBC racers are in there) and a preview of their 2014 Race Season. Our own BCHMR is again on the SOVREN points-eligible schedule this year and we look forward to seeing many of our friends from south of the border in August.
The Editor / Publisher of Vintage Drift is Martin Rudow, a long time friend of the VRCBC. To get more information on how to advertise in Vintage Drift or to get a personal subscription, just contact Martin directly by email: email@example.com
Posted: January 22, 2014
The VRCBC’s executive team for 2014 was elected at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 21st. The two major changes were former Secretary Tedd McHenry being elected as the new President and Al Reid joining the team for the first time as Secretary. The full list is provided on the Contacts page (here).
UPDATED!: Are you looking for a TVR Vixen, a Triumph Roll Bar, a Ford Anglia, Jaguar parts, a RCI Race Seat, or …..
Updated: January 9, 2014
…… a full Vintage FVee package, or a Mk1A Sunbeam Tiger, or a Hawke Formula Ford, or a ‘Big Healey’, or a Mallock (We have two(!) , or the 1958 ‘Canada Class’ Champion V.A.Y. Special (updated price), or dry storage in Langley, or a street MG Midget, or trailer ramps, or a DKW-engined Formula Junior, or if you have a Triumph GT6 for sale, or you are looking for a Spitfire gearset, or a Stewart Warner gauge set, or a LeGrand Formula Ford chassis ’project’, or driver-signed Jaguar racing prints by well-known motorsports artists, or a choice of other Vintage racing sports cars, or … whatever?
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This was ‘The Last Race’, a DVD produced by Hans Sipma about the very last Vintage race event, ‘The Tenth Annual Historics Weekend’, held at Westwood over an early July weekend in 1990.
The entry list of almost 100 cars that is included with the DVD contains many familiar names, quite a few of whom are still Vintage racing today. And you will recognize a lot of the faces too (although they are considerably younger!) when you watch it.
The DVD captures a lot of the activity and fun in the Paddock as well as having some great video of the on-track action, which features everything from classic Morgans to ‘Vettes and XKE’s, and from Formula Vees and Fords, to the beautiful 1948 Talbot Lago Grand Prix car, captured by Kane Rogers in his cover illustration.
Click here to download Hans’ info sheet for his DVD.
Posted: December 18, 2013
Many Vintage racing enthusiasts will recognize this 1938 Chevy – now affectionately known as Fandango - as representative of those used by the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio to establish his reputation in the very tough, very long road races in South America in the 1940′s, before he headed to Europe and worldwide fame.
Long time friends of the VRCBC, Pam and Chuck Lyford discovered this car at a friends and had it restored to its original race condition. They then entered it in the 2013 Vintage Cape Horn event; a 6,000 km(!) ‘adventure drive’ (yeah, right!) from Buenos Aires to Cape Horn through Argentina and Chile. Not only that, but they won! Click here to read Pam and Chuck’s excellent blog about their fascinating adventure.
With a little imagination, this could be a photo of Chuck and Fandango coming out of Turn 9 in a Vintage race at Mission Raceway Park Road Course! We wish!
Our congratulations to Pam and Chuck.