First VRCBC Race of the Season!

Posted: February 6, 2017

The VRCBC’s racing season opens with a blast on March 14th with another of our very popular Kart Races. We are returning to TBC Indoor Kart Racing in Richmond to try out their new SODI gas karts.

To enter, you must be a either a current VRCBC, SCCBC or META member, or the guest of a current VRCBC member. The VRCBC member must be present but does not have to be entered themself. There is no limit on the number of guests per VRCBC member.

The entry fee is a ‘minimum donation’ of $40 per entrant payable at the door. This includes complimentary pizza and water / soft drinks. (The net proceeds will be used to support our BC Historic Motor Races in August.)

Summary of the main track rules:

  • Each racer must sign the usual waiver
  • Racers must be at least 11 years old and 58 inches tall
  • Racers under 18 must have a valid driver’s licence or parent/guardian signature
  • Closed toe shoes only
  • No outside food or drink
  • Zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol
  • Track management will remove any racer driving in an unsafe manner – no refunds
  • Helmets are provided free of charge or bring your own, as long as it is full-face and DOT approved.

If you have any specific questions about the rules, please contact TBC Karting directly.

To enter, contact the Event Registrar, Gayle Baird by email at: GayleBaird@telus.net .

Entries close on February 28 so enter now!

CACC AGM – Sunday March 12th

Posted: February 20, 2017

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 again): January 5, 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!

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

Posted: December 14, 2016

The SCCBC has just released their schedule for the 2017 season at Mission. The full 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?
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VRCBC Facebook Site
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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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