Our ‘Hombre’ is a Class Winner!

Karlo Flores and ‘Nina’, his Porsche 356B en route to a class win and 16th overall in the La Carrera Panamericana 2017. – photo courtesy Karlo Flores

Posted: November 4, 2017

The VRCBC’s very own ‘hombre‘, Karlo Flores has returned from the 2017 edition of La Carrera Panamericana with a class win and a sixteenth overall finish. In 2016, Karlo and his co-driver Juan Carlo Salgado were second in class by only four minutes (story here).

This year, they found a five minute advantage during the seven days, which was just enough because the second place car was only one minute behind them! The final results are available here.

The team’s video (here) provides an excellent idea of what an enjoyable event this is. Congratulations Karlo!

Last Races of the 2017 Season

Vintage means Variety! Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire), Roger van der Marel (1985 Mazda RX-7), Trevor Sandham (1975 Austin Mini Cooper), Larry Sandham (1985 Mini Vauxhall), Leigh Anderson (1967 BMW 1600), Gunter Pichler (1964 Jaguar XKE)(hidden), and John Elliott (1969 MGB) charge out of Turn 1 at Mission. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: October 17, 2017

The SCCBC’s final event for 2017 was held over the October 14-15 weekend and our Vintage racers hit the track on the Sunday as usual. The weather was perfect for a good grid of Vintage cars plus one special guest, Larry Sandham in his Mini Vauxhall. The Vintage results are available under the Results menu (here). The full results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here).

Enjoy some of Brent Martin’s photos of the Vintage action below. Then go to his web site (here) and check out all of his photos for this weekend and the rest of the 2017 and previous seasons. Thanks Brent!

See you at the track in 2018!

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Our Boys go to England

Tempting! Pierce Isaacs ponders racing the 1958 Sadler-Chevrolet Mk3 built by legendary Canadian racing car builder and fellow VRCBC member, Bill Sadler. – Al Reid photo

October 4, 2017

VRCBC members are always travelling the world of motorsports and sending back reports for our web site. Our most recent reporters were Al Reid and Pierce Isaacs, who took part in an excursion to England in September, culminating in a visit to the great Goodwood Revival Meeting. They were ably supported by Steve Jones, a retired Lotus Seven Vintage racer from Calgary.

During this trip they visited: the Morgan Motor Company factory, the Cotswold Motoring Museum, the new Jaguar factory where the F-Type is made, the British Motor Museum, Desmond J, Smail Limited (Aston Martin specialists), the Aston Martin Works, the Williams F1 Museum, the National Motor Museum and of course, the Goodwood Revival weekend.

That was a lot to do and see in only eight days but our intrepid correspondents came through heroically, selecting the following photos (from hundreds) to illustrate their adventure for us.

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The BCHMR Web Site

The BCHMR has its own web site. To see photos of all 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.
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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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