Next Races Are Almost Here!

Some typical Vintage action from the 2017 season’s first races at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Ian Thomas (1970 BMW 2002) attempts an inside pass on leader Peter Valkenburg (1969 Porsche 911) entering Turn 2, while the rest of the pack waits to pounce! – Brent Martin photo

Posted: April 16, 2017

The SCCBC’s second race event of the 2017 season will be held over the April 29th-30th weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. As usual, our VRCBC Vintage races will be held on the Sunday.

The full weekend schedule is available on the SCCBC web site (here) and and online registration is open on MotorsportReg.com (here).

Unlike the first race weekend, no hail is expected for this one at the end of April! See you at the track!

First Vintage Races of 2017!

This doesn’t happen very often! VRCBC VP Paul Haym leading the pack in his indomitable ’69 Datsun 510. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: April 5, 2017

The 2017 race season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course has begun! The first Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) event, sanctioned by the CACC, was held over the April 1-2 weekend. As usual, our Vintage REVS series races were on the Sunday, when the weather covered the full spectrum from hail, through heavy rain to sunshine! Welcome to BC in the springtime.

The complete results for all of the weekend’s racing are available on the SCCBC website (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer (which includes our VRCBC racers) results are available in PDF under the 2017 Season menu on this web site (here).

Check out some of Brent Martin’s photos of the Vintage action below. Brent has many more motorsport photos on his web site (here).

The next race event is coming up quickly on the April 29-30 weekend, with Vintage races on the Sunday as usual. See you at the track!

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2017 Sebring Vintage Classic

Not something you see on the track very often, this 1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL is being raced by Doug Radix. – Gunter Pichler photo

Posted: March 10, 2017

Another of the VRCBC’s many intrepid, jet-setting reporters has just submitted his latest race report. Gunter Pichler attended the SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) Sebring Vintage Classic at historic Sebring International Raceway over the March 2-5 weekend, and sent us some of his photographs of the great cars that were in action.

Thanks Gunter!

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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): March 9, 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!

Update some more, some more: Nina was just featured in the first 2017 edition of the Porsche 356 Registry magazine. You can read the story here.

La Carrera Panamericana – one more thing to add to your Vintage racing bucket list!

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?
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.
BCHMR Web Site
The 2017 BCHMR has its own web site. It also has results and photos on the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 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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