Archive for August, 2011
Thank you to Brian Meakings for passing on this schedule for the “Mountain High Racing” at Westwood for 1985. Those were the days!
These are just two of the 158 (!) great photos of the Vintage races at the Children’s Charities Grand Prix weekend that Gerry Frechette has posted on his new web site: http://gerryfrechette.zenfolio.com/
Just click on the All My Photos tab at the bottom of the page and then look for the “CACC Mission, August 7, Vintage” album. And be sure to check out all of the other excellent albums while you are there. If you have any questions, you can email Gerry directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage Racers were out in force at the Children’s Charities Grand Prix over the August 6th-7th weekend at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Seventeen drivers were entered for the two Vintage closed wheel races along ‘the River’s Edge’, including Myles Winbigler and Dave Klein up from the State of Washington. There was some great racing throughout the field – in the words of Lotus Seven pilot Mark Brown: “It was awesome!”. Dave Kuckein won both races in his Camaro, with Gunter Pichler taking second from Mark in the first race. Mark returned the favour in the second race. Dennis Repel earned the Hard Luck Award for the weekend with a broken throttle cable ruining practice early and then a broken axle in the first race.
The full results for practice, qualifying and both races are available here. (Thank you to SCCBC’s Timing & Scoring team.) Check below for some action (and not so much action) photos. (Thanks to Jim Moody for the use of his.)
Victory Lane Magazine is a ‘Must Read’ for all Vintage Auto Racing fans. The monthly, which now also includes vintage rallies, concours and special events, covers the sport like no other periodical. Just click on the cover above to go to the Victory Lane website, which has the latest ‘hot news’ in the Vintage Racing world, as well as many interesting stories and links to useful information; and where you can easily order your own subscription online.
The August issue has just been published. It includes a report on the 2011 BC Historic Motor Races with many great photographs by Marshall Autry and Jim Moody. If you don’t already have your own copy, you can read the story here.