Archive for the ‘BC Historic Motor Races’ Category

Another BCHMR in the Books!

Collin Jackson in his beautifully restored 1973 Brabham BT40 is just one of the fast, classic racing cars that will be competing at the BC Historic Motor Races this weekend. - Brent Martin photo

Collin Jackson’s beautifully restored 1973 Brabham BT40 was just one of the fast, classic racing cars that competed at the BC Historic Motor Races this past weekend. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: August 24, 2015

The 2015 BC Historic Motor Races are now history! The 28th running of this annual VRCBC event was again held at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course over the Saturday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 23rd weekend. A big thank you from the VRCBC to all of our sponsors, fans and supporters, and of course, the entrants.

The BCHMR’s own web site (here) will have photos and results as soon as possible.

BCHMR Online Entry is Now Open!

Ivan Lessner (Austin Healey 100-6), Roger Van Der Marel (Alfa Romeo GTV) and John Elliott (MGB) fight over who gets to enter the BCHMR next. - Brent Martin photo

Ivan Lessner (Austin Healey 100-6), Roger Van Der Marel (Alfa Romeo GTV) and John Elliott (MGB) fight over who gets to enter the BCHMR next. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: June 8, 2015

The online entry for the 2015 edition of the VRCBC’s big annual event, the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) is now open. The BCHMR will be held over the August 22-23 weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Full information is available on the BCHMR event web site (here).

Ian Thomas in his BMW 2002 was the first to sign up for the BCHMR, followed closely by VRCBC Treasurer Gayle Baird in her Formula Vee. The next three entrants were those stalwarts of the Formula Ford grids at Mission; Doug Floer, Alan McColl and Alan Baker. The number of entrants continues to grow; their photo is added to the BCHMR web site (here) as they do.

Looking good!

2015 Vintage Race Schedule Now Confirmed

Tom Sproule and his 1969 Merilyn Mk1 Formula Vee are apparently already set up in the Mission Paddock waiting patiently for the 2015 Season Race Schedule to be confirmed. - Brent Martin photo

Former VRCBC president Tom Sproule and his 1969 Merilyn Mk1 Formula Vee are apparently already set up in the Mission Paddock waiting impatiently for the 2015  Vintage Race Season to start! – Brent Martin photo

Updated: January 30, 2015

The SCCBC has released their complete 2015 event schedule (here) and the dates of all of the race weekends at Mission Raceway Park Road Course are now confirmed. There will be Vintage races on the Sundays of each of the CACC weekends: May 31st, June 28th, July 19th, August 9th and October 11th. And of course, the VRCBC’s own BCHMR will be on the August 22-23 weekend. The current Vintage schedule is on this web site. (here).

Another Successful BCHMR!

Tony Carruthers (1986 Swift DB2), Jim Robinson (1967 Lotus Super Seven), Marty Knoll (1975 Johnston JM3 ), Ian Wood (1965 Fournier Marcadier Barquette) and - almost hidden behind Jim's Lotus - Ray Stec (Royale RP37) coming through Turn 5 at the Mission Raceway Road Course on Saturday. - Brent Martin photo

Tony Carruthers (1986 Swift DB2), Jim Robinson (1967 Lotus Super Seven), Marty Knoll (1975 Johnston JM3 ), Ian Wood (1965 Fournier Marcadier Barquette) and – almost hidden behind Jim’s Lotus – Ray Stec (Royale RP37) coming through Turn 5 at the Mission Raceway Road Course on Saturday. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: August 19, 2014

This year’s edition of the BC Historic Motor Races continued the great 27 year tradition of the VRCBC’s big annual event. The BCHMR has its own web site (here). Many photos of the weekend have already been added and the final results will follow soon. Check it regularly.

You can also see other photos and follow the ongoing serious (and not so serious) commentary among some of the racers, officials and fans on the VRCBC Facebook page (here).

The next regular VRCBC ‘River’s Edge Vintage Series’ races will take place on the Sunday of the SCCBC’s September 13th-14th weekend event at Mission Raceway. Full information will be posted on the Schedule page of the SCCBC web site (here).

2014 BCHMR in August

Ron Dempsey (1969 BMW 2002), Dave Phillips (1957 Austin Healey 100-6), Ian Thomas (1971 BMW 2002), Paul Haym ( Datsun 510) and Geoff Tupholme (1973 Mini) between Mission's Turns 1 and 2, at the 2013 BCHMR - Jim Moody photo

Ron Dempsey (1969 BMW 2002), Dave Phillips (1957 Austin Healey 100-6), Ian Thomas (1971 BMW 2002), Paul Haym (Datsun 510) and Geoff Tupholme (1973 Mini) between Mission’s Turns 1 and 2, at the 2013 BCHMR – Jim Moody photo

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.

2013 BCHMR is in the (Soggy) Book

'Splish Splash!' Ian Wood leads Glen Gibbons, Ron Dempsey and the rest into Turn 2. - Jim Moody photo

‘Splish Splash!’ Ian Wood leads Glen Gibbons, Ron Dempsey and the rest into Turn 2. – Jim Moody photo

It was wet but it was fun! Go to the BCHMR’s own web site (www.bchmr.ca) for the complete results and photos of this year’s event. A big ‘Thank You!’ from the VRCBC to everybody who entered and volunteered their time. See you again next year.

A Great B.C. Historic Motor Races!

Jim Robinson’s Bugatti T51 was a BCHMR favourite with everyone. – Brent Martin photo

For the last while, the members of the VRCBC have been focused on the 25th running of the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR), which were held at Mission Raceway Park Road Course over the August 4th-5th weekend.

The 2012 BCHMR has it own web site: www.bchmr.ca (or just click here). In addition to all of the pre-event information, that site is where you can now find all of race results and photos.

 

Updated: The BCHMR has its own Web Site

The event-specific web site for the 2012 BCHMR is growing quickly. This is a more convenient channel to provide the latest information to entrants, sponsors, the media, spectators and of course, VRCBC members. The latest addition is information on the special lodging deal at the Best Western and some great in-car videos from last year’s event.

Check the site out here.

 

Membership – New and Renewal
Interested in becoming a Member of the VRCBC or just want to renew your current one? Go to the Membership page here.
BCHMR Web Site
The BCHMR has its own web site with results and photos on the 2014, 2013 and 2012 events. Just click on this link: www.bchmr.ca to go directly there.
Videos of Mission Action

Go to www.racing.ca to watch some excellent videos of the 2013 races at Mission Raceway. No Vintage races (yet) but the action is great!

Vintage FFord at Mission
Dennis has a ‘Smokin’ Day’
Ride Along With Phil
Ride Along With Mark
E-Type wins 2012 Race #1
Lotus 7 2nd – 2012 Race #1
Lotus 7 wins 2012 Race #2
2011 BCHMR Highlights
2011 BCHMR from a Mini
BCHMR: BMW 2002 Ride
XKE Hot Lap of Mission
Minis Battle at Mission
Lotus 7 at BCHMR-WW50
Westwood Closure: 1990

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