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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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Initial Canopy Tests Go Well

Marty Knoll demonstrates how the new clear canopy complements the already excellent aerodynamic characteristics of the 1993 Reynard 93H Formula Atlantic that he chauffers for the Tom Johnston Racing Team – IWE photo

Posted: August 25, 2017

The VRCBC took advantage of the BC Historic Motor Races to carry out some initial testing of the new clear cockpit canopy being proposed for introduction with the 2018 Open Wheel Vintage Racing rules on April 1st.  The design work was done by the (in)famous ‘Arold’s Engineering of Chipping Sodbury.

Further information will become available once Tom Johnston Racing completes final wind tunnel testing in North Vancouver.

The VRCBC is Middle-Aged!

Ivan Lessner first raced his 1958 Austin Healey 100-6 BNG at Westwood in 1987 and has raced it with the VRCBC every year since. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: November 28, 2016

We have just been reminded that the VRCBC was ‘born’ on November 28, 1976. In the words of David Birchall, one of the founders and now one of our BCHMR race commentators:

‘The call went out to all the one make car clubs and Colin Fitzgerald hosted the initial meeting at his house. Subsequent meetings were at Peter Price’s palatial premises, Sports and Vintage Cars at 393 Powell Street in the downtown east side.’

That means that the VRCBC is now 40 years old, which by some definitions is the beginning of middle age. That will be a comforting thought to many of our current members!

Happy Anniversary to us! Here’s to another 40 years!

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?
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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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