Archive for the ‘Goodwood’ Category

Latest Vantage Published!

Editor in Chief Tom Johnston has just published the Spring 2012 edition of Vantage – the VRCBC Newsletter. This time, Robin Fairservice tells the story of the post war 500cc motorcycle-engined, Formula 3 which started the careers of so many subsequently famous drivers and constructors. Mike Tate has some more personal reflections on last year’s Goodwood Revival, and Tom Johnston tells the story of the circa mid-50’s Jones Lake Hill Climb. Check out the very ‘attractive’ spectator and entrant fees in the SCCBC Event Notice re-printed on page 15. Those were the good old days!  Tom also explains some of the background to the Snell and SPI certification bodies.

You can find this and all of the previous Vantages under the About VRCBC menu, or download it directly by clicking here.

Update – More from Goodwood!

Grand Prix Ferrari cockpit - M. Zumm photo

META stalwarts and VRCBC members, Linda and Manny Zumm had a great time at this year’s Goodwood Revival. They sent us the following ‘trip report’ and many photos which really capture the atmosphere of this event. Check out their photos under the Gallery / Photos menu or click here.

The Goodwood Revival was on the Bucket List and friends in the UK made it possible. The tickets were purchased, a cottage rented just 5 miles from the Goodwood estate and the clothes put together by various means. The 3 day event exceeded all expectations; the track, the people, the racing, the atmosphere, and the legends of motorsport – even the weather didn’t disappoint. All typical English weather, a little bit of everything. Even the parking lots showed the passion, love and money of Vintage Motorcars. Lastly, the patience of queuing every morning to get into the grounds, at least 1-2hrs each day.

This is an event even for the non-motor racing people; people watching, shopping, fair grounds, eating, drinking, and lots of walking. The track, all 2.38 miles, is visible from all areas, lots of flushable portable toilets! So clean. Of course the countryside and villages are idyllic for the event.

There were special events between races, Ford UK 100th anniversary parade, Sir Stirling Moss’ 82nd birthday celebrated by Bunny Girls delivering the cake, a Battle of Britain air show with a Lancaster and 10 Spitfires ( the ones the Germans didn’t get), Motorcyclist champions and the 50th anniversary Jaguar Race.

Goodwood will be remembered fondly forever.

 Update: Linda has just published their story on the BMO CyberPensioners website (here) as well.

Our Man at Goodwood!

The legendary Jackie Stewart with the VRCBC's very own legend, Mike Tate (he's the one on the right) at Goodwood 2011 - Photo by Mike Tate & Associates

The VRCBC’s Mike Tate was at this year’s Goodwood Revival Meeting and sent us a few photos (see below), undoubtedly to make us all jealous – which he has done successfully. In Mike’s own words:

“It was an incredible spectacle from the first green flag to the last chequered one.  Was it all too much?  Not a bit of it. I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”

Check out Mike’s stories and more photos on the Western Driver website (here and here and here ) and watch for his full report and more photos in the next edition of the VRCBC Vantage Newsletter.
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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