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The VRCBC ‘Invades’ Seattle!

The Battle of the VRCBC Alfa GTVs! Roger van der Marel (’67 Alfa Romeo GTV) leading Shelby Clark (’69 Alfa Romeo GTV) at SOVREN’s PNW Historics. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: July 6, 2017

Several of our VRCBC members went south over the July long weekend to compete in the Pacific Northwest Historics put on by our good friends at SOVREN at Pacific Raceways in Seattle.

Proudly showing ‘our flag’ (well actually our decals) were: Shelby Clark (#37 yellow Alfa), Steve Clark (#260 yellow Elva), Karlo Flores (#59 white Sprite), Paul Haym (#82 orange BMW), Tim Pickstone (#63 green Porsche), Phil Pidcock (#46 blue Spitfire), Gil Stuart (#29 red Volvo), Roger van der Marel (#40 green Alfa), Doug Yip (#782 red Mustang) and Ralph Zbarsky (#130 green MGB GT).

Brent Martin was there and has passed on some of his photos of the action.

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VRCBC helps to open Area 27!

Ian Wood unleashes his McLaren M12 – Jim Moody photo

Updated (again): June 9, 2017

The VRCBC was invited to participate in the Grand Opening of the fabulous new Area 27 track in Oliver on June 3rd. A group of our racers did some demonstration laps and had a very enjoyable time doing it!

Our long time friends Jim Moody and Brent Martin have provided us with a lot of photos, which you can see below. (Thanks guys).

There are other photos and videos on our VRCBC Facebook page and the Area 27 Facebook page (here). And Brent has posted many more on his personal web site (here).

Update: Gerry Frechette has just published over 800(!) of his Grand Opening photos in five albums on his web site (here). Check them out!

It was a great day at a great new facility; our congratulations to everyone involved!

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Chuck Lyford

Chuck Lyford, Elva Mk 7 – photo credit

Posted: June 6, 2017

The west coast Vintage racing community is in mourning. Legendary racer Charles (Chuck) Lyford passed away from the injuries he suffered in a race accident at Spokane on June 4th. The entire Lyford family are long time supporters of the VRCBC and we reported (here) on Chuck and his wife Pam’s victory in the 2013 Vintage Cape Horn Rally.

There are already many stories and remembrances about Chuck’s amazing life across the internet. Our own Mike Tate has written down his memories and thoughts (here) on this remarkable man and his family. The VRCBC offers its sincere condolences to the Lyford family and his many, many friends in the Vintage racing community and beyond.

The BCHMR Web Site

The 2017 BCHMR has its own web site. To enter your car in the races or to find info for sponsors, the media and spectators, just click:
www.bchmr.ca .

Club Membership

Interested in becoming a Member of the VRCBC or just want to renew your current one? Just 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.
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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