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The VRCBC at the Vancouver International Auto Show!

Everybody was heading for the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show! – Brent Martin photo

Updated: April 24, 2018

Our local motorsport sanctioning body, the CACC secured a  very high profile space at the Vancouver International Auto Show for its member clubs and other BC motorsport groups to display their cars, clubs and events. The show was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place.

The CACC’s objective was to showcase all facets of our sport in BC, including Slalom, Hill Climb, Time Attack, Ice Race, Road Race and (our own favourite of course!) Vintage. This year’s big display included many specially selected (including three Vintage) competition cars, video footage, club schedules and brochures, and other promotional material.

A special focus this year was to show visitors how they can be involved in all of the action and have a lot of fun, without having to actually race a car. They can volunteer and be trained for flagging, communications, timing and scoring, and many other key positions.


Some of Brent Martin’s photos of the VRCBC moving in their cars on Sunday, March 25th. Good fun!

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VRCBC Racer Wins Show Award!

The VRCBC display at the 2017 BC Classic & Custom Car Show – Brent Martin photo

Posted: April 28, 2017

The VRCBC returned to the BC Classic & Custom Car Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford over the April 21-23 weekend. We had two racing cars on display; Paul Haym’s 1969 Datsun 510 and Phil Roney’s 1987 Swift DB2. Both cars attracted a lot of attention and many show attendees were very interested to learn more about road racing at Mission Raceway in general and our own Vintage racing activities in particular.

The finishing touch for us was Paul’s well-known 510 winning the award for best ‘full-bodied race car’! Congratulations Paul!

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The CACC at the Vancouver International Autoshow!

Dennis Repel's 1974 Camaro is the worthy representative for the VRCBC on the impressive CACC stand. - Brent Martin photo

Dennis Repel’s 1974 Camaro was the very worthy representative for the VRCBC on the impressive CACC stand. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: March 29, 2016

The VRCBC was again part of the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs – better known as the CACC – display at this year’s Vancouver International Autoshow. The show ran from Wednesday, March 23rd to Sunday, March 27th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The CACC once again secured a high profile location and had a very impressive display (check out the photos below). Last year was considered to be a great success and this year was even better. Many show visitors stopped to look at our racing cars and to talk about all forms of amateur motorsport, including our favourite, Vintage racing.

Update: Initial indications are that over 100,000 people visited the Autoshow over the five days, and that approximately 1,000 (!) of them submitted an entry form to the draw for a free registration in the SCCBC’s very popular Driver Training Program to be held this coming June at the Mission Raceway Road Course. 

A big thank you from the VRCBC to the CACC for organizing the display, to all those who provided their cars – and karts – and to all those members of the various clubs who contributed their time to ‘work’ the show.

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The BCHMR Web Site

The BCHMR has its own web site. To get the latest news on the upcoming 2018 event and to see photos of the action and check the results of the 2017 event, just click here: .

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?
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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