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VRCBC and META at the BC Classic & Custom Car Show

The VRCBC - META booth before the doors open. - VRCBC photo

The VRCBC – META booth before the doors open. – VRCBC photo

Updated: April 21, 2014

The VRCBC and our good friends from META (Motorsport & Emergency Turnworkers Association) shared a booth at the 18th Annual BC Classic & Custom Car Show at the Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (more commonly known as TRADEX) in Abbotsford. We had three racing cars on display: Alan McColl’s Lotus Cortina and Tiga Formula Ford, and Phil Roney’s TVR Vixen.

L to R: Lotus Cortina, Tiga Formula Ford, TVR Vixen - VRCBC photo

L to R: Lotus Cortina, Tiga Formula Ford, TVR Vixen – VRCBC photo

The show was open to the public during Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Easter weekend. We would like to thank the many motorsports enthusiasts – old and new – who stopped by to talk about road racing at Mission Raceway. See you at the track!

There are a few more photos posted on the META and VRCBC Facebook pages.

VRCBC at the BC Classic & Custom Car Show

Ian Wood's new ride, a 1965 Fournier-M​arcadier Barquette 1.6 litre sports racer - VRCBC photo

Ian Wood’s new ride, a 1965 Fournier-M​arcadier Barquette sports racer – VRCBC photo

Updated: April 22, 2013

The VRCBC teamed up with our friends at META (the Motorsport Emergency & Turnworkers Association) for a display at the big BC Classic and Custom Car Show at the TRADEX Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford. The Show was open from Friday April 19th to Sunday April 21st.

The booth featured three all-out racing cars: the former Speedvision World Challenge Corvette C5 of Tom Johnston Racing, the beautifully prepared and very fast Vintage Formula Ford Tiga of Alan McColl and a newcomer on the local scene, the 1965 Fournier-M​arcadier Barquette 1.6 litre sports racer of Ian Wood. (These photos were taken late at night before the setup was completed.)

Thank you to the many show-goers who dropped by the booth and said hello; we hope to see you again next year. And a very big ‘Thank You’ from the VRCBC to the many META folks who showed up (in race day uniform) to help us promote road racing at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. The next big event is of course, our BC Historic Motor Races (here) on the May 25th – 26th weekend.

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Updated: The British are Coming! The British are Coming!

Updated: April 1, 2013

Brent Martin has posted some of his photos of the ‘Brit Car Drive Up’on the VRCBC Facebook page here. They are great examples of the wide cross-section of cars that will be on display at the All British Field Meet at the Van Dusen Gardens on Saturday, May 18th.

Posted: March 14, 2013

A press release from our friends at the All British Field Meet and Wilkinson’s Automobilia.

Announcing The ‘BRIT CAR’ DRIVE UP

Brit Car Drive Up posterThe Olympic Torch Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre will come to life in a display of glorious British-built classic saloons and sports cars from the 1950’s and 1960’s as the Vancouver International Auto Show (VIAS) celebrates Brit Car Drive Up on Saturday March 30th, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.There will be two free Auto Show Passes for all registered Drive Up entrants courtesy of the Automotive Dealers of B.C., and  you could also win A $100 Gift Certificate from Wilkinson’s Automobilia. (web site)

The Brit Car Drive Up is presented by the All British Field Meet – The Greatest Show on British Wheels and will feature and promote classics from the ABFM. This year’s ABFM will again be held at the VanDusen Gardens on Saturday May 18, 2013. (ABFM web site)

Please join us for a brisk Saturday morning drive to the Convention Centre followed by a visit to the big Auto Show. Cars will assemble between 9:30am and 10:00 am at the Vancouver Planetarium parking lot, Vanier Park, Kits Point, Vancouver. (location) From there we will convoy down Burrard Street to the Convention Centre.

We anticipate a good showing with at least one Aston Martin DB5 leading the parade to celebrate Aston’s 100th anniversary. Also, we would like Austin Healey’s 60th anniversary to be well represented as well. But all ‘Brit’ cars are welcome to join in the fun as we take over the streets of downtown Vancouver. Clubs are welcome to bring membership promotion material and banners, as the VIAS will be promoting this event and a large crowd of spectators and media coverage is anticipated.

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BCHMR Web Site
The BCHMR has its own web site with results and photos on the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 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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