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Mark Brown’s Secret Revealed!

Mark Brown ‘three-wheeling’ through Turn 9 on September 23rd – Mike Stanway photo

Thanks to some clever camera work by Mike Stanway, we now finally know why Mark Brown is so fast in that dang Lotus Seven of his – he only uses three wheels! The reduction in friction must be worth at least a couple of seconds per lap! Thanks Mike; we are all in your debt.

You can look for more of Mark’s secrets on his personal racing web site here. You can check Mike’s Facebook page here.

The Zbarskys ‘Excellent Adventure’!

Michael Zbarsky in the 1959 MGA Twin Cam - Zbarsky photo

Well known MG devotees (and long time VRCBC members) Ralph and Michael Zbarsky have just completed a great trip to Sebring. This year Sebring celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the famous 12 Hours endurance race. As part of this celebration, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) support race honoured the 50th Anniversary of the last MGA participation in the 12 Hours. A total of 19 different MGAs participated in the 12 Hours over the 1956 to 1962 period. Ten of those cars are known to have survived and eight of them were at Sebring this year.

Michael raced their 1959 MGA Twin Cam roadster (#53) – maybe the last time a MGA Twin Cam will take the Green Flag / Chequered Flag combo at the Sebring track? And Ralph raced their 1967 MGB GT (#60). This former BMC Works Team car has some former ‘history’ at Sebring. (Check out this You Tube video of the 1970 race around the 2:20 mark!) Ralph must have retrieved that wheel because the car is beautifully restored now. See below.

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A Battle for the Ages!

Evan Williams, TVR Grantura chases Leigh Anderson, BMW 1600 - Nancy Moore photo

….or maybe that should be: ‘A Battle of the Ageless’?

Anyway, two of the VRCBC’s racing legends, Leigh Anderson and Evan Williams had a great scrap at SOVREN’s Columbia River Classic at Portland International Raceway over the Labour Day weekend. It was almost like being at Goodwood!  You can see a few more photos here.

 

A Blast from the Past!

Thank you to Brian Meakings for passing on this schedule for the “Mountain High Racing” at Westwood for 1985. Those were the days!

Linda’s Story

VRCBC members Manny and Linda Zumm are long time volunteers at all of the road racing events at Mission; Manny as a Track Marshall and Linda with Driver Services.  Linda has always been a great help with Driver Services at our BC Historic Motor Races.  Linda recently retired and wrote a story about her motorsport experiences for her previous employer’s newsletter.  You can read it here. Great story Linda – see you at the track!

BCHMR Web Site

The BCHMR has its own web site with info for 2014, plus results and photos on the 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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