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The VRCBC was at the 2018 ABFM!

Gunther Ruppel’s bright red Bugeye Sprite was a big attraction at our VRCBC display at the ABFM. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: May 23, 2018

The VRCBC again had a display at the 2018 All British Field Meet (This was the 33rd edition!) at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 19th.

The VRCBC is very grateful to the ABFM. As a non-profit motorsport club, we enjoy complimentary sponsorship at the ABFM in order to promote awareness (and attendance) of our BC Historic Motor Races over the August 18th – 19th weekend, among both classic car owners and enthusiasts in general.

The weather was good and there was the usual large crowd of enthusiasts checking out the many classic British cars and motorcycles.

The legendary Austin Healey ‘Bugeye’ Sprite was one of this year’s featured marques and Gunther Ruppel’s bright red racing version was very prominent in our display, right next to the ‘main road’. We are all looking forward to seeing Gunther really ‘wheelin’ it’ at Mission this season!

Check out Brent Martin’s other photos of our display below, and his full gallery of 2018 ABFM shots on his web site (here).

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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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27th ABFM – Another Big Success!

Getting ready: the VRCBC Booth before the gates open - VRCBC photo

Updated: May 23, 2012

The 27th edition of the All British Field Meet (ABFM) – ‘The Greatest Show on British Wheels’ – was held on Saturday, May 19th at Vancouver’s Van Dusen Gardens. The weather was perfect and all of the cars looked great. The VRCBC display was in its traditional location, right inside the main entrance, greeting the very large crowd of visitors as they entered Memory Lane.

The VRCBC was very well represented by Mark Brown’s two time REVS Champion Lotus Seven, Al Harvey’s MGB, Al Reid’s MGB, Ralph Zbarsky’s MGB GT, Nick Woodhouse’s Austin Healey, Ivan Lessner’s multiple REVS Champion Austin Healey, and John McCoy’s Lotus Cortina. There was a great deal of interest in the cars and in Vintage racing at Mission Raceway Park Road Course.

Update: The winners of the many awards and prizes are now posted on the Western Driver / ABFM website (here) soon. Our congratulations to VRCBC racers, John McCoy and Nick Woodhouse who took first and third places respectively in the Race Cars category.

The following few photos give you some idea of what was a very enjoyable day.

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The BCHMR Web Site

The BCHMR has its own web site. To get the latest news and see photos of the action and check the results of the 2018 event, just click here:  www.bchmr.ca .

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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.

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