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A Vintage Knox!

Vintage Class winner Geoff Tupholme in his Mini. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: May 30, 2017

Several of the VRCBC’s finest and some other Vintage racers made the trip to Kelowna over the May long weekend for the 60th(!) edition of the Knox Mountain Hillclimb, the only remaining hill climb in Canada.

Update: Vintage Class winner, Geoff Tupholme’s last minute scramble to get his Mini ready plus an in-car video of a run up the hill is captured on video. (here).

Update: The results are available online here. Brent Martin was also there and passed on some his photos of the action (see below). He has posted a lot more on his Facebook site (here) and on his web site (here).

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Knox Mountain Hillclimb 2016

VRCBC member Geoff Tupholme lifts a rear wheel en route to a new personal best and Vintage Class win in his very fast Austin Mini. - Brent Martin photo

VRCBC member Geoff Tupholme lifts a rear wheel en route to a new personal best and Vintage Class win in his very fast Austin Mini. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: June 4, 2016

The May long weekend saw the 59th(!) annual running of the Knox Mountain Hillclimb in Kelowna. Our ‘travelling correspondent’, Brent Martin has forwarded some of his photos of VRCBC members, old friends of the Club plus some other interesting ‘older’ racing cars. You can see all of Brent’s event photos on his web site here.

The final results are available on the Knox Mountain Hillclimb site (here) or directly here and here.

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VRCBC Racers Climb the Mighty Knox!

Bruce Jamieson takes Turn 7 in Bernie Hamm's Fiat X1/9 - Jim Moody photo

By Jim Moody with files from Geoff Tupholme

The Victoria Day long weekend was a busy one for VRCBC members. While some were ‘working’ at the All British Field Meet in Vancouver, others were having a great time climbing Knox Mountain in Kelowna. The Knox Mountain Hillclimb is the longest annually running (This year was the 55th!) paved hillclimb in North America, and VRCBC members have been participating for many years. This year, it was Frank Winterlik, Geoff Tupholme, Keith Robinson, Evan Williams, Bernie Hamm and Bruce Jamieson carrying the Club’s banner up the challenging 2.2 mile course.

Frank had his 1973 Porsche 911 RSR both looking and running great during the two day event, posting a best time of 2:08.349. Right behind Frank was Geoff and his quick little 1973 Austin Mini (fighting a plug-fouling mystery) turning a best time of 2:08.416. Bernie Hamm with his 1974 Fiat X-1/9 enjoyed his weekend of competition and came through with a best time of 2:27.906. Evan Williams, no stranger to Knox Mountain, brought his 1963 Jaguar XKE to the hill this year. Evan’s best time of the weekend was 2:30.268. Bruce Jamieson was just getting familiar with Bernie’s Fiat and turned a 2:35.034.  Keith Robinson was our only single seater representative this year, driving his 1980 Van Diemen RF 80 Formula Ford to a best time was 2:10.073.

The final results are available here. Check below for more photos.

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The BCHMR Web Site

The BCHMR has its own web site. To see photos of all the action and check the results of the 2017 event, just click here:  www.bchmr.ca .

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.

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