Goodwood Speed Week Home Page – image courtesy Goodwood

Posted: October 21, 2020

Each of the historic events at the legendary Goodwood circuit in England are a ‘must see’ for Vintage racing enthusiasts. The recent SpeedWeek was no exception; there were great cars, great racing and new records set. Click here to go to their home page and choose from the various video highlights.

Enjoy!

Geoff Tupholme ( ’73 Mini) shifts some leaves as he blasts past the tense battle between Paul Haym (’69 Datsun 510) and Phil Pidcock (’65 Triumph Spitfire) during the ‘That’s Fall Folks!’ event on September 27th. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: October 11, 2020

The SCCBC held their third and final CACC-sanctioned race weekend (‘That’s Fall Folks!) of this very unusual season at the Mission Raceway Park road course on September 26th – 27th.. There was an excellent Vintage grid on the Sunday and some great battles throughout the field. It was an enjoyable (well, for almost everybody) way to close out this very unusual season. The complete results for the weekend are posted on the SCCBC web site (here). And as always, thanks to Brent Martin for the photos (see below) of the action.

Let’s all hope for a return to something ‘reasonably normal’ for the 2021 season. In the meantime, stay tuned for updates until then.

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Gunther Ruppel’s 1960 Austin Healey ‘Bugeye’ Sprite leads the charge at the ‘August Heats’! – Brent Martin photo

Posted: August 27, 2020

The SCCBC held their second CACC-sanctioned race weekend (‘August Heats’) of this very unusual season at the Mission Raceway Park road course on August 22nd – 23rd. Our regular Vintage racers were joined by several ‘special guests’ on the Sunday. There were some excellent battles and everyone had a lot of fun – which is what Vintage racing is really all about. The complete results for the weekend are posted on the SCCBC web site (here). And as always, thanks to Brent Martin for the photos (see below) of the action.

Registration for the next (and last scheduled) SCCBC / CACC race weekend (‘That’s Fall Folks’) is already open. Check the Schedule page on the SCCBC web site (here) for full information.

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Haym International Racing team owner and lead driver Paul Haym watches ‘thoughtfully’ as his latest recruit Keith (‘Smokie’) Robinson installs one of his (in)famous go-faster coat hanger mods on the team’s trusty Datsun 510. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: July 29, 2020

Finally! The SCCBC held their first CACC-sanctioned race weekend of this very unusual season at the Mission Raceway Park road course on July 25th-26th. The Vintage racers hit the track on the Sunday. Some cars were  ‘attacked’ by the Vintage racing gremlins, but there was also some excellent on-track battles. In spite of the heat, the mosquitoes and the (now familiar to us all) COVID protocol requirements, it was good to get back to the track. Hopefully, the next event scheduled for the August 22nd-23rd weekend will also get the green flag.

The complete results for the weekend are posted on the SCCBC web site (here). And as always, thanks to Brent Martin for the photos (see below) of the action.

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Well known Mission Raceway Park ‘track groupie’ Keith Robinson completes his final check on the Green Flag before the first CACC/SCCBC race weekend of the 2020 season. His report? – It works perfectly! – Brent Martin photo

 

Updated: July 24, 2020

The first race weekend of this very unusual season will be this coming July 25th-26th weekend. Unfortunately, due to the necessary restrictions that we are now all too familiar with, the number of entrants and crew has had to be limited and there will be no spectators allowed.  However, the weather forecast is good and everyone entered is looking forward to getting back into action after all this time.

Remember to keep checking the Schedule page (here) on the SCCBC web site for the current status of the remaining 2020 road racing season at Mission. Take care and we hope to see everybody at the track soon.

Larry Sandham bends his Mini Vauxhall around a turn at the Knox Mountain Hill Climb in Kelowna earlier this year; no doubt practicing for Maryhill! – Jim Moody photo

Posted: October 11, 2018

VRCBC member Larry Sandham took his well-known Mini Vauxhall down to the Maryhill Hill Climb in Goldendale Washington over the October 6-7 weekend. The Maryhill Hill Climb is no pushover; this is what our friends in the SOVREN vintage racing club say about it:

“It’s a unique experience for any motorsports enthusiast, as very few hill climb events are still available anywhere in the world. Driving it at speed is a dizzying ascension not for the faint of heart, with long drop-offs just a few feet away all the way to the top.”

This is what Larry had to report:

“Unfortunately, only 19 cars took part in this year’s event, which was down a little on the usual 30 to 40 but a good time was had by all nevertheless. The cooler than normal temperatures kept the times down a bit but I still managed to get a fourth overall despite having the wrong gearing in the car. The event even includes the opportunity to drive your racing car down the public highway to a car show at the Maryhill Museum on the Saturday, which is always a lot of fun. Heck, where else do you get to do that! No helmet, no insurance, no muffler and a ‘liberal’ speed limit make for a fun drive.”

You can watch Larry pretend to be Don Quixote charging the windmills in this short video.

Larry even took some time out from looking for windmills to take a few photos of some of the other interesting cars at the event. Thanks Larry; we look forward to your 2019 report!

Not the ideal car for the conditions! Kiwi Bishop muscles his ’89 Chevy Camaro around a soaking Turn 5. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: September 17, 2018

The streaming wet conditions kept many racers away from the REVS races during the SCCBC / CACC September 15th-16th weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. But, unlike many other forms of motorsport, road racing always goes ahead ‘rain or shine’!

The overall results for the weekend are available on the Results page (here) of the SCCBC web site. The indefatigable Brent Martin was also there braving Mother Nature, and has provided us with the following photos.

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