The Vintage Racing Club of BC (VRCBC) was established in 1976 by a group of Vancouver-based friends as a way of sharing with others their enthusiasm for motor racing, and their appreciation of the great vintage racing cars of bygone days. The VRCBC’s competition philosophy is to encourages participation, sportsmanship and the display of the vehicles in their natural state, on the race track.
VRCBC members raced at the famous Westwood track from 1976 until it was closed in 1990. Since then the Mission Raceway Park Road Course has been our home track. Our season typically runs from early April until mid-October. The major event of our season is the Historic Motor Races, renamed The British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) in 2010.
Over the years the membership has grown to over 100. About 20% of the members are active racers. Many of the others are former racers or long time enthusiasts. The common theme is a love for the racing and sports cars of the past and enjoyment in seeing them in operation.
The Club’s Constitution and By-Laws were registered in 1978.
The Club’s biggest and most successful event to date was held in July 2009. We combined our regular Historic Motor Races with a very special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Westwood track in 1959.
The Vantage is the VRCBC’s regular full colour newsletter. Each issue features a fascinating mix of stories from the past, opinion pieces, plus race reports and all of the current Club news. Contributions are welcomed.
Read about the racing histories of some of our members in these short profiles.
If you are interested in joining the VRCBC, just come to one of our regular meetings or contact the Membership Secretary. Even better, come to one of our race events at Mission Raceway Park and speak to any Club member. They will put you in touch with one of the Executive, who will be pleased to answer any questions.
It is easy to get involved in Vintage Racing. There is an opportunity for everybody, regardless of whether you are a veteran racer or a complete novice, or the size of your budget. Club members are very happy to offer advice based on their many years of experience.
If you have any questions or comments, just contact the appropriate member of the Club Executive.