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[caption id="attachment_16635" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Vintage means Variety! Don Benson ('74 Porsche RS), Larry Sandham ('85 Mini Vauxhall), Kees Nierop ('72 Datsun 280Z), Brett Payne ('72 Porsche 911 RSR), Robin Liu ('70 Datsun 240Z), Ian Wood ('69 Volvo 124S), John McCoy ('69 Ford Escort TC), Peter Strachan ('72 Datsun 510), Gayle Baird ('91 Honda Civic), Gunther Ruppel ('60 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite), and Fred Semple ( Mazda Miata) charge around Turn One.- Gerry Frechette photo[/caption] Posted: October 19, 2022 That was quick! The race season is already over! The final CACC-sanctioned SCCBC race event of 2022 was held over the October 8th-9th weekend at the  Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit at Mission Raceway Park. The weather was perfect and there was a lot of competitive racing. It was an excellent wrap up for the season. The full results for the weekend are posted on the SCCBC website (here). Unfortunately, our long time photo-journalist (and overall great supporter of the VRCBC), Brent Martin (website) was unable to attend this weekend for health reasons. Two other good friends of the Club, Gerry Frechette and Sue Phypers stepped into the breach on very short notice to take photos of the action. (Thanks guys.) A few of these are posted below. You can find all of their photos of the Vintage action, plus those of their many other motoring-related activities on Gerry's website. It's probably OK to take a few days off but then be sure to get right back to preparing your Vintage racing car. The first race of the 2023 season will be here before you know it! See you at the track!

[caption id="attachment_16596" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A 'Big Datsun Train"! 1983 Sebring winner Kees Nierop ('72 Datsun 280Z) leads Pat Hall ('72 Datsun 240Z) and Robin Liu ('70 Datsun 240Z) into Turn 1 during their battle at the August 27th Vintage races.[/caption] Posted: September 1, 2022 The fifth races of the 2022 VRCBC’s Vintage racing season took place on Sunday, August 27th at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit at Mission Raceway Park. This was also the sixth event of the VRCBC’s IWE-REVS points series for 2022. Our Vintage races were just one part of a full weekend of road racing organized by the Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) and sanctioned by the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC). Thanks (as always) to Brent Martin for his photos (see below) of the action. They are available on Brent’s website (here), along with the many others he has taken over the years. Make sure to check them out and order at least one of yourself (or your favourite ‘hero’ driver if that’s not you) in action! The complete results for the weekend, including those for Vintage, are available on the SCCBC web site (here). The next Vintage races at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit are on the Sunday of the final SCCBC / CACC race weekend of the season - October 8th-9th. Registration is already open (here). We look forward to seeing you there! There is another big race event at the track before that however; the ICSCC ('Conference') weekend on September 17th-18th. There won't be any (our favourite - but we're biased!) Vintage races but there will be lots of exciting action. There will be many entrants from south of the border in addition to our local stars, with everybody after Conference championship points as the season draws to a close. You can find the latest entry list here. It promises to be great fun! See you at the track!

[caption id="attachment_16544" align="aligncenter" width="800"] 'Vintage means Variety!' Peter Strachan (1972 Datsun 510), Ivan Lessner (1958 Austin Healey 100-6), Robin Liu (1970 Datsun 240Z) and Gunther Ruppel ( (1960 Austin Healey ‘Bugeye’ Sprite)[/caption] Posted: July 25, 2022 The fourth races of the 2022 VRCBC’s Vintage racing season took place on Sunday, July 17th at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit at Mission Raceway Park. This was also the fourth event of the VRCBC’s IWE-REVS points series for 2022. Our Vintage races were just one part of a full weekend of road racing organized by the Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) and sanctioned by the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC).  Thanks (as always) to Brent Martin for his photos (see below) of the action. They are available on Brent’s website (here), along with the many others he has taken over the years. Make sure to check them out and order at least one of yourself (or your favourite ‘hero’ driver if that’s not you) in action! The complete results for the weekend, including those for Vintage, are available on the SCCBC web site (here). The next Vintage races at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit are the Club's British Columbia Historic Motor Races over the August 6th-7th weekend. Check out who has already entered on the BCHMR website (here) and we look forward to seeing you there!

[caption id="attachment_16483" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Just another of the titanic struggles so typical of Vintage racing as Ryan O'Connor (1985 Camaro) tries to hold off John Elliott (1969 MGB) between Turns 3 and 4 ....... or maybe not. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: June 14, 2022 The third races of the 2022 VRCBC’s Vintage racing season took place on Sunday, June 12th at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit at Mission Raceway Park. This was the third event of the VRCBC’s very own IWE-REVS points series for 2022. The Vintage races were just part of a full weekend of road racing organized by the Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) and sanctioned by the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC). The weather was a little damp at times but not enough to bother the hardy Vintage racers! Thanks (as always) to Brent Martin for his photos (see below) of the action. These will soon be available on Brent’s website (here), along with the many others he has taken over the years. Make sure to check them out and order at least one of yourself (or your favourite ‘hero’ driver if that’s not you) in action! The complete results for the weekend, including those for Vintage, are available on the SCCBC web site (here). The next Vintage races at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit are scheduled for the Sunday of the July 16-17 weekend. See you there!