Author: vrcbcadmin

[caption id="attachment_12822" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Chuck Lyford, Elva Mk 7 - photo credit[/caption] Posted: June 6, 2017 The west coast Vintage racing community is in mourning. Legendary racer Charles (Chuck) Lyford passed away from the injuries he suffered in a race accident at Spokane on June 4th. The...

[caption id="attachment_12762" align="aligncenter" width="450"] John Randall in his Brabham BT8 at the 1968 Knox Mountain Hillclimb. - Jim Moody photo[/caption] Posted: May 25, 2017

Long time VRCBC supporter Jim Moody was at this year's Knox Mountain Hillclimb and has sent us a few of his photos plus some others from 'back in the day' showing some of the 'heroes of yesteryear' in action. Thanks very much Jim.

Check the Knox Mountain website (here) in the next week or so for more of his photos from this year's event.

[caption id="attachment_12733" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Vintage Class winner Geoff Tupholme in his Mini. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] 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).

[caption id="attachment_12706" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Brand new Vintage racer, Steve Gunner in his Porsche 944. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: May 2, 2017

The SCCBC's second race event of the 2017 season was held over the April 29th-30th weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. As usual, our VRCBC Vintage races were held on the Sunday.

We were very pleased to welcome Steve Gunner from Armstrong to our REVS races. Steve successfully completed his final Novice race on Saturday and entered both Vintage races on Sunday. And one of our veterans, Leigh Anderson, debuted his new car, a 1979 BMW 320i. It had a few teething problems but these will be sorted out in time for the next races in June.

[gallery columns="2" ids="12701,12694"] The full results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here). Those for VRCBC racers are also posted on the Results page on this web site (here). Check out some more of Brent Martin's photos of the action below.

[caption id="attachment_12659" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The VRCBC display at the 2017 BC Classic & Custom Car Show - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: April 28, 2017

The VRCBC returned to the BC Classic & Custom Car Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford over the April 21-23 weekend. We had two racing cars on display; Paul Haym's 1969 Datsun 510 and Phil Roney's 1987 Swift DB2. Both cars attracted a lot of attention and many show attendees were very interested to learn more about road racing at Mission Raceway in general and our own Vintage racing activities in particular.

The finishing touch for us was Paul's well-known 510 winning the award for best 'full-bodied race car'! Congratulations Paul!