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[caption id="attachment_11798" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Jim Latham and his favourite Vintage racing car 'Greta', a 1968 Volvo 122S - VRCBC photo[/caption] Updated: June 13, 2016 The local motorsports world lost a long time member last week when Jim Latham passed away on May 27 after a long battle...

[caption id="attachment_11823" align="aligncenter" width="450"]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[/caption] 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.

[caption id="attachment_11757" align="aligncenter" width="450"]The scramble begins! It was time to grab a seat for a few exploratory laps of the brand new Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. - VRCBC photo The scramble begins! Time to grab a seat for a few exploratory laps of the brand new Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. - VRCBC photo[/caption] Updated: June 6, 2016

The Club held a meeting on Vancouver Island for the first time on Saturday, May 14th. Club members from the Mainland took ferries and met up with other Club members and their guests from the Island at the brand new Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit in the Cowichan Valley. 

Update: Autoweek magazine recently published this story about the Circuit.

Our host Brent Evans gave us a tour of the beautiful facility and briefed us on the Circuit's features and their exciting plans for the future. Everybody had an opportunity for a few 'managed' laps around the challenging track, either as a driver or passenger.

After lunch, those with interesting cars had the chance to do some parade laps. The group then travelled to Club member Steve Clark's home in Victoria, where we met more enthusiasts, held our regular May meeting and were able to view Steve's very impressive collection of vintage motorcycles and cars, including the well-known Vintage racing cars he brings to our races at Mission.

A big thank you to both Brent and Steve, and to the many others who helped organize this very enjoyable day. Perhaps we can make a trip to the Island an annual event.

A lot of well-known motorsport personalities of the past and present attended. See how many you can spot in the following photos.

[caption id="attachment_11723" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Two Datsun 510's re-create the great battles of the past. VRCBC Vice President Paul Haym in his 1969 model is shown here leading Ian Mackie in his 1970 version. - Brent Martin photo Two Datsun 510's re-create the great battles of the past. VRCBC Vice President Paul Haym in his 1969 model is shown here leading Ian Mackie in his 1970 version. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: May 3, 2016

The second CACC-sanctioned, SCCBC-organized race event of the 2016 season - the Spring Sprint Weekend - was held on April 30 and May 1 at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. It had the usual two full days of on-track action, including Time Attack on the Saturday and Vintage races on the Sunday.

The complete results are available on the SCCBC web site (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer (with Vintage participants) results are also available under the Race Results menu on this web site (here).

Update: Look below for a sample of Brent Martin's photos of the Vintage action (Thanks Brent!) and then check out his website (here) for all of his motorsport galleries.

The next racing at Mission will be on the June 11-12 weekend. Stay tuned.

[caption id="attachment_11668" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Phil Pidcock brought out his beautifully prepared 1965 Triumph Spitfire for its first race weekend. He quickly got down to some very competitive times before being sidelined by drive line gremlins. Next time Phil! - Brent Martin photo Phil Pidcock brought out his beautifully prepared 1965 Triumph Spitfire for its first race weekend. He quickly got down to some very competitive times before being sidelined by drive line gremlins. Next time Phil! - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: April 21, 2016

The first CACC-sanctioned race weekend of the 2016 season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course was held on April 16-17. The SCCBC named this the 'McRae Memorial Weekend' in honour of long time volunteer and 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Jim McRae, who passed away earlier this year. The complete results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC website (here).

The Vintage REVS races were held as usual, on the Sunday. The Vintage and Open Wheel / Sports Racer results are also available in PDF under the 2016 Season menu on this web site (here).

Check out Brent Martin's photos of the action on Sunday below. (Thanks Brent!) The next races are less than two weeks away. Registration for the SCCBC's 'Spring Sprint Weekend' on April 30 - May 1 is already open (here). See you there!