Well known MG devotees (and long time VRCBC members) Ralph and Michael Zbarsky have just completed a great trip to Sebring. This year Sebring celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the famous 12 Hours endurance race. As part of this celebration, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) support race honoured the 50th Anniversary of the last MGA participation in the 12 Hours. A total of 19 different MGAs participated in the 12 Hours over the 1956 to 1962 period. Ten of those cars are known to have survived and eight of them were at Sebring this year.
Michael raced their 1959 MGA Twin Cam roadster (#53) - maybe the last time a MGA Twin Cam will take the Green Flag / Chequered Flag combo at the Sebring track? And Ralph raced their 1967 MGB GT (#60). This former BMC Works Team car has some former 'history' at Sebring. (Check out this You Tube video of the 1970 race around the 2:20 mark!) Ralph must have retrieved that wheel because the car is beautifully restored now. See below.
Martin Rudow, the Editor and Publisher of SOVREN's excellent quarterly magazine, VINTAGE DRIFT has just released the February 2012 issue. It contains a preview of the upcoming season's events (including our BCHMR in August - click here) as well as the second article in his very interesting, continuing...
.. a lot got done during the SCCBC Work Party at the track on Saturday, February 18th. Check out the SCCBC Facebook page (here) for photos of the work done with tire bundles and on the Timing and Scoring building.
VRCBC Race Director Al Harvey led his team with 'Penske-like' efficiency (ruthlessness?) in the building of two new corner work stations. See more photos from Saturday below.
There is still a lot more work to be done before the season opens but the track improvements are looking really good already. The next work party has been called for Sunday March 4th. (Click here for info.) Please volunteer some time if you can.
Very sad news; Robert Currie passed away on February 14, 2012. Robert was a long time Sports Car Club of British Columbia member, one of the original builders of the River's Edge Road Course, a member of the Race Drivers Committee and a senior race...