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[caption id="attachment_12986" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Battle of the VRCBC Alfa GTVs! Roger van der Marel ('67 Alfa Romeo GTV) leading Shelby Clark ('69 Alfa Romeo GTV) at SOVREN's PNW Historics. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: July 6, 2017 Several of our VRCBC members went south over the July long weekend to compete in the Pacific Northwest Historics put on by our good friends at SOVREN at Pacific Raceways in Seattle. Proudly showing 'our flag' (well actually our decals) were: Shelby Clark (#37 yellow Alfa), Steve Clark (#260 yellow Elva), Karlo Flores (#59 white Sprite), Paul Haym (#82 orange BMW), Tim Pickstone (#63 green Porsche), Phil Pidcock (#46 blue Spitfire), Gil Stuart (#29 red Volvo), Roger van der Marel (#40 green Alfa), Doug Yip (#782 red Mustang) and Ralph Zbarsky (#130 green MGB GT). Brent Martin was there and has passed on some of his photos of the action. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="12987,13007"]

[caption id="attachment_12920" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Here they come! Peter Valkenburg ('69 Porsche 911), Phil Pidcock ('65 Triumph Spitfire), Paul Haym ('69 BMW 2002), Stanton Guy ('69 Datsun 510), Mike Zbarsky ('88 Chevrolet Camaro), Ian Thomas ('70 BMW 2002), and the rest of the field head into Turn 2. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: June 13, 2017

The SCCBC's third race event of the season was held over the June 10-11 weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Our Vintage racers took to the track on Sunday. The weather was perfect and the racing was great.

The full results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer results (for Sunday only) are also available under the Race Results menu on this web site (here). Some of Brent Martin's photos are shown below. There are many more on our VRCBC Facebook page (here) and on Brent's own web site (here). Thanks Brent. The next event at the Mission Road Course will be on the July 15-16 weekend. Mark your calendars now!

[caption id="attachment_12789" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Ian Wood unleashes his McLaren M12 - Jim Moody photo[/caption] Updated (again): December 17, 2017

The VRCBC was invited to participate in the Grand Opening of the fabulous new Area 27 track in Oliver on June 3rd. A group of our racers did some demonstration laps and had a very enjoyable time doing it!

Our long time friends Jim Moody and Brent Martin have provided us with a lot of photos, which you can see below. (Thanks guys).

There are other photos and videos on our VRCBC Facebook page and the Area 27 Facebook page (here). And Brent has posted many more on his personal web site (here).

Gerry Frechette has published over 800(!) of his Grand Opening photos in five albums on his web site (here). Check them out! Update: There is also an excellent video presentation of the Grand Opening on Vimeo (here).

It was a great day at a great new facility; our congratulations to everyone involved!

[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.