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[caption id="attachment_13142" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Marty Knoll demonstrates how the new clear canopy complements the already excellent aerodynamic characteristics of the 1993 Reynard 93H Formula Atlantic that he chauffers for the Tom Johnston Racing Team - IWE photo[/caption] Posted: August 25, 2017 The VRCBC took advantage of the...

[caption id="attachment_13062" align="aligncenter" width="450"] And they're off! Heading into Turn 1 after getting the green flag; Dennis Repel (Camaro), Ian Thomas (BMW 2002), Karlo Flores (Bugeye Sprite), Mark Westlake and Peter Valkenburg in their Porsche 911s, Paul Haym (BMW 2002) and the rest of the pack. - Brent Martin photo[/caption]

Updated: July 18, 2017

The fourth road racing event of the season at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course - The Mission Hospice Charity Weekend - was held over the July 15-16 weekend. The VRCBC's own Vintage racers took it to the track on the Sunday!

The complete results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here) and our own results are also posted on this web site under the Race Results menu (here). As usual, Brent Martin has provided us with a sample of his photos of the Vintage racing - see below. (Thanks Brent.) The rest of his photos of all of the weekend's action, including Vintage, will be on his web site (here) within a few days. Be sure to check them out. Of course, our next Vintage racing will be the BC Historic Motor Races on August 19th and 20th, with an open practice day on Friday the 18th. Visit the BCHMR web site (here) regularly for the latest news.

[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!