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[caption id="attachment_4528" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Renown Mazda 787 - 1991 Le Mans winner - A. Harvey photo"][/caption] The VRCBC's Competition Director Al Harvey, attended the recent Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. See a small sample of his photos below. Look for a full report - with more photos - in the next edition of the Vantage newsletter.

[caption id="attachment_4090" align="aligncenter" width="361" caption="Ian Wood makes presentation to Myles Winbigler - Karen Smith photo"][/caption]   Myles Winbigler’s herculean effort to have his 1959 Sadler Formula Junior (known to all as “Aunt Marge”) rebuilt in time for the BCHMR was greatly appreciated by both the VRCBC and...

[caption id="attachment_3789" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Don't forget to torque them, Jack! - VRCBC photo"][/caption] The folks hanging around Vintage Racing seem to be steadily aging, funnily enough, about one year older every twelve months. (In many cases, the cars seem to be doing much better.) If Vintage racing is to continue growing into the future, younger generations have to be recruited as the oldtimers hang up their wrenches and helmets. Someone who understands this very well is Alan McColl, well known racer and the first winner of the Pete Lovely Memorial Award at this year's BC Historic Motor Races. There is no 'free ride' with Alan however! Seen above, working hard on grandpa's TIGA Formula Ford is Alan's grandson Jack, who has signed on as an apprentice race mechanic. (We understand he works for room and board.) The future of Vintage Racing will be assured if every racer gets their own 'Jack" started in racing as a member of their pit crew. Of course, being a race mechanic is not all glory - it can be pretty tiring - but the dreams are great!