Car Shows

[caption id="attachment_17337" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: March 25, 2024 Elevate - Vancouver Auto Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre is now over for another year! There was something to interest every automotive enthusiast. If you couldn't make it in person, full information will still be...

[caption id="attachment_13618" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Everybody was heading for the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show! - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: April 24, 2018

Our local motorsport sanctioning body, the CACC secured a  very high profile space at the Vancouver International Auto Show for its member clubs and other BC motorsport groups to display their cars, clubs and events. The show was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place.

The CACC's objective was to showcase all facets of our sport in BC, including Slalom, Hill Climb, Time Attack, Ice Race, Road Race and (our own favourite of course!) Vintage. This year's big display included many specially selected (including three Vintage) competition cars, video footage, club schedules and brochures, and other promotional material.

A special focus this year was to show visitors how they can be involved in all of the action and have a lot of fun, without having to actually race a car. They can volunteer and be trained for flagging, communications, timing and scoring, and many other key positions.

  Some of Brent Martin's photos of the VRCBC moving in their cars on Sunday, March 25th. Good fun!

[caption id="attachment_12659" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The VRCBC display at the 2017 BC Classic & Custom Car Show - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: April 28, 2017

The VRCBC returned to the BC Classic & Custom Car Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford over the April 21-23 weekend. We had two racing cars on display; Paul Haym's 1969 Datsun 510 and Phil Roney's 1987 Swift DB2. Both cars attracted a lot of attention and many show attendees were very interested to learn more about road racing at Mission Raceway in general and our own Vintage racing activities in particular.

The finishing touch for us was Paul's well-known 510 winning the award for best 'full-bodied race car'! Congratulations Paul!

[caption id="attachment_11599" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Dennis Repel's 1974 Camaro is the worthy representative for the VRCBC on the impressive CACC stand. - Brent Martin photo Dennis Repel's 1974 Camaro was the very worthy representative for the VRCBC on the impressive CACC stand. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: March 29, 2016

The VRCBC was again part of the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs - better known as the CACC - display at this year's Vancouver International Autoshow. The show ran from Wednesday, March 23rd to Sunday, March 27th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The CACC once again secured a high profile location and had a very impressive display (check out the photos below). Last year was considered to be a great success and this year was even better. Many show visitors stopped to look at our racing cars and to talk about all forms of amateur motorsport, including our favourite, Vintage racing.

Update: Initial indications are that over 100,000 people visited the Autoshow over the five days, and that approximately 1,000 (!) of them submitted an entry form to the draw for a free registration in the SCCBC's very popular Driver Training Program to be held this coming June at the Mission Raceway Road Course. 

A big thank you from the VRCBC to the CACC for organizing the display, to all those who provided their cars - and karts - and to all those members of the various clubs who contributed their time to 'work' the show.