Non-VRCBC News & Events

[caption id="attachment_12733" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Vintage Class winner Geoff Tupholme in his Mini. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: May 30, 2017

Several of the VRCBC's finest and some other Vintage racers made the trip to Kelowna over the May long weekend for the 60th(!) edition of the Knox Mountain Hillclimb, the only remaining hill climb in Canada.

Update: Vintage Class winner, Geoff Tupholme's last minute scramble to get his Mini ready plus an in-car video of a run up the hill is captured on video. (here).

Update: The results are available online here. Brent Martin was also there and passed on some his photos of the action (see below). He has posted a lot more on his Facebook site (here) and on his web site (here).

[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_12548" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Not something you see on the track very often, this 1955 Mercedes Benz 190SL is being raced by Doug Radix. - Gunter Pichler photo[/caption] Posted: March 10, 2017

Another of the VRCBC's many intrepid, jet-setting reporters has just submitted his latest race report. Gunter Pichler attended the SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) Sebring Vintage Classic at historic Sebring International Raceway over the March 2-5 weekend, and sent us some of his photographs of the great cars that were in action.

Thanks Gunter!

[caption id="attachment_12372" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Karlo Flores' 1960 Porsche 356-B is proudly carrying our VRCBC decals in this year's La Carrera Panamericana. - K. Flores photo[/caption] Updated (again): March 9, 2017 VRCBC member and Vintage racer, Karlo Flores blasted his 1960 Porsche 356-B ('Nina') through the winding roads...

[caption id="attachment_12256" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Three of the VRCBC's carve through one of Pacific Raceway's corners during SOVREN's Fall Finale event. Karlo Flores (1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite), Steve Clark (1959 Elva Courier) and Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) pushing hard. Brent Martin photo Three of the VRCBC's finest carve through one of Pacific Raceway's corners during SOVREN's Fall Finale. Karlo Flores (1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite), Steve Clark (1959 Elva Courier) and Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire), all pushing hard. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: September 27, 2016

The VRCBC was well represented at SOVREN's Fall Finale at Pacific Raceways in Kent over the September 24th - 25th weekend. SOVREN (Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts) is the VRCBC's 'cousin' south of the border. The close relationship between the two clubs goes back many years and members often race in each other's events.

The Fall Finale at Pacific Raceways was SOVREN's last road race event of the 2016 season. This year, several VRCBC racers attended.

  • #37 - Shelby Clark, yellow 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750
  • #40 - Roger van der Marel, green 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV
  • #46 - Phil Pidcock, blue 1965 Triumph Spitfire
  • #59 - Karlo Flores, white 1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite
  • #62 - Bob Beauchemin, 1962 'psychedelic' Mini
  • #63 - Tim Pickstone, green 1963 Porsche 356C
  • #71 - Ken Butler, red 1964 Lotus Elan
  • #85 - Larry Sandham, green 1985 Mini Vauxhall
  • #260 - Steve Clark, yellow 1959 Elva Courier

Our tireless travelling correspondent, Brent Martin captured them in all their 'glory'! Check out his photos below.