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[caption id="attachment_8755" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Ken Butler clips the apex in his 1970 Perf-Fab Formula Vee - Brent Martin photo Ken Butler clips the apex in his 1970 Perf-Fab Formula Vee - Brent Martin photo[/caption]

SOVREN, our Vintage racing partners from across the border, held their big annual Pacific Northwest Historics event at Seattle International Raceway over the July 5th-7th long weekend. A number of VRCBC members took part and thanks to Brent Martin, Jim Moody and Jock Hobson we have photos of some of them - and others - in action. See below.

Update - July 12, 2013: Jock Hobson's photos added below. Visit the VRCBC Facebook page  (here) to find links to more photos by Marshall Autry and also two in-race videos from inside Paul Kuckein's Z-28, and one from Gunter Pichler's XKE.

Be sure to check out all (over 370) of Brent's photos of the PNW Historics on his web site (here).

[caption id="attachment_8477" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Ready to Rumble - VRCBC photo Ready to Rumble - VRCBC photo[/caption]

Updated: April 17, 2013

The SCCBC / CACC 'A Lap Ahead' weekend opened the race season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course on April 13-14. It was a little chilly and damp on the Saturday but just as ordered by the VRCBC's Vintage racers, the weather was beautiful on Sunday. The full weekend results are now available on the SCCBC web site (here) and will also be posted on this web site.

Check out the photos below. Thanks to Paul Bonner for the on-track shots.

[caption id="attachment_8410" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Long time racing partners - Gunter Pichler and his XKE - Paul Bonner photo Long time racing partners - Gunter Pichler and his XKE - Paul Bonner photo[/caption] Updated: April 10th The first race event of 2013 is only a few days away. It is the Sports Car Club of BC's 'A Lap Ahead' weekend on April 13-14 at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Our VRCBC Vintage racers will be out on the Sunday, April 14. (There is also a SCCBC Practice Day on Friday, April 12.) You can check out some photos of the early bird Vintage registrants below. Everybody will be warming up for the big British Columbia Historic Motor Races (better known as the BCHMR) weekend on May 25-26, also at Mission. Complete information on the 'A Lap Ahead' weekend is available on the SCCBC web site (here).  You can go directly to the MotorsportReg.com sites:
  • SCCBC - Practice Day, Friday, April 12th: here
  • SCCBC - 'A Lap Ahead Weekend', Saturday, April 13th - Sunday, April 14th: here
See you at the track!

[caption id="attachment_8288" align="aligncenter" width="450"] And they're off!! Frank Winterlik (1971 Porsche 911) and John McCoy (1969 Ford Escort Twin Cam) - Paul Bonner photo[/caption] The full schedule for the VRCBC Vintage races at Mission Raceway Road Course during 2013 is now available on the 2103 Race Schedules page under...

[caption id="attachment_7708" align="aligncenter" width="450"] PI leads the grid to the Starter. - Jock Hobson photo[/caption]

Veteran VRCBC MGB chauffer Pierce Isaacs - a.k.a. PI - was on the Pole for the second REVS Vintage race on October 6th. Just like all of his other fellow pole-sitters (i.e., the Vettels, Hamiltons and Alonsos of the racing world), Pierce was called upon to autograph countless (well, ... maybe eight) photos for his sponsors and Fan Club (well, ... maybe other team members and hangers-on). It can be tough at the top sometimes but Pierce came through like a champ.