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[caption id="attachment_12606" align="aligncenter" width="450"] This doesn't happen very often! VRCBC VP Paul Haym leading the pack in his indomitable '69 Datsun 510. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: April 5, 2017

The 2017 race season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course has begun! The first Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) event, sanctioned by the CACC, was held over the April 1-2 weekend. As usual, our Vintage REVS series races were on the Sunday, when the weather covered the full spectrum from hail, through heavy rain to sunshine! Welcome to BC in the springtime.

The complete results for all of the weekend’s racing are available on the SCCBC website (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer (which includes our VRCBC racers) results are available in PDF under the 2017 Season menu on this web site (here).

Check out some of Brent Martin’s photos of the Vintage action below. Brent has many more motorsport photos on his web site (here).

The next race event is coming up quickly on the April 29-30 weekend, with Vintage races on the Sunday as usual. See you at the track!

[caption id="attachment_12328" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Typical VRCBC Vintage racing action at Mission; Geoff Tupholme (1973 Austin Mini) leads Ian Thomas (1970 BMW 2002) and Dennis Repel (1974 Camaro) into Turn 2. Gayle Baird (1990 Honda Civic) and a barely visible Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) try to run them down. - Brent Martin photo Typical VRCBC Vintage racing action at Mission; Geoff Tupholme (1973 Austin Mini) leads Ian Thomas (1970 BMW 2002) and Dennis Repel (1974 Camaro) into Turn 2. Gayle Baird (1990 Honda Civic) and a barely visible Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) try to run them down. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: October 14, 2016

The last CACC-sanctioned, SCCBC-organized race event of the 2016 season honoured Tony Morris, a local motorsport legend who passed away in July. The Tony Morris Memorial Weekend featured SCCBC points races on both Saturday and Sunday, plus a special 'Time-Attack No Passing Introductory Event' on the Saturday as well as the VRCBC's own REVS Vintage races on the Sunday.

The weekend also 'featured' heavy rains on the Saturday; check out Brent Martin's photos of all the splashing around here.

Fortunately for all of the Vintage racers (particularly those still using Lucas electrics!), Sunday's weather was perfect; there was some excellent action on track and everyone had a good time.

The complete results for all of the weekend’s racing are available on the SCCBC website (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer results are available in PDF under the 2016 Season menu on this web site (here).

Check out some of Brent Martin's photos of the Vintage action below. Brent has many more motorsport photos on his web site (here).

[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.

[caption id="attachment_12194" align="aligncenter" width="450"]A typical Vintage racing battle: twelve (3 X 4) British cylinders chase six (younger) Japanese ones. Phil Linzey (1971 Datsun 240Z) leads Stanton Guy (1966 MGB), Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) and John Elliott (1969 MGB). - Brent Martin photo A typical Vintage racing battle: twelve (3 x 4) British cylinders chase six (younger) Japanese ones. Phil Linzey (1971 Datsun 240Z) leads Stanton Guy (1966 MGB), Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) and John Elliott (1969 MGB). - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: September 15, 2016

The fifth CACC-sanctioned, SCCBC race event of the season – ‘September Sizzle Weekend’ – was held at Mission Raceway Park Road Course on September 10th and 11th. The VRCBC REVS races took place on the Sunday as usual. When our own CACC-sanctioned BCHMR is included, this was the sixth Vintage event of the year

The complete results for all of the weekend’s racing are available on the SCCBC website (here). The Vintage and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer results are available in PDF under the 2016 Season menu on this web site (here).

Check out Brent Martin’s photos of the Vintage action below.

The final Vintage races of the season at Mission Raceway Road Course will be on the Sunday of the SCCBC's October 8th - 9th weekend. See you at the track!