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[caption id="attachment_10914" align="aligncenter" width="450"]The VRCBC's own Tony Carruthers in his Swift DB2 leads a Lola 497/C - Jim Moody photo The VRCBC's own Tony Carruthers in his Swift DB2 leads a Lola 497/C - Jim Moody photo[/caption] Posted: July 15, 2015

Several VRCBC members took part in the Portland Vintage Racing Festival organized by the SVRA at Portland International Raceway over the July 9-12 weekend. Our friend Jim Moody was there and sent us some of his photos; thanks Jim.

[caption id="attachment_10842" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Roger van der Marel exiting Turn 9 in his beautiful 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV. - Brent Martin photo Roger van der Marel exiting Mission's Turn 9 in his beautiful 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV during the REVS races on June 28th. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: June 30, 2015

The weather was almost too perfect for the SCCBC's June Bug Race Weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. It was warm!

There was a good turn out of Vintage racers for the VRCBC REVS races. A real highlight was the appearance of Collin Jackson's beautifully restored and very fast 1973 Brabham BT40, a well-known Formula Atlantic competitor from the past.

The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer results for the Sunday are available on this web site (here). The complete results for the weekend are available on the Race Results page on the SCCBC web site (here).

Brent Martin has again provided us with some great photos - see below. He has also posted many more photos of the weekend's action on his web site (here).

[caption id="attachment_10760" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Peter Valkenburg in his new Vintage racer, a Porsche 911, leading Michael Hawthorne in his Porsche 944. - Brent Martin photo Peter Valkenburg in his new Vintage racer, a Porsche 911, leading Michael Hawthorne in his Porsche 944. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: June 11, 2015

VRCBC Vintage racers were out on the Sunday of the SCCBC's May Days event over the May 30-31 weekend at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. This was the first on-track racing of the 2015 season and the weather cooperated perfectly. The grid was enhanced with a couple of beautifully prepared new cars; Roger Van Der Marel's Alfa Romeo GTV and Peter Valkenburg's Porsche 911.

Update: The results are now available on the 2015 Season page (here) under the Race Results menu.

Brent Martin has again provided us with the great photos shown below. Check his web site (here) later this week for his full set of all of the weekend's action.

[caption id="attachment_3814" align="aligncenter" width="450"]1969 Ford Escort TC - John McCoy - Ioannou photo 1969 Ford Escort TC - John McCoy - Tony Ioannou photo[/caption] Updated: October 17, 2014 Gerry Frechette has posted some (97!) excellent action photos on his web site (here). Some of the VRCBC's finest took to the track for the final time this season during the SCCBC's 'Double Double Weekend' on October 11th and 12th at Mission Raceway Park Road Course. The results are available on the '2014 Season Results' page (here). John McCoy in his 'two-wheeling' Escort Twin Cam and Phil Roney in his TVR took first and second places respectively in both races; with less than a second between them. Dennis Repel took third in the first race with his Camaro and Ian Thomas in his BMW took the final podium spot in the second race. John has posted a short in-car video of the last few laps of his winning drive in the second race on You Tube (here). It is easy to tell that the track is still slippery. In the middle of all that were another BMW (Leigh Anderson), Gunter Pichler's XKE, the Datsuns (Paul Haym and Phil Linzey), the Porsches (Michael Hawthorne and Frank Chynoransky), the Volvos (Ian Wood and Peter Valkenburg), Ivan Lessner's 'Big Healey' and the MGBs (John Elliott and Al Reid). Over in the Open Wheel group, the always fast Alan McColl in his Formula Ford Tiga, VRCBC president Tedd McHenry in his Formula 4 Xpit and veteran Tom Sproule in his Formula Vee carried the Vintage flag. Unfortunately, Gayle Baird was unable to start either race after having some mechanical issues with her Vee on Saturday. Photos of some of the entrants below:

[caption id="attachment_10176" align="aligncenter" width="450"]David Hogg (Porsche 911) holds off Ian Thomas (BMW 2002) and an almost hidden Mike Hawthorne (Porsche 944) through Mission's Turn 5 with Leigh Anderson (BMW 1600), Ian Wood (Volvo 142S) and Paul Haym (Datsun 510) in hot pursuit. - Brent Martin photo David Hogg (Porsche 911) holds off Ian Thomas (BMW 2002) and an almost hidden Mike Hawthorne (Porsche 944) through Mission's Turn 5 with Leigh Anderson (BMW 1600), Ian Wood (Volvo 142S) and Paul Haym (Datsun 510) in hot pursuit. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: September 17, 2014 The latest racing in the VRCBC's REVS series took place this past Sunday, September 14th during the SCCBC's 'September Sizzle Weekend'. The results are posted under the 'Race Results - 2014 Season' menu tab or just click here to go directly to the page. As always, thanks to the SCCBC Timing & Scoring team. Update: Jim Bradley has posted some photos of the weekend's racing in the 'Cars' section of his website (here). Look for the 'SCCBC - Sept 14 - 2014' album or just click here to go directly to the six pages of photos. The fourth, fifth and sixth pages have some great shots of our VRCBC 'hero racers'. Thanks to Brent Martin for the action photos below.