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[caption id="attachment_15505" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Gunther Ruppel's 1960 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite leads the charge at the 'August Heats'! - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: August 27, 2020 The SCCBC held their second CACC-sanctioned race weekend ('August Heats') of this very unusual season at the Mission Raceway Park road course on August 22nd - 23rd. Our regular Vintage racers were joined by several 'special guests' on the Sunday. There were some excellent battles and everyone had a lot of fun - which is what Vintage racing is really all about. The complete results for the weekend are posted on the SCCBC web site (here). And as always, thanks to Brent Martin for the photos (see below) of the action. Registration for the next (and last scheduled) SCCBC / CACC race weekend ('That's Fall Folks') is already open. Check the Schedule page on the SCCBC web site (here) for full information.

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Well known MG devotees (and long time VRCBC members) Ralph and Michael Zbarsky have just completed a great trip to Sebring. This year Sebring celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the famous 12 Hours endurance race. As part of this celebration, the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) support race honoured the 50th Anniversary of the last MGA participation in the 12 Hours. A total of 19 different MGAs participated in the 12 Hours over the 1956 to 1962 period. Ten of those cars are known to have survived and eight of them were at Sebring this year.

Michael raced their 1959 MGA Twin Cam roadster (#53) - maybe the last time a MGA Twin Cam will take the Green Flag / Chequered Flag combo at the Sebring track? And Ralph raced their 1967 MGB GT (#60). This former BMC Works Team car has some former 'history' at Sebring. (Check out this You Tube video of the 1970 race around the 2:20 mark!) Ralph must have retrieved that wheel because the car is beautifully restored now. See below.