Another club member has recently made the motor racing press. Robert (Bob) Barg is mentioned (including a photograph) in the March / April 2010 issue of Vintage Motorsport magazine. Check out their story (on pages 112-114) on the Petersen Museum’s Tribute to the Trans Am held last November. And here is a link to another story about the event.

Robert raced as a privateer during the early “Golden Years” of the Trans Am, and was one of the 18 Honorary Guest panelists (also including the likes of Peter Brock, George Follmer and Parnelli Jones) who discussed “Cheating in the Trans-Am”. See the page below from the April issue of Camaro Performers magazine. Those were the days!

This year’s All British Field Meet (ABFM) at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver was another great success, with over 680 vehicles registered and 7,000 visitors. Click on ABFM Latest News for links to stories about the event in Canadian Driver and The New York Times, plus a short video clip with several on-site interviews.

The VRCBC was there in force with a large booth near the entrance and a variety of great-looking racing cars on display. Many old time racers dropped by to reminisce (esepcially about the good old days at Westwood), as well as a lot of other enthusiasts, who were very pleased to learn that vintage road racing is alive and well at Mission Raceway.  We hope to see many of them at a future event.

Two of the Club’s long time members have recently made the news.

Ian Wood’s new car, a 1971 CanAm McLaren M12, is the cover story in the May 2010 issue of SCCBC Pit Pass. In addition to some cool photos, Editor Robin Fairservice describes in detail his (not yet completed) attempts to determine the car’s history. Let’s just say it’s complicated!  Go to the SCCBC web site click on “NEWS-PIT PASS”, and select 2010 May.
The May 2010 issue of Victory Lane magazine has a great story (pages 50-51) on Ralph Zbarsky and his well known, red, 1958 MGA Twin Cam. The story is not available online but you can go to the Victory Lane web site and buy a subscription, or try to borrow a copy from someone at the next meeting.

Six stalwart members of the Club competed in the Knox Mountain Hillclimb in Kelowna, British Columbia over the May 22nd – 23rd weekend. Evan Williams, Keith Robinson, Randy Custer, Geoff Tupholme, Bernie Hamm and Bruce Jamieson carried the VRCBC flag in this, the 53rd (!) version of this annual BC motorsports tradition. The official results are available on the event web site .

Photo of participants courtesy of Allen Reid: