CACC Tag

[caption id="attachment_13698" align="aligncenter" width="450"] 'Turn up the volume!' Here's a view we don't often see. Dennis Repel ('74 Chevrolet Camaro) leads Ian Thomas ('70 BMW 2002), Peter Valkenburg ('69 Porsche 911) and Steven Allaire ('92 Porsche Carrera Cup ) into Mission's Turn 4 during one of the day's great Vintage battles. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: April 30, 2018

The April 21st-22nd weekend was a very busy one for the VRCBC. Some members were 'working' our display at the BC Classic & Custom Car Show in Abbotsford, while everybody else was 'playing' at the race track!

The 2018 race season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course began under sunny skies with the first Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) event, sanctioned by the CACC. As usual, our Vintage REVS series races were held on the Sunday. The Vintage results are available here; the complete results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here).

And now that spring has finally arrived, it's time to get that grass cut, as VRCBC Vice President Paul Haym so ably demonstrated with his highly efficient Datsun 510 'mower' in Turn 5! [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="13724,13723"] More of Brent Martin's photos of the Vintage action are shown below. (Thanks Brent.) The rest of Brent's photos of the whole weekend of racing are now posted on his website (here).

[caption id="attachment_13618" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Everybody was heading for the 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show! - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: April 24, 2018

Our local motorsport sanctioning body, the CACC secured a  very high profile space at the Vancouver International Auto Show for its member clubs and other BC motorsport groups to display their cars, clubs and events. The show was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place.

The CACC's objective was to showcase all facets of our sport in BC, including Slalom, Hill Climb, Time Attack, Ice Race, Road Race and (our own favourite of course!) Vintage. This year's big display included many specially selected (including three Vintage) competition cars, video footage, club schedules and brochures, and other promotional material.

A special focus this year was to show visitors how they can be involved in all of the action and have a lot of fun, without having to actually race a car. They can volunteer and be trained for flagging, communications, timing and scoring, and many other key positions.

  Some of Brent Martin's photos of the VRCBC moving in their cars on Sunday, March 25th. Good fun!

[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_11599" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Dennis Repel's 1974 Camaro is the worthy representative for the VRCBC on the impressive CACC stand. - Brent Martin photo Dennis Repel's 1974 Camaro was the very worthy representative for the VRCBC on the impressive CACC stand. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: March 29, 2016

The VRCBC was again part of the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs - better known as the CACC - display at this year's Vancouver International Autoshow. The show ran from Wednesday, March 23rd to Sunday, March 27th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The CACC once again secured a high profile location and had a very impressive display (check out the photos below). Last year was considered to be a great success and this year was even better. Many show visitors stopped to look at our racing cars and to talk about all forms of amateur motorsport, including our favourite, Vintage racing.

Update: Initial indications are that over 100,000 people visited the Autoshow over the five days, and that approximately 1,000 (!) of them submitted an entry form to the draw for a free registration in the SCCBC's very popular Driver Training Program to be held this coming June at the Mission Raceway Road Course. 

A big thank you from the VRCBC to the CACC for organizing the display, to all those who provided their cars - and karts - and to all those members of the various clubs who contributed their time to 'work' the show.