Camaro Tag

[caption id="attachment_14229" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Not the ideal car for the conditions! Kiwi Bishop muscles his '89 Chevy Camaro around a soaking Turn 5. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: September 17, 2018

The streaming wet conditions kept many racers away from the REVS races during the SCCBC / CACC September 15th-16th weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. But, unlike many other forms of motorsport, road racing always goes ahead 'rain or shine'!

The overall results for the weekend are available on the Results page (here) of the SCCBC web site. The indefatigable Brent Martin was also there braving Mother Nature, and has provided us with the following photos.

[caption id="attachment_13916" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Two of the VRCBC's top 'draft picks' for 2018 battle it out in the Saturday Novice Race! Ewen Dobbie (1959 Porsche 356A) and Gunther Ruppel (1960 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite) will be 'graduating' to Vintage racing very soon. We are really looking forward to having these two plus Scott Whidden's Alfetta on our grids. - Jim Moody photo[/caption] Posted: June 26, 2018

We again lucked out with the weather for the season’s third race event at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course on the June 23rd-24th weekend. The complete results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here).

Thanks to Jim Moody and Brent Martin for the great photos of our Vintage action (see below).

The season's fourth event - the July 14th-15th weekend - will be a 'Vintage Double' with Vintage racing on both the Saturday and the Sunday. This will be the perfect warm-up for the our big annual event, the BC Historic Motor Races, a month later during the August 18th-19th weekend.

Get those entries in! See you at the track!

[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_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_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: