Mission Raceway Tag

[caption id="attachment_8410" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Long time racing partners - Gunter Pichler and his XKE - Paul Bonner photo Long time racing partners - Gunter Pichler and his XKE - Paul Bonner photo[/caption] Updated: April 10th The first race event of 2013 is only a few days away. It is the Sports Car Club of BC's 'A Lap Ahead' weekend on April 13-14 at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. Our VRCBC Vintage racers will be out on the Sunday, April 14. (There is also a SCCBC Practice Day on Friday, April 12.) You can check out some photos of the early bird Vintage registrants below. Everybody will be warming up for the big British Columbia Historic Motor Races (better known as the BCHMR) weekend on May 25-26, also at Mission. Complete information on the 'A Lap Ahead' weekend is available on the SCCBC web site (here).  You can go directly to the MotorsportReg.com sites:
  • SCCBC - Practice Day, Friday, April 12th: here
  • SCCBC - 'A Lap Ahead Weekend', Saturday, April 13th - Sunday, April 14th: here
See you at the track!

[caption id="attachment_8288" align="aligncenter" width="450"] And they're off!! Frank Winterlik (1971 Porsche 911) and John McCoy (1969 Ford Escort Twin Cam) - Paul Bonner photo[/caption] The full schedule for the VRCBC Vintage races at Mission Raceway Road Course during 2013 is now available on the 2103 Race Schedules page under...

[caption id="attachment_7845" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Money Shot - Brent Martin photo[/caption]

Updated

The VRCBC's November general meeting (Tuesday November 13th) was a very special one, particularly for all those who remember the Westwood Racing Circuit. The meeting was held at the Mark's Auto Body (here) location in Port Coquitlam.

Many current Mission Raceway regulars will know Dino Milacic from his very fast peddling of the white MioDino Racing BMW 330i. Dino grew up going to Westwood however and although he was too young to have ever had a chance to race there, he has never forgotten it. Earlier this year Dino decided to permanently honour the memory of the track by turning one wall  (Yes, one whole wall!) of their PoCo shop into a Westwood mural. It's all there - from the mountains in the distance, to the trees, grass, dirt and asphalt, plus the cars of course, in the foreground. And as a special bonus, the sky is blue and it can be guaranteed - for the first time ever - that it will never rain at this 'Wetwood'!

After the regular meeting finished, there was a 'formal' ceremony to 'unveil' the mural. Guests are always welcome at VRCBC meetings and a lot of Westwood veterans joined us for this one. It was a great time and the VRCBC would really like to thank Dino and Bobby Milacic for hosting us. Check out the Mark's Auto Body Facebook page (here) for more on the event.

Thanks to Brent Martin for providing us with all of these photos. He has more coming soon - check back.

[caption id="attachment_7708" align="aligncenter" width="450"] PI leads the grid to the Starter. - Jock Hobson photo[/caption]

Veteran VRCBC MGB chauffer Pierce Isaacs - a.k.a. PI - was on the Pole for the second REVS Vintage race on October 6th. Just like all of his other fellow pole-sitters (i.e., the Vettels, Hamiltons and Alonsos of the racing world), Pierce was called upon to autograph countless (well, ... maybe eight) photos for his sponsors and Fan Club (well, ... maybe other team members and hangers-on). It can be tough at the top sometimes but Pierce came through like a champ.

[caption id="attachment_7679" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Smoke Screens 'R Us - Jock Hobson photo[/caption] Everyone is familiar with the 'Where's Waldo?' series of books for children. Well, this is the Vintage Racing Club's adaption: 'Where's the Lotus Seven?' Somewhere hidden in the smoke screen in the above photo are Mark...