Mission Raceway Tag

[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...

[caption id="attachment_7605" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Double Race Winner Geoff Tupholme takes the Chequer - Brent Martin photo[/caption]

Updated: October 12, 2012

The VRCBC's Finest were in Fantastic Form during the SCCBC's Flying Feathers Weekend on Saturday, October 6th. There were lots of entertaining battles throughout the field in both of the races. The weather was perfect and it was a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving and to finish off another great season of Vintage road racing at Mission Raceway Park Road Course.

The final results are available on the SCCBC web site (www.sccbc.net ) or just click here.

Thanks again to Brent Martin for providing (most of) the photos below.

Update: All of Brent's photographs are now posted on his web site (here). Look for the 'Mission Raceway (Vintage Group) Oct.6, 2012' album.