SOVREN Tag

[caption id="attachment_14039" align="aligncenter" width="450"] VRCBC members Tim Pickstone (#63 1963 Porsche 356C) and Geoff Tupholme (#441 1973 Austin Mini) in the thick of it at the Pacific Northwest Historics. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: July 2, 2018

The VRCBC was well-represented at SOVREN's Pacific Northwest Historics at Seattle's Pacific Raceways over the June 29th - July 1st weekend. Thanks to Brent Martin, (thanks Brent) we have some great photos of them in action. See if you can find them all in the gallery below.

  • Don Benson; 1974 Porsche RS, #74
  • Shelby Clark; 1959 Elva Courier, #260
  • Steve Clark; 1960 Lola Mark 1, #84
  • Karlo Flores; 1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite, #59
  • John McCoy; 1986 Mallock Mk 27, #60
  • Tim Pickstone; 1963 Porsche 356C, #63
  • Phil Pidcock; 1965 Triumph Spitfire, #46
  • Larry Sandham; 1985 Mini Vauxhall, #31
  • Trevor Sandham; 1975 Austin Mini Cooper, #76
  • Geoff Tupholme; 1973 Austin Mini, #441
  • Ian Wood; 1970 McLaren M12, #86
You can find all of Brent's motorsport photos on his web site (here).

[caption id="attachment_12986" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Battle of the VRCBC Alfa GTVs! Roger van der Marel ('67 Alfa Romeo GTV) leading Shelby Clark ('69 Alfa Romeo GTV) at SOVREN's PNW Historics. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: July 6, 2017 Several of our VRCBC members went south over the July long weekend to compete in the Pacific Northwest Historics put on by our good friends at SOVREN at Pacific Raceways in Seattle. Proudly showing 'our flag' (well actually our decals) were: Shelby Clark (#37 yellow Alfa), Steve Clark (#260 yellow Elva), Karlo Flores (#59 white Sprite), Paul Haym (#82 orange BMW), Tim Pickstone (#63 green Porsche), Phil Pidcock (#46 blue Spitfire), Gil Stuart (#29 red Volvo), Roger van der Marel (#40 green Alfa), Doug Yip (#782 red Mustang) and Ralph Zbarsky (#130 green MGB GT). Brent Martin was there and has passed on some of his photos of the action. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="12987,13007"]

[caption id="attachment_12256" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Three of the VRCBC's carve through one of Pacific Raceway's corners during SOVREN's Fall Finale event. Karlo Flores (1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite), Steve Clark (1959 Elva Courier) and Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) pushing hard. Brent Martin photo Three of the VRCBC's finest carve through one of Pacific Raceway's corners during SOVREN's Fall Finale. Karlo Flores (1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite), Steve Clark (1959 Elva Courier) and Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire), all pushing hard. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: September 27, 2016

The VRCBC was well represented at SOVREN's Fall Finale at Pacific Raceways in Kent over the September 24th - 25th weekend. SOVREN (Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts) is the VRCBC's 'cousin' south of the border. The close relationship between the two clubs goes back many years and members often race in each other's events.

The Fall Finale at Pacific Raceways was SOVREN's last road race event of the 2016 season. This year, several VRCBC racers attended.

  • #37 - Shelby Clark, yellow 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750
  • #40 - Roger van der Marel, green 1967 Alfa Romeo GTV
  • #46 - Phil Pidcock, blue 1965 Triumph Spitfire
  • #59 - Karlo Flores, white 1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite
  • #62 - Bob Beauchemin, 1962 'psychedelic' Mini
  • #63 - Tim Pickstone, green 1963 Porsche 356C
  • #71 - Ken Butler, red 1964 Lotus Elan
  • #85 - Larry Sandham, green 1985 Mini Vauxhall
  • #260 - Steve Clark, yellow 1959 Elva Courier

Our tireless travelling correspondent, Brent Martin captured them in all their 'glory'! Check out his photos below.

[caption id="attachment_12021" align="aligncenter" width="450"]The VRCBC's Karlo Flores leads a group in 'Bonnie', his 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite - Brent Martin photo The VRCBC's Karlo Flores leads a group in 'Bonnie', his 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: July 5, 2016 SOVREN, our good friends south of the border, held their annual Pacific Northwest Historics races at Pacific Raceway over the July 1-3 weekend. Several VRCBC racers and friends made the trip, and Brent Martin was there to capture them 'on film' (see below). Brent will have many more of his photos on his web site (here) soon.