Vintage 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_13347" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Vintage means Variety! Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire), Roger van der Marel (1985 Mazda RX-7), Trevor Sandham (1975 Austin Mini Cooper), Larry Sandham (1985 Mini Vauxhall), Leigh Anderson (1967 BMW 1600), Gunter Pichler (1964 Jaguar XKE)(hidden), and John Elliott (1969 MGB) charge out of Turn 1 at Mission. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: October 17, 2017

The SCCBC's final event for 2017 was held over the October 14-15 weekend and our Vintage racers hit the track on the Sunday as usual. The weather was perfect for a good grid of Vintage cars plus one special guest, Larry Sandham in his Mini Vauxhall. The Vintage results are available under the Results menu (here). The full results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here).

Enjoy some of Brent Martin's photos of the Vintage action below. Then go to his web site (here) and check out all of his photos for this weekend and the rest of the 2017 and previous seasons. Thanks Brent!

See you at the track in 2018!

[caption id="attachment_13062" align="aligncenter" width="450"] And they're off! Heading into Turn 1 after getting the green flag; Dennis Repel (Camaro), Ian Thomas (BMW 2002), Karlo Flores (Bugeye Sprite), Mark Westlake and Peter Valkenburg in their Porsche 911s, Paul Haym (BMW 2002) and the rest of the pack. - Brent Martin photo[/caption]

Updated: July 18, 2017

The fourth road racing event of the season at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course - The Mission Hospice Charity Weekend - was held over the July 15-16 weekend. The VRCBC's own Vintage racers took it to the track on the Sunday!

The complete results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here) and our own results are also posted on this web site under the Race Results menu (here). As usual, Brent Martin has provided us with a sample of his photos of the Vintage racing - see below. (Thanks Brent.) The rest of his photos of all of the weekend's action, including Vintage, will be on his web site (here) within a few days. Be sure to check them out. Of course, our next Vintage racing will be the BC Historic Motor Races on August 19th and 20th, with an open practice day on Friday the 18th. Visit the BCHMR web site (here) regularly for the latest news.

[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_12733" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Vintage Class winner Geoff Tupholme in his Mini. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Updated: May 30, 2017

Several of the VRCBC's finest and some other Vintage racers made the trip to Kelowna over the May long weekend for the 60th(!) edition of the Knox Mountain Hillclimb, the only remaining hill climb in Canada.

Update: Vintage Class winner, Geoff Tupholme's last minute scramble to get his Mini ready plus an in-car video of a run up the hill is captured on video. (here).

Update: The results are available online here. Brent Martin was also there and passed on some his photos of the action (see below). He has posted a lot more on his Facebook site (here) and on his web site (here).