Vintage Tag

[caption id="attachment_12706" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Brand new Vintage racer, Steve Gunner in his Porsche 944. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: May 2, 2017

The SCCBC's second race event of the 2017 season was held over the April 29th-30th weekend at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course. As usual, our VRCBC Vintage races were held on the Sunday.

We were very pleased to welcome Steve Gunner from Armstrong to our REVS races. Steve successfully completed his final Novice race on Saturday and entered both Vintage races on Sunday. And one of our veterans, Leigh Anderson, debuted his new car, a 1979 BMW 320i. It had a few teething problems but these will be sorted out in time for the next races in June.

[gallery columns="2" ids="12701,12694"] The full results for the weekend are available on the SCCBC web site (here). Those for VRCBC racers are also posted on the Results page on this web site (here). Check out some more of Brent Martin's photos of the action below.

[caption id="attachment_12659" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The VRCBC display at the 2017 BC Classic & Custom Car Show - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: April 28, 2017

The VRCBC returned to the BC Classic & Custom Car Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford over the April 21-23 weekend. We had two racing cars on display; Paul Haym's 1969 Datsun 510 and Phil Roney's 1987 Swift DB2. Both cars attracted a lot of attention and many show attendees were very interested to learn more about road racing at Mission Raceway in general and our own Vintage racing activities in particular.

The finishing touch for us was Paul's well-known 510 winning the award for best 'full-bodied race car'! Congratulations Paul!

[caption id="attachment_12606" align="aligncenter" width="450"] This doesn't happen very often! VRCBC VP Paul Haym leading the pack in his indomitable '69 Datsun 510. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: April 5, 2017

The 2017 race season at Mission Raceway Park Road Course has begun! The first Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) event, sanctioned by the CACC, was held over the April 1-2 weekend. As usual, our Vintage REVS series races were on the Sunday, when the weather covered the full spectrum from hail, through heavy rain to sunshine! Welcome to BC in the springtime.

The complete results for all of the weekend’s racing are available on the SCCBC website (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer (which includes our VRCBC racers) results are available in PDF under the 2017 Season menu on this web site (here).

Check out some of Brent Martin’s photos of the Vintage action below. Brent has many more motorsport photos on his web site (here).

The next race event is coming up quickly on the April 29-30 weekend, with Vintage races on the Sunday as usual. See you at the track!

[caption id="attachment_12328" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Typical VRCBC Vintage racing action at Mission; Geoff Tupholme (1973 Austin Mini) leads Ian Thomas (1970 BMW 2002) and Dennis Repel (1974 Camaro) into Turn 2. Gayle Baird (1990 Honda Civic) and a barely visible Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) try to run them down. - Brent Martin photo Typical VRCBC Vintage racing action at Mission; Geoff Tupholme (1973 Austin Mini) leads Ian Thomas (1970 BMW 2002) and Dennis Repel (1974 Camaro) into Turn 2. Gayle Baird (1990 Honda Civic) and a barely visible Phil Pidcock (1965 Triumph Spitfire) try to run them down. - Brent Martin photo[/caption] Posted: October 14, 2016

The last CACC-sanctioned, SCCBC-organized race event of the 2016 season honoured Tony Morris, a local motorsport legend who passed away in July. The Tony Morris Memorial Weekend featured SCCBC points races on both Saturday and Sunday, plus a special 'Time-Attack No Passing Introductory Event' on the Saturday as well as the VRCBC's own REVS Vintage races on the Sunday.

The weekend also 'featured' heavy rains on the Saturday; check out Brent Martin's photos of all the splashing around here.

Fortunately for all of the Vintage racers (particularly those still using Lucas electrics!), Sunday's weather was perfect; there was some excellent action on track and everyone had a good time.

The complete results for all of the weekend’s racing are available on the SCCBC website (here). The Vintage Closed Wheel and the Open Wheel / Sports Racer results are available in PDF under the 2016 Season menu on this web site (here).

Check out some of Brent Martin's photos of the Vintage action below. Brent has many more motorsport photos on his web site (here).

[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.