16 Jun The Future of Vintage Racing!
The folks hanging around Vintage Racing seem to be steadily aging, funnily enough, about one year older every twelve months. (In many cases, the cars seem to be doing much better.) If Vintage racing is to continue growing into the future, younger generations have to be recruited as the oldtimers hang up their wrenches and helmets.
Someone who understands this very well is Alan McColl, well known racer and the first winner of the Pete Lovely Memorial Award at this year’s BC Historic Motor Races. There is no ‘free ride’ with Alan however! Seen above, working hard on grandpa’s TIGA Formula Ford is Alan’s grandson Jack, who has signed on as an apprentice race mechanic. (We understand he works for room and board.) The future of Vintage Racing will be assured if every racer gets their own ‘Jack” started in racing as a member of their pit crew.
Of course, being a race mechanic is not all glory – it can be pretty tiring – but the dreams are great!