Exciting Auction for Charity on Sunday!

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Posted: August 19, 2016

Our sponsor, ADESA Richmond has announced that they will be holding a special event during the Sunday lunch time at the BC Historic Motor Races. One of ADESA’s professional auctioneers will be auctioning some great items of interest to any auto enthusiast and their family members.

For example, how about an AutoGlym Detailing Kit or a battery -powered ride-on Corvette or a 30 litre Shop-Vac or a Scissor Scooter or a ……?  You will just have to attend the auction and see!

The whole idea is to have some fun and at the same time raise money for the BCHMR’s ‘Charity of Choice’, the Mission Hospice Society. All of the money raised will be donated.

The auction will start shortly after the racing stops on Sunday morning for the lunch break. It will be set up next to the Hospice booth where you can sign up for your Charity Hot Laps in a Vintage racing car.  That will be very convenient; you will be able to bid on some (or all!) of the items while you are waiting for your turn on the track!

A big ‘Thank You’ to ADESA from the VRCBC and the Mission Hospice Society for organizing this. See you there!

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Spectator? Check Here First

Fans fill the Turn 2 bleachers - VRCBC photo

Fans fill the Turn 2 bleachers – VRCBC photo

Posted: August 16, 2016

Thinking about attending the 2016 BC Historic Motor Races?

The on-track action will begin at 9:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday with the first races scheduled to begin at 10:30 am

Click (here) for admission prices, how to get a ride in a Vintage racing car (for charity) and other spectator information.

And click (here) to see photos of some of the racing cars already entered.

The weather forecast is looking very good. See you at the track!

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Hagerty Formula Festival Entries are Racing In!

Jim Bradley has already entered his 1973 Elden PH 10B Formula Ford in the BCHMR. Have you entered yet? - Promo courtesy Brent Martin

Jim Bradley has already entered his 1973 Elden PH 10B Formula Ford in the BCHMR. Have you entered yet? – Promo courtesy Brent Martin

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Get Those BCHMR Entries In!

Keith Robinson demonstrates his renowned multi-tasking skills in his 1979 Van Diemen RF81 Formula Ford. Not only is he the BCHMR Paddock Marshal, but he is also sweeping leaves from the track while simultaneously fending off perennial Formula Ford front runner Alan McColl in his 1977 Tiga. Amazing! - Paul Bonner photo

The versatile Keith Robinson demonstrates his renowned multi-tasking skills in his 1979 Van Diemen RF81 Formula Ford. Not only is he the BCHMR Paddock Marshal, but he is also vacuuning leaves from the track while simultaneously fending off perennial Formula Ford front runner Alan McColl in his 1977 Tiga. Amazing! – Paul Bonner photo

Posted: July 17, 2016

The green flag has dropped for online registration on MotorsportReg.com for the 2016 BCHMR race weekend and the Friday Test & Tune / Practice Day. Just go to the For Entrants page under the Information menu tab above, or just click here.

You don’t want to be late getting to Pre-Grid, enter now!

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The BCHMR 2016 Poster is Now Available!

BCHMR 2016 Poster - image

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First Press Release – 2016 BCHMR

Ian Thomas leads a pack into Mission Raceway's Turn 1 in his 1971 BMW 2002 during the 2015 BCHMR - Brent Martin photo

Ian Thomas leads a pack into Mission Raceway’s Turn 1 in his 1971 BMW 2002 during the 2015 BCHMR – Brent Martin photo

Posted: March 3, 2016

The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia (VRCBC) has announced that the twenty-ninth running of its annual marquee race weekend, the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR), will be held on August 20 and 21, 2016, at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course, Mission, British Columbia.

This event has run since 1981. The races were first staged at the famous Westwood track in Coquitlam and then moved to their current home at the multi-purpose racing complex at Mission. The VRCBC’s British Columbia Historic Motor Races is the largest vintage race event in Western Canada and is a significant event in the Pacific Northwest, with typically 100 vintage and historic racing cars and several thousand spectators in attendance.

For 2016, the BCHMR is bringing back the popular Hagerty Formula Festival featuring the very quick pure bred open wheel and sports racing cars. The plans for 2016 also include a special race for vintage and historic sedans and sports cars of the types that we all remember from our younger days.

Returning as well for the 2016 event is the “Ride in a Real Racing Car Event” where fans can (for a nominal contribution) go for a ride on the track with an actual racing driver in one of the day’s cars during a dedicated period held over the lunch break each of the two event days.

The BCHMR is always popular with classic car enthusiasts. A 120-car display will be featured in a special spectator area, known as “The ADESA Field of Dreams”, creating a unique show of its own. Adding to the overall festival atmosphere are the many sponsors’ booths offering everything from automobilia and artwork, to automotive product displays. The food concessions, informative track side commentary and excellent grandstand viewing, all make this an entertaining weekend for families as well as long time motorsports enthusiasts.

The VRCBC is currently working on a full line up of interesting racing cars, racing celebrities and fun activities. As these are finalized, they will be announced on both the Club’s website: www.vrcbc.ca and the event website www.bchmr.ca, as well as through sponsors and the press.

This press release can be downloaded in PDF here.

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The 2016 BCHMR Date is Confirmed!

Just one example of a typical Vintage racing battle - Camaro (Dennis Repel) versu Mini (Geoff Tupholme) - that you can expect to see repeated at the 2016 BCHMR. - Brent Martin photo

Just one example of a typical Vintage racing battle – Camaro (Dennis Repel) versus Mini (Geoff Tupholme) – that you can expect to see repeated at the 2016 BCHMR. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: January 14, 2016

The Sports Car Club of BC (SCCBC) has released their schedule for racing at the Mission Raceway Road Course during the 2016 season. The VRCBC is very pleased that the BCHMR has again been given the third weekend in August. So, mark August 19th, 20th and 21st on your calendar, with the Friday again being a Practice/Test and Tune Day.

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The 2015 BCHMR is in the Books

After many years of competition in the Pacific North West, Doug Yip is retiring his well-known 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 2 from the race track. The Tiger went out with its customary flourish at the BCHMR. - Brent Martin photo

After many years of competition in the Pacific North West, Doug Yip is retiring his well-known 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 2 from the race track. The Tiger went out with its customary flourish at the BCHMR. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: September 2, 2015

The 2015 BCHMR is now in the record books. The weather was perfect and the cars looked great!

Results:

The complete results for the weekend are now available on this web site. Go to the ‘2015 Results‘ page under the Results menu above, or just click here.

Photos: 

We have received literally hundreds of photos from many photographers. (Thank you!) A lot of them will eventually be posted on this web site but in the meantime, check them out on the VRCBC Facebook Group (here) and the BCHMR Facebook page (here).

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2012 BCHMR Reports in Popular Motorsport Magazines!

 

Paul Bonner, one of the VRCBC’s favourite Vintage Racing photo-journalists (and a long time supporter), has just had two of his stories about our 2012 BCHMR published. One is in the August 2012 issue of Vintage Drift (see cover above), the quarterly journal of our friends at SOVREN (www.sovren.org) and the other is in the Fall 2012 print issue of PRN Motorsport Magazine (www.prnmag.com) (see cover below). Great job Paul – thanks very much!

Unfortunately, neither article is available online but many VRCBC members will have already received their subscription copy of Vintage Drift. You can easily get your own subscription (only $25 per year for Canadian addresses) by contacting the Editor / Publisher, Martin Rudow, at Rudow Specialty Publishing, 6310 NE 74th #245, Seattle, WA 98115.  Phone: (206) 527-5301.

PRN is available at larger newstands across Canada.

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It’s Not All Glory – Onboard a TVR Vixen in 2012

Phil Roney in his 1969 TVR Vixen – Brent Martin photo

Posted: August 17, 2012

Ride along with Phil Roney in the first Vintage Group 2 race on Saturday. Phil didn’t get out in Qualifying so he had to start from the back of the grid and work his way through the field. This he does – except for a brief ‘off’ in Turn 1 on the second lap – turning times in the 1:20’s, until a universal joint fails – noisily – in Turn 5. Click here to watch.

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