The ‘snarling’ pack enters Mission’s Turn 5 during a pace lap at the 2019 BC Historic Motor Races.

Updated: August 5, 2022

The 2022 BC Historic Motor Races is this coming August 6th – 7th weekend at Speed-Fanatics Motorsports Circuit, the new name for the Road Course at Mission Raceway Park.

How many of your favourite cars (and maybe you have favourite drivers too?) have already entered? Check out the continually updated Photo Gallery of the Entrants     here.

If you are a racer and planning to enter but still haven’t done so, just click here . It’s quick and easy!

You can download the Full Weekend Schedule  here.

You can download the 2022 Program    here.

See you at the track!

BCHMR race commentator ‘extraordinaire’ Vince Howlett (L) presenting the VIMC ‘Taste of the Circuit’ prize to former Westwood racer, Doug Walter. – VIMC photo

Posted: August 21, 2019

Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit was a major sponsor of the 2019 BCHMR. They very generously donated a double ‘Taste of the Circuit Experience’ valued at $1,990 (plus tax) as a spectator draw prize. The winner Doug Walter used to race at Westwood in the days of yore. We will all be very interested to hear from Doug how many laps of the VIMC circuit it took him to ‘burn off the rust and blow off the cobwebs’!!

The best description of the challenging track and the whole facility is that on the VIMC’s own web site:

“More than just a place to drive fast, the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is a motorsports playground where driving enthusiasts, friends and businesses come together to enjoy a place where they can socialize, meet and dine among like-minded aficionados. Situated in beautiful Cowichan Valley, BC, we are resolute in bringing professional training, track-side support, defensive driving and drivers’ education to increase everyone’s confidence and personal safety on and off the track. With 19 corners and 11.5% in elevation changes, this Circuit is one you must drive to fully comprehend just how technical a track can be.”

Have fun Doug and thanks again to Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit for their support.

Posted: November 30, 2018

SOVREN, our Vintage racing friends from just south of the border publish an excellent magazine, Vintage Drift. Their current November issue features a report on the 2018 BCHMR from our favourite photo-journalist Brent Martin.

You can check out the story in ‘jpeg format’ here (page 1, page 2, page 3) or better yet contact SOVREN to see if you can get a hard copy when you order your subscription!

See you in August!

Posted: September 16, 2018

Vintage Road & Racecar magazine – The International Authority on Classic, Historic and Vintage Racecars and Roadcars – has published a report on our favourite race by our favourite photojournalist, Brent Martin.

The 31st running of the B.C. Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) once again took place at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course in Mission British Columbia, under hot and smoky conditions due to the over 500 forest fires burning all over British Columbia. 93 vintage and historic racers from B.C., Alberta, Washington and Montana all came together for the two-day event put on by the Vintage Racing Club of B.C. (VRCBC).

There were four race groups this year ……….

You can read the rest of Brent’s article here; thanks to Vintage Road & Racecar and (as always) thanks to Brent.

Michael Deilke (1969 BMW 2002) and Dennis Repel (1974 Camaro) leading this section of the Closed Wheel grid to the green flag for one of the starts at the 2018 BC Historic Motor Races. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: September 16, 2018

The latest edition of the BC Historic Motor Races was a great event. The weather cooperated – although there was a persistent haze due to forest fire smoke, there were many full grids with excellent racing throughout, many enthusiasts participated in the Field of Dreams car show and parade laps, and our ‘charity of choice’ the Mission Hospice Society raised a lot of funds to support their work with children.

Ann and Al Ores in the Pre-Grid at the 2018 BC Historic Motor Races – Brent Martin photo

One big highlight of the weekend was the celebration of 50(!) years of racing by Al Ores, BC’s most admired, respected and loved road racer. Formula Vee racers came from everywhere to participate in a race in his honour, and to have a lot of fun at his expense at the Saturday night dinner.

Ian Wood demonstrating Dann Boeschen’s 1966 Porsche 906 at the 2018 BC Historic Motor Races. – Brent Martin photo

We were also very pleased to have Dann Boeschen bring his beautifully restored 1966 Porsche 906 for paddock display and demonstration laps by local veteran Ian Wood and former Porsche factory racer Kees Nierop. This very car had raced at the legendary Westwood track in the sixties in the hands of Lew Florence.

Guest of Honour John Randall cuts the ‘racer tape’ in front of Dann Boeschen’s Porsche 906 to officially open the 2018 BC Historic Motor Races. Dann (L) and the VRCBC’s Tom Johnston (R), a member of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame, assist. – Brent Martin photo

Our 2018 Guest of Honour, another Westwood legend, retired racer John Randall, was all smiles as he watched one of his favourite racing cars of all time in motion again.

The full weekend’s results are available on MyLaps Race Monitor (here).

Check out some of Brent Martin’s photos of the action below. There are even more on his web site for both Friday Practice Day / Saturday  (here) and Sunday (here).

Update: We have links to even more photos from three other guest photographers.

  • Ken Ballweg (simple registration required): here
  • Alwyn Slabbert: Closed Wheel (here), Open Wheel (here)
  • Stephen Frye: Closed Wheel Group A (here), Closed Wheel Group B (here)

Thanks guys; great photos – much appreciated!


Posted: November 4, 2017

Probably the best story at the 2017 BCHMR was the reunion of local racing legend Laurie Craig with the Corvette Sting Ray in which he won the 1966 Player’s Pacific at Westwood. Laurie hadn’t seen or heard of the car since he sold it in 1967. David and Stephanie Lambdin had no idea of the history of this ‘Vette when they bought it – sight unseen – in Anchorage of all places!

The story of how David and Stephanie did all of the research, eventually tracked down Laurie and then were able to get the Corvette to Mission (just!) in time for the BCHMR is worthy of a Hollywood movie script! And you can read all about it here.

Laurie had a chance to do some demo laps in his favourite racing car with David in the passenger seat. It was a great experience for everybody and we were very pleased to be the ‘host’.


A proud(?) Tom Leeming poses shortly after being awarded the Battered Cup in recognition of his dismal luck at the 2017 BCHMR. The guilty party, Tom’s beautiful 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV is trying unsuccessfully to hide behind him. – Roger van der Marel photo

Posted: October 2, 2017

At every BC Historic Motor Races, the VRCBC awards (probably not the best word for it) The Battered Cup to ‘the driver, car or crew that has suffered the most battering or generally inhumane treatment from the evil spirits of motor racing‘. We have had some very deserving recipients in the past but our 2017 ‘winner’, Tom Leeming has probably set the threshold at a new height (or maybe it is depth?).

The 2017 BCHMR was to be Tom’s first time at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course and he thought it would be a good idea to enter the Friday Practice Day to learn the track before the racing started on the weekend. So he drove the 1,260 km from his home in Ennis, Montana to Mission and was ready to go first thing Friday morning. However, after only a few laps, his Alfa’s engine began overheating. A quick diagnosis identified a blown head gasket and possibly more serious issues that could not be fixed in time so Tom loaded up the trailer and headed back the 1,260 km to home, never even having had the chance to ‘turn a lap in anger’.


Look out, here they come! Turn One at the start of one of the very competitive races at the 2017 BCHMR. – Brent Martin photo

Updated: September 28, 2017

Well, that was a lot of fun! The weather was excellent, most of the grids were full and there were many competitive battles throughout the fields.

Here are the results by race group:

  • Vintage Closed Wheel A (Fast) Group (here)
  • Vintage Closed Wheel B (Faster) Group (here)
  • Vintage Open Wheel / Sports Racer / Exhibition (here)
  • All-Japanese Group (here)

The results are also available by individual race group and session on the 2017 Race Results page on this web site (here).

Thanks very much to the SCCBC Timing & Scoring team and Marc Ramsay in particular.

Update: See some of Brent Martin’s photos below and his BCHMR report in the online edition of Vintage Racecar / Vintage Roadcar magazine (here). Thanks Brent!


Our guest of honour at the 2017 BC Historic Motor Races was David Ousted, from our presenting sponsor Key West Ford. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: August 25, 2017

We were very pleased to have David Ousted, the very popular goalkeeper of the Vancouver Whitecaps and Key West Ford‘s official representative, on hand to perform the official ribbon (well, tape) cutting ceremony at the 2017 edition of the BC Historic Motor Races presented by Key West Ford.

The ‘ribbon’ was held by VRCBC president Stanton Guy and long time SOVREN racer and BCHMR supporter Charly Mitchel of Tacoma.

David did such a great job that he was awarded one of our famous Morris the Mission Moose, which are traditionally reserved for drivers who put on an excellent display during a race.

(L to R) Stanton Guy, VRCBC president, Liz Smith, VRCBC Life Member and keeper of the Mission Moose, David Ousted of Key West Ford, Morris the Mission Moose, Charly Mitchel, Vintage racer and winner of several Moose over the years. – Brent Martin photo

Just the first of many big awards this year we trust David; good luck to you and your team mates this MLS season!  There are more photos of David’s fun day at the track, including his ride in the very fast Key West Ford Mustang, here.

Thanks to both David and Key West Ford for helping us promote and celebrate the BC Historic Motor Races!

A classic British sports car 'David and Goliath' battle perfectly illustrates why Vintage racing is so much fun. Karlo Flores and his 1959 Austin Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite chase Gunter Pichler and his 1964 Jaguar XKE. - Brent Martin photo

This classic British sports car ‘David and Goliath’ battle perfectly illustrates why Vintage racing is so much fun. Karlo Flores and his 1959 Austin Healey ‘Bugeye’ Sprite chase Gunter Pichler and his 1964 Jaguar XKE during the 2016 BCHMR. – Brent Martin photo

Posted: August 29, 2016

The 2016 BCHMR was another fun event! Racers, officials and spectators all had a great time and – except for it being a ‘little(!) warm’ on the Saturday, the weather was perfect.

Vancouver Canucks hero Kirk McLean did the honours at our Sunday grand opening ceremony on behalf of our presenting sponsor, Key West Ford. Kirk was ably assisted by two legends from the world of Canadian motorsport, Bill Sadler and Al Ores.

Kirk McLean cuts the ribbon to officially open the 2016 BCHMR. Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer Bill Sadler (L) and BC road racing legend All Ores (R) 'pick up the pieces! - Brent Martin photo

Kirk McLean cuts the ribbon to officially open the 2016 BCHMR. Canadian Motorsport Hall of Famer Bill Sadler (L) and BC road racing legend All Ores (R) ‘pick up the pieces! – Brent Martin photo

And to top it all off, almost $5,000 was raised for the VRCBC’s ‘Charity of Choice’, the Mission Hospice Society, through the generosity of spectators, our sponsors – particularly ADESA Richmond – and individual Club members.

Our very own Brent Martin had his BCHMR race report published in Vintage Racecar / Vintage Roadcar magazine within days!


Click here to read his full report. Well done Brent; thank you!

In other news! :

  • Results: The full weekend on-track results and trophy and award winners, are posted on this web site under the Results menu. Click here.
  • Photos & Videos: There are many photos and several on-board videos posted on this web site under the Photos & Videos menu. Click here.
  • Facebook: And if you follow social media, you can find the 2016 BCHMR Facebook page here.

 Next time!

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!


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.


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).