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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[/caption]
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.
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Ann and Al Ores in the Pre-Grid at the 2018 BC Historic Motor Races - Brent Martin photo[/caption]
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.
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Ian Wood demonstrating Dann Boeschen's 1966 Porsche 906 at the 2018 BC Historic Motor Races. - Brent Martin photo[/caption]
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.
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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[/caption]
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
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!