Western Canada’s Biggest Vintage Motorsport Event
The BCHMR was first held in 1981 at the famous Westwood track in Coquitlam, BC. After several years, it was moved to its current home at the multi-purpose racing complex at Mission. The BCHMR is the largest vintage race event in Western Canada and a significant one in the Pacific Northwest, with up to 100 vintage and historic racing cars and several thousand spectators in attendance.
For 2020, the BCHMR plans to again feature the Hagerty Formula Festival for the very quick, open wheel racing cars, the very popular combined races for the vintage sedans and sports cars that so many fans remember from their younger days, as well as another of the big grid, ‘unique format’ races that have been so much fun for drivers and spectator during the last few years. Also scheduled to return for 2020 will be the very popular charity rides. For a nominal contribution to a local charity, the Mission Hospice Society, fans can go for a ride on the track with a racing driver in one of the day’s cars during the lunch break of each of the two race days.
Classic Cars, Vendors and Food Concessions
The BCHMR is always popular with classic car enthusiasts. A 120-car display will be featured in a special spectator area, known as ‘The Field of Dreams,’ creating a unique show of its own. Also adding to the overall festive atmosphere are the 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.
About the VRCBC
The VRCBC is a non-profit club of enthusiasts that organizes a series of racing related activities and events, including the annual BCHMR weekend. The Club’s purpose is to encourage the restoration, racing and exchange of information concerning vintage sports and racing cars. The VRCBC’s objective is to encourage participation, sportsmanship and the display of these vehicles in their natural state – on the track! For more information on the VRCBC, including how to become a member, visit their website.
The VRCBC is working on a full line up of interesting racing cars, racing celebrities and fun activities for the 2020 BCHMR. For more information about the big weekend, including sponsorship opportunities, visit their website.