The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia has announced the 29th running of its annual marquee race weekend, the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR), will be held on August 20-21, 2016, at the Mission Raceway Park road course in Mission, BC.
WESTERN CANADA’S BIGGEST VINTAGE MOTORSPORT EVENT
This event has run since 1981. The races were first staged at the famous Westwood track in Coquitlam, BC 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.
CLASSIC CARS, VENDORS & FOOD
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 automotive memorabilia 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 (vrcbc.ca) and the event website (bchmr.ca), as well as through sponsors and the press.
VINTAGE RACING CLUB OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
The VRCBC is a non-profit organization of enthusiasts that organizes a series of racing related activities and events, including the annual BCHMR weekend. The purpose of the VRCBC is to encourage the restoration, racing and exchange of information concerning vintage sports and racing automobiles. The Club members’ philosophy is to encourage participation, sportsmanship and display of these vehicles in their natural state – on the race track.
For more information about the BCHMR, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit bchmr.ca or call Stanton Guy at (604) 868-0964.