The 2018 edition of the BC Historic Motor Races is set for August 18 and 19 at Mission Raceway Park The 2018 edition of the BC Historic Motor Races is set for August 18 and 19 at Mission Raceway Park Story and Photos by Brent Martin

VRCBC announces dates for the 2018 British Columbia Historic Motor Races

Written by  on Thursday, 25 January 2018 15:02

MISSION, BC – The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia (VRCBC) will hold its annual marquee race weekend, the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR), on August 18 and 19, 2018 at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course in Mission, BC.

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 typically 100 vintage and historic racing cars and several thousand spectators in attendance.

On-Track Excitement

For 2018, the BCHMR will once again feature the Hagerty Formula Festival for open-wheel racing cars, the very popular combined races for the vintage sedans and sports cars that many fans remember from their younger days, as well as a second edition of the 1-Hour Enduro that was so enjoyable last year. Also returning for 2018 will be the very popular Ride in a Real Racing Car event. For a nominal contribution to 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 on each of the two race days (August 18 and 19).

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 many sponsors’ booths offering everything from automobile memorabilia and artwork, to automotive product displays. The food concessions, informative trackside commentary and excellent grandstand viewing all make this an entertaining weekend for families as well as long time motorsports enthusiasts.

Who We Are

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 purpose of the VRCBC is to encourage the restoration, racing and exchange of information concerning vintage sports and racing automobiles. The Club’s objective is to encourage participation, sportsmanship and display of these vehicles in their natural state – on the race track! For more information on the VRCBC, including how to become a member, go to www.vrcbc.ca.

Stay Tuned!

The VRCBC is working on a full lineup of interesting racing cars, racing celebrities and fun activities for the 2018 BCHMR. For more information about the big weekend, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bchmr.ca.

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