Vintage Racing Club of BC announces dates for the 2019 BC Historic Motor Races Brent Martin

Vintage Racing Club of BC announces dates for the 2019 BC Historic Motor Races

Written by  Brent Martin on Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:14

The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia (VRCBC) is very pleased to announce that the 32nd running of its annual marquee race weekend, the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) will be held on August 10th and 11th, 2019 at the Mission Raceway Park Road Course in Mission, British Columbia.

Western Canada’s Biggest Vintage Motorsport Event: The BCHMR was first held in 1981 at the famous Westwood track in Coquitlam. 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 2019, 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 many fans remember from their younger days, as well as a third edition of the ‘one hour enduro’ that was so much fun the last two years.

Also returning for 2019 will be the very popular “Ride in a Real Racing Car”. 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.

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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 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.

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 line up of interesting racing cars, racing celebrities and fun activities for the 2019 BCHMR. For more information about the big weekend, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.bchmr.ca.

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