Langley driver Collin Jackson

Vintage weekend of racing includes Langley driver

Collin Jackson plans to be behind the wheel of his 1973 Brabham BT40 Saturday and Sunday at Mission Raceway.

Langley driver Collin Jackson will be racing his 1973 Brabham BT40 at the 29th running of B.C. Historic Motor Races this Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, at the Mission Raceway Park road course.

This car was originally raced by Alan Lader & Ron Householder at the old Westwood Motorsport Park in Coquitlam, and Collin use to crew on the car when it was raced by Ron Householder.

The B.C. Historic Motor Races is the biggest vintage racing event in western Canada.

The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia event has run since 1981.

The races were first staged at the famous Westwood track in Coquitlam 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.

On-Track Excitement

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 and 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 automobilia and artwork, to automotive product displays.

The VRCBC is currently working on a full line up of interesting racing cars, racing celebrities andactivities. As these are finalized, they will be announced on both the club’s website.

Click here to visit the event’s website.

About the VRCBC

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.

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