Vintage races are happening this weekend at River's Edge course

Gearing up for vintage racing at Mission track

The 26th annual historic race event takes place this weekend

The Vintage Racing Club of B.C.’s (VRCBC) 26th annual historic race happens this weekend at Mission Raceway’s River’s Edge course.

The event is the largest vintage race in Western Canada, according to VRCBC, and regularly draws more than 100 vintage and historic racing cars, plus 3,000 spectators.

“The BCHMR is unique,” said Event Chairman Tom Johnston. “Nowhere else in British Columbia can road racing fans get as up close and personal with these wonderful machines and their drivers, and be able to see some of the world’s finest race-bred marques racing for the chequered flag. The paddock is open to the public all weekend and the on-track racing is fast and competitive, stirring nostalgic memories from a (mostly) bygone era of motor racing and motor sport.”

A festival atmosphere permeates the event, with many sponsors’ booths featuring everything from automobilia and artwork to automotive product displays, in addition to food concessions, and track-side commentary.

This weekend the club is also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Chevrolet Corvette, as well as special races for single-seaters, including Formula Ford, Formula Vee and more.

The gates open at 9 a.m. both days. For more information visit bchmr.ca.

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