Courtenay resident Michael Zbarsky will be racing his #157 1988 Chevrolet Camaro at the 29th running of B.C. Historic Motor Races, Aug. 20-21 at the Mission Raceway Park road course.
The B.C. Historic Motor Races is the biggest vintage racing event in western Canada. It has run since 1981.
Zbarsky will also be participating in the “Ride in a real race car” event where spectators, for a nominal contribution to the Mission Hospice Society, will be able to get a ride with him around the track during the lunch break on both days.
Western Canada’s biggest vintage motorsport event has been run since 1981. The races were first staged at the famous Westwood track in Coquitlam, then moved to their current home at the multi-purpose racing complex at Mission. The races typically attract 100 vintage and historic racing cars and several thousand spectators.
For 2016, the BCHMR is bringing back the popular Hagerty Formula Festival featuring the very quick pure bred open wheel and sports racing cars. Plans also include a special race for vintage and historic sedans and sports cars of the types that we all remember from our younger 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 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 lineup of interesting racing cars, racing celebrities and fun activities. As these are finalized, they will be announced on both the club’s website: www.vrcbc.ca and the event website www.bchmr.ca, as well as through sponsors and the press.
Who We Are
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, visit www.bchmr.ca or call Stanton Guy at 604-868-0964.