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Sunday Drive: BC Stars Drive to Mission Park Raceway for Vintage Racing Weekend

Sunday Drive: BC Stars Drive to Mission Park Raceway for Vintage Racing Weekend

British Columbia
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
8:30am to 2:30pm
Mission
British Columbia

As part of our series of casual Sunday Drive events, BC stars MB and race enthusiasts took to the road to visit Mission Raceway, in Mission BC. August 18-20th was the BCHMR Vintage Race weekend, and Sunday was a day of heated racing. The event is heavily sponsored by the Westcoast Auto Group. Saiyesh Dhanji of Westcoast kindly provided a couple of passes. We met at Starbucks in Port Coquitlam at 8:30, and drove together out to Mission. Upon arriving at the track, we were directed to park in the Car Corral for specialty autos. Alas, there were no Mercedes racing that day, but there was a lot of old and interesting machinery. There were a lot of Mini’s, MG’s, Alfa’s, Triumphs, and plenty of Porsches, to name a few. The most exciting races were between the Porsches, and the Japanese Enduro, dominated by Mazda Miata’s and a few Hondas. At the break for lunch, the Car Corral visitors were invited to take part in three very spirited ‘Parade” Laps of the course. I am pleased to say that my 560SL touring car actually handled the corners very well, and easily out-accelerated many of the other cars. The Ferrari behind me spun out on the first hairpin. Very exciting! Afterwards, we gathered at the nearby Mission Springs Brew Pub to recount our day, over cigars and craft beer, in their exclusive Smoking Patio. Thanks to all who came out and made it a fun day. All in all, a great day’s outing. Photo credits: Victor Chan, Saiyesh Dhanji

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