Richmond resident Gary Kwong and his #68 Protoform P2 formula vee will be racing at the biggest vintage event in Western Canada — the 31st annual B.C. Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) August 18-19 at the Mission Raceway Park road course.
As part of the B.C. Historic weekend, Wong will be racing in the special formula vee race to celebrate Burnaby's Al Ores 50th year of competitive auto racing. He is also looking forward to mixing it up with all the other great vintage cars from B.C., Alberta & Washington state.
This will also be Gary's first ever race in a formula vee as he usually races his Subaru at all the other events.
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 typically attracts 100 vintage and historic racing cars and several thousand spectators in attendance.
Also returning for 2018 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.
The event is hosted by the Vintage Racing Club of B.C. Its purpose 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 racetrack.