Tag: Mission Raceway

Historic car racing

August 10th, 2019 — One thing for sure you will see at any historic car racing event such as this one yesterday at Mission Raceway is cars almost completely disassembled while the owner tries to find out why it won’t run. This 1978 Johnston JM2c sports car owned and driven by Ian Thomas in the white T shirt has lost it’s oil pressure and the crew is trying to find it, which they did. The other certainty is that any event that tries to capture the spirit of the the old Westwood Racing Circuit will get rained on. This event was honouring the 60th anniversary of Westwood’s opening. They didn’t call it Wetwood for nothing. Gary Kwong, below, under an umbrella in his 1996 Protofrom P2 before the start of his race.

Updated: August 11, 2019 — 12:02 pm

Muddy Mission Motocross

Circa 1990 — A very muddy CMA motocross race at Mission Raceway shot with very grainy colour film which seems to make the mud look even worse than it actually was. Another picture discovered while searching for pictures to include in my book about motocross. #020

Updated: October 3, 2018 — 9:53 pm

It rained, a lot.

June 13th, 1992 — Larry Wear, president of the BC oldtimers motocross club attempting to drain a section of track before the start of the club’s national motocross race at Mission Raceway. He didn’t succeed and the race was probably the worst mud race of all time. More pictures can be found HERE or by clicking on the above picture.

Updated: October 26, 2017 — 6:11 pm

Push bike

October 21st, 2007 — Another motocross in the mud picture from Mission. It’s a long push back to the pits when the bike quits during a mud race because nobody, I mean nobody, will help. #724

Updated: October 3, 2017 — 8:34 pm