One of Agassiz’s local speedsters will be burning rubber on the Mission Raceway Park this weekend.
Local driver Kiwi Bishop is one of 100 other vintage racers from across B.C., Alberta and Washington state to race in the biggest vintage race in western Canada – the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR). The big race is back after a two-year hiatus due to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking place this weekend on Aug. 6 and 7.
Bishop will grace the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit with his 1989 Chevrolet Camaro, no. 63.
The BCMHR was first held in 1981 at the Westwood track in Coquitlam before it was moved to Mission several years later.
Practice and qualifying races begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the official first race of the day starting at 10:35 a.m. The weekend’s events also include a car show known as the “Field of Dreams.”
For a complete schedule of events, a gallery of racers and past results, visit bchmr.ca. To purchase tickets (ranging from $20 to $50), visit eventbrite.ca and search “2022 British Columbia Historic Motor Races.”