Located on the shores of the Fraser River, Mission Raceway has been providing visitors and racers from North America with worldclass car and bike racing. Built in 1960, Mission’s reputation as one of North America’s top 1/4 mile drag strips remains in tack. Racing starts in early Spring with races right through until late October. You can see their racing schedule by clicking here.
To the best of our knowledge the B.C.C.C.A is the oldest rod & custom car club in Canada. Originally formed in late 1951, many names for the club were tossed around such as the B.C. Hot Rod Association and the Vancouver Hot Rod Association. However, as negative connotations then surrounded by the words “Hot Rods”, the B.C. Custom Car Association was chosen as a more appropriate name. On January 25, 1952, the club held it’s first “official” meeting and elected Bob Scott as President, Charlie (Chuck) Robinson as Vice President and Bob Phinney as Secretary / Treasurer. A few months later Chuck Robinson would take over as President for the balance of the term. On December 9, 1952, the club became registered as a non-profit association and incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia.
From a small group of enthusiasts the club’s membership to over 300 with more than 200 rod and custom cars as well as 11 drag race vehicles by 1954. Although the club has gravitated more toward the drag racing end of the spectrum since the 1960’s (when B.C.C.C.A. built the original Mission Raceway), its heritage originated with the rod and custom enthusiasts.
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