VRCBC has a booth at the 2017 BC Classic & Custom Car Show April 21 to 23 and needs help manning the booth. This is also an excellent opportunity to promote META. To see the schedule and sign up go to the Doodle calendar I have set up: http://doodle.com/poll/ibnv88tvza75axvr#table
Doug Yip is planning to come to talk about the electric race car he is building and response to electric vehicles.
Come on out, April 26, Boston Pizza, New Westminster, 7:30pm
From SCCBC Forum:
Thought you might be interested in a new car that we are building. It has the motor from a Tesla Model S, the battery pack from a Kia Soul EV, a custom CAD designed chassis and suspension, and a classic Shelby Cobra body!
Youtube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci8kHAb6iVw
The motor has 310kW peak power and 600 nM torque from 0-6000 RPM – gradually tapering off until the 16,000 RPM redline! However, it does remain to be seen how long the motor can be run without Power Limiting itself due to overheating. This will be one of the key areas of development & testing for 2017.
Battery pack is a 30kW-hr unit from a Kia Soul EV. Initially we will run Time Attack & Autocross sessions due to the shorter run length. Eventually, we will run some selected races at reduced power levels. Battery run time and length to recharge between sessions are all issues we will be battling with.
The car is being built to GT standards (Shelby Cobras are classified as GT1 cars) and will probably run as a GTO car. Total weight with driver should be in the 1800 pound range
CACC has once again secured a prime booth in the Vancouver International Auto Show. This booth is for ALL CACC member clubs to utilize in order to promote our sports and our clubs.
To date I have not had sufficient response to properly man the booth nor to help with set up and take down.
I considered cancelling the booth but we would not get a refund…
Sports car Club has contributed to the cost of the booth, other clubs are welcome to contribute what they are able.
Clubs are able to hand out brochures (or at least make information available)
I am currently working on
- a list of available cars to choose from (we have room for 3 or 4)
- a “design” for the booth
- large screen or TV(s) for displays of videos and slide shows
- I need input from clubs (videos or action shots)
- If you have a car to display please email me a picture. I had to scramble to find one more!
- Club Banners and/or brochures are welcome! DON”T HAVE ANY AT THE MOMENT!
I can use help in any of these areas, suggestions are welcome.
There are lots of times available for manning the booth, never too many people to chat with the 100,000 people going by our display… it is your chance to spotlight your club and your sport!
The Doodle calendar link is here: http://doodle.com/poll/
You click on the link and enter your name, very simple! Exhibitor badges this year need a picture, I need your email address so I can send information about where and when to pick up your badge. EMAIL me please!
Info is available on the CACC Facebook page, feel free to send the link to all of your members and post on your pages. Please pass this along to any other clubs and members!
Let’s make this a big boost for our sport and our clubs!
Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs
Annual General Meeting
March 12th – 10:00 a.m.
(Coffee served 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)
|Location:||Delta Town & Country Inn 6005 Highway 17A (at Hwy 99), Delta, B.C.|
|Time:||10: a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|Date:||Sunday, March 12th|
- President’s Welcome
5. Discipline Director Reports
- Reports from Affiliated Clubs 6. Executive Reports
- Discipline Meetings
7. Old Business / New Business
8. Elections – President & Secretary
LUNCH: A soup and sandwich buffet will be served at the cost of $8.00
- if y ou plan to attend the General Meeting
- if you will be attending the Lunch Buffet
R.S.V.P. Gayle Baird at
BEFORE March 8, 2017
Our next meeting will be held on February 22, 2017 at Boston Pizza, 1045 Columbia St, New Westminster at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there. All are welcome to attend.
Long time META member, Manny (Manfred) Zumm, is also the Drummer in the Gale Force Blues Band. Like many of our members he has a diverse set of interests outside of motorsports.
Of course Manny and his wife Linda, who is also a META member, are always happy to see someone from the motorsport community drop by where he is playing.
Here is the new executive for 2016:
|Vice President: Dallis Smith|
|Treasurer: Angus Glass|
|Secretary: Ann Peters|
* There were no members present at the AGM willing to
fill the position of President.
META Policies and Procedures under Replacement of an executive member reads: “ the other members of the executive shall take on the duties of the unfilled position until the next regular membership meeting at which time an election shall be held to fill that position”
Please plan on attending the next meeting on January 25, 2017
Sion Robin Davies
Born July 1934 in Wales, died May 24, 2016
Royal air force regiment 510 8592
Sion enlisted in the RAF regiment in January 1952, receiving basic training at RAF Catterick, along with junior garner and grown defense training before graduating as corporal. He joined the 11 Wing RAF Kimpo Airfield, Korea in 1952. He fought along side the Republic of Douth Korean army and the US 1st Calvary south of Osan, during the retreat to Nuttang River. There his unit took up defence of Pussan. It was during these actions that he was awarded the military medal. When British and US forces advanced north, 11 Wing joined the 27 Battalion and he was promoted to Pilot Officer.
For more on the late Sion Davies see page 4 of the November 2016 issue of the Mayday
META’s Annual General Meeting will be held
Wednesday November 23, 2016
Boston Pizza, 1045 Columbia St, New Westminster
Please plan on attending this meeting as our annual
elections will be held at this time.
The positions available are: