Collection C21 - Ken Haywood Westwood Racetrack collection

Westwood Racetrack Year Book and Roster 1966 Westwood Racetrack Year Book and Roster 1967 Westwood Racetrack Year Book and Roster 1968 Westwood Racetrack Year Book and Roster 1969 "Pit Pass" Newsletter 1968 "Pit Pass" Newsletter 1969 Westwood Racetrack Driver Pass Westwood Racetrack Guest Pass Westwood Racetrack Guest Pass Westwood Racetrack Paddock Pass Westwood Racetrack Paddock Pass Westwood Racetrack Pit Pass "Pit Pass" Bulletin re. Bob McLean Westwood and U.S. Circuits Race Dates 1966 Westwood Circuit Guest Employee Card

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Ken Haywood Westwood Racetrack collection

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  • 1964-1969 (Creation)
    Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC)

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2.5 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

The SCCBC began racing at the Abbotsford Airport from 1952 to 1956. In 1957 the membership raised funding through debentures and built a full service road course in Coquitlam on Crown Land leased from the Provincial Government. For the next 32 years the club operated the track known as Westwood Motorsport Park, and affectionately referred to as Mountain High Racing. Westwood gained recognition throughout North America and played host to such greats as Gilles Villeneuve, Bobby Rahal, and Michael Andretti. The annual Atlantic series races often drew over 10,000 spectators. The facility was closed in 1990 to make way for the Westwood Plateau housing development.

In July 1994, the Club opened its current racing venue, the road course at Mission Raceway Park, thanks to support from the BC Custom Car Association and Molson Indy Vancouver. The track, a tight two kilometer, seven turn course, provided a challenge to drivers and offered exceptional viewing for spectators.

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The records belonged to Ken Haywood and were passed to his stepson, John Ernst, when he passed away. Ernst then donated the records to the Archives in 2021.

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The collection consists of records created by the Sports Car Club of BC and collected by Ken Haywood. The records include copies of the Year Books & Rosters from 1966 to 1969; two editions of the "Pit Pass" newsletter from 1968 and 1969; several Westwood Park passes for guests, drivers, and paddock; a "Pit Pass" bulletin regarding the funeral of Bob McLean; a pocket calendar of 1966 race dates for Westwood and assorted U.S tracks; a guest employee card from 1964 for Ken Haywood; a copy of Karting World magazine from 1965; a receipt for membership dues from the Sports Car Club of BC; and a business card for the Vice President of the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs.

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