The first road race in Canada is believed to have been held at Abbotsford Airport where the Sports Car Club of BC hosted events from 1952 to 1956. In 1957 the club members raised funds through debentures and built a full service road course in Coquitlam B.C, 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 playing host to such greats as Gilles Villeneuve, Bobby Rahal, and Michael Andretti. The annual Atlantic series races often drew over 10,000 spectators. Sadly, the exciting facility was closed in 1990 to make way for the Westwood Plateau housing development.