Victoria and the Island is known for its large number and variety of collector and vintage cars. We are lucky to have such a variety of special and rare cars, both domestic and foreign brands. One that recently came to my attention and is owned by a Victoria area collector is the 1955 Lancia Aurelia GT Coupe.
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Entries by Tim
Have you ever wondered what goes in to wrapping a car? Well I have and I was fortunate enough to get introduced to Connor and Tyler from Coastal Car Wraps and witness their work on a 2017 Shelby Mustang. To see the transformation of the car over the few days on a weekend
One of the great benefits of belonging to a car club are the events that are organized for its members. Being a Porsche owner we belong to the Porsche Club of America, Vancouver Island Region which allows us to participate in other regions events, so this year we decided to take in the Porsche get together at Whistler on August 26-28.
Well, that just might be possible in British Columbia now. We all thought the new privacy laws would prevent us from ever being able to do that but apparently not. All you need to do is ask the right people at ICBC and you could possibly find out the ownership history of your classic in British Columbia.
The Vancouver International Auto Show is the largest trade and consumer show in western Canada and it seems to get bigger and more exciting every year. We made the trip across the pond to take in the event on Thursday and this year’s event at the Vancouver Convention Centre also featured more upscale and exotic cars than ever.
The Continental Cars & Coffee was a new event started last year by collector and vintage racer Ron Dempsey. Held once a month on a Sunday Morning at the Oak Bay Marina parking lot this informal gathering started off small but by the end of the season saw the numbers grow each month. I managed to make it out on a number of occasions and was never disappointed including see my first Borgward Isabella and a Renault Alpina.
Thanks Volkswagen, I’ll take your thousand dollars but don’t touch my car! It seems not everyone is in a hurry to have their Volkswagen Diesels ‘fixed’
With the growing interest in vintage racing I’m always fascinated by the origins of some cars. Especially those one off examples built in backyard garages. A perfect example is the 1958 lucas-Whitehead Climax that was built between 1956 and 1958 in Toronto by engineer Harry Lucas and Ford mechanic Don Whitehead.
Since 2001, Porsche North America has organized a gathering of owners, racers and significant race cars that wore the Porsche shield. What started as a modest gathering in 2001 has grown progressively in each iteration, and has now become a once-every-4 year mega-event with this year’s rendition attracting in excess 50,000 spectators
I was recently contacted by Jamie Graham – yes that Jamie Graham – the retired Vancouver and Victoria Police chief, who is also a car guy. We all have that car we lusted after in our youth and in Jamie’s case, it was a 1968 Volvo 1800S. I just had to find out more.