One thing I had always wanted to find was a website where I could go to find out what was happening in the local Victoria, Vancouver Island and Pacific Northwest car scene and find links to all those other sites that are car-related that I follow. In discussing this with my wife Marilyn on many occasions, she finally said why don’t you build one? Well it’s not that I didn’t want to do it, I just didn’t know how to go about it, then I got introduced to WordPress. This is supposedly the tool for the “do-it-yourself “website builder and is very easy for the novice. Right, what was I thinking! It turns out it’s not quite as easy as they make it out to be. After many, many hours of frustration working on it with help from my friend Jo-Lee and video’s on YouTube, I’m finally ready to put it out there.
I’ve started out with a simple website (my lack of website skills probably is a factor as well) in the hopes that over the next six months with feedback from readers and meeting people at events it will evolve in to a significant resource for all things car. While my main interest is sports cars (sorry, anything with four doors is not a sports car) and sports car racing I also am a keen follower of Formula 1, hence the planned trip to Montreal this year. Of course there is still Goodwood and Monterey etc. on my list, but maybe next year. In the meantime I’ll continue to enjoy the many amazing vehicles, owners and shows right here in Victoria and Vancouver Island and of course there is the weekly Saturday evening at Francelli’s.
I know there are so many more knowledgeable and interesting car people out there, events I haven’t included in the calendar, and hidden treasures in garages still to be discovered. Your input and ideas will help me make this website a better resource and I look forward to hearing from you!