• 2017 Vancouver Auto Show
2017 Vancouver Auto Show

The Vancouver Auto show was held March 28 - April 2 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Living on the west coast we realize that we are a bit out of the way as far as the manufacturers are concerned. This years show seemed a slightly subdued from last year but never the less had some highlights. Enjoy!

  • 2016 English Car Affair in The Park
2016 English Car Affair in The Park

The 2016 event saw a change in venue from Fort Rodd Hill to the grounds of Government House. While the 184 cars that showed up were crammed into the orchard it was still quite a show of everything British. The feature this year was Rolls-Royce and Bentley and they turned out in numbers. The highlight was the 1952 Lagonda Drop Head Coupe that had been a barn find in Saskatchewan and was fully restored which was quite an endeavor considering all of its wooden frame was rotten and many hand made panels had to be remade. A very rare car indeed when you consider only 511 were produced between 1948 & 1953.

  • 2016 Porsche Club Whistler Weekend
2016 Porsche Club Whistler Weekend

Porsche Club members gather in late August from all over the Pacific Northwest every year in Whistler. The gathering is an annual social event and is what makes being part of a club whose members are passionate about all things Porsche such fun. The weekend included a BBQ, concours, show & shine, banquet, autocross, and driving our Porsche\\\'s. The best part is meeting lots of people and making new friends and it was Whistler after all and the weather was great.

  • Victoria Porsche Classic Celebration
Victoria Porsche Classic Celebration

On July 12, 2016 the Porsche Centre Victoria celebrated being recognized as the first Porsche dealer in Canada to be certified as a classic Porsche centre.

  • 2016 Brits on the Beach
2016 Brits on the Beach

The sun came out and brought out over 180 British classic of all sorts at Transfer beach Park in Ladysmith on Sunday July 10, 2016. In addition a good amount of money and food was collected for the local food bank, well done!

  • Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit Grand Opening
Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit Grand Opening

I had the good fortune to attend the grand opening of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit on Monday. As alway GAIN does everything first class and included lots of racing celebrities like Max Papis, Danny Sullivan, Tim Brown and Kevin Schwantz. The cars and bikes on display were amazing and included Billy Foster's 1966 Indy car and a Greg Moore Indy car. Great action on the track too including a formula Drift car driven by Brody Goble drifting all the way around the track, loud and smoky!.Thanks Brent!

  • 2016 Vancouver Auto Show
2016 Vancouver Auto Show

The 2016 Vancouver Auto Show was probably one of the best in recent years. Vancouver is not exactly on the map and is very small in terms of 'Auto Shows' but I did see a good number of concept and upcoming new models soon to be released in North America. A good mix of sports and supercars along with your everyday transportation. Always well worth the trip across the pond to take it in.

  • 1964 Volvo 1800S Project
1964 Volvo 1800S Project

After Jamie Grahams success in restoring a 1968 Volvo 1800S he has decided to take on this 1964 model that has been siting outside in a Victoria driveway since 1990. We will continue to post updates as the restoration progresses.

  • 2015 Coast Capital Insurance Auto Extravaganza
2015 Coast Capital Insurance Auto Extravaganza

This is probably the largest show on Vancouver Island attracting over 350 cars to the streets of downtown Sidney.

  • 2015 BC Historics
2015 BC Historics

The annual historic races were held on August 22-23 at Mission Raceway under sunny skies. There was a wonderful collection of both open wheel and closed wheel cars showing there stuff on the track. It is great to see these old cars run hard and fast as they did in the day.

  • 2015 Motor Gathering
2015 Motor Gathering

Under sunny skies the 2015 edition of the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering was held at the Viscount Aero Centre at the Victoria airport. Over 250 cars were there featuring everything from hot rods to exotics with a few planes thrown in for good measure. Next years event will be held at the new Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort just outside of Duncan

  • 2015 PCA Zone 6 Grand Tour
2015 PCA Zone 6 Grand Tour

The Porsche Club of America embarked on a Zone 6 tour for members that is expected to take three weeks. The drive will cover, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming and pick up members from all the various regions along the way. On Sunday July 26th over thirty Porsche club members from Vancouver Island joined the tour for a day trip from Victoria, to Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, and ending in Nanaimo for dinner and overnight for those continuing on the next day.

  • 2015 Jaguars on the Island
2015 Jaguars on the Island

The 2015 gathering of Jaguars attracted cars from the Pacific Northwest, Alberta, and California. Once again a great turnout at Windsor Park in Oak Bay on a beautiful day.

  • June 2015 Continental Car Gathering
June 2015 Continental Car Gathering

This once a month cars & coffee get together at the Oak Bay Marina was started this year by Ron Dempsey and has started to catch on. It is geared toward owners of marques whose roots are in continental Europe, sorry, no British allowed. This past Sunday saw over 25 cars show up.

  • 2015 Fathers Day Italian Car Show
2015 Fathers Day Italian Car Show

After a couple of years absence, the widely popular Father’s Day Italian/French car show was back at North Vancouver’s wonderfully-located Waterfront Park this year.

  • 2015 All Japanese Car Show
2015 All Japanese Car Show

Over the years this event has evolved in to more of a tuner show with less of the classics. The good news is it's great to see the young people involved in the car culture.

  • 2015 Victoria Swap Meet
2015 Victoria Swap Meet

The annual swap meet at the Saanich Fair Grounds put on by the Vintage Car Club never disappoints with a wide variety of vendors, the car show, and the cars for sale corral.

  • Peter Beltgens 1st Memorial Car Rally
Peter Beltgens 1st Memorial Car Rally

Peter was well known in the Victoria Volkswagen and Porsche communities . This event is to remember Peter, raise fund for the Heart & Stroke Foundation but most of all a fun get together. A great turnout it was at Island View Beach.

  • Rock & Roll For Little Souls 2015
Rock & Roll For Little Souls 2015

The Saanich Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation (SFFCF) held their 13th annual Rock & Roll for Little Souls fundraising event on May 29, 30, and 31, 2015 at Pearkes Recreation Centre. Admission was by donation, with all proceeds supporting the Charitable Foundation’s mandate of helping local families.

2014 Supercar Weekend

Supercar Weekend and the Canadian Concours d'Elegance took place on September 6 & 7th at VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver. This has to be Canada's premier car event bringing together old and new in a beautiful venue along with some amazing hospitality. This is definitely a must see.

  • 2014 Supercar Weekend
2014 Crescent Beach Concours d'Elegance

The 2014 Crescent Beach Concours d"elegance again brought out a excellent assortment of quality vehicles. This is especially true in the prewar category where a number of the cars have been shown at places like Pebble Beach and Hilton Head. I highy recommend you make the trip if you have never been and while you are there enjoy afternoon drinks and snacks on the waterfront in White Rock.

  • 2014 Crescent Beach Concours d'Elegance
Coast Capital Insurance 2014 Auto Extravaganza

Another great turnout with over three hundred cars on display in the streets of downtown Sidney B.C on Sunday August 24th. One on the premier shows for Vancouver Island that seems to get better every year. Congratulations to the Torque masters Club!

  • Coast Capital Insurance 2014 Auto Extravaganza
2014 BC Historic Motor Races

The BC Historic Motor Races were held August 15,16, & 17th at Mission Raceways with a variety of old race cars that can still hustle around the track and make for a great show. I remember a lot of the same cars from the old Westwood track in Coquitlam in the 70's & 80's.

  • 2014 BC Historic Motor Races
2014 Motor Gathering

The 2014 Motor Gathering saw a big change this year with the move to the Viscount Aero Centre in Sidney from its previous location at Queen Alexandra Hospital where it was started and held for many years. The weather was great, albeit a little on the warm side but the crowds came out to see a wide selection of automobiles both new and old.

  • 2014 Motor Gathering
Jaguars on the Island 2014

The annual Jaguars on the Island Concours d'elegance was held Saturday July 26th at Windsor Park in Oak Bay. There were over a hundred well turned out cars of various vintage and from as far away as California.

  • Jaguars on the Island 2014
Qualicum Fathers Day Show 2014

Although the day started out with rain that didn't dampen the turnout of cars or spectators. This has to be one of the biggest shows on Vancouver Island. I only wish we could have stayed longer to get more pictures.

  • Qualicum Fathers Day Show 2014
2014 British Restoration Swap Meet & Show

This event held at Heritage Acres in Saanich always seems to be blessed with good weather and a great turnout.

  • 2014 British Restoration Swap Meet & Show
2014 Vancouver Auto Show

The 2014 Vancouver Auto Show was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre March 25-30th

  • 2013 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering
Forbes Collection

Ted and Sharon Forbes located in Sooke BC have accumulated an amazing collection of mostly Late 50's Mercury convertibles and hardtops including some very rare models. They graciously hold open houses a couple times a year to allow invited guests to view their collection of cars and memorabilia.

  • 2014 Vancouver Auto Show
2013 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering

The family orientated event took place on Sunday September 15, 2013 and there were over 2,000 spectators in attendance. Hosted on the Queen Alexandra grounds the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering was presented by the Germain Auto Import Network (GAIN). The 200 participants that showcased their vehicles showed up in style and there were 15 trophies awarded for everything from Most Original and Best Muscle Car to Best Classic Motorcycle and Best in Show.

  • Forbes Collection
2013 Supercar Weekend

Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Gardens Vancouver September 7 & 8. This has to be one of the best events in Canada for the quality and quantity of cars on display.

  • 2013 Supercar Weekend
2013 Crescent Beach Parking Lot

While attending the Crescent Beach Concours d'Elegance we saw many great cars in the parking lot and along the streets.

  • 2013 Crescent Beach Parking Lot
2013 Crescent Beach Concours d'Elegance

At Blackie Spit Park right on the beach. A small show but very high Quality cars.

  • 2013 Crescent Beach Concours d'Elegance
2013 Torque Masters Show and Shine

Held in downtown Sidney on August 25. A large turnout of cars and great weather brought out the crowds.

  • 2013 Torque Masters Show and Shine
2013 Langford and West Hills Show and Shine

A great turnout of cars and spectators on the streets of downtown Langford

  • 2013 Langford and West Hills Show and Shine
2013 Jaguars Concours d\' Elegance

Jaquars on The Island Concours held at Windsor Park July 27.

  • 2013 Jaguars Concours d\' Elegance
2013 Forest Grove Concours d\' Elegance

The 41st Annual Forest Grove Concours d\" Elegance held on July 21st on the grounds of the Pacific University about twenty miles west of Portland Oregon.

  • 2013 Forest Grove Concours d\' Elegance
2013 Volkfest

Annual Volkfest at Gyro park July 14, 2013

  • 2013 Volkfest
Fords & Friends  July 14, 2013

Early Ford V8 Club 33rd Annual Show & Shine Car Show at Saanich Artifacts Society

  • Fords & Friends July 14, 2013
Francelli\'s 2013

Francelli\'s Cruise In happens on Saturday evenings at the Royal Oak shopping centre

  • Francelli\'s 2013
Porsche 911/50 event

The 2013 Porsche 911 Special 50th Anniversary Edition event at Porsche Centre Victoria July 5, 2013

  • Porsche 911/50 event
2013 Cars and Planes

Saturday June 22 at Catalina Grill House, Victoria airport. Photos by Wyman Lee

  • 2013 Cars and Planes
F1 Montreal 2013

  • F1 Montreal 2013
  • 2013 Fathers Day British Car Show at Beacon Hill Park
  • Victoria Corvette Club 2013 Glass on the Grass
  • Rudi's Cars at the Motorcar Gathering 2012
  • 2013 Old English Car Club Restoration Fair & Swap Meet
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