Car Events in BC Canada August 26/27th weekend

August 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This weekend I am looking forward to a bit of a relaxing weekend out at Harrison Hot Springs for the car show that will be on the grass and is one of the best spots in the lower mainland for a car show. While I reflect on who relaxing this will be, I cannot help buy think about going to Bonneville Speedweek next year after too many years away.

Why not let's plan a full frontal assault on the salt and get as many Canadian Gear heads we can to head there for a few days of Salt Speed and Sun and then head to Carmel for Car Week? Lets do this for sure in 2018.

I just got back from possibly the greatest location in North America for a carshow, the Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance held on the 18th fairway right on the water in Carmel California. I was unaware of a car from Richmond that was competing. The French Cup award was won by a 1947 Delahaye 135 MS controller, bodied by Figoni & Falaschi and owned by Wayne Grafton.

They hand out great little books detailing all the cars but only hand them out at about 9 am on the morning of the show. I was too busy shooting to read through it. Luckily local car collector Don Voth saw me at the show and told me about the Delahaye. The car is the epitome of elegance from an era when you bought the chassis from a manufacturer, then had to find a suitable coach builder to build a body for it.

I was lucky to make it down for the Tour d Elegance Thursday morning where the cars competing at Pebble Beach win extra points by going on a drive around the Carmel area.

On the Friday I spent all day at the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway for the Rolex Monterey Historic races. One of the highlights for me was the 1954 Jaguar XK120 of George Holt from Gabriola island. Holt convinced some unwitting friend to accompany him on his top-down drive from BC to the racetrack. There were a few from BC racing and many fans as well.

On Saturday morning I went to the Concorso Italiano to see the greatest Italian cars and Italian designed cars. There were two Nash Healeys from the early 50's on display side by side. A cool quirky car built by Donald Healey before the Austin Healeys were made. I had only seen a handfull of these cars before.

I encourage every Carnut to make the pilgrimage at least once...possibly start the weekend before at the Bonneville Speed Week in Utah and then drive over to the Carmel area for an absolute over the top display of car events possible, with something for everyone....especially the kids.

Date: Sunday Aug 27. 2017
Event: 2017 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering
Where: Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort (4063 Cowichan Valley Highway)
When: 11a.m. - 2p.m.
Admission: Spectator admission by donation
Registration: closed at this time
Info: 778-406-1380 Ext: 458 [email protected]
Website: www.motorgathering.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motorgathering

Date: August 26th 2017 ec7
Event: 5th Annual Harrison Hot Springs Show and Shine
Where: Harrison Hot Springs Beach
When: 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: Free Registration Open to all makes and Models and years Lots of door prizes 50/50 dash plaques live band, sweet ride awards , fast & loud awards.
Info: [email protected] 604.491.3306 [email protected] or 604. 796.3044
[email protected] [email protected]
Website: www.tourismharrison.com/lakefront-car-show
Date: Aug 26 2017 wC7
Event: Vision Tree Cruise In
Where: Allaince Church 8700 Young Road Chilliwack
When: 10a.m. to 2p.m.
Admission: Car Show by donation to send a kid to camp!
Registration: $25.00 for a car and driver; $10 for each additional guest.includes car show, car rally roast pig dinner and
Entertainment.
Info: 604-703-5140 [email protected] [email protected]
Website: www.visiontreecruisein.wordpress.com
Facebook: Vision-Tree-Cruise-In-Car-Show

Date: Saturday Aug 26, 2017 ec7
Event: Pemberton Lions Club Show & Shine
Where: Pemberton Community Centre on Cottonwood Street
When: Noon - 4 p.m.
Admission: Spectators Free
Registration: 9a.m. to noon $25 per vehicle Open to All Vehicles Bike show, live entertainment and concession on site
Info: Rob Meilleur 604-935-2007 [email protected]
Website: www.pembertonlions.com

Date: August 27 2017 wc7
Event: 16th Harbourside Show & Shine
Where: South Foot of Fell avenue against the Harbour North Vancouver,
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weather Permitting. No Show if Raining.
Admission: Spectators Free
Registration: Free 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. open to all vehicles. Anyone wanting to exhibit their vehicle (car, truck
motorcycle or whatever) has to be on-site and parked by 10:30am, as the Show ‘opens’ to the public @ 11 a.m..
Info: 604 990-0577 [email protected]
Website: Harboursideshowandshine.com

Date: Sunday August 27 2017 eC7
Event: Mercedes-Benz Club hosts Mercedes-Benz Show and Shine
Where: Shipbuilder’s Square (go south on St Georges Street, turn right at T-junction), North Vancouver
When: 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Admission: Free for spectators
Registration: free reg Open to all Mercedes Benz, AMG and smart enthusiasts and their vehicles, not simply club members.
Info: Tony Millikin [email protected]
Website: www. Bcstars.mbca.org

August 26th-28th, 2016 ec6
Rush to Gold Bridge
The Rush to Gold Bridge is our British Columbia based mixed surface event. Featuring two route books; a 100% tarmac route or the mix of tarmac and gravel surfaces, the Rush to Gold Bridge seeks out unique roads and destinations over the three day running. Open to sport, touring and classic cars from 1989 and earlier, the rush to Gold Bridge attracts an eclectic mix of motoring machinery. Entries for the 2016 event will open in Spring of 2016, with destination and route information available at that time.
[email protected]
www.classiccaradventures.com

Date: August 25, 26 and 27, 2017. ec7
Event: Prospectors Gold Pan Steak Out
Where: " LeBourdais Park" next to the Museum, Quesnel
When: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: 9 a.m. to 11a.m.$10 per car open to all vehicles
Info: 250-747-1056. [email protected]
Website: www.prospectorscarclub.com

Date: Saturday August 26th 2017 hc7
Event: Creston Valley 5th Annual Auto Swapmeet
Where: Millennium Park Parking Lot Creston B.C.
When: 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Admission: Free for public
Registration: 6 a.m. till 8a.m. Vendor Setup Limited Stalls, Please pre-register to reserve your stall 12x20 (+/-) 25.00 10x12 (+/-)15.00
Info: Jim 250 254 0009 Bob 250 428 9856 or Duffy 250 402 9813 [email protected]
Website: carscene.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/718401014956920
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Date: Aug 25
Event: Fri Night Mopac Auto Supply Street Legal # 14
1/4 mile Dragracing
Where: Mission Raceway Park 32670 Dyke Rd Mission,
When: Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Info: (604) 826-6315 [email protected]
Website: www.missionraceway.com/

Date: Aug 26-27
Event: 1/4 mile Dragracing Sms-K Rents Smoke, Fire & Thunder
Where: Mission Raceway Park 32670 Dyke Rd Mission,
When: Racing will start at 9:00 a.m. weather permitting and go to about 5:00 p.m.
Info: (604) 826-6315 [email protected]
Website: www.missionraceway.com/

Date: Aug 26
Where: Agassiz Speedway 5045 Cemetery Road, Agassiz BC,
Event: Minis, Mini Outlaws, Streets, Late Models, Hornets
Info: 604-792-FAST(3278) [email protected]
www.agassizspeedway.com

Date: Aug 26
Event: Open Wheel Night, Wilroc Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifides, Dwarf Cars
Where: Saratoga Speedway2380 Macaulay Road Black Creek, BC
Info: Tel: 1 250 923 2982 [email protected]
www.saratogaracing.ca



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