Italian Car Show at Lonsdale

With a limited amount of time on Sunday, I decided to stop by the beginnings of the Father’s Day Italian Car Show at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver before hitting the Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride. In hindsight, I should’ve done things the other way around, as the Italian collectors seemed a bit slower on the arrival then the Porsche guys who were out in full force between 10 and 11am over in West Vancouver. There were only about 15 cars out when I arrived at Lonsdale at 10am, but my were they gorgeous. The Maserati 3500 GT Superleggera and the Alfa Romeo 1600Z pictured below were two that caught my eyes right away. No Ferrari’s or Lamborghini’s had arrived yet, which was actually kind of nice as it allowed me to focus in closely on the details of just a few cars, the Alfa Romeos, the Fiats, Maseratis, and Lancias. I love the details, I love seeing all the interesting little things that these more unique cars came with. Todays vehicles just can’t compare in any way.

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All works © Andrew Holliday Photography 2014

Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.

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Classic Car Adventures Thanksgiving Day Sea To Sky Run 2013

I had been looking forward to this years CCA Sea to Sky run for a long time, and it definitely did not disappoint this year.  The weather turned out just incredible, giving us a beautiful brisk morning drive along the waters of the Howe Sound, Northwest of Vancouver. I guess the good weather brought out a few more cars this year as 30 or so were expected and over 200 of all interesting sorts showed up! From Minis, to MGB’s, Austin Healeys, Morgans and Triumphs, to Porsches of all years, 3 Caterhams, classic VW’s, BMW’s, Mercedes, Saabs and Volvos, plenty of American metal, a healthy dose of Datsuns, two classic Rolls’, a Ferrari, an Opel GT, a 300 SL Gullwing, and the only Noble M12 in Canada among many others. Even another Miata showed up to keep my red one company this year!  The drive from North Vancouver to Britannia Beach was, just like last year,  the perfect close to the car show season. The event was a real hit this year! Thanks again to Dave and Warwick of Classic Car Adventures for throwing together this awesome event, and a huge thanks to Galileo Coffee Company for opening up your parking lot to the event, and for your friendly service and excellent coffee and food!

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Photos from the 2012 Sea to Sky Run here.

GCVWS Weekend | Sunday Show at Concord Pacific Expo Site

This years Great Canadian VW Show(the 22nd Annual) took place in downtown Vancouver at the Concord Pacific Expo Site and it was a big improvement over the previous years in Langley. With a much more scenic backdrop in every direction you could look(Telus World of Science, BC Place, Rogers Arena, the downtown skyline, the Olympic Athletes Village, False Creek, and of course the Northshore Mountains), as well as plenty more space, and easy access for the general public  to check out everyones VW creations, the venue made for a perfect home for the 2013 show.  It seemed to be a very large showing of VW’s this year and with it a few odd and rare cars, like the old VW Dasher Wagon, the mud covered Mk2 Golf Country edition, and the Ford Zetec powered VW Transporter among others. There were also some pristine examples of Karmann Ghia’s(check below for the black convertible and red coupe), and Busses to be seen.  As usual the show had a pie eating contest, a Beetle stuff(how many sweaty, sticky people can you jam into a New Beetle on a hot summer day), and plenty of awards and prizes to give out. Being right along the False Creek sea wall there was no shortage of interesting bicycles and dogs making their way through the show area too. Yup, another Great year for the Great Canadian VW show has gone by. Big thanks to all those involved in putting the show together and keeping things fun!

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GCVWS Weekend | Pancake Breakfast at Regency VW

Another excellent weekend full of VW’s from around all around Vancouver and Washington and Oregon has past. Thanks to Regency VW and Strictly German Volkswagen Association for hosting another very enjoyable and laid back Saturday morning Pancake breakfast. Check back for the photos from this past Sunday’s Great Canadian VW Show tomorrow.

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All photos copyright Andrew Holliday Photography 2013 www.aholliday.com

Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride

This was a fantastic event put on the PCA-CWR. Live music, plenty of places to find good food right around the venue, and a lot of beautiful Porches to enjoy! www.showandride.ca

Be sure to check out the event next year!

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