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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Audi Downtown Vancouver Exclusive Grand Opening Party

One week ago on a sunny June 5th evening Audi and the Dilawri Group of Companies celebrated the grand opening of a gorgeous new dealership, Audi’s new flagship showroom, Audi Downtown Vancouver. The subtle, sporty and sophisticated modern two floor building on Burrard and West 2nd features a design that is unmistakably Audi, and much like it’s cars, will stand the test of time well.

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Complimentary valet parking, a very friendly welcoming party, a good selection of shiny S and RS Audi models on display, and wines along side Bollinger champagne from Cru Wine Selections were certainly a delight to be taken in, and if that wasn’t enough, the hors d’oeuvres served up by the attentive and talented staff of Hawksworth Restaurant were absolutely superb.

A large screen showcased many of Audi’s models throughout the evening and played background to a host of remarkable individuals. Emcee Zack Spencer(Driving Television), Ajay Dilawri(President of the Dilawri Group of Companies), Martin Sander(Senior Director of Sales, Audi North America), and Wolfgang Hoffman(President, Audi Canada) all spoke of the past successes and future endeavours of the Audi brand, and of the effort involved to bring this particular project to fruition. Mayor Gregor Robertson gave a video address welcoming the new showroom to Vancouver, and Audi Downtown Vancouver premiered a short film put together by Barbershop Films showcasing the new building as well as an aggressive Audi R8 in action. Canadian jazz musician Matt Dusk helped to progress the evening into full celebration as the setting sun cast a golden glow throughout the showrooms. The crowd displayed a good deal of enthusiasm all throughout the evening, revealing that the new flagship showroom is and will continue to be well received in the Vancouver community.

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All works © Andrew Holliday Photography 2014

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

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.

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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Vancouver Automotive Shoot | 1974 Porsche 914 2.0

I just can’t get enough of the low, sleek look of these cars paired with the boxer motor grumble! This 914 is in beautiful condition, with subtle modifications to bring this 70’s classic, with it’s simple yet very unique lines, to a slightly more modern look. Be sure to give this car a look at the upcoming Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride this Sunday, June 16th.

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