27 June 2013

Vancouver Collector Car Show + Auction returns

Something for everyone at show


This weekend’s Vancouver Collector Car Show + Auction marks the return of an automotive event to the PNE after decades of absence, going all the way back to the Vancouver Autorama days of the Seventies.
More than 12 acres of indoor and outdoor space will be transformed into the largest celebration of the collector car hobby that Vancouver has ever seen. With venues located in the Forum, Agrodome, and under some 50,000 sq.-ft of tents, spectators will have the chance to view 500 vehicles of every imaginable type with something to suit everyone’s taste.
And then there’s the auction aspect of the event, with over 100 vehicles expected to cross the auction block complete with commentary from the walking, talking automotive encyclopedia Steve Magnante, a regular commentator on Speed TVs coverage of the Barrett-Jackson auction, and Dennis Gage from My Classic Car.
Hagerty Classic Car Insurance will be presenting 100 Years of Vancouver Automobiles, a display located in the Forum that will include one vehicle from each decade of the 20th century.
The display’s 1907 Cadillac Runabout was delivered new in Vancouver and has been in the MacAdam family since 1910.
Mike Strachan will display his 1914 Model T Ford Touring fitted with Acetylene headlights. The 1920s are represented by a 1926 Chrysler Imperial Roadster that was delivered by Begg Motors of Vancouver and dates back to the days when the major car dealers were all located on Georgia Street in the heart of downtown. Al Lawson purchased the Chrysler shortly after the Second World War for the sum of $50.
Earl Tucker will display a 1930 Pierce Arrow, a vehicle that he had his eye on for some time and finally managed to convince the widow of the original owner to sell it to him.
The ’40s are represented by a military Jeep, this one being built by Ford and not Willys.
The rare 1956 Ford Parklane Station Wagon is a survivor car and has never been restored, just lovingly rejuvenated by its present owner.
Not surprisingly, the ’60s are over represented! There’s a rare Beaumont Cheetah, the three-millionth Austin Mini MKII, a 1968 Dodge Dart GTS.
For the ’70s, there’s a 1970 Nova SS delivered by Dick Irwin Chev/Olds.
Pontiac Fiero GT covers the ’80s and to wrap up the end of the ’90s era a 40th anniversary ruby edition 1993 Corvette.
Show info:
Vancouver Collector Car Show, Sale + Auction
When: June 22-23
Where: PNE Fairgrounds, The Forum, The Agrodome
Tickets: $15 (tickets available through TicketLeader)
Info: vancouvercollectorcars.com

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