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This year’s Festival of Speed hosted many great features including a 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40 victory at LeMans.
Here are 10 greats from this weekend:
Some of our best customers made the annual pilgrammge via BC Ferries to the The 31st annual Vancouver All British Field Meet.
It was held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
The show was completely full from an exhibiter standpoint with just over 600 cars in 60 classes.
This year special features were Daimler Motors and Land Rover Series II. The later class had the famous Grizzly Toque which painter Robert Bateman used to travel the world.
Victoria talent included Earl Kagna’s Healey 3000, Jeff Cramb’s 1969 TR6, Trevor Parker’s Healey 100, Sean Windrum’s Psychedelic Wolseley Hornet, David Mass’ original 1970 Morgan and Peter Jeffries E-Type 2+2.
This year British motoring heritage was well represented by the cars below:
1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre Hooper Drophead Coupé
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
1964 Austin Healey 3000 MKIII
1965 Mini Cooper S
1972 Ford Escort RS1600
1935 Squire 1.5 Litre Long Chassis
1932 Aston Martin International
1956 AC Aceca Bristol
1952 Jaguar C-Type
1952 Jaguar XK-120
1982 Rolls-Royce Camargue Blue Rivage
2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept
The best car show on the island is the Restoration Fair and Swap Meet by the OECC South Island Branch.
It brings out the great people in the area, their great British cars and others from afar.
One such character is Ken Finnigan came down to sell the leftovers from his racing days. He was a regular racer at Westwood and told stories of his MGA Twin-Cam that could out-do all the Healeys, but when the AC Bristol came around it was hard to beat.
For the show my dad prepared the ‘850’ mini racer and we had a beautiful Triumph TR6 in the for sale area.
Our Best of Show would have to be Hugh Pite’s 1933 MG J2 Roadster. More on that later.