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.
Villa d’Este concours is the longest running and most prestigious car show in the world.
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 world’s best D-Type is this black example, XKD524, bought by Paul Pfohl in 1956 for $9,925 USD.
Paul raced it at Riverside, Watkins Glen and at the Lake Erie Race in Dunkirk, NY before putting into long term storage in 1967.
It was stored for a remarkable 35 years and stayed with the family until 2003 when it appeared on ebay with the description: This is a rare opportunity to purchase the most unmolested, one family owned D Type in the world and the most unique D Type to be offered since the highly publicized sale of the 1956 LeMans winner in 1999.
A low milage of 6,230 miles from new with all original fit and finishes make this an fantastic and authentic reference car.
We had a great oppurtunity to photograph XKD524 at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Tour d’Elegance.
On the Tour d’Elegance
At Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Details of XKD524
Paul Pfohl’s racing days and original reciept