Monthly Archiv: September, 2016

Vancouver Island Motor Gathering 2016


Today was the GAIN group’s Vancouver Island Motor Gathering & Classic Car Show held at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.

The is the first event to largely welcome the public to the somewhat private facility recently buily in Cowichan.

Almost the entire track was littered with interesting cars and the garage was reserved for cars completed by Rudi & Company.

2016 Canadian Concours d’Élégance

1927 Bentley Speed Six

1927 Bentley Speed Six

Last weekend the 2016 Canadian Concours d’Élégance was held as part of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend at Van Duesen Gardens.

This Concours was held by Hagerty Canada and celebrated 100 Years of BMW, the 80th anniversary of the Morgan 4/4 and Corvette Stingray.

Best of Show went to the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II 1753GT which had just completed a four year restoration by Fastcars,Ltd in Redondo Beach, CA.

Exotics for the Luxury & Supercar Weekend

English Car Affair in the Park


Today was the English Car Affair in the Park (ECAIP) held by the South Island Branch of the OECC.

For the 22nd annual event, the cars were displayed at the Government House which is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor.

Bentley & Rolls-Royce was the special feature this year aided by David Stocks of the RROC who helped gather 17 cars.

Tribute to Rudi Koniczek

1956 Austin Healey 100M

1956 Austin Healey 100M

Mercedes-Benz 300 restorater Rudi Koniczek is being celebrated today as a feature of the 2016 Canadian Concours d’Élégance.

He is the 300SL boss and has worked on over 10% of the complete 300SL production as well as other interesting showcars.

Local talent Mike Grams of Coachwerks and Electroshine in Sidney should also get a mention as their hard work is also seen on these cars.

Naturally we were drawn to the 1956 Austin-Healey 100M of Chris Yarrow which is an absolute show stopper.

Presented by Hagerty, the Concours d’Élégance is part of the 2016 Luxury & Supercar weekend held at the Van Duesen Gardens.