All British Field Meet, May 21, 2011 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Vancouver, Canada
The Greatest Show on British Wheels began in 1985. Since those early days 26 years ago, the Show has grown to become the largest in Canada and the Pacific Northwest, overflowing the Garden with some 600-plus classic cars and motorcycles and more than 6,000 people in attendance.
The 2011 event is shaping up to be a very special celebration of classic, British-built and designed motorcars and motorcycles, with some fresh new features to rev up the interests of both enthusiasts and participants.
New homes for classics
The Friday night welcome banquet and silent auction tradition continues and for those owners and buyers looking to sell or acquire a classic car or motorcycle the new Classics for Blood Car Corral will be of interest. This venue is conveniently located across Oak street from VanDusen Garden venue in the Parkade of the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) building, where buyers and sellers can gather to kick tires and bargain all day Saturday May 21. Part proceeds from owners’ registration fees will be donated to the CBS.
Take the Run to Whistler
On Sunday May 22, the day after the ABFM Car Show & Car Corrall, enthusiasts who enjoy driving their classics will have the option of a one-day All British Run Vancouver to Whistler. Details are available at 2011 Vancouver All British Run
Special Recognition for Triumph and Rover
Owners of Triumph TR6 sports cars and all pre-1987 Rover marque cars will be singled out for special attention as these marques have been selected as the Featured Marques for 2011. In two-wheel class, all Triumph Bonneville motorcycles will also be honoured.
Between 1969 and 1976, 91,850 TR6s were built, with 77,938 exported to the US and Canada. The 150hp straight-six engine’s clean classic lines and affordability contributed to the huge following that this classic enjoys today. A record showing from Pacific Northwest owners is anticipated on the Great Lawn at VanDusen. What a sight it should be!
The Rover brand, on the other hand, dates back 107 years to 1904 when the first Rover 8 was produced. In the 1930s, the Rover name gained a reputation for “careful design, elegant styling and quality manufacturing,” putting them in the forefront of Britain’s car market. After the War, export began to North America with the P series models being the most successful of the classic-era cars. The Rover brand is now owned by Tata Motors of India, after previous ownership with major manufacturers Ford, BMW, Honda, British Leyland and Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp., to name the majors. It should be very interesting to see how many models of this famous marque grace the Great Lawn at VanDusen at the 2011 event. Spread the word to Rover owners!
If you own a British-built vehicle or motorcycle, we hope you will join the fun and help to stir up bygone memories of the golden age of motoring by displaying it with fellow owners at VanDusen ABFM May 21, 2011.
The annual walk down memory lane takes place every Victoria Day Saturday (May 21, 2011) on the beautiful lawns of VanDusen Garden. It is produced by the Olde British Classic Car Society (OBCCS), which encourages the understanding, appreciation and preservation of classic cars, vehicles and motorcycles for the enjoyment of their owners and the general public. The All British Field Meet, The All British Classic Car Tour (ABCCT) and the Classics for Blood Car Corral (CBCC) are organized by OBCCS and are part of the May 21 Victoria day weekend celebration organized by the OBCCS.
For more information please contact: Patrick or Joan Stewart at (604) 736 6754 or firstname.lastname@example.org/abfm