2016 ABFM Sponsors’ Award Winners

Exclusive detailing sponsor AUTOGLYM displayed a gleaming McLaren in their booth and provided Autoglym Detailing Kits to all sponsors ABFM award winners.

Exclusive detailing sponsor AUTOGLYM displayed a gleaming McLaren in its booth and provided Autoglym Detailing Kits to ABFM award winners.

The Vancouver ABFM Awards Ceremony was heralded by piper Ember Schira from the British Columbia Regiment Irish Pipe and Drums.

Volunteers are essential to any successful event and a new award to recognize excellence in volunteer work, the Edd Langelier Award, was presented. Aptly named after Edd Langelier, who for 30 years

Patrick Stewart (right), Vancouver ABFM co-event producer, congratulates John Morse (left) inaugural recipient of the Edd Langelier award, which was presented by Edd's son Adam Langelier (middle). Photo: Michael Stewart.

Patrick Stewart (right), Vancouver ABFM co-event producer, congratulates John Morse (left) inaugural recipient of the Edd Langelier award, which was presented by Edd’s son Adam Langelier (middle). Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

dedicated his time, talent and enthusiasm to the Vancouver ABFM as its chief marshal, died only a few weeks after the 2015 event. Before he died, he was told that the Edd Award would be given in his memory.

2016 Edd Langelier Award Recipient: John Morse

Comments: Morse has worked marshalling every Vancouver ABFM for the past 30 years and also volunteers a significant amount of time to the Jaguar/MG Club slalom racing events.

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Young Entrant Award (Judged by ABFM judges)sponsored by Silk Cat Automotive

Car owners under the age of 30 register their cars for judging in this category. There were 6 Young Entrant cars at the 2016 Vancouver ABFM. Cars judged in this category were as follows:

1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 Saloon
1963 Alvis TD21 FHCoupe
1967 Triumph Spitfire Mk III Roadster
1995 Rover 100 Ascot SE Hatchback
2002 Jaguar S-Type Saloon
2007 Jaguar X-Type Saloon

Winner: Susan Lim, 1967 Triumph Spitfire Mk III.

Liz Wagorn (left), co-owner Silk Cat Automotive, presents the 2016 Young Entrant Award to Spitfire owner Susan Lim. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Liz Wagorn (left), co-owner Silk Cat Automotive, presents the 2016 Young Entrant Award to Spitfire owner Susan Lim. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

 

Judges’ Comments: Young love; old cars! Newly engaged Susan Lim and her fiancé only got the car because the previous owner wanted it to go to a loving home. Older restoration that still shines and will continue to shine for years to come under the couple’s ownership.

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Student Juging Award – partnered with NASKARZ, an organization that works with at-risk young people, teaching them automotive skills. The NASKARZ Program, “Never again steal cars”, is designed to get young people from Vancouver’s downtown east side into automotive social and education opportunities. These young people, plus 2 BCIT students, all under the direction of

Student Judging Award: (left to right) Sgt. Tim Houchen, Philip Langridge, Bentley owner, Naskarz judge and TVR owner Kip Kallweit.

Student Judging Award: (left to right) Sgt. Tim Houchen, Philip Langridge, honourable mention Bentley owner, Naskarz judge, and TVR owner Kip Kallweit, winner. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Sergeant Tim Houchen of the Vancouver Police Department and Alex Vasiljevic, community youth worker at the City of Vancouver, judged a selection of ABFM entrants’ cars pre-selected three cars to be judged.

Winner: Kip Kallweit, 1974 TVR 5000M, Coupe.

Honourable Mention: Philip Langridge, 2007 Bentley Continental R.

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Ian Wood (left) receives the Vancouver ABFM annual Lewie Award from Patrick Stewart for outstanding contribution to the classic car and automotive industry. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Ian Wood (left) receives the Vancouver ABFM annual Lewie Award from Patrick Stewart for outstanding contribution to the classic car and automotive industry. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Lewie Award – recognizing a person who has contributed significantly to the classic car and automotive industry. This year’s recipient is celebrating more than 45 years of service to the automotive trade, working in both England Canada. The company he founded specializes in custom differential work and also carries a huge parts inventory, shipping throughout North America.

Active in the Sports Car Club of BC and the Vintage Race Club of BC as past president of both organizations and a long-time sponsor of motorsport and automotive events, the 2016 Lewie Award was presented to Ian Wood, owner IWE Rear Ends Only.

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Motoring Mouth Spirit Award – awarded to the person who best represents the classic car industry. This year’s recipient was one of the founding members of the Jaguar/MG Club and a long-time Jaguar specialist based in Chilliwack. He

Barry Mason (right) long time friend of the 2016 ABFM Spirit Award winner Gerry Parkhill shares the moment at the ‎Chilliwack Agricultural Museum where Gerry is responsible for acquiring and maintaining many of the exhibits.

Barry Mason (right) long time friend of the 2016 ABFM Spirit Award winner Gerry Parkhill shares the moment at the ‎Chilliwack Agricultural Museum where Gerry is responsible for acquiring and maintaining many of the exhibits.

currently spends his retirement years working with the Chilliwack Pioneer Village museum, curating and leading tours of the farming machinery displays, presented by the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association.

This year’s recipient was Gerry Parkhill.

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Original Car, Unrestored, car must be 1982 or prior (Judged by ABFM judges); “Unrestored” defined as “close as possible to factory original condition”sponsored by Pennzoil

The following 34 Original, Unrestored cars were judged in this category:

1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 Saloon
1953 Bentley Type R Saloon
1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
1958 Austin Healey 100-6 BN4 Roadster
1959 Land Rover SII Station Wagon
1959 Ariel Arrow 250 Motorcycle
1962 Austin Cambridge Saloon
1963 Alvis TD21 FHCoupe
1963 Land Rover SIIA SWagon
1964 Morgan Plus 4 4-Seater
1964 Morris 1000 Tourer Convertible
1964 Daimler SP250 Convertible
1967 Triumph 12/50 Sports Convertible
1968 Commer Highwayman Caravan
1969 MGB GT Coupe
1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
1970 Morgan 4/4 Convertible
1970 Morgan 4/4 Roadster
1971 Jaguar E-Type FHCoupe
1972 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 2.8L Sedan
1972 Morgan Plus 8 Convertible
1972 Austin 1300 GT Saloon
1973 Jaguar E-Type Convertible
1974 Jaguar E-Type Convertible
1975 Jensen Healey Convertible
1976 Triumph TR6 Sports
1976 Triumph TR6 Roadster
1977 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II Saloon
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Saloon
1980 Jaguar XJ6 Saloon
1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible
1980 1980 Triumph TR7 Convertible
1980 Triumph Spitfire Convertible
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Coupe

Winner: Chris Allen, 1972 Morgan Plus 8, Convertible

Judges’ Comments: Bought with only 3,000 miles in 2000, kept in very original condition, only put new tires on it.

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Debuting Restoration, under $50,000 in total restoration costs (Judged by ABFM judges)—sponsored by Octagon Motor Group

The following 25 Debuting Restorations under $50,000 were judged in this category:

1932 Silver Wraith Saloon
1934 Singer Nine Sports Convertible
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Limousine
1949 Austin A40 Pickup
1950 Riley RMD DHC Convertible
1959 Triumph TR3A Convertible
1959 Jaguar Mk IX Saloon
1960 MGA Roadster
1961 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon
1962 Jaguar E-Type S1 OTS
1962 Jaguar Mk 2 Saloon
1963 Triumph Herald Convertible
1966 Ford Cortina Mk1 GT Saloon
1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2 Coupe
1969 Ford Cortina GT 4-Door
1971 Lotus Super 7 Convertible
1971 Triumph TR6 Convertible
1971 Land Rover 88″ Utility
1973 MGB Convertible
1973 TVR 2500M Coupe
1974 Jensen Healey Convertible
1975 Triumph TR6 Convertible
1975 Triumph TR6 Convertible
1976 British Leyland Mini Saloon
1998 Austin Mini Saloon
Larry Paterson and his wife Linda LeGeyt celebrate their win for Best Debuting Restoration under $50K. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Larry Paterson and his wife Linda LeGeyt celebrate their win for Best Debuting Restoration under $50K. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Winner: Larry Paterson, 1949 Austin A40 Pickup

Judges’ Comments: Difficult to restore; no parts available; years spent on this restoration, beautiful display that included a restored J-42 Pedal Car on the Pickup. Larry and his wife, Linda LeGeyt, brought the car  from Okotoks, Alberta to the show.

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Debuting Restoration Award, $50,000-$100,000 in total restoration costs (Judged by ABFM judges)sponsored by Sovereign Motors

There were 8 Debuting Restorations $50,000-$100,000 judged at the 2016 Vancouver ABFM. Cars judged in this category were as follows:

1947 MGTC Roadster
1956 Austin-Healey 100/4 Roadster
1961 Daimler SP250 Convertible
1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk2 Convertible
1962 Lotus Elite SII Coupe
1963 Austin-Healey BJ7 Convertible
1963 Land Rover SIIA 88″ Off-Road
1968 Triumph TR250 Convertible
Ken Ewing, winner of the Debuting Restoration Award ($50-$100k spent), for his 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II.

Ken Ewing, winner of the Debuting Restoration Award ($50-$100k spent), for his 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Winner: Ken Ewing, 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk 2

Judges’ Comments:: Very correct restoration, with attention given to all details.

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Debuting Restoration Award, more than $100,000 in total restoration costs (Judged by ABFM judges)sponsored by Autoglym Detailing Products

There were 3 cars originally registered for this category and it was unfortunate that none were completed in time for the show. Look for them at the 2017 Vancouver ABFM, to be held Saturday May 20.

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First-Time Entrant (Judged by ABFM judges)—sponsored by the aptly named Synchromesh Wines, owned by classic car enthusiasts Alan and John Dickinson. Synchromesh Wines generously provided a bottle of its Ocean Falls Wine to each sponsor award recipient.

John Dickinson (right) co-owner Synchromesh Wines, presents Wayne Shalagan with the First-Time Entrant Award for his 1966 Triumph TR4A.

John Dickinson (right) co-owner Synchromesh Wines, presents Wayne Shalagan with the First-Time Entrant Award for his 1966 Triumph TR4A. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

It is extremely gratifying for the organizers of the Vancouver ABFM to see first-time cars on the field each year, as their presence represents the faith in the future of this event and other such events. This year, there were 108 first-time entrants, representing just under 21 per cent of the cars on the field.

Winner: Wayne Shalagan, 1966 Triumph TR4A

Judges’ Comments: Beautiful example of the open-top sports car that is one of Triumph’s best-loved cars.

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Modified Class Award (Judged by ABFM judges)—sponsored by McLaren Vancouver. A special thank-you to brand manager Wilson Ng for also providing a nice display of five cars.

Ruth Wyrill is presented with her award for Best Modified by Wilson Ng, brand manager McLaren Vancouver. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Ruth Wyrill is presented with her award for Best Modified Car by Wilson Ng, brand manager McLaren Vancouver. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Winner: Ruth Wyrill, 1969 Triumph GT6

Judges’ Comments: Ford 302 power with custom chassis, but a stock body. Nicely done!

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Don MacDonald, owner of Rovalution, presents the Land Rover Spirit Award to Matt Mepham.

Don MacDonald, owner of Rovalution, presents the Land Rover Spirit Award to Matt Mepham. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Land Rover Spirit Award (Judged by ABFM judges), presented to the Land Rover that is the most unique, vintage, original or special purpose with characteristics that exceed all others in its class—sponsored by Rovalution.

Winner: Matt Mepham, 1969 Land Rover Series IIA, Utility

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Featured Marque Awards (Judged by ABFM judges)—sponsored by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance.

Featured marques for 2016 were Daimler and Land Rover.

Daimler Winner: Dennis & Carol Brammer, 1962 Daimler SP250 Dart

Nigel Matthews (right), Hagerty Collector Car Insurance, presents the 2016 Featured Marque Award to Dennis Brammer from Victoria for his 1962 Daimler SP250, Convertible.

Nigel Matthews (right), Hagerty Collector Car Insurance, presents the 2016 Featured Marque Award to Dennis Brammer from Victoria for his 1962 Daimler SP250, Convertible. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Land Rover Winners: Ian & Doreen Newby, 1985 Land Rover 110, S3

Nigel Matthews (middle) of Hagerty Collector Car Insuance presents the 2016 ABFM Featured Marque Award to Doreen and Ian Newby for their 1985 Land Rover 110.

Nigel Matthews (middle) of Hagerty Collector Car Insuance presents the 2016 ABFM Featured Marque Award to Doreen and Ian Newby for their 1985 Land Rover 110. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

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Ken Linde, winner of the Best Motorcycle Overall Award for his 1937 Norton ES2 500.

Ken Linde, winner of the Best Motorcycle Overall Award for his rare 1937 Norton ES2 500. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Best Motorcycle Overall (Judged by ABFM judges)—sponsored by International Motorsports, B.C’s exclusive Triumph dealership. A special thank-you to owner Zack Graham for displaying a great selection of motorbikes.

Winner: Ken Linde, 1937 Norton ES2

Judges’ Comments: One of the rarest Nortons, a visual feast of machinery.

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2016 Featured Marque Best Pre-War Vintage Motorcycle (Judged by ABFM judges)—sponsored by Western Driver.

Alan Comfort, winner of Featured Marque Best Pre-War Vintage Motorcycle. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Alan Comfort, winner of Featured Marque Best Pre-War Vintage Motorcycle. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Winner: Alan Comfort, 1938 Velocette MSS 500

Judges’ Comments: This ‘Velo’ is a fabulous-looking bike, reflecting pre-war times.

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Best Debuting Motorcycle Restoration (Judged by ABFM judges)—sponsored by Autoform, Vancouver’s Premium Vehicle Dealer.

Wayne Dowler (left), British Motorcycles Owners Club, present the 2016 Vancouver ABFM Best Debuting Motorycle Award to Nigel Spaxman for his 1949 Vincent Rapide. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Wayne Dowler (left), British Motorcycles Owners Club, presents the 2016 Vancouver ABFM Best Debuting Motorycle Award to Nigel Spaxman for his 1949 Vincent Rapide. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Winner: Nigel Spaxman, 1948 Vincent Rapide

Vincent Motorcycles was a British manufacturer of motorcycles from 1928 to 1955. The business was established by Philip Vincent who bought an existing manufacturing name HRD, initially renaming it as Vincent HRD, producing his own motorcycles as previously with bought-in engines.

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Neatest Little Car, the cutest most-fun car on the field (chosen by ABFM entrants)—sponsored by MINI Yaletown

Alan Simpson, winner of the 2016 Neatest Little Car Award for his 1930 Austin 7 Ulster Sports.

Alan Simpson, winner of the 2016 Neatest Little Car Award for his 1930 Austin 7 Ulster Sports. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Winner: Alan Simpson, 1930 Ulster Super Sports

The sporting variation of the Austin 7, known as the Ulster was introduced in 1929 by the Austin company. It was a factory-produced successor to Austin’s modified competition cars of the mid1920s. (The Ulster name was a tribute to the racing success at the famed Irish RAC Tourist Trophy held at the Ards circuit located near Ulster).

In comparison to its saloon counterpart, the Ulster had a re-tuned engine and a chassis that sat three inches lower. They had an aerodynamic boat tail body and no doors. The Ulster automobiles were popular private race cars that offered a surprising level of performance. They were exclusive automobiles that were built in limited numbers until 1931.

The Ulsters were powered by the 748cc four-cylinder engine found in the saloons with modifications made to the innards of the motors and sporting modified induction and exhaust systems. Some were equipped with Cozette superchargers, considerably increasing their power output.

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Most Elegant Car, the big car with the most class (chosen by ABFM entrants)—sponsored by Rolls-Royce Vancouver. A special thank-you to brand manager Steven Wu for displaying the latest Rolls-Royce Ghost at the 2016 ABFM.

Winner: John Ferguson, 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1, Convertible

John Ferguson, chosen by Vancouver ABFM entrants as winner of the Most Elegant car for his 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 at the 2016 Vancouver ABFM.

John Ferguson, chosen by Vancouver ABFM entrants as winner of the Most Elegant car for his 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 at the 2016 Vancouver ABFM. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Officially known as the “New Phantom”, the Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 succeeded the 19-year-old Silver Ghost in 1925. The main difference between the two was the adoption of an overhead-valve engine that drove the transmission through a plate clutch instead of the earlier cone clutch. The Phantom 1 was replaced by the Phantom II in 1929, which sported a new chassis.

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Entrants Choice Overall: the most popular car on the field (chosen by ABFM entrants)—sponsored by MCL Motor Cars, part of the Dilawri Group, with four British-built brands, Jaguar, Land Rover, Bentley and Aston Martin, in its dealership. MCL has been a sponsor of the Vancouver ABFM for more than 16 years.

Winner: Oliver Young, 1935 Alvis Speed 25 Brooklands

Paul Yang (left) of MCL Motor Cars presents Oliver Young with the Entrants Choice Overall Award for his 1935 Alvis Spped 25 Brooklands Custom.

Paul Yang (left) of MCL Motor Cars presents Oliver Young with the Entrants Choice Overall Award for his 1935 Alvis Speed 25 Brooklands Custom. Photo: Jeremy Stewart.

Alvis, never a volume manufacturer, was one of the most innovative and successful British marques, distinguished by racing success. Early record-setting success at Brooklands was followed by the innovative development of front-wheel drive cars with de Dion front suspension, the first British automobile with fully independent suspension and the first fully synchronized four-speed gearbox offered on a production British car.

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