The 25th Anniversary celebration of the Vancouver All British Field Meet (ABFM), dubbed The Greatest Show on British Wheels, will take place Friday May 21, 2010, (dinner) to Saturday May 22, 2010 (VanDusen Garden), the Victoria Day Weekend. This annual celebration of the British motorcar and motorbike is the largest of its kind in Western Canada, with more than 5,000 attendees and 600 cars and motorbikes displayed in 61 classes at the beautiful VanDusen Garden on Saturday May 22, 2010.
The magnificent garden setting, brass band music, piper, concessions, swap meet, artists gallery and vendor booths all complement the wonderful display of British cars and bikes to make this is a very special event for enthusiasts and those merely looking for a walk down memory lane.
If you own a British car or motorbike, click on the 2010 Entry Form and register today. If you are not entering a car or bike and would like to attend the event, simply pay at the gate on Saturday May 22, 2010. Gate opens to the public at 10 a.m.
VanDusen Entrance Fees, ABFM
Child (6-12): $7
Vehicles and Bikes (including military and commercial vehicles) in any condition, including restoration projects, modified and race cars, are encouraged to be part of this annual event. The Vancouver ABFM is not a concours event, but recognition is given to owners who have done a fine job of maintaining or restoring their vehicle(s). The awards recognize all levels of interest in the hobby as follows: -
ABFM Class Awards
Entrants vote for class awards: First-, second- and third-place award plaques in 60 classes. Entrants do not vote for their own class.
ABFM Sponsors’ Awards
Entrants vote for the following sponsors’ awards: Most Elegant Car, Neatest Little Car, and Entrant’s Choice Overall.
ABFM Judged Sponsors’ Awards: Best Debuting Restoration (more than $35,000 spent)—separate award for motorbikes—; Best Debuting Restoration (under $35,000 spent); Best Original Car-Unrestored, Best First-Time Entrant, Best Modified Car, Best Race Car; Youngtimer Entrant Award; and Anniversary Class Award will be judged by qualified experts nominated by the Vancouver ABFM show organizers, Patrick & Joan Stewart. Chief Judges are Morris Calvert and Nigel Matthews.
*NEW* Anniversary Class: This special class is open to all Vancouver ABFM Debuting Restoration winners from previous years. These cars will be parked together in a special display area for viewing. All Anniversary Class entrants will receive a class ribbon & windshield card and are eligible for all Special Draws. Check the applicable box on the entry form.
Long Distance Driver Award: Awarded to the entrant who has driven his or her entered car the most kilometres to attend the event. In the event of a tie regarding distance, there will be a draw to decide the winner. Check the applicable box on the entry form.
Featured Marque Awards(s): Presented to the marque(s) club president(s). The 2010 event will honour 50 years of E-Type Jaguar (E2A prototype LeMans 1960) and pay tribute to English Ford, plus recognize 100 years of BSA Motorbikes.
Youngtimer Entrant Award: If you are entering a car or motorcycle and are 25 or younger, check the applicable box on the entry form for consideration by the ABFM judges.
People’s Choice Award: Spectator voting by phoning a toll-free number displayed on entrant’s windshield card, also posted throughout the Garden.
Best Picnic & Period Dress Award: Creative presentation, variety of food, enjoyment by participants in Swinging Sixties period dress will count. Check the applicable box on the entry form for consideration by the ABFM’s roving judges.