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Pandemic allows hobbyists the time to return to restoration projects

With time to spare and nowhere to go during the COVID-19 lockdown, many classic-car owners have seized the opportunity to finally make progress on a restoration project—or two. Rob Dibble saw the overabundance of time at home as an opportunity to pursue his passion for car restoration. A corporate development entrepreneur, Dibble has been workingRead Full Story

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Ferrari

Hagerty releases interesting North American collector car data trends

Tom Cochrane said it best: “Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long.” More that ever, these lyrics are ringing as Canadians rediscover the love, and passion of the drive amid COVID-19 restrictions lifting. During these unprecedented times, the driving experience has transformed from commuting to being a source of freedom,Read Full Story

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REVs Limiter

Virtual classic car show to take place on the weekend of the Vancouver ABFM

Designed to lift spirits and support the classic car community during the COVID-19 pandemic, REVS Limiter is a brand-new, online-only virtual car show – and it’s taking place this weekend (May 16-17). Perfect timing for Vancouver ABFM entrants and spectators who will miss attending this year’s Victoria Day Weekend event for the first time inRead Full Story

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Alfa Romeo Giuliani

100th Anniversary of Vancouver Auto Show to include display of classic Italian cars

A wide variety of 15-plus beautiful classic Italian sports cars will be on display at the 2020 Vancouver International Auto Show (VIAS). The one-day display will be available to the public free of charge from 10am to 5pm, Sunday March 29 on the Jack Poole Plaza at the VIAS. The cars can also be viewedRead Full Story

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Austin A40 Somerset

Austins overboard in Vancouver Harbour!

Beginning in 1932, Vancouver-based Fred Deeley Motors was the distributor for Austin cars in the province of British Columbia. In the late 1940s, when Austin was about to release its brand-new Devon A40 equipped with an economical 1200cc four-cylinder overhead valve engine coupled to a four-speed transmission, Deeley convinced the manufacturer to build a left-hand-driveRead Full Story

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Derek Bell standing beside the famed Coupe Napoleon at Pebble Beach in 1985.

Bugatti: a work of art

British car owner and Vancouver ABFM attendee Derek Bell stumbled upon a video about the history of the famed Bugatti Coupe Napoleon on YouTube. The video deals with the history of the Bugatti Family and the six massive Type 41’s that were made. In 1985, Bell and a friend attended the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.Read Full Story

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Lotus, Rover and MGA get ready for the start of the Tony Cox Memorial Run, January 1, 2020.

Brit car enthusiasts celebrate 2020

The First Vancouver British car run for the season occurred on Wednesday January 1, when the Tony Cox Memorial Run, organized by the Canadian XK Jaguar and Classic MG Club, took place. The Run included approximately 30 British classic cars (MGs, Jags, Lotus, Triumph, Rover), driving picturesque countryside roads around Langley and culminating with aRead Full Story

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1994 Toyota Supra Turbo Coupe.

Hagerty’s list of top 10 classic cars to buy in 2017

Hagerty, the classic car valuations and insurance provider, has released its list of best classic cars to buy in 2017. The list focuses on cars that are poised to be strong investments in terms of value growth and smiles-per-dollar. “One of the most exciting trends emerging is younger enthusiasts driving interest in newer vehicles,” saidRead Full Story

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Triumph Buyers Guide

Triumph TR6 Buyer’s Guide

The Triumph TR6 (1969-76) was a British six-cylinder sports car and the best-seller of the TR range built by Triumph when production ended in July 1976. Automotive journalist Paul Duchene tells Dave Kinney, of Hagerty’s Cars That Matter, what to look out for when you’re thinking about buying at TR6 for yourself. Click here toRead Full Story

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