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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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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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Photo: courtesy SVABC>

SVABC readies for Collector Car Appreciation Day/Month

The Specialty Vehicle Association of BC (SVABC), the lobby group committed to preserving the collector car hobby and supporting B.C.’s car enthusiasts, is all revved up for a momentous year of Collector Car Appreciation Day celebrations in British Columbia. At the request of the SVABC, the Province of British Columbia has issued a Proclamation declaringRead Full Story

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Camaro Back View

First Camaro lights up Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise event

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) illuminated glass showcase containing the very first Camaro built in 1966 was the start attraction at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise. The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August in Metropolitan Detroit along Woodward Avenue. The 2016 event celebrates Camaro’s 50th anniversaryRead Full Story

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Pebble Beach Auction: 1989 Ferrari 328 GTB, estimate $125,000-$150,000.

Shining stars at 2016 Pebble Beach Auctions

Since the 1950s, Pebble Beach has been the ultimate destination for lovers of collector cars. Today, enthusiasts from around the world enjoy this singular experience: the spectacular California coastline, the prestigious concours and the finest classic cars available anywhere. As the official auction house of the world-renowned Pebblie Beach Concours d’Elegance and the only auctionRead Full Story

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ICBC Collector Plate

ICBC Survey results may mean changes to Collector Plate Program

The B.C. Government is extending the Modified Collector plate to 1974. It has also granted permission for fenderless vehicles 1940 and older to be operated on paved dry roads in British Columbia. These are areas that the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC), Collector Car Club Council, Specialty Vehicle Association of British ColumbiaRead Full Story

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 A 1912 Hudson Mile-a-Minute Speedster sits perched on the first tee overlooking the Hudson River at the Ardsley Country Club in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Photo: Devin Young

How a Golf Fairway figured in America’s first automotive test

2016 marks the 120th anniversary of the automobile industry in America.  To commemorate one of the era’s defining events, the Historic Vehicle Asssociation (HVA) took a look back at the first comprehensive automobile contest held May 30, 1896. As with many early automotive events, the May 1896 contest was sponsored by Cosmopolitan magazine. At theRead Full Story

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Octagon Motors

Octagon to close parts department

Vancouver-based Octagon Motor Group will be closing its parts’ sales operations, effective September 1, 2014. The service department remains open to provide expert service for all British and import makes and models. The company has taken this difficult decision after a prolonged period of economic losses from the parts department. The losses have extended throughoutRead Full Story

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Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan to debut January 2012

Aviva Canada Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of home, auto and business insurance, and Hagerty Canada, LLC, a subsidiary of Hagerty Insurance Agency, the world’s leading provider of classic vehicle insurance, are proud to introduce the Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan. The Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan offers antique and classic car enthusiasts extensive coverage, includingRead Full Story

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1884 De Dion

World’s oldest motor car sells for US$4.62-million

The world’s oldest running motor car, a historic 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, has entered the history books, selling for an impressive US$4.62-million before a packed house at RM Auctions’ Hershey, Pennsylvania sale on October 7, 2011. The impressive sale price more than doubled its original pre-sale estimate and represents aRead Full Story

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