The Greatest Show on British Wheels, Vancouver ABFM, is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the celebration at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
“After two years hiatus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to welcome HAGERTY, the world’s largest collector car insurer and automotive lifestyle brand, to partner with us as the Presenting Sponsor,” said Patrick Stewart, event co-chair. “Through their involvement, we plan to introduce some additional features at the show—a Best Club Award, in recognition of those dedicated enthusiasts who run local classic car clubs; and through the show’s Youth Judging Awards program, an award to recognize and support young people.
“The important work of car clubs and the involvement of next-generation car enthusiasts are vital to the very survival of the classic car hobby and our continued enjoyment of classic car ownership,” said Stewart. “We are thankful for HAGERTY’s support in these important ABFM programs.”
Featured marque anniversary celebrations, carried forward from 2020 & 2021, are Triumph Stag’s 50th, English Ford’s 100th, and Jaguar E-Type’s 60th anniversary.
A unique look at the future will be showcased in an ElectraClassic vehicle display, showcasing the trend of combining classic looks with modern driveability.
The restart of the Vancouver ABFM will be a day to remember, with an entertaining gathering of British-built classics, exhibitors and vendors on display on the Great Lawn of the beautiful VanDusen Garden.
“After the 2020/2021 pandemic years of cancelled events and social isolation, we are looking forward to opening the gates at VanDusen, seeing the classics roll in, and welcoming everyone to our much-cherished event,” said Joan Stewart, co-chair of Vancouver ABFM.
CAR ENTRANT DETAILS
Each car and motorcycle entrant receives a goody bag with an official ABFM colour poster, one metal dash plaque per Entry Form, show magazine and samples of sponsors’ available products. All entrants are eligible for applicable special prize draws and 1st and 2nd class awards in 62 classes.
Due to advance order requirements, entrants registering AFTER April 30, 2022, are not guaranteed a goody bag.
SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022
ABFM CAR SHOW (35TH anniversary) at VanDusen Garden. Load-in begins at 7:30am to 9:50am. The Garden opens to the public from 10am to 4:30pm. Entrants’ cars must stay in place, with the handbrake on until 4:30pm (Parks Board Liability Ruling—No vehicle movement during the Show).
The celebration of British automobiles & motorcycles takes place on the magnificent lawns of VanDusen Botanical Garden. There will be brass band music, pipe band, food trucks, swap meet, dealers’ future classics, restoration displays, cars for sale, private Swap Meet booths & commercial vendor booths.
Entrants are encouraged to dress in clothing from the 1940s to 1970s to complement the spectacular display of 500 British classic cars and motorcycles, making this a unique ‘Garden Party’ and capturing the feel of walking down memory lane.
7:30am-9:50am—Car placement s 10am-4:30pm Gates open to the public; car display, Swap Meet, Vendors, Food Trucks, Exhibitor Booths, Cars for Sale Corral, Bandstand s 10:30am-3:30pm ABFM event merchandise & regalia for sale at ABFM official tent in VanDusen Garden s 1:30pm Entrants Choice & Individual Class Voting closes s 3:30-4:30pm Pipe Band, Awards presentation, special prize awards.
Car & Motorcycle entrants Entry Form
Motorcycles only Entry Form