The 2020 & 2021 Vancouver All British Field Meet and the Vancouver All British Whistler Run did not take place due to COVID-19 concerns
We look forward to welcoming you back to our 35th event celebration, when it is safe to do so and BC Provincial Health Orders permit. Stay connected with the classic car community and learn about upcoming events and activities by visiting our website and following us on Facebook to see future updates.
For 34 years, the All British Field meet (ABFM) and All Brit Run Whistler (ABR) have been about bringing British car fans together to enjoy their classics.
Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, city officials mandated social distancing and placed restrictions on public gatherings. These factors had an unavoidable impact on our ability to proceed safely with a 2020 or 2021 event.
Prior to the annual Victoria Day weekend event date (May 16-17, 2020), we announced a rescheduled date of “late summer” on the chance that large gatherings would be possible by that time. As of March 2020, we are still not able to confirm a date for 2020. In addition, we hoped to produce an event in September 2021, but after multiple consultations with our sponsors, vendors and suppliers, and given the restrictive guidelines and costs put in place by local Government bodies, the risks involved are simply too great to ensure the success of the event.
The 2022 Show will instead celebrate its 35th anniversary event (delayed two years due to the pandemic) and the 34th year that it will be staged at the VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, on Saturday May 21, 2022. Featured marques have been carried forward and will celebrate Jaguar EType 60th, Triumph Stag 50th and include English Fords first produced in 1911.
A special look at the future with an Electra Classic display is planned to showcase the trend of classic looks with modern drive.
Car clubs and young enthusiasts
The important work of car clubs will also be recognized with a Best Club Award and young enthusiasts will be supported by a NASCARZ / HAGERTY educational program for Youth Judging. The show is staged with 61 Class Awards and 14 judged Sponsors Awards, making it the largest classic car show of its kind in Western Canada and the second largest in the Pacific Northwest.
This world-class classic car event is a family day to remember, which showcases a capacity gathering of almost 500 British-built classics, exhibitors, vendors and the general public all complemented by the beauty of the magnificent VanDusen Botanical Garden.
“Given these past two pandemic years of cancelled events and isolation, we are extremely disappointed with the cancellation of the 2021 event, but are looking forward to opening the gates at VanDusen on the Victoria Day Weekend date of Saturday May 21, 2022, seeing the classics roll in and welcoming everyone back safely and in grand style to our much cherished garden party for all classic car enthusiasts,” said Joan Stewart event co-chair.
Mark your calendars and plan forward to Saturday May 21, 2022 for the return of The Greatest Show on British Wheels. Registration details will be announced in early fall.
Joan & Patrick Stewart