2024 Vancouver ABFM Classes and Sponsors’ Awards

Photos: Cam Hutchins

The 2024 Vancouver ABFM, held on Saturday, May 18, is over. Despite clouds and scattered showers on the morning of the show, the weather cleared by late morning, and the sun shone in the afternoon, just in time for the awards ceremony. We extend special thanks to the more than 500 car and motorcycle owners who braved the weather and soldered on to the show. Your presence and vehicles made this event “The Greatest Show on British Wheels.

Following is the list of 60 first- and second-place class awards, plus specialty-judged award winners.


Aston Martin (Post-War to 1990): CLASS 01

1st: Jeff Thompson, 1978 Aston Martin Volante; 2nd: Hugh Sinnot, 1982 Aston Martin V8

Aston Martin (1991 to present): CLASS 02

1st: Tony Joe, 2009 Aston Martin DBS; 2nd: Derek Neale, 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Volante


Austin-Healey 100: CLASS 03

1st: Geoff Chrysler, 1953 Austin Healey 100; 2nd: Harry Watson, 1956 Austin Healey 100

Austin-Healey 100-6/3000 (with side curtains): CLASS 04

1st: Chris Poole, 1959 Austin Healy 100-6; 2nd: Terry & Joni Drinkwater, 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7

Austin-Healey 3000 (roll-up windows): CLASS 05

1st: Bob Yule, 1967 Austin Healey 3000 BJ8; 2nd: Michael Chan, 1967 Austin Healey 3000

Austin-Healey Sprite: CLASS 06

1st: Peter Hill, 1960 Austin Healey Sprite; 2nd: Kelly Wood, 1967 Austin Healey Sprite


Bentley (Pre-War to 1965): CLASS 07

1st: David Baron, 1955 Bentley R Type; 2nd: Sandy Smart 1936 Bentley 4 1/4

Bentley (1970-1997): CLASS 08

1st: Connor Gilmour, 1967 Bentley 72; 2nd: Tim Chen, 1994 Bentley Continental R

Bentley (1998 to present): CLASS 09

1st: Stephen Hale, 2008 Bentley Continental GT; 2nd: Phil Collins, 2013 Bentley Continental GT


Commercial Vehicles: CLASS 10 (No vehicles)


McLaren: CLASS 11

1st: Steven Pridie: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C


ENGLISH FORD (all models): CLASS 12

1st: Brett Wilkie: 1961 Ford Prefect 107e; 2nd: Clifford Jones: 1969 Ford Cortina


JAGUAR XK120, 140, 150: CLASS 13

1st: Stephen Plunkett: 1953 Jaguar XK120; 2nd: Jim McLean, 1956 Jaguar XK140MC

JAGUAR Mk IV – IX: CLASS 14 (No vehicles)


1st: Allan Lawrence, 1970 Jaguar E-Type; 2nd: Frank deVivo, 1973 Jaguar E-Type V12

JAGUAR Mks I, II, 3.4, 3.8, SType, X (420G): CLASS 16

1st: John Mowat, 1968 Jaguar M2 340; 2nd: Alex Fricker, 1967 Jaguar MK2 340


1st: Jeff Thompson, 1976 Jaguar XJ-6c; 2nd: Mark Kowall, 1984 Jaguar XJ6


1st: Dudley Jacobsen, 1989 Jaguar XJS; 2nd: Bruce MacCormack, 1987 Jaguar XJS

JAGUAR XK8, R, S, XF, F-Type: CLASS 19

1st: Blair Gibbs, 2005 Jaguar X-Type; 2nd: Adam Mallonee, 2014 Jaguar F-Type V6S



1st: Ian & Doreen Newby, 1975 Jensen Interceptor; 2nd: John Harris, 1960 Jensen 541R



1st: Pippa MacPhee, 1974 Land Rover S3; 2nd: Peter Yorke, 1952 Land Rover S1


1st: Iain Kirk, 1997 Land Rover Defender 110; 2nd: Mike Banfield, 2000 Land Rover Defender 

LAND ROVER Discovery, Range Rover (all years): CLASS 23

1st: Owen Bubb, 1995 Range Rover; 2nd: Paul Zhao, Land Rover Discovery


LOTUS Seven, Elite S1, Other: CLASS 24

1st: Bill Richards, 1987 Caterham Super 7; 2nd: Rory Banks, 1969 Lotus Seven S3

LOTUS Elan, Elan +2, Europa: CLASS 25

1st: Angela Wilson, 1969 Lotus Europa S2; 2nd: Randy Skinner, 1970 Lotus Elan Plus 2S

LOTUS M100, Elite S2, Eclat, Esprit: CLASS 26

1st: Ron Solomon, 1991 Lotus Elan M100; 2nd (TIED): Graham Purkiss, 1990 Lotus Esprit & Curt Coombs: 2000 Lotus Esprit

LOTUS Elise, Exige, Evora: CLASS 27

1st: Robert Jukes, 2008 Lotus Elise; 2nd: Alaina Burnett, 2011 Lotus Elise 111R


Paul Stopp from Nanoose Bay, BC, with his beautiful 1957 MGA. Photo: courtesy Paul Stopp.

MG T-Series: CLASS 28

1st: Gary Rombough, 1948 MG TC; 2nd: Ian & Doreen Newby, 1955 MG TF 1500


1st: Rick Casey, 1959 MGA; 2nd: Duncan Dickinson, 1960 MGA

MGB/C (pre-1975): CLASS 30

1st: Jim & Arlene Murdock, 1969 MGB; 2nd: Simon Osborne, 1966 MGB

MGB/C (1976+): CLASS 31

1st: Brad Thurlow, 1977 MGB; 2nd: Kayte Lawrence, 1977 MGB 

MG Modern (1981-present): CLASS 32

1st: David Sell, 1995 MG RV8; 2nd: Richard McKie, 2003 MG ZT-T


1st: Malcolm Scanlan, 1973 MGB GT; 2nd: Colin Wood, 1968 MGB GT

MG Midget: CLASS 47

1st: Martin Strange, 1962 MG Midget; 2nd: Joey Hampshire, 1971 MG Midget


Mini, Early (sliding windows): CLASS 34

1st: Steven Bennett, 1964 Morris Mini Minor; 2nd: Robert Fram: 1962 Austin Mini

Mini, Late (windup windows): CLASS 35

1st: Emma Lehmann, 1972 Austin Mini 1000; 2nd: Nadir Ibadullah, 1997 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3

Mini, Longwheel (Van, Pickup, Wagon), Moke: CLASS 36

1st: Nadir Ibadullah, 1977 Leyland Mini Moke; 2nd: John Fry, 1989 Mini Moke

MINI, New (2001 to present): CLASS 37

1st: Aimee Chung, 2019 MINI Cooper JCW; 2nd: John Pel, 2006 JCW Mini


Modified (body, engine, all years, all makes): CLASS 38

1st: Chris Bennett, 1961 Morris Minor Traveller; 2nd: John Fluevog, 1965 Jaguar Mk 10


Morgan 4/4: CLASS 39

1st: Brian Nixon, 1970 Morgan 4/4; 2nd: C.W. Williams, 1967 Morgan 4/4

Morgan Plus 4 & DHC: CLASS 40

1st: Larry Emrick, 1963 Morgan Plus 4; 2nd: Jon Moss, 1960 Morgan Plus 4

Morgan Plus 8: CLASS 41

1st: Steve Blake, 1991 Morgan Plus 8; 2nd: Robert McDiarmid, 1995 Morgan Plus 8


Photo: courtesy Nigel Spaxman.

Motorcycles: CLASS 42

1st: Art Van der Star, 1926 Triumph 500 TT; 2nd: Brian Thalken, 1952 Vincent Rapide




Post-War Sports, 2-seater (all marques): CLASS 43

1st: Lyle Johanson, 1983 Aurora Mk II; 2nd: Jonathan Parker, 1960 AC Ace

Post-War Touring, 4-seater (all marques): CLASS 44

1st: Paul Hollands, 1964 Gordon-Keeble; 2nd: Martin Strange, 1967 Austin 1800


Pre-War Sports, 2-seater (all marques): CLASS 45

1st: Jamie Neilson, 1932 MG J2; 2nd: (TIED) Troy Cooper, 1933 Riley 14/6 Special; David Birchall, 1924 Vauxhall 14/98

Pre-War Touring, 4-seater (all marques): CLASS 46

1st: Colin Fitzgerald, 1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost; 2nd: Robin Hine, 1926 Bentley 3L VDP


Rolls-Royce (Pre-War up to 1965): CLASS 48

1st: Howard Lengert, 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith; 2nd: Khalid Mohammad, 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & derivatives: CLASS 49

1st: Rod Milne, 1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow; 2nd: Ron Sowden, 1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Rolls-Royce (1981 to present): CLASS 50

1st: David Spicer, 1988 Rolls Royce Cornice II; 2nd: Elbert Paul, 1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur


Rootes Group: Alpine: Hillman, Humber, Commer, Singer, Rapier, Talbot (all years): CLASS 51

1st: Alan & Mary Lou Miles, 1962 Sunbeam Rapier SIIIA; 2nd: Dan Brien, 1067 Sunbeam Hillman Minx


Rover: CLASS 52

1st: Gordon Reddy, 1966 Rover P5; 2nd: John Walkden, 1972 Rover P6


Sunbeam Tiger (all years): CLASS 53

1st: Robert de Zwart, 1967 Sunbeam Tiger; 2nd: Dennis Banfield, 1965 Sunbeam Tiger


Triumph TR2, TR3: CLASS 54

1st: Bryan Wicks, 1956 Triumph TR3; 2nd: James Booker, 1962 Triumph TR3

Triumph TR4, TR5, TR250: CLASS 55

1st: Greg Winterbottom, 1968 Triumph TR250; 2nd: Stephen Pallavicini, 1968 Triumph 250

Triumph TR6 (1969-1973):  CLASS 56

1st: Lyle Dickson, 1973 Triumph TR6; 2nd: Anthony Koschinsky, 1969 Triumph TR6

Triumph TR6 (1974-1976): CLASS 57

1st: Jason Webb, 1976 Triumph TR6; 2nd: Noel Webb, 1976 Triumph TR6

Triumph TR7: CLASS 58

1st: David Rodger, 1982 Triumph TR7; 2nd: Bob Burns, 1980 Triumph TR7

Triumph TR8: CLASS 59

1st: Dan Brien, 1980 Triumph TR8; 2nd: Andy MacLean, 1980 Triumph TR8

Triumph GT6, Spitfire: CLASS 60

1st: Mel Carter, 1970 Triumph GT6 Plus; 2nd: Robert Burns, 1978 Triumph Spitfire

Triumph (Other): Stag, Dolomite, 12/50, Mayflower, Herald, Vitesse: CLASS 61

1st: Adrian Moore, 1967 Triumph 12/50 Sports; 2nd: Mike & Leslie Blaisdell, 1973 Triumph Stag


TVR (all years): CLASS 62

1st: Doug Sanders, 1978 TVR 3000M

Joey Hampshire, winner of the Young Entrant Award for his 1971 MG Midget.

Five awards recognizing significant classic car people now follow: Lucas Waghorn of Silkcat Automotive sponsors the YOUNG ENTRANT AWARD (car owner 35 years and under).

Winner: Joey Hampshire, 1971 MG Midget. Judges comments: “Restored to near pefection: mechanical, welding and paint; all done by this 19-year-old.”








Continuing the youthful theme, the ABFM, together with Hagerty encourages and supports the

Dan Davey, Young Guns Garage 2024 winner’s choice.

work of the Young Guns Garage, which encourages young folks to get involved, understand and work in the automotive world. Their judging team selects a number of cars of interest to judge and their 2024 winner’s choice was: Dan Davey, 1957 BMW Isetta.






Edd Award for excellent in volunteerism

Enthusiac volunteers from Young Guns Garage, a program of Youth Unlimited pictured with Tyson Moore and Natasha De Melis from Hagerty Insurance .

Hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers make events happen, expecially at the ABFM, which was the case with chief marshal Edd Langelier for more than 25 years. The following award, in his memory, was introduced in 2016 to recognize those who provide excellent volunteerism at a classic car event. To encourage and recognize participation in volunteering at the ABFM and other events, award presented to: Young Guns Garage.



2024 Lewie Award winner, Geoff Chrysler, owner of Riteway Heritage Trimming.

The annual Lewie Award celebrates a person who has contributed significantly to the classic car and automotive industry. The 21st recipient of this award comes from Victoria and specializes in upholstery trimming. His favourite classic to work on is the Austin Healey, but he also specializes in other British and European sports cars. A 24-year veteran, this craftsman goes by the motto: “Measure twice, cut once,” and the name of his company reflects this creed. His concours-level work can be seen today in many of the cars at the ABFM and worldwide. This year’s winner is Riteway Heritage Trimming, owner Geoff Chrysler.


Steve Harris from Parksville, BC, winner of the 2024 Motoring Mouth Award, which recognizes the spirit of a true classic car enthusiast.

The last ABFM People’s Award is the Michael J. Powley Motoring Mouth Award, recognizing the spirit of a true classic car enthusiast. This year’s recipient hails from Parksville and lives in a house built in 1896 called “Faulty Towers,” filled with automobilia and collectables. He hosts garage tours, holds open houses for clubs and has spent 50+ years repairing, fixing and solving problems for friends in need, demonstrating a true classic car spirit. Long overdue, this year’s award is presented to Steve Harris, who also brought his 1932 Rolls Royce 20/25 Saloon (one of many cars in his fleet) to the show.


The Vancouver ABFM event organizers express their sincere thanks to all the event’s sponsors and vendors. Your involvement and financial support are crucial, but we also want to extend a special thank you to the volunteers. Your selfless dedication and hard work have made this show an inspiring event. Your support is not just essential, but it is the very heartbeat of the Vancouver ABFM.

The Vandusen Botanical Garden, our world-class venue, has been the proud host of our show for an impressive 37 years. This enduring partnership has been a key factor in the show’s success. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the Vandusen staff, led by Sinfor Wong, for their unwavering support and for allowing us to use this magnificent facility. 

Bence McIntyre won the Best Original, Unrestored Vehicle award for his 1987 Reliant Scimitar.

The ‘Best Original, Unrestored Vehicle‘ award holds a special place in our event. We would like to thank Shell Canada’s regional manager, Andy Per, for the Pennzoil 6-packs that our award winners receive. We also extend our gratitude to Griots for their Automotive Detailing kits, which add to the prestige of this award.

2024 BEST ORIGINAL, UNRESTORED AWARD (Sponsored by Shell/Pennzoil): Winner: Bence McIntyre, 1987 Reliant Scimitar, Roadster




George Darling, with two young enthusiasts, winner of the Best Debuting Restoration Award ($50-$100k spent) for his 1959 Triumph TR3A.

DEBUTING RESTORATION AWARD $50,000 to $100,000 spent (Sponsored by Grosvenor Property Americas): Presented by Sonya Ng and Nikki Nguyen. Winner: George Darling, 1959 Triumph TR3A









Best Debuting Restoration (more than $100K spent), sponsored by Hagerty Insurance, presented to Paul Hollands for his 1964 Gordon-Keeble. Presented by Hagerty regional manager Tyson Moore and Natasha De Melis, Hagerty regional event coordinator.


(Sponsored by Hagerty): and presented by Hagerty regional manager Tyson Moore. Winner: Paul Hollands, 1964 Gordon-Keeble








Most Elegant Car Award sponored and selected by the ABFM’s official winery, Synchromesh Wines, owned by classic car enthusiasts Alan & John Dickinson, presented to Howard Lengert for his 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.

MOST ELEGANT CAR (Sponsored by the ABFM event’s official winery, Synchromesh Wines,) owned by classic car enthusiasts Alan and John Dickinson. Winner: Howard Lengert, 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith







Winner of the Neatest Little Car Award, Dan Davey for his 1957 BMW Isetta.

NEATEST LITTLE CAR (Sponsored by Western Driver). Not too difficult to recognize and, for the first time, one of two models at the show: Winner: Dan Davey, 1957 BMW Isetta (built in Britain), a fresh restoration of a beautiful, no-passenger vehicle.






Brian MacMillan from Washington State, winner of the Best Modified Vehicle (sponsored by McLaren Vancouver). MacMillan’s 1978 MGB was tricked out with a 302 Ford V7 Conversion. 

BEST MODIFIED (one of the 2024 featured marques). (Sponsored by McLaren Vancouver). Thanks to brand manager Alex Huang for bringing out the newest 750s Model, plus three other late-model McLarens. Winner: Brian MacMillan, 1978 MGB. 302 Ford V8 conversion, with a detailed book showing all the work.








Howard Lengert for his 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.

ENTRANTS’ CHOICE OVERALL (as voted for by all ABFM Entrants as “The car I would most like to drive home”). Winner: Howard Lengert, 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith (driven from Calmar, Alberta to the show).








A great showing of motorcycles at the 2024 Vancouver ABFM. Best motorcycle overall, sponsored by the British Motorcycle Owners Club, award presented by club president Nigel Spaxman to Ian Wylie for his 1947 Vincent Rapide.

BEST MOTORCYCLE AWARD (sponsored by the British Motorcycle Owners Club). Presented by Nigel Spaxman. Winner: Ian Wylie, 1947 Vincent Rapide. 








LONG DISTANCE DRIVER AWARD (sponsored by Lotus Vancouver)Presented by Lotus Vancouver general manager Kevin Luk. This year’s winner drove a distance of 4,385 kilometres from Ontario, narrowly beating Laurie Wilford, who also drove from Ontario, by a mere 103 kilometres. Winner: Bob Yule, 1967 Austin Healey BJ8 M3.


Don MacDonald (left) congratulates Land Rover Spirit Award winner Chris MacPhee.

LAND ROVER SPIRIT AWARD (sponsored by Rovalution Land Rover Specialists). This award is presented to the Land Rover owner whose vehicle is the most unique, vintage, original, or special purpose, with characteristics that exceed all others in its class. It is presented by Rovalution’s owner, Don MacDonald. Winner: Chris MacPhee, 1989 Land Rover Defender, Quadtech. The ultimate overland camping vehicle with all the upgrades.

FEATURED MARQUE AWARD: TRIUMPH, celebrating 101 years: (sponsored by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance). This year, the ABFM was honoured to have John Wiley, Hagerty’s manager of valuation analytics and Natassha de Melis, regional events coordinator, in attendance to present the award. Winner: John Finlayson, 1962 Triumph TR4

New ABFM Sponsor, West Coast Dream Machines Dealership general manager Rob Frost presents the Sunbeam Tiger featured marque award to Merve Campbell.

FEATURED MARQUE AWARD: SUNBEAM TIGER, celebrating 60 years: (sponsored by West Coast Dream Machines). Presented by general manager Rob Frost. Winner: Merv Campbell, 1967 Sunbeam Tiger.






STATESMAN AWARD: A special “Statesman Award” was presented to Barry Mason,

Barry Mason, 2024 ABFM Statesman Award.

who, at 92 years old, has been attending the ABFM since its inception. Barry also holds the distinction of being Entrant No. 1 from the start of the first show, sending a cheque and signing up for the following year’s event in advance each year. 

As a longtime member of the Vancouver Jaguar Club, Barry has assisted with directing and parking cars at the ABFM over the years. He has also been a stalwart promoter of the show to new club members and British car owners he meets outside of club activities. The Vancouver ABFM recognizes Barry Mason as a true statesman in his efforts to promote, assist with, and attend the show. Thank you, Barry!

That’s a wrap for 2024, look forward to welcoming you in 2025!

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