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2018 Events

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Three Garages & BBQ tour August 11th.
 

 


The day started off cloudy with predictions of rain after weeks of record hot weather, but fortunately it remained dry for the entire day.



The first stop was at an unassuming residential home - until the door opened revealing 4 Corvettes in an immaculate garage.
 


The side garage housed 3 more Corvettes as well as various memorabilia and dozens of die-cast model cars.



Our second stop was Kirk Stevenson's 'Vintage Rod Shop', where he specializes in restoring and maintaining exotic and classic cars.

 


Currently in the shop were a number cars undergoing various stages of work.




This Packard was being prepared for the upcoming Crescent Beach Concours show.
 


A number of Kirk's own cars were also in the shop, including an Auburn, Simplex and Packard


A 1913 Moyer

 


A 1931 Pierce Arrow



Our final stop was at the home of Stan and Donna, where we enjoyed a delicous lunch, and Stan showed us his newest addition, a 1916 Model T Roadster.
 



Stan demonstrated the complex (as opposed to Model A's) gear selection functions, and after some contemplation, showed us how to start it.

Thanks to Stan and Donna for another well-organized tour, and for our hosts Wayne and Kirk for welcoming us into their shops.
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Ben and Gerry's Apple Pie and Ice Cream Tour - July 25th



The "real" Ben and Gerry

 


We had a good turnout for the tour - 8 cars...



...and 14 hungry members

 


On the road to Semiahmoo bay - a perfect day for a drive.



It was a hot day, but there was a cool breeze off the water at Gerry and Marge's patio.
 


The tour group relaxing after devouring home made apple pie and ice cream.


Thanks to Ben, Lille, Gerry for hosting the tour and especially Marge for baking those delicious apple pies.
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A Tuesday noon visit July17th to Inglewood Care Centre West Vancouver.


Dave Kettler organized the visit

 

A resident admires Don Homer's Phaeton


Lions Gate members huddle for a chat.
 


The residents enjoyed looking over all the vehicles on display.
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Langley Fire Apparatus Museum Saturday July 7th.

The visit was a sell-out!  25 visitors – club members, family members – three and four generations! 
Weather held well despite predictions of showers. 

Brian Beard, owner and curator, provided a superb tour of working equipment dating over the past hundred years – all with the sense of romance that we associate with fire fighting.

Brian’s property is beautiful and the equipment and displays are breath-taking.

We all felt privileged to have been invited.

Warm thanks to Brian for his time, patience and expertise and to Mike Chapman who suggested the visit.

Bill Day, Coordinator



Our group pose in front of some of the fire trucks.



Two future fire fighters on the 1924 American LaFrance
 


Spare Seagrave V12 engine with dual ignition for reliability.
Part of City of Vancouver fire alarm box system can be seen in background.
 
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Belcarra Day Saturday June 16

Sixteen of us spent a wonderful, enriching and satisfying day at the Carlson's. Great collections and views of Belcarra and the North Arm, good conversation, wonderful food, superb weather. A memorable experience for us all. Could one ask for more? More time, maybe! Thank you superb hosts John and Koko.

 
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Victoria Tour - May 4 - 6
20 members from the Mainland and Sunshine Coast were joined by two from the Island for a tour of Victoria and surrounding areas arranged by Werner Faust and Dan Young. The weather was perfect, making for a very enjoyable weekend.


11 Model A's and a couple of moderns met after arriving at Swartz Bay


Werner and Dan led the way along the western back roads of the Saanich peninsula to Metchosin.



The first stop was for lunch at Olympic View golf course



Some people ordered the BIG HAM sandwich special...


We then broke up into 3 separate groups to visit displays of interest.
One group went to Werner Faust's home to see his display of clocks. He is a master at repairing old clocks and watches.


A second group visited the home of Tom Fisher and his collection of Model A's.


One of Tom's cars is a 1930 Town Sedan with original interior.


Another stop was at the home and workshop of Ken Shower. He has restored a number of very high end cars, including this Packard, and was currently working on a Corvette roadster.




The Saturday tour featured a drive around the waterfront through Cordova Bay and Oak Bay.


An unplanned stop to repair an electrical problem with one of the cars.


We stopped for a photo op at Cattle Point in the Uplands area





The group pose for a picture against a beautiful background




Some of the group returned home early, while others decided to spend some leisure time Sunday in Sidney instead of the planned trip to Duncan.
Thanks to Werner and Dan for hosting this tour.
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Tech Saturday – January 20th
Spring Tune-Up at Al Glen’s garage

Gary Morrow demonstrating how to set initial timing using a test light. Frank's roadster was reportedly running 'better than ever' on the way over and even better on the way home after a few minor adjustments. See 'Technical Tips' page for a copy of Gary's handout on ignition timing.

Ron Heppner demonstrating his setup for testing a generator armature.


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