BURNABY, BC, Aug. 21 /CNW/ -
What: Step back in time and view over 50 vintage vehicles dating
from 1905 to 1942. The Vintage Car Club of Canada is rolling
into town and stopping at BCAA's head office as part of its
trans-provincial tour, providing a snapshot of auto
transportation in the early 20th century.
Why: In celebration of B.C.'s 150th birthday, the Vintage Car Club of
Canada is 're-enacting' its 1958 Fernie-to-Victoria trek, which
it did then to celebrate B.C.'s centennial. The original tour
involved 37 pre-world war II vintage vehicles, and was the first
major event for the newly formed Vintage Car Club of Canada.
Fifty years later, the Vintage Car Club of Canada is still going
strong, boasting numerous pre-WWII vintage vehicles.
Where: BCAA's head office, 4567 Canada Way, Burnaby.
When: Friday, August 22, 2008
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Who: Interesting interview subjects include Vern Wellburn, 1923 Morris
(drove the same car in the tour 50 years ago); John Peirson,
(owns oldest Rolls Royce in Canada); Josh Smienk, 1905 Orient
(identical to the first car ever registered in B.C.);
Dan Findlay, 1912 Ford (youngest owner/driver at 24 years old);
and Brian McKay, 1929 Nash (owns car that looks like it is
straight out of the depression, very historic.)
For more information - including route information and tour stops, check
For further information:
For further information: please contact: Jennifer Timm, Advisor, BCAA
Media Relations, Tel: (604) 268-5342, Cell: (778) 228-8859, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Peter Findlay, VCCC BC 2008 Fernie to Victoria Tour
Chairman, Tel: (604) 436-4547; Cell: (778) 235-2731, Email: email@example.com