Club Executive

2017

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Trevor Parker President: Trevor Parker

Victoria Branch

I got my love of English cars from my Mom and Dad .They had sports cars before I was born and till I was two. Those two years it was an Austin Healey 100-6. My Dad sold British Fords through the '60s and early '70s . So for a while he was bringing home Lotus Cortinas mark 1s and 2s. And my first car was an 105E Anglia 1963.I fell in love with the Austin Healey 100 when I came across an original brochure in a stack of old Road & Track magazines. I could not believe that there were cars like that in Victoria so I ask my Dad and he said sure and that an old friend still had the one he had bought 1954 . I have had that car for 38 years now. At this time we four Austins ,1951 A40 Devon ,1956 A90-six Westminster ,54 Austin Healey 100 and a 55 Austin Healey restoration project on the go.I was a marine diesel mechanic for 35 years mainly on sailboats .I started sailing when was 9 years old.

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Ken Miles Past President: Ken Miles

Surrey - Vancouver Coast Branch

Has a different Morgan for every occasion

Also restoring a Triumph 1800/2000 Roadster

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Stephen Way Vice-President: Stephen Way
Thompson Valley Branch - Kamloops

1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC RHD and a Modern Mini Cooper S.
He looks way too young to be a retired banker

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Bob Thompson Secretary: Bob Thompson

Central Island Branch

Moved to Nanaimo from Edmonton Alberta in 2005. Member of the Central Island Branch since 2012. Currently retired. We own a 1996 MGF. Past CIB Secretary and current CIB Membership Registrar.

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Anita Parkinson Treasurer: Anita Parkinson
Vancouver Coast Branch

Anita is spouse to the Webmaster, so doesn't think she has to submit her own bio.  She thinks I should know what to write by now...  We will see how long it takes her to notice this, or have someone tell her. Ed.

 

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David Bradley Director South Island Branch: David Bradley

Automobiles have always been a passion of mine (my first word was “car” and my favourite toy was a Jaguar peddle car). My father had a number of British cars including a Mini Cooper, MGB, and an Escort Mexico. My first British Car was a 1966 Sunbeam Alpine GT (this is a long term project car and like many project is taking much longer than planned). To mark my retirement from the Navy I bought a 1963 Sunbeam Alpine GT in 2012.

 

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Steve Roebuck Director Central Island Branch: Steve Roebuck

My wife Elaine and I own a 1997 Jaguar XK8 Convertible in Carnival Red, this is the second British car we’ve owned , having sold our 1976 MGB Roadster. More comfortable and more power and each service call is “Just Another Grand”!

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Walter Reynolds Director Vancouver Coast Branch: Walter Reynolds

I always wanted a Morgan, so when Linda and I joined the British car hobby, it was for a Morgan that we started looking. We ended up buying a 1965 Austin Cambridge! We joined the Vancouver Coast Branch in 2002 and in 2004 replaced the Austin with a 1968 Rover 2000. Downsizing home in 2010 meant that there was no room at the inn for the Rover which was sold to a chap in Yakima, WA. Circumstances changed in 2011 and we were able to buy our current LBC, a 1963 Rover 3 Litre. Through the years I have organized several car runs and have been on the London to Brighton Commemorative Run and Fort Langley Run organizing committees. I am currently Chairman of the Vancouver Coast Branch having spent 2015 and 2016 as Vice-Chairman.

 

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Stephen Way Director Kamloops-Thompson Valley Branch: Stephen Way

1970 Jaguar E-Type FHC RHD and a Modern Mini Cooper S.
He looks way too young to be a retired banker

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Cliff Blakey Director Kootenay Region Branch: Cliff Blakey

1957 Hillman Husky Mark 1
Cliff is the founder and first Chairperson of the Kootenay Region Branch

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Patricia Sparks Club Registrar: Patricia Sparks

South Island Branch

Bio: Patricia has done every job in the OECC - at least twice!  Patricia and hubby Derrick have MG's - an MG TD, an MGA and an MGB. 

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Gerry Parkinson Webmaster: Gerry Parkinson

Vancouver Coast Branch

MGA, MGB GT, Raleigh LDV,  and an MGC GT

Member of the Vancouver Coast Branch since 1998 - Mechanical Engineer and Car Nut - I have a 7 car garage and there are still 6 cars on the driveway (mostly due to 4 sons and one patient wife)

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Marilyn Tarry Regalia: Marilyn Tarry
Central Island Branch
 

 

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Steve Hutchens Spanner Editor: Steve Hutchens

Vancouver Coast Branch

Steve was OECC President 2009 - 2011, 2007 Oxo Award recipient and the 2007 Link Award recipient.  He has two Morgans, and a Morris Mini Estate.  He is also a Old Volvo nut, but we won't hold that against him!  He is looking for a Volvo that was built by Jensen in England as the perfect intersection of  his Volvo/British interest.

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Ric MacDonald BRBC Wagonmaster: Ric MacDonald

Vancouver Coast Branch

 

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Past Presidents

       

Ian Cox                  1986- 1996   (Founder)
Dave Pollard           1996 - 1997
Derrick Sparks        1997 - 1999
Robert Brodie         1999 - 2001
Patricia Sparks        2001 - 2003
Dennis Atkinson      2003 - 2005
Steve Diggins          2005 - 2007
Wayne Peddie         2007 - 2009
Steve Hutchens       2009 - 2011
Candy Francis          2012 - 2013
Ken Miles                 2014 - 2015
Trevor Parker           2016 - 2017

Stephen Way            Elected - 2018

 

 

 

 

                2015 Executive

Winter 2015 OECC Club Executive Meeting - Victoria

Kneeling : Kelly James, Cathy Gislason

Standing: Stephen Way(on computer screen) Trevor Parker, John McDonald, Ken Miles, Les Foster, Patricia Sparks, Candy Francis, Gerry Parkinson, Bill Grace