The South Island Branch of The Old English Car Club presents the 25nd Annual

English Car Affair in the Park

You and your English vehicle are invited to join us on the weekend of September 7-8, 2019. Please Note: this year the car show is on Saturday and the drive is on Sunday. On Saturday, enjoy the car show at Government House, official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The featured marque this year is Lotus, an unusual opportunity for Lotus owners to exhibit as part of a broad range of these historic sports cars. We also hope to display the only Canadian entry in the 2019 Peking to Paris Rally. The day will include self-guided tours of the gardens, a pipe band and fun for those of all ages! Bring a picnic or enjoy the on-site food facilites including food trucks. On Saturday evening the Comfort Inn will host the event's traditional buffet. On Sunday, you may participate in a scenic drive around the Greater Victoria area, followed by a pub lunch.

Schedule of Activities

  • Saturday, Sept. 7: English Car Affair in the Park 9:30am - 3:00pm: Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria (see map below). Saturday evening join us for dinner at the Comfort Inn.  Cocktails 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm. Buffet dinner, including vegetarian and gluten-free options for $45.00/person including tax and tip. Location: Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street (see map below).

  • Sunday, Sept. 8: Join the Sunday drive to lunch. The tour begins at the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre parking lot (see map below) at 10 am (10:30am sharp departure). Driving time about 75 minutes and will end with a pub lunch at Axe &Barrel, 2323 Millstream Road, Langford.  

Rules of the Field at Government House

  • All vehicles must be in place by 9:30am, Saturday, September 7, 2019 

  •  Vehicles may not be removed until 3:00pm, Saturday afternoon

  •  No “For Sale” signs on vehicles; Alcohol is not permitted on the grounds 


ECAIP 2018 map

Juan de Fuca map 2018




Do you need accommodation? 

The Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard St. offers a discounted rate of $139 per night per room plus tax. This rate includes a hot breakfast. Contact the Comfort Inn (250-382-4400 or 1-866-754-4040) and mention the Old English Car Club. Book before August 17 to take advantage of this offer. Underground parking is available. 

Early Bird Draw: Enter before August 15  to be eligible for the Pre-Registration Prize Draw. One lucky entrant will win a $100 Ultimate Dining Card. Preregister by August 15 to be part of the Special Early Bird Draw for a free entry! 

How to Register for the Weekend

Mail in and online registration is now closed. You may still register for the car show at the field before 9:30 am on Saturday September 7,