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Major English Car Events in BC
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Page Updated 10/29/2012

2012 Events

Saturday, May 19: Vancouver ABFM at VanDusen Botanical Gardens
Post-ABFM Party: Ken and Pat Miles are hosting the Morgan Club at their house after the ABFM this year and have graciously extended the offer to their fellow OECC VCB members. Here’s the info from Ken:
Time: As soon as you can get there after VanDusen ends
Where: 15410 Kildare Dr., Surrey
Food: Minor appies, steak, salads, potatoes, dessert and coffee (BYOB if you want anything else)
Cost: $12.00 per person
RVSP: Please let Ken know by May 14th at the latest if you are planning on attending. 604-576-8036 or

Saturday, July 21: Family Picnic at Deas Island Park, Delta

Saturday, September 8: Run to Chilliwack for Lunch & Tea at Dickens Sweets


London-Brighton Commemorative Run
(Formerly the Ladner-Bellingham All British Run)
Commemorating the 1896 Motor Car Tour to Brighton
This is our major annual event and we invite you to
join us for this year's traditional celebration!

(just a few of the English cars at the start in 2007)

With a route entirely in British Columbia, we anticipate that we may approach the 50-90 cars that participated in the Ladner to Bellingham before crossing the border became so difficult. 

If you have done the Ladner-Bellingham in the past but have abstained recently because of the challenging delays at the border, we want you to know that the run has you in mind.

This is the last major driving event of the season for English cars in British Columbia, so plan to join us on this traditional  tour!

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

(open to all British cars and all British car clubs)

As we get closer to the event, click below for the weather forecast!
(click here for the current weather forecast)

 BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse (Rainbow Station)
Confederation Park, 120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby

Registration: 9:00 a.m.; come early and enjoy the camaraderie
in the parking lot before the start of the run.
No pre-registration required, just show up in time to buy your ticket:
$2 (members and non-members) or a food bank donation.
Optional for $10 is a London-Brighton
Commemorative Run license plate.
Attractive jacket patches are an $8 option.

First Car Out: The first car out is at 10:00 sharp.

Route:  We are planning a route entirely in British Columbia..

Optional Lunch: Restaurants in White Rock

For more information:
Steve Diggins: 604-294-6031

Always on the 1st Sunday in November, this event commemorates
 the 1896 Motor Car Tour to Brighton, now known as the
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

History of the Ladner to Bellingham All British Run
History of the London-Brighton Run
The official
London to Brighton Vintage Car Run website.
Veteran Car Club of Great Britain also has information on the run.

Some websites may not be updated until a few months before the event)


The Vancouver Mini Club Events Calendar is most comprehensive online calendar of car club events in British Columbia that we know of and is very well maintained.


(Some websites may not be updated until a few months before the event)

May: Vancouver ABFM at VanDusen, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver
      (check the weather forecast, available the Tuesday before the ABFM)
July: Western Washington ABFM, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington
September: Portland ABFM, Labour Day weekend in September (or very late August), Portland, Oregon