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Upcoming Events:

First Big Event of the Season

12th Annual Restoration Fair and Swap Meet.

Resto Fair 2017

  Hosted by the South Island Branch at Heritage Acres in Saanich.  Sunday May 7, 2017. 

Past Meeting Locations

 

2018 MEETINGS

No Branch Event scheduled for January 2018

Tuesday, Feb. 6 7:00 PM- Shop Tour, 911 Autoworks Derek the Detailer 125 Bowser Ave, North Vancouver

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00pm - Tesla Motors, 860 Main St., Park Royal, West Vancouver.

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Annual Fort Langley Run ending up at the Fort Pub in Fort Langley (9273 Glover Road, Fort Langley) at about 1:00pm for lunch.

Saturday, Apr. 14 - 10:30am Car Clinic & April Meeting John Chapman's Garage  7923 - 144A Street, Surrey, B.C.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018- 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Shop visit at Alistair Black Special Service, #3 - 5438 176th St., Surrey, B.C.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 6:00pm- VCB monthly event (usually held on first Tuesday of each month). Meet at the A&W on King George Blvd. for a social evening and impromtu car show.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM - Blackie Spit Picnic & Run - Off McBride Ave, Crescent Beach, Surrey, B.C. NEW LOCATION (Replaces the Stewart Farm picnic). ROVER CAR CLUB INVITED. Lorna Hoare 604-584-2564

Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM  September Branch event at Me N' Ed's Pizza, 7110 Hall Ave., Burnaby. Social dinner.

Saturday, Oct. 13. John & Lorna's annual run to Chilliwack and shop tour at Fortins Auto and Machine Shop.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 PM Vancouver Coast Branch AGM. Rainbow Station - 120 North Willingdon Ave, Burnaby.  Branch Executive elections plus presentation.

2017 MEETINGS

 

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at 6:00pm Vancouver Coast Branch Christmas Banquet at Eaglequest Golf Course, Coyote Creek, 7778 152nd. St.. Surrey.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00pm Rainbow Station, 120 North Willingdon at Penzance, Burnaby. Vancouver Coast Branch AGM where the Executive is elected and appointments are made to appointed positions. Followed by: Social evening and magazine exchange.

 Saturday, Oct. 21st.  Fall Colours Run organized by John and Lorna. It replaced our normal first Tuesday of the month event. The run went to the Truck Museum in Cloverdale http://bcvintagetruckmuseum.org/index.html  followed by lunch at the Fox & Fiddle on the Langley By Pass.

 Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 6:00pm. Fish and chips night at Pajos in Port Moody, 2800 Murray Street, Port Moody.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at 6:30pm - Annual Stewart Farm Picnic and Drive, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, B.C.

Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 10:00 am -  VCB/Two Lions Car Show - Two Lions Pub, Westview Shopping Centre, Upper Levels HWY @ Westview Dr.                                      

Tuesday May 2, 2017 -21925 100th Avenue, Langley, BC; parking on 100th Ave http://flashbackfab.com/  Bicycle Builder, Motorcycle builder, and sometime Austin Cambridge owner.

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM Muffler Tech & M-Tech Auto 2456 Kingsway, Port Coquitlam. Tour of Muffler shop incl. mandrel tube bending.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00pm - Donn Dean Automotive, 6919 Merritt Ave., Burnaby. Shop tour by owner, Zol Fox.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 7:00pm - Jellybean Autocrafters 208 - 19425 Langley By-Pass. Tour of new shop location.

January meeting cancelled due to inclement weather (snow!)

 

 2016 MEETINGS


 
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 - 6:00 PM Christmas Social / Dinner

Eaglequest Golf & Country Club, 7778 - 152nd St., Surrey, B.C. 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at 7:00pm -  Vancouver Coast Branch (VCB)  Annual General Meeting held at Rainbow Station, 120 N. Willigdon Ave., Burnaby. Officers were elected for next year's Executive. Also, a presentation by John Clarke.

 

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 - Annual Fraser Valley Run organised by John and Lorna Hoare. Run began at Guilford Mall, Surrey at 10:00 am. This was a two part run, first part was a 1 1/2 hour drive, then a stop to see a Willys collection on King Road in Abbotsford. Lunch was at Finnegan's Pub on King Road. After lunch was the second part of the run which will took us through farm land, past Cultas Lake and into the Columbia Valley. This part took about an hour. Run ended in Vedder, near Hwy. 1, at about 4pm.

THIS RUN REPLACED OUR REGULAR TUESDAY NIGHT MEETING FOR OCTOBER. THERE WAS NO MEETING ON OCT. 4TH AS A RESULT.



Sept. 6 at 6:00 PM
- Gary Point Fish & Chips, Richmond B.C.  25 members and 13 cars turned out for fish and chips at Pajos and an impromtu car show in the parking lot.

Aug. 2, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Stewart Farm Picnic and Run 13723 Crescent Road.

 

Jun. 5 (Sun.) 10:00 AM -Two Lions British Invasion Car Show & Start of Brits Round BC , Westview Shopping Centre (Upper Levels Hwy @ Westview, N.Van.)  VCB SPONSORED EVENT   

 

May. 3, 2016 7:00 PM - Electra Meccanica, Quebec Street & 1st Avenue, Vancouver. Electric Commuter car.

 

Apr. 5, 2016 (Tue) - 7:00 PM - B&J Parts, 2549 Kingsway, Port Coquitlam, Machine Shop. Shop tour

 

Mar. 1, 2016 -  7:00 PM Hyundai Dealership Tour  - 15365 Guilford Drive, Surrey, B.C. Re: Hyundai Fuel Cell Hybrid & HTEC Hydrogen Fuel Cell plus speaker from HTEC  Contact person: Lorna 604-584-2564

 

Feb. 2, 2016  7:00pm at Rainbow Station 120 N. Willingdon Ave. Bby. Mobile Oils Presentation. A representative from Mobile Oil was on hand to give us a presentation on lubricating oils for our classic cars.

 

Jan. 5, 2016 -Tesla dealership 7pm ,929 Robson.  Members saw a short video presentation, staff were there to answer questions, coffee and donuts too! Our speaker was Robin Peterson, sales manager.

 

2015 MEETINGS


Dec. 1, 2015
VCB Annual Christmas dinner at Eaglequest Golf Course, Coyote Creek.  7778 -152nd St., Surrey.  

Nov. 3, 2015 at 7:00pm-
Vancouver Coast Branch Annual General Meeting at Rainbow Station, 120 N. Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Following the meeting John Rennie played a film on the history of the Ford Cortina

Oct. 6 -  7:00 PM - BCIT Shop Tour & Presentation -
3700 Willingdon Avenue (Corner of Willingdon Avenue and Canada Way)

Sep. 1, 2015 - 6:00 PM. Rocky Point Park Run - 
2800 Murray Street, Port Moody, B.C. (on Murray Street by the Moody Street Overpass). Fish and Chips in the Park. Short Run to Pitt Meadows.    

Aug. 4, 2015, 6:30 PM - Stewart Farm Picnic and Run -
13723 Crescent Road, Crescent Beach Area. We also invited BC Triumph Registry members to join us for this popular annual event.

 

July 7, 2015 -  7:00 PM VCB Cruise-In - A&W Restaurant, 102 Avenue and Whaley Ring Road near King George Hwy & 102 Ave. Meet, show off our cars, eat and socialize. Organiser: John McDonald

June 2, 2015  5:30 PM   Dinner / DVDs / Dessert

Dinner at Spaghetti Factory followed by a social evening including dessert and the showing of some old English car related DVDs at Douglas College, Room 1640 - 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C.
Corner Royal Avenue at 8th Street

May 5, 2015
- Shop Tour at Rovalution Automotive (Land Rover Specialists), 867 3rd St.W, North Vancouver, B.C. 7:00pm. Go for coffee and dessert afterwards

April 7, 2015 - Nigel Mathews from Hagarty Insurance spoke on the real value of classic cars plus Hagarty policies to suit our old classics. Nigel also talked about and showed pictures of a recent trip to India to judge a car show there.  Rainbow Station, 120 N. Willingdon Ave., Burnaby 7:00pm

March 3, 2015 - Pacific Auto Trim.  222 West 5th. Ave. Vancouver 7:00pm  

Feb.3, 2015 - John Clark garage tour,workshop.  7491 Aubrey St. Burnaby 7:00 pm

Jan 6, 2015 - VanCity Plating.   903 Sherwood Ave Coquitlam 7:00pm

2014 MEETINGS

Dec. 2, 2014 - Branch Christmas dinner held at Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152nd Street, Surrey, BC -6:00pm - cocktails 7:00pm - dinner.

 Nov. 4, 2014 - Branch AGM  held at Rainbow Station, Burnaby

 Oct. 7, 2014 - Presentation by Steve Blake of he and Susan's recent trip to Italy with their Lamborghini as part of Lamborhini's 50th anniversary celebrations. At Douglas College, New Westminster at 7:00pm in room # 1711

  Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Visit to the Peter Welch MG Museum located at Thunderbird Marina, 5776 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

 Aug. 5, 2014

Annual branch picnic and drive at Stewart Farm. 6pm start.

 July 1, 2014

No branch event this month as some members will be on Brits 'Round B.C.

 June 3, 2014  

Jim's Garage Collectibles, 137 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, B.C. V3L 3V9 at 7:00 pm

 May 6, 2014  

Neil’s Wheels Collector Car restoration shop in Ladner (3614 Kettles Road).

 April 1, 2014 

Tech talk, garage tour at Octagon Motors, 1538 Venables St., Vancouver, B.C. at 7:00pm

 March 4, 2014 

Tech talk and demo by Canadian Carburettor owner Darcy Brown  held in a classroom in Douglas College, New Westminster 7pm

 Feb. 4, 2014 

Talk and slide show by Steve Hutchins on his recent bike tour accross Idaho                                                                                                                                                       Douglas College, New Westminster:
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3M 5Z5

Jan 7, 2014   

Wax and polish demo at Jellybean Autocrafters shop, #205-14770 64 Ave., Surrey at 7 pm.

 

2013 MEETINGS                                                                                                                                   

December 3, 2013

Christmas Dinner- Roast beef dinner at Eaglequest Golf Club,- 7778 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 3M4

November 5, 2013 

Branch AGM at Rainbow Station, 120 N. Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Also, Steve Diggins did a a presentation on auto upholstery and a magazine swap was held.

October 1, 2013 

Garage tour at John Clarke's house

September 3, 2013

 Shop visit at Jellybean Autocrafters,  206-14770 64th Ave., Surrey,B.C.

August 6, 2013

Picnic at Stewart Farm, Crescent Beach Road. Followed by run through White Rock.

July 2, 2013

Event cancelled this month

June 4, 2013

Intermeccanica, 39 Braid Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada V3L-3P2

Shop Tour

May 7, 2013

Garage Tour at Fred Van Aggelen's home

21113 97th Ave., Langley, B.C.

April 2, 2013

BMC Motorworks- shop tour

1861 Franklin St., Vancouver, B.C.

March 5, 2013

Hugo Ray Park Pavillion

1290 3rd Street

West Vancouver BC

Agenda:

     -  Presentation on the Branch Survey results

     -  Presentation on MGB GT Fuel Injection Conversion by Gerry Parkinson

 February 5, 2013

Ocean Park Pub and Pizza

12822 16th Ave.

Surrey, B.C.

- Wear your regalia night. Social event, dinner and a pint.

 January 8, 2013

Rainbow Station

120 N. Willingdon Ave.

Burnaby, B.C.

-slide show by VCB member Dennis Nelson on the 2012 Monterey Historic Car Show and Auction

 

 2012 MEETINGS
 
December 4, 2012 - 6:30 for drinks 7:00 PM for Dinner
Christmas dinner meeting at Sundance Place (Pub and Banquet Hall) - 6574 Trunk Road Ladner 
 
Price is $35 each-you can pay at the door - no reservations necessary. This will be a full turkey dinner buffet with all the trimmings, and will include coffee tea and dessert.
Map of Area - This meeting is our annual Christmas Dinner.  This is our second year for this venue and they put on a fabulous buffet meal last year.  This is a social event with no business meeting.

November 6, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Annual Branch AGM-
Rainbow Station, Confederation Park, 120 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby B.C.

October 2, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Billy Bishop Pub  1407 Laburnum St. Vancouver (604 738 4142)
Map of Area - This meeting is on the Vancouver West Side, and will be held in the Spitfire room.  We often get member out from Vancouver that we do not see at other meetings.  This is a social meeting.  There is some street parking, but lots of parking 1 block west of the pub, if you have a couple of loonies in your pocket to pay the meter.

September 4, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Eye Kandy Kustom  3853  96 th. Street  Delta (close to dyke at Boundary Bay)
Map of Area - This meeting is at a very high end restoration and custom shop.  We did a weekend run here a few months ago and this is a very interesting facility with great hospitality.  They even have a 1950 Morris J-van under restoration which we will hopefully get to see.  Well worth the visit!

August 7, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Stewart Historic Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Map of Area - This meeting is one of our favourites! Almost everyone brings a picnic to enjoy with friends in this beautiful setting looking out over the water. We have a brief business meeting then take a scenic tour of Crescent Beach and White Rock. As tradition dictates, most members bring their English cars!

July 21, 2012
Picnic at Deas Island Park Delta

June 5, 2012 - 7:00 PM
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse (Rainbow Station)
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby
Program TBA

May 1, 2012
Johnson Collection
Aldergrove
Truly a "not to be missed" opportunity to see this fantastic collection. It's been exactly five years since we were there.

April 3, 2012
Coast Mountain Bus Company Transit Centre
9149 Hudson St
Vancouver
We had a tour of the modern shop servicing both diesel and electric buses and the auxiliary shop where they service deicer trucks and the truck wash.

March 6, 2012
Dependable Plating
3960 Charles St
Burnaby
We had a very informative tour of this chrome shop and saw the bumpers being done for a member's Jaguar.

February 6, 2012
Octagon Motors Group Limited
1538 Venables Street
Vancouver
Meet the new owners and enjoy a presentation on maintaining old English cars. 

January 3, 2012
Meeting cancelled due to proximity to the New Year Holiday. 


2011 MEETINGS
 

December 6, 2011
Sundance Inn

6574 Ladner Trunk Road
Delta

This is our Vancouver Coast Branch Christmas Dinner. Arrive for drinks at 6:00 PM (a bar tender will be available to provide bottle beer and wine by the glass or bottle); Dinner will be served at 7:00. The cost is $30.50 per person. Buffet style with a menu including roast beef, roast turkey, three vegetables, three salads, rolls, cheese plate, pickles, seasonal desserts, fruit, tea, and coffee. If possible, give cheques to Colin for $30.50 per person at our November meeting and let Lorna or Bart know how many will be coming by November 21. Note that the venue has changed from the Country Meadows Golf Course that was announced earlier.

November 1, 2011
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse (Rainbow Station)
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby
This is our AGM (Annual General Meeting) at which we elect officers for the coming year. Socializing is always a bit part of the evening.

October 4, 2011
Ratsoy's Vintage & Collector Car Collection
12391 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Over 70 restored vehicles to view. $5 per person fee to view this private collection (proceeds go to charity). We were last there April 4, 2006, and this is an incredible collection (which is why we are going back).

September 6, 2011
RX Autoworks
270 1st Street East
North Vancouver
This is always a very interesting meeting. When we were last there on October 7, 2003, Ian Davey made an interesting presentation about the cars in their shop. RX AutoWorks is a shop with a reputation for concours quality restorations. RX has won several class awards at the Pebble Beach Concours.

August 2, 2011
Stewart Historic Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Map of Area - This meeting is one of our favourites! Almost everyone brings a picnic to enjoy with friends in this beautiful setting looking out over the water. We have a brief business meeting then take a scenic tour of Crescent Beach and White Rock. As tradition dictates, most members bring their English cars!

July 5, 2011
Buck and Ear Bar & Grill
12111 3rd Ave
Richmond (Steveston)
Our July meeting will be at the Buck and Ear Bar and Grill, located in the Steveston Hotel in Steveston. Come at 6:00 for a bite to eat before the meeting.
June 7, 2011
Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant,
50 Eighth Street, New Westminster
This was a social meeting, preceeded by a fine Spaghetti Factory meal. There was a lot of conversation about upcoming events

May 3, 2011
Fraser Valley Historic Railway
Surrey

April 5, 2011
Jellybean Autocrafters
14770 64th. Ave. Surrey

March 1, 2011
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby.

February 1, 2011
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby.
David Ballantine will have a special presentation on car shows, perhaps including Earls Court.

January 4, 2011
"Chicken Farm" Car Collection of David Pollon
7458 192nd Street
Surrey
The Chicken Farm was a new venue for OECC and members enjoyed this fantastic car collection. Our annual business meeting was held to elect offices for the coming year. The threat of bad weather (snow) kept attendance from being up to normal.


2010 MEETINGS
 
December 7, 2010 - 6:00
Our annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Night will be at the
Elephant & Castle
3500 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC V7B1C7
Tel: (604) 276-1962
We will have a special buffet. This is always a special event and we look forward to a good turnout.

November 2, 2010
Dynopro Coatings Ltd.
#135 - 1711 Valmont Way
Richmond (off #6 Road between Bridgeport and the river)
We had a presentation on various types of coatings to preserve metal.

October 5, 2010
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse (Rainbow Station)
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby
Guest Speaker: Nigel Mathews was our guest speaker and talked about the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours and outstanding cars he has driven recently. Nigel's presentation was outstanding.

September 7, 2010 - 7:00
Ocean Park Pub & Pizza
12822 16th Ave
Surrey
Most members gathered about 5:30 for supper in the Red Room. The acoustics were terrible and incompatible with a business meeting but we enjoyed the social.

August 3, 2010 - 6:00
Stewart Historic Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Map of Area - This meeting is one of our favourites! Almost everyone brings a picnic to enjoy with friends in this beautiful setting looking out over the water. We had a brief business meeting then take a scenic tour of Crescent Beach and White Rock. As tradition dictates, most members bring their English cars!

July 6, 2010
June 1, 2010

May 4, 2010
Barney Vinegar Car Collection
5960 No. 6 Road
Richmond
We will tour Barney's collection of about 40 special interest cars and hear many interesting stories. It has been eight years since we were there, so don't miss this special treat.

April 6, 2010
Sure Blast, Unit 124
1585 Broadway
Port Coquitlam
The program will be on do-it-yourself media blasting.

March 2, 2010
Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant,
50 Eighth Street, New Westminster
This was our AGM (annual general meeting). We elected offices for the coming year and had a lot of time to just chat about cars and other things.

February 2, 2010
Sharkey's Pub and Grill
Ladner
This was a purely social meeting, with neither program nor business meeting. It appeared to be enjoyed by all.

January 5, 2010
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
We enjoyed a special slide show by Colin Crabbe of his experience at the Reynolds Museum south of Edmonton where he attended their Restoration Program.


2009 MEETINGS
 

December 1, 2009 - 6:00 PM
Our annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Night was at the Town and Country Inn in Delta. The turnout was quite good.

November 3, 2009 - 7:00 PM
BCAA Headquarters
4567 Canada Way
Burnaby
We will meet in their conference room and hear a presentation on their programs.

October 6, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Billy Bishop Hall & Pub
Royal Canadian Legion, Spitfire Room   
1407 LaBurnium, Vancouver
MAP of Area - Fee parking is available at the Kitsilano Beach parking lot at the corner of Arbutus and Cornwall. Bring a few Loonies. Free parking may be available in front of the Pub if you come early.

September 1, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Alistair Black Special Services, Inc.
#1 5438 176th Street, Surrey
Alistair and Lionel had really spiffed up the shop in advance of our meeting and it was really a show piece, complete with two beautiful MGBs (the red one on the lift was, well, WOW), Alistair's 1936 Morgan 4/4 (probably the oldest Morgan 4-wheeler in North America), two Alfas, a Model T, and two of Lionel's Citroen 2CVs, The turnout, numbering 42 or so, was our largest in a long time. Members enjoyed the coffee and donuts Alistair provided and the was a real pleasure. Thanks, Alistair and Lionel!

August 4, 2009 - 6:30 PM (NOTE TIME - COME FOR THE PICNIC!)
Stewart Historic Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Map of Area - This meeting is one of our favourites! Almost everyone brings a picnic to enjoy with friends in this beautiful setting looking out over the water. We have a brief business meeting then take a scenic tour of Crescent Beach and White Rock. As tradition dictates, most members bring their English cars!

July 7, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Canadian Museum of Flight
Hangar 3, Langley Regional Airport
#200 - 5333 216th Street, Langley
Map of Area - A glitch in planning (ours, not the museum's) meant that the museum wasn't open and our meeting had to adjourn to a nearby pub. We would have found a comprehensive collection of aircraft and artifacts illustrating this region’s long involvement with aviation. These range from replicas of WW1 aircraft, to a Waco biplane from 1930, a Douglas DC-3 transport from 1940 and a 1942 Hampden bomber. The collection moves into the jet age with a Vampire fighter, the all-Canadian designed and built CF-100, and the needle-nosed Lockheed Starfighter.

June 2, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Tucker's Tin Farm
18944 74th Ave., Surrey
Map of Area - An outstanding collection of cars, 1915 on up, with an amazing amount of memorabilia housed in an impressive four bay, three story structure. We really appreciate the opportunity to tour this collection!

May 5, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Billy Bishop Hall & Pub
Royal Canadian Legion, Spitfire Room   
1407 LaBurnium, Vancouver
MAP of Area - Fee parking is available at the Kitsilano Beach parking lot at the corner of Arbutus and Cornwall. Bring a few Loonies. Free parking may be available in front of the Pub if you come early. Billy Bishop (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian  flying ace in the First World War. He was credited with 72 victories, making him the top ace of the British Empire in World War I. The facility has museum status and is very interesting. This is a social meeting with a meeting agenda that includes discussion of some of the innovations approved by the VCB Executive at their meeting on 4/21. We will also discuss and vote on locations for our annual Christmas dinner.

April 7, 2009
Coquitlam Automotive
520 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam
We had a great presentation on engine rebuilding.

March 3, 2009
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
This was our annual business meeting. We elected offices for the coming year. Returning to a tradition, we had sandwiches, a fruit platter, and 80 Tim Bits to reward those who turned up.

February 3, 2009
Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant
50 Eighth Street , New Westminster
This turned out to be a purely social meeting, but most were around until almost 9:00 so it must have been a success.

January 6, 2009
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
We enjoyed a very special video of 1930s Austin factory promotional footage. The facility's new video projection system worked flawlessly and made viewing a pleasure! 


2008 MEETINGS
 
December 2, 2008
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Our annual Christmas dinner and awards event.

November 4, 2008
Teamster's Freight Transportation Museum and Archives
1580-A Kingsway, Coquitlam
Early trucking in British Columbia was like nowhere else in Canada. Drivers had to deal with the heaviest payloads, treacherous mountain passes and the rawest weather conditions. That’s why every vehicle enthusiast should visit the Teamsters Freight Transportation Museum in Coquitlam. Their collection of trucks dates from 1914 to 1946. See the article about the museum in the September 2003 issue of Truck News.

October 7, 2008
Nu-brite Industries
#3 - 9535 190th St
Surrey
We had an absolutely outstanding presentation on wheel repair and refinishing, going sequentially through every step of the process. If you missed this one, you missed a great one!

September 2, 2008
Billy Bishop Hall & Pub, Spitfire Room
Royal Canadian Legion
1407 LaBurnium
Vancouver
Billy Bishop (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top ace of the British Empire in World War I. The facility has museum status and was very interesting.

August 5, 2008
Stewart Historic Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
This meeting is one of our favourites! Most everyone brought a picnic and enjoy it with friends in this beautiful setting looking out over the water. We had a brief business meeting then took a scenic tour of Crescent Beach and White Rock. As tradition dictates, most members brought their English cars!

July 8, 2008 (date changed due to Canada Day on 7/1)
Buck and Ear Bar & Grill
12111 3rd Ave
Richmond (Steveston)
Our July meeting was at the Buck and Ear Bar and Grill, located in the Steveston Hotel in Steveston. About 20 members came at 6:00 for a bite to eat before the meeting.

June 3, 2008
Roma Hall
940 Ewen Avenue
New Westminster
This was a social evening and many collector car magazines changed hands during the magazine exchange.

May 6, 2008
Richmond Frame & Alignment
7960 River Road, Richmond
We had a presentation on straightening frames and front end alignment. This was a very impressive shop. The owner likes challenging projects and had an excellent presentation.

April 1, 2008
B & N Hot Rod
2591 Kingsway Ave
Port Coquitlam
Nine of us had fish 'n chips at C Lovers in Coquitlam then headed toward the meeting. Bill and Neil at B & N gave us a tour of their shop and talked about some of the projects they were working on. It was most interesting.

March 4, 2008
Roma Hall
940 Ewen Avenue
New Westminster
This was our Annual General Meeting and election of officers. We had an efficient business meeting and there was a lot of opportunity for socialization.

February 5, 2008
Paul's Radiator 1985 Ltd.
105-11031 Bridgeport Road (near Shell Road)
Richmond
Gary Closter gave a tour of his radiator shop and an absolutely outstanding presentation on radiators, including characteristics, design, and maintenance. Those who attended now know a lot more about radiators!

January 8, 2008
(our meeting was changed from January 1 due to the holiday)

Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
We watched a very special video courtesy of Steve Diggins with some vintage Austin footage from the 1930s. It was incredible. The technology almost sabotaged us, but Pat Jones' resourcefulness saved the day. There are more videos on the DVD that we will watch at a later date. You won't want to miss these!


2007 MEETINGS
 

November 27, 2007 (our December dinner date was changed due to a conflict at Sullivan Hall)
Sullivan Hall
6302 152nd Ave.
Surrey
This was our Annual Christmas Holiday Dinner. Our happy hour was at 6:30 with the great dinner at 7:00. Everything was furnished for only $8 per person! What a deal - great food and an evening of socialization to celebrate the holidays!

November 6, 2007, 7:00 PM
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse (Rainbow Station)
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby
Guest Speaker: Nigel Mathews was our guest speaker and talked about the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours and outstanding cars he has driven recently. Nigel's presentation was outstanding.

October 2, 2007, 7:00 PM
Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, SE corner of 64 Ave and 152 St, Surrey. Their mission is "Bringing heritage interurban passenger rail back to Surrey and the Fraser Valley." We saw a heritage interurban car undergoing restoration.

September 4, 2007
Canadian Museum of Flight
Hangar # 3 - 5333 216th Street, Langley
Our September meeting was at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley. Our club was invited to tour this outstanding museum and hold our meeting there. This was an opportunity to see this collection of historic aircraft at no charge, and we enjoyed it a great deal.

August 7, 2007
Stewart Historic Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
This meeting is one of our favourites! Everyone brought a picnic and we enjoyed it with friends in this beautiful setting looking out over the water. We had a very brief business meeting then take a scenic tour of Crescent Beach and White Rock. As tradition dictates, many members brought their English cars!

July 3, 2007
Intermeccanica International, 150 E 1st Ave., Vancouver
Intermeccanica International makes replicas of 1959 Porsche Roadsters and Speedsters. The tour took us all the way from frame building and body finishing to the finished cars which are beautiful.

June 5, 2007
Roma Hall
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Ohan Korlikian, give a talk and show a DVD on the highlights of his trip to Newfoundland last summer in a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine where Ohan entered the Targa Newfoundland in his Alpine. Ohan raised an incredible $11,500 for the Make A Wish Foundation!

May 1, 2007

The Johnson Group, Terry Johnson, owner
Port Coquitlam
We had a tour of this outstanding car collection, including everything from Messerschmitt and Crosley to classics of the teens, twenties, and thirties.

April 3, 2007
Ron Rosevear's car collection, 23085 70a Avenue, Langley. This was an outstanding personal collection of cars, and the hospitality was absolutely first class!

March 6, 2007
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers
No host bar.

February 6, 2007
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
Nigel Matthews presented a slide show on Jay Leno's car collection. It was a fantastic presentation with a lot of personal insight and comment.

January 2, 2007
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Ave, New Westminster
We had a social evening to start the new year, enjoying the evening with a lot of English car enthusiasts.


2006 MEETINGS
 

December 5, 2006
Sullivan Hall
6302 152nd Ave.
Surrey
Our annual Christmas Dinner and awards event.
Our Happy Hour was at 6:30 with a great dinner at 7:00 - everything furnished for only $7! What a deal - great food and an evening of socialization to celebrate the holidays!

November 7, 2006 - Meeting - 7:00 PM
OK Tire Store
5831 Minoru Blvd
Richmond
Steve, the owner and an English car enthusiast, talked about tires for English cars.

October 3, 2006 - Meeting - 7:00 PM
Roma Hall
940 Ewen Avenue
New Westminster
We had a video of the first Ladner-Bellingham All British Run, one on the 1996 London-Brighton Vintage Car Run, and a thoroughly enjoyable social evening.

September 5, 2006 - Meeting - 7:00 PM
SPARC (Society for Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada)
Coquitlam
We heard about the fascinating hobby of restoring vintage radios and phonographs, as well as the SPARC broadcasting operation. See www3.telus.net/radiomuseum for more information!

August  1, 2006 - Meeting - 7:00 PM
Stewart Historic Farm
13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
This meeting is one of our favourites! We enjoyed picnic in the beautiful setting, looking out over the water, then had a very brief business meeting before taking a scenic tour of Crescent Beach and White Rock in our English cars. What a delightful evening!

July 4, 2006
MCL Motor Cars
1730 Burrard Street
Vancouver
We enjoyed looking at and hearing about all of the new British cars at MCL.

June 6, 2006
Coast Import Auto Supply
11880 Mitchell Road (Mitchell Island)
Richmond
We had a tour of Coast Import, an import auto recycler who has been in business long enough that at one time they had a lot of British iron. They still have some. One member found a treasure for his Sunbeam Imp.

May 2, 2006 - Meeting
Seabird Bent Glass
104 - 1875 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam
Seabird Bent Glass makes custom windshields and we learned about the process. One of our members had an otherwise unobtainable windshield made for an Austin Atlantic at Seabird. It was a great program and our host was most impressive.

April 4, 2006
Ratsoy's Vintage & Collector Car Collection
12391 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Over 70 restored vehicles to view. $5 per person fee to view this private collection (proceeds go to charity). We were there several years ago and this is an incredible collection (which is why we are going back).

March 7, 2006
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers
No host bar.

February 7, 2006
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Larry Olson of Action Plating was our guest speaker. He gave an exceptionally informative program on chrome plating. His presentation included preparation for plating, the steps involved in a good job, and how to take care of the  plated parts of your car. If you weren't there, you missed a really good program!

January 3, 2006
PanelCraft, 6084 196 Street, Langley
Steve Sillett of PanelCraft in Langley had an excellent presentation on automobile restorations that was very informative. Steve has a very nice website - check it out!


2005 MEETINGS
 
December 6, 2005
Hong Kong Chinese Inn Restaurant
5561 Ladner Trunk Rd, Ladner
This was our annual Christmas dinner and awards night. For $12 (including tax and tip) we had a virtual feast of a large selection of Chinese food items. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing the evening with other English car enthusiasts.

November 2, 2005
Dynasty Electric Car Corp., 591 Chester Rd, Delta
Nick Banks, Sales Manager, gave us a excellent tour of the Dynasty manufacturing facility and a presentation on electric cars. Several members got to drive one.

October 4, 2005
KMS Tools, 110 Woolridge St, Coquitlam
(the restoration parts store is behind the tool store)
An exciting opportunity to see their new restoration business with lots of vintage auto parts (primarily domestic).

September 6, 2005
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Ave, New Westminster
Gossip about cars, watch videos, and swap car magazines (bring surplus car magazines to swap!)

August 2, 2005
Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Enjoy summer in an historic farm setting. Come early and bring a picnic!

July 5, 2005
Shadbolt Cams, Ltd., 1713 W 5th Ave., Vancouver
We had an excellent program on automotive cams, including the theory of cam design.
June 7, 2005
MCL Motor Cars, 1730 Burrard, Vancouver
We saw some exciting new exotics.

May 3, 2005
We toured a private car collection in Surrey. It was a really nice collection of American cars, with quite a few convertibles. The "barn" (as the host called it) was a professional level  museum.

April 5, 2005
Redi-Strip Metal Cleaning Canada, Ltd.,
7691 Vintage Way, Delta
We had a tour of the Redi-Strip facilities and saw the various dip processes they have for removing paint, rust, and grime from car bodies. There were several cars in process at the time. They also do abrasive  blasting. It was a very informative meeting.

March 1, 2005
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Annual General Meeting & Elections

February 1, 2005
Coquitlam Automotive, 520 Como Lake Ave, Coquitlam
The last time we were there they had an excellent presentation on engine rebuilding.

January 4, 2005
Special Services, Inc., #1 5438 176th Street, Surrey
Alistair Black presented a program on his specialty vehicle restoration business. One of the most popular cars was the Citroen!


2004 MEETINGS
 
December 7, 2004
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster
Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Night

November 2, 2004
Private auto collection, 23085 70 A Ave., Langley
We saw an outstanding private collection of cars, including a 1950s vintage diner! If you missed this meeting, you shouldn't have!

October 5, 2004
Heritage Train Restoration, 6857 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby
We saw the restoration of the Heritage Train in process - a big project!

September 7, 2004
Granville Island Museums, 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
This location houses three museums: Model Trains, Model Boats, and Sport Fishing. Admission is $5.00 and admits you to all three museums. To get there, enter Granville Island via Anderson Street (directly below the Granville Street Bridge). The Museums are in the first building on the left. Parking is available at various locations on the island.

August 3, 2004
Tucker's Tin Farm, 18944 74th Ave., Surrey
An outstanding collection of cars and memorabilia housed in an impressive four bay, three story structure.

July 6, 2004
Britannia Heritage Shipyard National Historic Site
5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
We had an incredible tour of their restoration facilities for wooden ships, and a tour of the sailing university ship.
June 1, 2004
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park, 120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
We had a video of the Morgan factory in England (The Making  of a Morgan) showing the complete process of building a Morgan.

May 4, 2004
Teamster's Freight Transportation Museum and Archives
1580-A Kingsway, Coquitlam
Early trucking in British Columbia was like nowhere else in Canada. Drivers had to deal with the heaviest payloads, treacherous mountain passes and the rawest weather conditions. That’s why every vehicle enthusiast should visit the Teamsters Freight Transportation Museum in Coquitlam. Their collection of trucks dates from 1914 to 1946. See the article about the museum in the September 2003 issue of Truck News.

April 6, 2004
Delta Museum & Archives, 4858 Delta Street, Delta
We enjoyed fish 'n chips at Uncle Herberts next door (now unfortunately gone), then had a tour of the Delta Museum.

March 2, 2004
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park, 120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
This was our annual business meeting.

February 3, 2004
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park, 120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
Model and restored parts night - Seventeen members brought their favourite models and restored parts for the enjoyment of almost 40 attending. Models ranged from cars to ships, steam tractors, cannons and airplanes. Restored items included a bicycle and a wing (fender).

January 6, 2004
Meeting cancelled due to road conditions.


2003 MEETINGS
 
December 2, 2003
Roma Hall, 940 Ewen Ave., New Westminster
Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Night

November 4, 2003
Trev Deeley Motorcycle Collection, 13500 Verdun Place, Richmond
The Deeley Classic and Antique Museum is a special collection to see and experience. The Deeley collection is a unique story that began in 1914 with the establishment of Fred Deeley Ltd. Members of OECC enjoyed this outstanding motorcycle collection!

October 7, 2003
RX Autoworks, 270 1st Street East, North Vancouver
Ian Davey made an interesting presentation about the cars in their shop. RX AutoWorks is a quality car restoration business with a reputation for concours quality restorations. In the past three years RX has won several class awards at the Pebble Beach Concours.

September 2, 2003
Langley U-Blast, 105-20693 Langley Bypass, Langley
John Fox and George Bird of Langley U-Blast hosted our meeting. They are a new business with seven large mediablast cabinets that can be rented by the ¼ hour ($18.75) or hour ($50), to do your own blasting. You can do glass bead blasting, walnut shell blasting, sand blasting, or any other type of media you desire. Their cabinets are big enough to handle most car parts such a fenders, bumpers, trunk lids, etc., so they are excellent for enthusiasts. They are very happy to help you, or work with you on any difficult projects, and were excellent hosts for the meeting.

August 5, 2003
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse, Confederation Park, 120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
Guest Speaker: David Parkinson of NSK–RHP Canada Inc, manufacturers of bearings.

July 1, 2003
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse, Confederation Park, 120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
This was a recreational meeting and members had an opportunity to ride the train!

June 3, 2003
Max's Auto Frame, Ltd., 5068 Imperial St., Burnaby
Max gave us a very informative talk on frames and alinement.

May 6, 2003
Rainbow Powder Coating & B&W Metal Cleaner, 935 Sherwood Ave., Coquitlam
We had a very informative introduction to all types of media blasting at B&W and an equally informative introduction and demonstration of power coating at Rainbow.

April 1, 2003
Intermeccanica International, 150 E 1st Ave., Vancouver
Intermeccanica International makes replicas of 1959 Porsche Roadsters and Speedsters. The tour took us all the way from frame building and body finishing to the finished cars which are beautiful.

March 4, 2003
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse, Confederation Park, 120 N Willingdon Ave., Burnaby
This was our annual business meeting with the election of officers, etc. for the coming year.

February 4, 2003
Octagon Motors Group Limited, 1538 Venables Street, Vancouver
Colin Fitzgerald had an excellent program on the problem of overheating in English cars, along with how to remedy it.

January 7, 2003
Thunderbird Marina, 5776 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
We enjoyed the Peter Welch collection of MGs and almost everything imaginable for MGs.


2002 MEETINGS
 
December 3, 2002
Roma Hall
940 Ewen Avenue
New Westminster
Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Night

November 5, 2002
Burnaby AirCare Inspection Station
#102-4705 Wayburn Drive
Burnaby
We had an interesting presentation on AirCare and were updated on how AirCare impacts vintage and collector cars.

October 1, 2002
Vancouver Trolley Company
875 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver
We saw fascinating vintage trolleys and actually had our meeting in one of them. There was an antique Austin in the back of the shop.

September 3, 2002
OK Tire Store
5831 Minoru Blvd
Richmond
Steve, the owner and English car enthusiast, talked about tires for English cars.

August 6, 2002
Heritage Upholstery & Trim
1112 East 3rd Street
North Vancouver
Heritage Upholstery & Trim is a large English-based company that has been manufacturing original specification interior products for British sports cars since 1976.

July 2, 2002
Barnet Marine Park
Burnaby
We had a club picnic meeting in this beautiful setting. Everyone brought their own picnic and enjoyed chatting about English cars and their projects as they ate. There was a short business meeting afterward.

  June 4, 2002
Valley Carcolor, Inc.
#13 - 19257 Enterprise Way
Surrey
Also on the program:
PanelCraft
6084 196 Street
Langley
Cal and Ray of Valley Carcolor had a program on car paint and body work supplies. Steve Sillett of PanelCraft in Langley gave an informative presentation on automobile restorations. Steve has a very nice website.

May 7, 2002
Barney Vinegar Car Collection
5960 No. 6 Road
Richmond
We toured Barney's collection of about 40 special interest cars and heard many interesting stories.

April 2, 2002
Canadian Auto Restorations
3093 194th St.
Surrey
We toured a professional auto restoration shop where we saw many interesting cars in the process of restoration, including a Jowett Jupiter and Triumph TR3A.

March 5, 2002
BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby
This was our annual business meeting with the election of officers, etc. for the coming year.

February 5, 2002
Light Parts Collection
1415 King Albert Ave.
Coquitlam
We saw a fascinating collection of antique automobile lighting and an interesting private auto restoration shop.

January 1, 2002
This meeting was cancelled due to the holiday.


2001 MEETINGS
 
December 4, 2001
Yic's Restaurant
127 E 3rd Street
North Vancouver
Annual banquet and awards night.

November 6, 2001
Coquitlam Automotive
520 Como Lake Ave.
Coquitlam
The staff gave us an interesting tour of their engine rebuilding facility, including demonstrations of some of the equipment. Discussions centered around important aspects of engine rebuilding.

October 2, 2001
Kool Coat Ceramic Coatings, Ltd.
Langley
The staff had a presentation on ceramic coating technololgy and discussed the advantages of coatings both in engine operation and appearance.

September 4, 2001
Doug Unia's Garage
Port Coquitlam
Doug is highly skilled in tuning, maintaining, and rebuilding SU carburetors. He gave us a program on the history and maintenance of SUs and showed us several very informative displays.

August 7, 2001
Gray Line Tours
255 1st Ave.
Vancouver
Everyone loves English busses and our meeting was held in a bus following a tour of the maintenance facility and discussion of various types and ages of busses.

July 3, 2001
Seat Cover Centre
1290 Clark Drive
Vancouver
Our host, Brian Savage, gave us an informative program on auto interiors.
June 5, 2001
Penta Aviation
4380 Agar Drive
Richmond
This meeting, probably our largest to date, enjoyed a tour of two historic World War II aircraft, a Spitfire and a Mosquito, that had been restored.

May 1, 2001
Octagon Motors Group Limited
1538 Venables Street
Vancouver
Colin Fitzgerald gave us a "nut and bolt" tour of one of the leading English car shops in the Vancouver area.

April 3, 2001
Light Parts Collection
1415 King Albert Ave.
Coquitlam
We saw a fascinating collection of antique automobile lighting and an interesting private auto restoration shop.

March 6, 2001

BC Society of Railroad Engineers Clubhouse
Confederation Park
120 N Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby
This was our annual business meeting with the election of officers, etc. for the coming year.

February 6, 2001
Jim Ratsoy Car Collection
12391 Gilbert Road
Richmond
A large collection of special interest cars, along with a private restoration shop.

January 2, 2001
Special Services, Inc.
#1 5438 176th Street
Surrey
Alistair Black presented a program on his specialty vehicle restoration business.


2000 MEETINGS
 
December 5, 2000
Yic's Restaurant
127 E 3rd Street
North Vancouver
Annual banquet and awards night.

November 7, 2000
Tucker's Tin Farm
18944 74th Ave.
Surrey
An outstanding collection of cars and memorabilia housed in an impressive four bay, three story structure.

October 3, 2000
Air Care Laboratory
Envirotest Canada
101-4705 Wayburn Drive
Burnaby
A presentation on the impact of emission standards on older cars, including a demonstration using Les Hetherington's Triumph 1300 which passed the test.
September 5, 2000
Air Liquide Canada
8390 Manitoba Street
Vancouver
Rob St. Jean of Air Liquide Canada Welding Technical Services had a well-prepared and informative session for the hobby welder, including MIG, TIG, and plasma cutting. The meeting was held at BCIT in Burnaby.

August 1, 2000
RX AutoWorks
983 1st Street West
North Vancouver
Rob Fram gave us a tour of RX AutoWorks, a quality car restoration business with a reputation for concours quality restorations. In the past three years RX has won several class awards at the Pebble Beach Concours.

(NOTE: I joined OECC at the November meeting, after getting acquainted with club members on the Ladner to Bellingham All British Run the prior weekend. My records don't go back any further than this, but I'm sure you can see that we certainly have had interesting and varied meeting venues!)