Car show at Filberg

A brilliant show of British-made motor cars and motor bikes will happen Sunday at Filberg Heritage Park.

CARS LIKE THIS WILL be on display at Filberg Heritage Park this Sunday during the annual British-made cars and motor bikes show.

A brilliant show of British-made motor cars and motor bikes will happen Sunday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Filberg Heritage Park’s upper field.

The oldest car in the show last year was a 1933 MB L1 Magna and the newest car was a 2009 Boat Tail Speedster. The featured car this year is the 1980 Morgan +8, the pride and joy of Roy Stewart who recently passed away.

The Show is in its 12th year and is held annually on the third Sunday in August. There are a large number of people who enjoy the cars and bikes that were made in Britain, as most of them are built simply, and can be repaired by the owner in his garage, something that is not possible with modern day high tech and computer dependant vehicles.

Many of the owners are members of the Old English Car Club Society which have branches throughout BC. This is a very special year for the OECC as we are celebrating our 25th Silver Anniversary. Also, we are very pleased to be hosting our car show on the Sunday after the long awaited, and eagerly anticipated, Comox Air Show on Saturday, August 17. The Comox Valley is definitely the place to be for that weekend.

Owners of the cars on show are privileged to bring their cars and bikes into the beautiful setting the Filberg Heritage Park, which is considered to be one of the premier car venues in British Columbia.

The weather should be perfect and the public is encouraged to come and enjoy a relaxed wander through the park and displays, featuring a rich collection of cars that were built during the last century, showing the distinctive designs from the factories of, Jaguar, Morris, Austin, Landrover, Jensen Healy, Triumph, Lotus and Morgan, naming a few manufacturers.

Many of the cars and bikes on display have been lovingly and faithfully restored to better than new condition, while maintaining authenticity and sport collector license plates, indicating the vehicle is over 25 years old. Many of these vehicles have been found and rescued from forgotten storage buildings, garages and farm fields, to name a few.

Cars will be placed in two groups. One group is for show only and the other group for vehicles to be judged for their restoration and presentation. First place category will be judged on meeting all 10 categories and Robert Kirk of Courtenay Car Centre, and member of the OECC will do the difficult job of judging.

The public will be given a voter’s card and asked to pick their choice as the People’s Choice. The votes will count towards most popular in this category. One of the features of the day is a chance to win one of three rides in one of the cars. This has been a highlight of the car show and for all who have donated to Y.A.N.A., the charity of choice for Comox Valley OECC. This annual event is organized as a fund raiser for Y.A.N.A and your generous support will benefit this non-profit society. Remax has donated their tent and it will be situated at the entrance of the park. A donation to Y.A.N.A. is not compulsory for attendance and enjoyment of the show. It is hoped that you will assist CV OECC in raising funds for this worthy cause.

— Comox Valley Old English Car Club

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