In October 1963 Fred Bell, Donna Bell, Larry Conn
and Tim Brown met at the Bell's home in North Oyster
to organize a vintage car club.

They called it The B.C. Vintage Car Club.

In 1964, Fred Bell was President, Larry Conn the Secretary
and they held four meetings that year.

The early gatherings were usually family affairs
(including children) and were held in members' houses.

Over the years the club has sponsored many car shows,
tours, and picnics with the major event being
an annual Swap Meet, held in June.

On January 1, 2003 the B.C. Vintage Car Club became
the Nanaimo Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada.

The 2017 Executive

President: Colin Heasley
250-756-9709 cell 250-714-4445 Email Colin

Vice President: Ray Koch 250-758-8265

Secretary:Nesta McGraw 250-723-6619

Treasurer: Roy Herman 250-754-7236 Email Roy

Directors: Rita Skarset, Bob Skarset, Norm Marr, Andy Bloomfield, Steve Harris, Louise Marr

Governor and Swap Meet Chairperson: Fred Gray 250-729-7824 Email Fred

Webmaster: Dennis Keis 250-325-0027 Email Dennis

Annual National Dues: $45.00 and Annual Chapter Dues: $15.00

Chapter Meetings: 3rd Sunday of the month
At our club house in Nanoose Bay, B.C.

Turn off Hwy.19 onto Summerset Rd, take the
first driveway to the left - the two tone green
house overlooking the highway. (2446 Summerset Rd.)

Chapter Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 788 Nanaimo, B.C.V9T 1R5

Upcoming Events

October 15 (Sunday) at 3pm.

Meeting at Clubhouse

Fred Grey is the host.

Nominations for Club Officers

November 19 (Sunday) at 3pm.

Meeting at Clubhouse

Andy Bloomfield is the host.

Pot Luck

Election of Officers.

December 09 (Saturday) at 5pm.

Event .... Date for our Christmas Party

At Lantzville Legion # 257.

Barb Ehmig is arranging the location.

Phyllis Watson and Louise Marr

are planning the entertainment.

Click Here to see the full schedule of our Club Events for 2017

Our Mid-Island Swap Meet for 2018
is Sunday June 3rd, 8:00 - 2:00
Look below for links to the details

Click here to see Technical
Other Interesting Information

For Nanaimo VCCC Club Members Only

If you have items for sale
and/or items you want,
send the information to Dennis
Email Dennis
Click here to see Items For Sale/Items Wanted.
Click here to see photos
Members' Vehicles

The Mid-Island Swap Meet - Our Main Annual Fund Raiser

This Year's Swap Meet was June 4, 2017

Our main event is an annual Swap Meet, held at the Parksville Curling Rink.
This year it was held on June 4, 2017. The rink is always full of venders with many
more on the outside, supplying a large variety car parts and collectibles.

We also provide spaces for vehicles For Sale.

Admittance to the meet is FREE.

We also serve a breakfast consisting of pancakes and sausages and a drink for $6
and for lunch, at the same price, there is a hamburger or hot dog with chips and a drink available.

The doors are open from 8am until 2pm.

This year it was held on June 4, 2017

Click here to see photos of Swap Meet Day Action.

Next Year's Swap Meet is Sunday June 3, 2018

Our inside and outside spaces are reasonably priced and sell out quickly.

Many of this year's vendors have already re-booked for 2018.

Click here to see all the details about our 2018 Swap Meet.

Or contact: Colin or Lynette Heasley @ Home Phone: 250 756-9709 or Cell: 250 714-4445

Email Colin or Lynette

Recent Events

Campout at Living Forest Campground

Aug 2017

Click Here to see Photos

Island Autumn Tour September 2017

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Vist to the Enrico Winery July 9, 2017

Click here to see photos

2016 Christmas Dinner/Party - Saturday December 3rd

Click here to see photos and videos

March 19, 2017 Brown Bag Auction

Phyllis Watson took photos at our annual Brown Bag Auction

Click here to see photos

Canada 150 Qualicum Beach Celebration, July 1, 2017

Click here to see photos

Garage Tours March 26, 2017

Visits to homes of Peter, Bob and Steve

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Visit to the Blackstaff Private Museum, August 20, 2017

Click Here to see Photos

Historical Feature
Photos and Story about a 1926 Cadillac
Once owned by our Club

Click here to see photos and story.

1907 Ford Model N,
maintained by Nanaimo Chapter, Vintage Car Club of Canada

The original owner was Matt Hutchinson, who was a city industrial electrician in Victoria, BC.
The car was believed to have been used as a service vehicle
for many commercial buildings including the Empress of Victoria Hotel and the Legislature Buildings.

About 1916, Bert Foster of Foster's Boat Yard purchased the "N" and kept it for about 20 years.
Subsequently it was sold to Phil Foster, Bert's son, who nicknamed it "Lil Abner"
and it was seen in many Victoria parades.

G.E. Welburn acquired the car and did a restoration about 1962. Possibly it was then donated
to the BC Transportation Museum for display in 1982.
When the Museum was closed, the car was then transferred to the Nanaimo Transportation Society.

It is believed that some minor restoration was done with assistance of G. E. Welburn and Jimmy Blackstaff

The Nanaimo Chapter, VCCC, acquired the car and now maintain possession at their clubhouse.

The history was compiled from notes given by Ron Koslow and Ron Irving.
Anyone who can add to the history is welcome to add any anecdotes or details.

The Club has recently removed the engine for a rebuild in order to have the car once again operable

In the meantime, click here to see photos.