Our Mid-Island Swap Meet for 2019 on Sunday June 2nd
Will again be at the Arbutus Meadows Showpark
1515 Island Hwy E, Nanoose Bay, BC

Click here to see all the details about our 2019 Swap Meet.

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 2018 Executive

President: Steve Harris
250-248-3750 Email Steve

Vice President: Ray Koch 250-758-8265

Secretary:Colin Heasley 250-756-9709

Treasurer: Roy Herman 250-754-7236 Email Roy

Directors: Bob Skarset, Don MacPherson, Phil Wilson,
Bob Butchart, Don Purdey, Nesta McGraw

Governor Fred Grey

Swap Meet Chairperson: Still Looking for a Volunteer

Webmaster: Dennis Keis 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

November 18 (Sunday)
Meeting at the Club House...NOTE...3:00 pm

Pot Luck and Election of Club Officers

Friday, November 30th

Our club's Christmas Party is being held at Fairwinds in Nanoose. The cost is $40.00 per person.

However, since our members worked so hard to make our Swap Meet a success this year the cost will be reduced to $20.00 per person.

There will be a cash bar, which may be slightly more expensive than the one that we had at the Legion last year.

6:00pm for Happy Hour and Dinner at 7:00pm

Anyone that can provide entertainment for the event is requested to contact President Steve Harris.

Thanks for arranging this venue for our Christmas Party Steve.

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B.C. & N.W. Washington Event Schedule for 2018

Click Here to see the full schedule

of our Club Events for 2018

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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 3, 2018

Our main event is an annual Swap Meet

This year it was held at the Arbutus Meadows Showpark on June 3, 2018.

The building was full of about 187 venders
supplying a large variety car parts and collectibles.

We also provided spaces for vehicles For Sale.

In 2019 the Swap Meet will be on Sunday June 2nd,
again from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm


It will again be located at Arbutus Meadows Showpark
on The Island Highway just south of Parksville in Nanoose.

This year it was held on June 3, 2018

Approximately 2100 visitors paid $2.00 to enter the Swap Meet

Click here to see photos of Swap Meet Day Action.

Recent Events

Champagne Breakfast 2018

Photo Credits - Phyllis Watson

Many Thanks

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VCCC May Tour 2018

Campbell River

Photo Credits - Ron Rosvold and Bob Butchart

Many Thanks

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Visit to the Harris Home

Aug 4, 2018

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Seafood Fest At the Hjort Home

August 18, 2018

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2017 Christmas Dinner/Party - Sunday December 10th

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March 19, 2017 Brown Bag Auction

Phyllis Watson took photos at our annual Brown Bag Auction

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Canada 150 Qualicum Beach Celebration, July 1, 2017

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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

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Visit to the Denman Island Property
of Steve & Barbara Harris
July 16, 2017

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Colin and Lynette Heasley receiving
the "People's Choice" award
from President Steve Harris

Ray and Carolyn Koch receiving the
"Contribution To Our Club" award
from President Steve Harris

Other Awards From 2017

The January meeting is when the President awards the club trophies to club members.

This year they went to:

Pre-1935 High Mileage - Ron Rosvold in his 1929 Model A.

Post-1935 High Mileage - Pete Gagan on a 1960 BMW R69S motorcycle.

First Time Out - Steve Harris in his 1934 Austin Seven.

Hard Luck Award - Steve Harris in his 1934 Austin Seven

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.