BREAKING NEWS

Our Mid-Island Swap Meet for 2020 on Sunday May 24th
Will again be at the Arbutus Meadows Showpark
1515 Island Hwy E, Nanoose Bay, BC

***ALERT!!! Swap Meet 2020 is earlier than usual***

Click here to see all the details about our 2020 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 2019 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: Andy Bloomfield, Ron Rosvold, Bob McGraw, Bob Skarset, Don Purdey

Governor Don MacPherson

Swap Meet Chairpersons: Colin Heasley and Phil Wilson

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

NEW CONTENT: Check out this new section with a huge amount of things of interest.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday July 14th is the date of the 6th annual fundraiser "Wings 'N Wheels" event
from 8am to 3pm at Campbell River Airport.
This family event, featuring vintage cars and aircraft,
includes a pancake breakfast and a BBQ lunch.
Collector car registration is $20.00 and is from 8am to 11am.
Awards are at 2pm.
For more information contact Orla Jensen
(one of our Swap Meet Vendors) at (250) 203-4227

Sunday July 28th from 1pm to 4pm is the annual
"Wine Women and Wheels" at Enrico Winery in Mill Bay.
The public is welcome to this event that features
old English and vintage cars.
An outdoor BBQ offers a burger and a caesar salad for $17.00

Sunday August 11 12:00 - 3:00
Event ....Gabriola Cruisers Show 'N Shine
At the field behind Twin Beaches Mall
Registration starts at 11:00
Visitors show your Ferry receipt for free entry

Saturday August 17th is the Seafood Feast with the VCCC Cowichan Chapter
As usual it is being held at Steen and Betty Hjort's home in Ladysmith

Monday Aug 19th, Tuesday Aug 20th, and Wednesday Aug 21st
Camp-out at the Living Forest
If you are planning on attending, please advise Phyllis Watson
ASAP to ensure you get a good location!

September 06, 07, 08 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Event .... Island Autumn Tour
Hosted by the VCCC Nanaimo Chapter

Click Here to see the Harrison's

B.C. & N.W. Washington Event Schedule for 2019


Click Here to see the full schedule

of our Club Events for 2019


Click here to see Technical
and
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
of
Members' Vehicles

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

This Year's Swap Meet was June 2, 2019

Our main event is an annual Swap Meet

This year it was held at the Arbutus Meadows Showpark on June 2, 2019.

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 2020 the Swap Meet will be on Sunday May 24th,
again from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

***AND***

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 2, 2019

Approximately 1800 visitors paid $3.00 to enter the Swap Meet

Click here to see photos of Swap Meet Day Action.

Recent Events

Visit to the Avenir Memory Centre
June 13, 2019
Photos courtesy of Colin Heasley

Many Thanks

Click Here to see Photos

VCCC May Tour 2019

The Kootenays

Photo Credits - Ron Rosvold

Many Thanks

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Champagne Brunch Photos April 2019

Photo Credits: Phyllis Watson

Click here to see photos


Brown Bag Auction Photos March 2019

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2018 Christmas Dinner/Party - Friday November 30th

Photo Credits - Ron Rosvold and Phyllis Watson

Click here to see photos


2018 Island Autumn Tour, September 7, 8, 9th in Victoria

Photo Credits - Ron Rosvold

Click here to see photos


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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High Mileage Awards From 2018

At the January meeting we presented the High Mileage Awards, honouring the members
who have driven their vintage/classic vehicles the most during the previous year.

There are 5 categories:

1) Pre-1935 High Mileage. Won by Ron Rosvold in his 1929 Ford Model A.

2) Post-1935 High Mileage. Won by Bob Butchart in his 1963 Ford Galaxie.

3) First Time Out. Won by Ray Koch in his 1930 Ford Model A.

4) Hard Luck Award. Won by Wayne McCargar with a blown motor in his 1926 McLaughlin-Buick.

5) People's Choice Award.
(Awarded to a member going above and beyond to promote the Club or the vintage car hobby). Won by Roy Herman

Here is Roy receiving the award from President Steve Harris

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.

Learn about the history and workings of a restored 1906 Ford Model N
and the fun of touring Australia with Bob Trevan and the Horseless Carriage Club

Watch this interesting video which shows the condition in which the car was found
followed by images of its restoration and finally video of driving it on the streets.

Click here to view the video.

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