Take your dad to a car show this Father's Day

With Sunday being Father's Day we certainly have a great selection of shows taking place across the province this weekend. Victoria, Trail, Qualicum, Prince George, Kelowna, Vernon, and even Radium, the car events make this one of the greatest weekends of the year.
And as always, I'll be at the KMS Tools show in Coquitlam, and on Father's Day proper it will be out to the big show in Mission to take photos. I love shooting the cars in motion and the Old Car Sunday in the Park in Mission is an amazingly large show with a huge variety of vehicles. In addition to your camera (and a kid, of course) take sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
Last weekend I was at the Centennial Show & Shine at my old school and ended up parking beside the 'Poster Child' for bring your kid to a car show. Gord Odolinski has been driving his very cool Chevy shortbox pickup for years and almost always has his two sons with him. He came up to me and gave me an incredibly nice chrome hubcap, era correct for my '66 Chevy truck. He claimed to have found it in a ditch, but it was way too nice. Then his younger son Trevor came up with a matching hubcap upside down and said, 'Please sir, may I have some water in my dog dish hubcap for my dog'. These type of hubcaps are often referred to as 'Dog Dish' and are what went on plain Jane models of cars and truck in the 60's. Then his wife and older son Brendan show up with two more perfect hubcaps. He had a friend who had bought a truck to restore, but sadly it was too far gone for restoration and Gord was able to get me the caps for free. Brenden had years ago told me I had a nice truck, but added the early 1970's hubcaps I had on it were 'so wrong'. Now thanks to the Odolinski's my truck is perfect!
On Saturday I went out to the Langley Loafers Old Time Drags at Mission Speedway Park and walked through the pits while waiting for the racing to fire up. Everyone relies on Barry and Shelley Siebert's mini donuts to keep going while at the track and not only did the couple recently get a new mini donut machine — they got a new racecar too. Barry grinned ear to ear when he told me he had never gone so fast in his life; a great run of 9.98 seconds at 134.28 mph in his Mopar Monster.
This afternoon at the Sheraton in Langford, just outside Victoria, is the book launch of 'Billy Foster - The Victoria Flash', plus a walk through the history of motor racing in British Columbia. Author Bob Kehoe of Portland will be signing copies and a there will be a few speeches about the history of racing in and around our province's capital city. Billy Foster started racing at the local Speedway, was the first Canadian to race in the Indy 500, raced USAC Stock Car Division and was a good friend of Mario Andretti. Foster died in a tragic crash testing at the Riverside Raceway in California in 1967. There will be two of Foster's race cars on display, one used at the Mt. Doug Hill Climbs, and the other the Indy car Billy raced at the Indy 500, both restored by Gord Alberg, a friend of Billy Foster. I for one cannot think of a better Fathers Day present than this book.
Other highlights of this weekend are the Italian and French Father's Day show in North Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Society's Father's Day Car Show at the Burnaby Heritage Village.
And don't forget to bring a kid — and your father!



What: Billy Foster- The Victoria Flash book launch party
Where: Langford Sheraton, 829 McCallum Rd., Langford
When: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Info: 250-216-6575, 250-818-4150 or trakside99@shaw.ca

JUNE 14 - 16

What: Seaside Cruizers 25th Annual Father's Day Show & Shine
Where, Qualicum Beach
When: Friday Cruise Night. Parksville Beach staging at 5 p.m., cruise starts at 7 p.m.; Saturday Poker Run from Parksville Beach. Staging at 9 a.m., departure at 11 a.m. Saturday Street Dance, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. downtown Qualicum Beach; Sunday Show & Shine, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Downtown Qualicum Beach
Admission: Free
Info: 250-752-0012 or info@seasidecruizers.com
Website: http://www.seasidecruizers.com


What: KMS Tools 24th Annual Charity Show & Shine
Where: KMS Tools, 110 Woolridge St., Coquitlam
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. $15 and open to pre-'72 or rare/unusual
Info: 604-522-5599 or lori.pridham@kmstools.com
Website: kmstools.com

What: Driven Vancouver 2019
Where: PNE Forum, Vancouver
When: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: $20
Info: 780-910-6266 or info@repmedia.ca
Website: drivenshow.ca

What: BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival British Car Show
Where: Lafarge Lake Park, Coquitlam
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults $15; Sir/students $12; Youth (6-12) $5
Info: simon.scott43@me.com
Website: bchighlandgames.com

What: Fraser Valley Motorcycle Show & Shine
Where: Highstreet Mall, Abbotsford
When: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: 9 a.m. to noon. By donation to AIM (Association for Injured Motorcyclists) and open to motorcycles
Info: 778-878-4957

What: Fraser Valley Classic Car Show on Campus
Where: University of Fraser Valley in Canada Education Park (Former CFB Chilliwack)
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: By donation to Chilliwack Hospital Foundation.
Registration: 7:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m. $10 and open to classic and collector cars only
Info: info@britishcarclub.ca
Website: fvccs.ca

What Cruisin´ the Columbia Show & Shine
Where: Downtown Trail
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: Starts at 8 a.m.$20 and open to all vehicles
Info: 250-367-6503 or info@smokensteelcarclub.com
Website: smokensteelcarclub.com

What: Brits Best Classics
Where: Legends Field. Radium
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by drive and evening banquet
Admission: Free
Registration: All British cars and motorcycles are welcome
Info: britsbest@calgarymgclub.org
Website: calgarymgclub.org

JUNE 15-16

What: APNA Truck Show
Where: Tradex, Abbotsford
When: Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free (Parking $7)
Info: 604-596-9287 or info@apnatruckshow.com
Website: apnatruckshow.com


What: Old Car Sunday in the Park
Where: Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary St., Mission
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: By donation
Registration: Start at 7 a.m. $15
Info: 604-302-7644, frhpevents@mission.ca
or info@missionfirefighters.ca
Website: missionfirefighters.ca/event/old-car-Sunday-in-the-park/
Facebook: Fraser River Heritage Park / Mission Firefighter's

What: GVMPS Father,s Day Car Show
Where: Burnaby Heritage Village
When: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No Pets Please
Admission: Free (no pets)
Info: 604-298-1565 or terryrea@telus.net

What: Italian/French Father's Day Car Show
Where: Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Free and open to all Italian and French cars, classic Italian motorcycles and bicycles
Info: 604-307-1929 or ruedi.aschwanden@gmail.com

What: Dundarave Village 14th Annual Porsche Show & Ride
Where: 2400 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: $30 donation to Cystic Fibrosis for Porsche owners.
Rides up Cypress Mountain in a Porsche: $30 donation to Cystic Fibrosis.
Info: info@showandride.ca
Website: showandride.ca

What: Dueck Charity Father's Day Corvette & Classic Car Show
Where: Dueck Richmond, 12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: 8 a.m. Free and open to all vehicles
Info: 604-514-0494, 604-970-2429, nascargraham@gmail.com
or Nickie.dukhia@dueckgm.com
Websites: dueckgm.com or riversidecorvetteclub.org

What: All British Car & Motorcycle Show & Picnic
Where: Beacon Hill, Victoria
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: Free and open to all British vehicles
Info: bcornfield@shaw.ca
Website: robinsclassicmotorcycles.com

What: Boyd Autobody & Glass Father's Day Car Show
Where: City Park, Kelowna
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Info: Krista.c@bringittoboyd.com or 250 868-2693
Website: bringittoboyd.com

What: Cruisin' Classics Father's Day Show & Sine
Where: Lheidi Tenneh Park, Prince George
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Registration: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. $10
Info: 250-964-6531 or cruisinclassics@shaw.ca
Website: cruisinclassics.ca

What: North Okanagan Chapter VCCC Father's Day Car Show
Where: Vernon Village Green, Vernon
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: By donation
Registration: 9 a.m.to 11 am Free and open to all vehicles
Info: 250-545-9075 or gillcarol46@hotmail.com
Website: vccc.com


JUNE 14-15

What: CACC Road Race #2
Where: Mission Raceway Park Road Course, Mission
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Practice, qualifying and racing throughout the day both days
Info: 778-891-5773 or brentvm@shaw.ca
Website: sccbc.netWhat: Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal Strawberry Cup
Where: Western Speedway, 2207 Millstream Rd., Victoria
Info: 250-474-2151 or denise@westernspeedway.net
Website: westernspeedway.net


What: NHRA Summit ET Racing Series Night Race #2
Where: 32670 Dyke Rd., Mission
When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: 604-826-6315 or info@missionraceway.com
Website: missionraceway.com

What: D-Day Drift Event
Where: Penticton Speedway, 2070 Carmi Ave., Penticton
Info: 250-460-0121 or pentictonspeedway17@gmail.com
Website: pentictonspeedway.com
What: Oval Racing
Where: Saratoga Speedway, Victoria
Info: 1-250-337-5024 or race@saratogaspeedway.bc.ca
Website: saratogaracing.ca/

What: Oval Racing
Where: Thunder Mountain Speedway
Info: 250-398-8343 or blowen01@yahoo.ca
Website: thundermountainspeedway.ca

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