Car Events

Rotary Car show 2019,Penticton

By Morley McDonald A few photos from the 24 th annual Rotary Car Show held in Rotary Park at the south end of Okanagan Lake in Beautiful Penticton, BC Peoples Choice winner is the 1967 Camaro

Kars under the K 2019

By Morley McDonald These photos are from the 18th annual “Kars under the K” held in Keremeos, BC on August 4th. Approx. 130 entries, Four classes were won by NAACC members.

7th Annual Old Country Car Show, Aldergrove.

The Central Fraser Valley chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada held their 7th annual car show at the Aldergrove High School in late April. The weather was great and 200 cars had arrived by 9:30 a.m. and they kept coming until the lot was full to capacity. Plans for opening up the field next year are in the works.

Easter gathering of the Vintage Car Club of Canada

The 2019 Easter gathering of the Vintage Car Club of Canada’s Vancouver chapter was held on the very outskirts of Vancouver at the Trev Deeley’s Harley Davidson dealership on Boundary road. The cars and a few trucks gather at the back parking lot the cars were a stellar collection of very eclectic old tin.

Crescent Beach Concours d' Elegance

I spent Saturday morning at the Crescent Beach Concours D Elegance and was blown away by many of the cars. The Triumph Italia was one of my favourites, basically a TR-3 chassis rebodied by Vignale for the Italian Importer who felt the Italians would not buy a car without roll up windows and modern amenities. The cars styling obviously heavily influenced the boxy Triumph TR4 styling.

Cobble Beach Concours d' Elegance

THE GENESIS OF THE COBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE In early 1998 Mr. Willis McLeese was approached by Ms. Dorothy Telford, a local real estate agent and board member of Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE), to consider purchasing a spectacular 574-acre property just north of Owen Sound, the present day Cobble Beach.

68th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

August 26, 2018
Report by Rob McLeese

What started as a very foggy, humid cool morning at 5:30 am ended up being a scorcher by 11:30 am. The cars loading onto the field as usual were spectacular with most of them being greeted on the entry hill by Barry Meguiar, yes of Meguiar polishing fame and later at the entrance to the show field by Sandra Button, Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours.
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Concours of America Plymouth Mi July 27, 2018

Last year the Eastern NAACC journalism team made Their annual pilgrimage down to Concours of America. One of the themes of the 2018 show was Cars of the Jet Age which included the General Motors Firebirds I, II and III, all developed in the 1950’s by Harley Earl and his team. These cars were far ahead of the era in terms of the technology that was included in them.

Use of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG) judging process
Serious meaningful Concours Judging recommendation:

The use of the ICJAG forms and guidelines are most effective when supported by an experienced chief judge and knowledgeable chief class judges.  However, the first step is the introductory use of the ICJAG basic judging form which provides for fair and consistent judging of all concours entries.
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Crescent Beach Concours d' Elegance

I spent Saturday morning at the Crescent Beach Concours D Elegance and was blown away by many of the cars. The Triumph Italia was one of my favourites, basically a TR-3 chassis rebodied by Vignale for the Italian Importer who felt the Italians would not buy a car without roll up windows and modern amenities. The cars styling obviously heavily influenced the boxy Triumph TR4 styling.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 23-26, 2018 Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do…race.

Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance

Sunday, August 26 2018 Concours d' Elegance The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will feature the following marques and special classes among others: • Motor Cars of the Raj • Rollston Coachwork • OSCA • Tucker • Postwar Custom Citroën • Vintage-Era Sporting Cars • Eisenhower Era Dream Convertibles

Canadian Coasters

Everything is coming together for the 2022 Cross Canada tour. Now is the time to get your ideas and suggestions in as soon it will be to late to make changes. I've worked out a proposed travel route and will go over it with John Carlson in the near future. The National, NAACC, would like to be more involved in the planning process and Dorothy and I welcome their input.

2018 Cobble Beach Concours report by Bob Ford Jr.

Again, in 2018 I had the honour of being invited to judge at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. I was thrilled, to say the least, because this is one of only a couple of Concours shows in Canada and is said to be the best! The show takes place on the 18th green of the Cobble Beach Golf and Country Club overlooking Georgian Bay on Lake Huron – a beautifully location to feature some of the best cars in North America.

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The 2018 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance Report and photos by Rob McLeese

This past September the Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community hosted its 6th annual Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This extraordinary automotive weekend kick started on Friday evening with a cocktail reception at the Cobble Beach Lighthouse where some lovely 40 and 50 foot yachts were bobbing gently in the breeze at the adjacent dock.

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2018 Concorso Italiano
By Rob McLeese​

On August 25, 2018, Rob McLeese Eastern correspondent for the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC) and Cory Haggar, photographer for the NAACC made our way to the beautiful hills at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, California for the 2018 Concorso Italiano. It was another beautiful sunny California day.

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Concorso Italiano

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey Bay California, Concorso Italiano will once again be a key part the traditional Monterey Automobile Week. Concorso Italiano’s unique format features more than 800 – 1000 vehicles of Italian origin, and its atmosphere is on the vehicles on display, conversations between people who love and appreciate them, and elements of Italian style such as fashion, food, music and art – all of this on the beautiful grounds of the Black Horse Golf Club.

Coastal Swapmeet

The Coastal Swapmeet is held at Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford late in May every year. ...Friday morning is set up day and the gates opened to the public at 2p.m. and closed at 9p.m. Saturday morning the gates opened at 8a.m. and went until 4p.m. From the Coastal Swapmeet website... What started out as a small gathering of car enthusiasts cleaning out old car parts, has grown into one of the biggest automotive themed swap meets in Western Canada.

LeMay Museum

The cars are all what is commonly known as “Detroit iron” from the hay-day of U.S. auto dominance, the 1950s and 1960s. They are: a 1957 Chevy Nomad, the stylish 2-door station wagon that has become an icon of design; a 1961 Chrysler 300G, the high performance version of that big, brash, massively-finned luxury car: and a 1966 Mustang, the first generation of the car that created a whole new segment in the market beginning the “pony car” trend.

2016 Pacific North West Deuce Days

Every three years the streets around the inner harbour, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the venerable Empress Hotel are filled with classic cars and more than a third of them are 1932 Fords of all models and descriptions. The 1932 Ford, nicknamed the “Deuce”, holds a special place in many hot rodders and car collector‘s hearts. The first year an affordable V-8 engine was offered to the public, the Ford V8 replaced the Model A and the Model T as America’s sweetheart and they still hold they spot all these years later.

The Quail Motoring Gathering

For ten days each August, connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world converge on the Monterey Peninsula to celebrate the ultimate in automotive design, engineering and camaraderie among fellow aficionados. The crown jewel in a whirlwind of events is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Since its inception, it has combined a lush setting on a golf course nestled against the Santa Lucia mountain range with exceptional cuisine and the finest examples of vintage sporting automobiles seen during the week. Sponsors provide today's cream-of-the-crop luxury cars to be sampled by guests on local roads, and those who wish can also test their mettle on the Land Rover Experience Driving School off-road course.