Expertise automotive classics and extra on the Vancouver Island Concours d’Magnificence – Monday Journal


Think about wandering the picturesque grounds of Shawnigan Lake College as you view among the most attention-grabbing and distinctive basic, collectible and unique import autos on the Island.

You are able to do that and assist youngsters and their households dealing with medical and monetary challenges, in the course of the Vancouver Island Concours d’Magnificence and Motorcar Weekend, occurring Sunday, Aug. 25 on the non-public faculty.

The sprawling occasion will characteristic two sections. One is the standard Present and Shine, that includes every little thing from scorching rods and home classics to fashionable autos, bikes and extra. The opposite is the Concours d’Magnificence, the place you’ll discover high-quality examples of European and North American restoration initiatives from pre-1974.

“We’re anticipating a lot of uncommon and distinctive cars on the present … high-calibre restoration items that folks infrequently see,” says Cindy Mui with the German Auto Import Community (GAIN Group), which has spearheaded this occasion since its inception in 2012.

The by-donation occasion (steered quantity $5) was recognized for the previous seven years because the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering. Rising from 85 automobiles at first to round 600, the occasion has collectively raised greater than $1 million for the David Foster Basis, Cowichan District Hospital Basis and particular person households in want on the Island.

For this 12 months the occasion moved from GAIN’s Vancouver Island Motorsports Circuit on the Cowichan Valley Freeway to the college in Mill Bay, a call they hope will facilitate additional development, Mui says.

“Our objective within the subsequent few years is to increase the present to supply several types of actions, and have completely different focuses for the present,” she says. “Shawnigan Lake College is simply gorgeous. It’s a gem actually nobody [outside its students and families] is aware of exists. We’re hoping to construct consciousness for them as properly – it’s type of like Butchart Gardens meets Hogwarts.”

The hours for the present are additionally being prolonged, so it’s going to now run from 10 a.m. to four p.m.

Not solely is the scope of the present being expanded, organizers hope to the touch much more households in want, particularly those that could not but have linked with the foundations, Mui says.

“There could also be a baby on the market with a uncommon sickness who isn’t on anybody’s radar,” she says. “So this 12 months we’re asking individuals to inform us about households they know of who’re in want, possibly the place individuals have needed to stop their jobs to care for his or her youngster. We would like individuals to carry consciousness of those households to us so we may also help.”

If you happen to’d prefer to enter your customized, basic or unique automobile within the Concours d’Magnificence or the Present and Shine ($25 payment), go to islandconcours.com/the-event/#classes and discover the place your automotive suits in. There’s 14 distinct classes within the Present and Shine and 12 within the Concours. You’ll discover a registration hyperlink close to the underside of that web page.

For extra details about the occasion and the charities it helps, go to islandconcours.com. Shawnigan Lake College is positioned at 1975 Renfrew Rd., off Shawnigan Lake Highway



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Trevor Parker’s 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 gained for Finest British entry ultimately 12 months’s present and shine. Photographs courtesy GAIN Group





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