May 9, 2006


British classic car show set for Saturday, May 20 in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia – The 21st annual All British Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, May 20 at VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver. This year’s featured marque is the Nash Metropolitan, which was built in Britain by Austin, designed in Italy by Pininfarina, and marketed by Nash in the United States. A record number are expected at the event, including the only known station wagon version to exist.

Nash Metropolitan
Nash Metropolitan. Click image to enlarge

The show will feature almost 600 British classic motorcars, including Jaguar, Bentley, MG, Lotus, Austin, Morgan and British motorbikes; the event also includes music from a 20-piece brass band, automotive art gallery, vendors selling automotive products and British goods, display booths and a food concession. The event is organized by the Olde British Car Society, in cooperation with local car clubs, to raise money for VanDusen Gardens.

The show will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at VanDusen Gardens, at Oak St. and 37th Avenue in Vancouver, B.C. Entrance is $12 for adults, $10 for youth and seniors, $6 for children six to twelve, and $24 for a family pass. Each entrance ticket is put into a draw for a trip for two to Britain.

Owners of British cars, including modified and race cars, who wish to show their vehicles can register at www.westerndriver.com/abfm, or call 604-736-6754.

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