Featured Shows in September
include the Luxury & Supercar Weekend with the Shaughnessy Concours d’Elegance on Sept 7-8 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 11th Annual Kirkland Concours d’Elegance held on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, WA. (See below for Kirkland story)
On September 7-8, over $100 million dollars of luxury and high-end automobiles will roll into VanDusen Botanical Garden for British Columbia’s extravaganza event, the LUXURY & SUPERCAR WEEKEND which includes Shaughnessy Concours d’Elegance
The roll-in will include over 160 automobiles in luxury, exotic, classic and supercar categories – making it the largest and most valuable collection of SuperCars in Canada to date. For the fourth time in Canada this lifestyle weekend is the Nation’s finest two day outdoor showing of Luxury & Supercars. The 2013 event once again offers a unique up-close and personal opportunity to view the world’s most important examples of automotive achievements.
Each car on display is handpicked by the Concours d‘Elegance selection committee. Automotive enthusiasts of rare luxury supercars, vintage collectibles, electric/hybrid and concept cars will get the chance to view automobiles that are normally displayed only at select elite international automotive events.
SUPERCARS TO WATCH FOR:
- 2013 Pagani Huayra: The only Pagani Huayra Carbon edition in the world is coming directly from Pebble Beach and will be unveiled at the media preview for its Canadian debut. This is the first time a Pagani has come to Canada. Of the 22 Pagani Huayras build to date, this is the only Carbon edition. It is the fastest road-legal car to go around BBC’s Top Gear test track (2.82km) at a record of 1 minute 13.8 seconds. There are only 15 produced in North America and 3 in Canada.
- 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse: This will be the first time the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (limited to 100 units worldwide) will land on Canadian soil. It is the fastest open-top production car with record-breaking speed of 408.84km/h (254MPH).
- 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante: Here for its Canadian debut and directly from its international unveiling at Pebble Beach. It’s the manufacturer’s first convertible with body panels comprised entirely of carbon fiber.
- 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster: The most exciting series production Lamborghini has ever built and the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars.
- 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider: McLaren’s first convertible ever, complete with an all carbon fiber body.
- 2014 Porsche 991 C4S Coupe: The speedster version of the 991-generation 911.
- 2014 Porsche Panamera Hybrid: The first ever plug-in Hybrid electric car by Porsche.
- 2014 Jaguar F-Type: Named “World Car Design of the Year” at New York International Auto Show. Jaguar’s first true sportscar 40 years after the iconic E-Type.
(See below for Kirkland Concours story)
MODIFIED SUPERCARS (PROJECT CARS) TO WATCH FOR:
- Lamborghini Aventador INIZIO (LP700) Project: The world’s first air brake wing for Lamborghini, developed by Canadian Company, Attivo Designs.
- Enzo Ferrari FXX Evolution by Edo Competition: The only street legal Ferrari Enzo to FXX specifications in the world, with the power increased to 950 hp (150 hp more than other factory FXXs). There are only 30 FXX in the world.
- Maserati MC12 CORSA project by Edo Competition: Only 12 were produced in the world and this version is the only street legal MC12 Corsa in North America.
- Conquest Evade project by SR Auto Group: The Evade is currently the only one in the world. It is an ultra hand crafted luxurious SUV.
- Ferrari 458 “Reiko” Project, by SR Auto Group.
- 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 NERO ROSSO Project by AWG Performance One.
- Lamborghini LP560 1500HP Project by Underground Racing.
- Lamborghini Aventador Liberty Walk Project by SR Auto Group.
CONCOURS CARS TO WATCH FOR:
- 1967 Lamborghini Miura: The world’s first SuperCar to be fitted with a transversely mounted V-12 engine in the rear on the most iconic Lamborghini ever built. Its first appearance was at the Geneva Auto Show 1966.
- 1931 Auburn Boat tail Speedster: A pre-war American sports car.
- 1989 Porsche 930 Slantnose: The fastest production car available in Germany at the time of its introduction in 1975.
- 1968 L-88 Corvette: The most victorious racing Corvette in history.
- 1934 Alvis Speed 20: The first post-vintage design from Alvis.
- 1931 Cadillac V12: North America’s most luxurious V12 model at the time of its launch.
- 1991 BMW Z-1: The first 2-seat roadster built by BMW to have electric doors that fold into the chassis, a total of only 8000 were produced.
- 1928 Morris Estate Wagon: Built by Morris Motors which began in Oxford, UK in 1912.
- 1933 McLaughlin Buick: Believed to be the only one ever built, it will debut at Luxury & Supercar Weekend after a long restoration that began in 1979!
- 1964 Porsche 911T: A one owner survivor car that has never been touched, it looks the same as the day it came off the production line.
FASHION HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Saturday, September 7th will feature Vancouver’s largest outdoor, designer fashion stage showcasing notable collections by various high-end fashion partners.
OTHER NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Tom Lee Music will be displaying three pianos valued at $1M including a Schimmel K 213 Glass piano made out of crystal, a Steinway Kuniisii designed by a Canadian Haida artist Jay Simeon, and a limited Edition Steinway Tercentennial grand piano.
- Samsung will be featuring their 85″ Ultra HDTV that retails for $40K, in addition to the new 55″ & 65″ Ultra HD TVs. All three TVs can be tilted and adjusted easily as they are built into an external easel.
- An Italian Food and Wine Pavilion with over 20 food and beverage partners.
- For out-of-town guests, the event is offering 2 complimentary one-day tickets when guests book an overnight stay at any one of the 37 downtown hotel partners through our booking website www.bevancouver.com
As it celebrates its 11th anniversary, the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance begins it’s second year on Sept 8 at the LeMay – America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma. Featuring a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – LeMay-ACM, in the shadow of Mt. Rainier 30 minutes south of Seattle, is one of the America’s largest auto museums. This family-oriented event is regarded as one of the premier concours events in the country.
Feature classes and awards have been determined for the 2013 U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, which will take place on the Haub Family Field adjacent to the musem, and include Mercedes-Benz, with a number of the German automaker’s legendary models slated to be on display.
Special classes will highlight Ferrari, the Porsche 911, five decades of Lincoln, Woodies, Classic Car Club of America vehicles and a motorcycle class consisting of Pre-War American bikes.
One of the key elements of the Kirkland Concours is the leadership and participation of the Classic Car Club of America’s Pacific Northwest Region. Many of its members participate with their award winning cars, as judges and volunteers.
“Both as individuals and as a club, the members have been pleased to support the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance since its inception. There is a huge difference between a car show and a Concours”, stated Brian Rohrback, PNR CCCA Director and avid collector. “ We participate in this great event to bring enjoyment to those who exhibit cars and those who come to appreciate the art and beauty. This showcase is a source of great pride for our members and it creates worldwide attention for the quality of the automobiles on display.”
Many of the participants of the Kirkland Concours have been judges, in leadership and have had their cars in the legendary Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for many years.
The event’s “Kirkland Concours Award” will be renamed to honor Phil Smart Sr., the former title sponsor of the Kirkland Concours in its early years. Smart, a longtime luxury automotive dealer, volunteer and philanthropist in the state of Washington, passed away earlier this year at 93.
Over its first 10 years of existence, the Concours d’Elegance donated approximately 1.5 million dollars to Seattle Children’s and Evergreen Hospitals.
The Concours will also include a Collector’s Class featuring the vehicles of John Goodman and a Special Display Class with a variety of important automobiles.
The Kirkland Concours will run on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The LeMay Museum – ACM, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, is a separate entity from the LeMay Family Collection at LeMay Marymount facility which houses the main family collection in south Tacoma.
The Two LeMays:
Many have heard of the late Harold E. LeMay, and Nancy LeMay, who together for over thirty some years collected cars, trucks, motorcycles, dolls, toys and more, enough to fill many, many buildings in south Tacoma. Last year, the long awaited LeMay Museum was opened in Tacoma, WA, next to the Tacoma Dome alongside I-5. Now called “LeMay-America’s Car Museum” the concrete and glass edifice house several hundred LeMay vehicles along with many others donated or loaned for exhibition. Read More about the LeMay Museum.
The original LeMay collection was housed at the family home, still used by the family and housing several hundred cars and artifacts. When Harold and Nancy ran out of space to house the growing collection, they purchased the Marymount Academy nearby. The 80 acre campus is described in their website.
Now, Marymount provides an opportunity to see, on any given day, 500 vehicles of the collection plus dolls, toys, memorabilia and it continues to grow.
From its roots as the original automotive collection of Harold & Nancy LeMay, started in the 1960’s, the LeMay family formed the LeMay Family Collection Foundation (LFCF) with the objectives of sustaining and growing the LeMay Collection and a desire from the community to preserve the amazing LeMay Collection for the future. The LeMay family collection includes over 1,500 vintage vehicles, plus related Americana (dolls, toys, antiques, farm equipment, etc.) and much of that is located at Marymount, a distinct campus with a unique history all its own.
The LeMay Family Collection Foundation at the Marymount Event Center was established so future generations may enjoy all these artifacts year-round!
The most fabulous day of the year, for car enthusiasts, is the annual open house and car show. It is the only day of the year when the homestead is open to the public – a “not-to-be-missed” experience. The legacy of the Harold E. LeMay collection, however, is at Marymount where history, preservation, education all come together as the LeMay legacy.
The celebration, of course, is always on the last Saturday of August. Now, the 36th year of the event has become, in our opinion, like an “5 ring circus” of automotive activity, events and exhibitions. While the LeMay Marymount Event Center is now open year around (hence the “Two LeMays”), the celebration is August 31st. (The auction continues on Sunday). You are all welcome – it’s family fun – at it’s best and not limited to just automotive enthusiasts.
36th Annual LeMay Car Show
Acres and acres of gorgeous vintage cars – what’s not to love?
Plan now for August 31st for the LeMay Car Show.
If you have never attended the LeMay Car Show, it is more than 1,000 cars! It’s a TWO location car show, which means that it’s the ONE day a year that in addition to the LeMay Collections at Marymount, Nancy LeMay and her family open their LeMay homestead property in Spanaway for the general public to come gawk and walk through. She may call her house a standard five-bedroom farmhouse, but the garages… well, let’s just say that there’s something really special about having a 300-car garage! In addition to the vintage vehicles, there are special displays of dolls, antiques, a General Store & Soda Fountain Room and all sorts of Americana.
See below for AUCTION information
Collector car owners are invited to bring their vehicles to display on the show fields (parking is first-come, first-serve, no need to pre-register), there’s a car club corral, and there is even an automotive swap meet and a vintage vehicle auction that starts in the afternoon! (the auction will continue into Sunday – more about that below). Visitors will even get a chance to see a special “Rat Pack” display which includes cars from the stars: Peter Lawford’s Dual Ghia and Sammy Davis Jr’s Stutz.
There is also a NEW “Masters of the Brush” feature to the show where several automotive artists will be showcasing their automotive art, and they’ll be drawing for kids – so neat to see the artists as they work!
All in all, you won’t want to miss the LeMay Car Show! Our LeMay volunteers are already working hard to ensure that it is going to be the best car show ever! Be sure to round up your friends and family and make a day of it! Admission is just $10/person (or FREE admission for LeMay Family Collection members), and you can purchase tickets online ahead of time, or at the gate. Free parking, free shuttles. Read more details about the show here…
Sidenote: There is still space for automotive swap meet vendors at this event – spaces are just $35 ea for a 10×20 space – call 253.272.2336 to reserve your space!
The Cold War is coming back to Spanaway…
the 36th Annual LeMay Car Show. It’s believed to be one of just a very few fully restored Civilian Defense shelters in the United States.
Feeling Lucky? Don’t Miss Lucky Collector Car Auction
August 31-September 1
The upcoming Lucky Collector Car Auction at Marymount will be held in conjunction with the 36th Annual LeMay Car Show, which draws thousands of visitors each year. This Lucky Auction is a 2-day auction on August 31st-September 1st, and will feature dozens of vintage vehicles! Auction preview is on August 31st from 9am-1pm, and the auction begins at 1pm on August 31st for the first lots. There are more lots than there is time, so the auction will carry on into Sunday for the remaining lots.
Consigners – see special offer here!
More than 150 lots have already been consigned and are listed online, and more than 200 are expected, so there will be plenty of vehicles to choose from! There are sports cars, muscle cars, true classics, a few pickup trucks and motorcycles, some model cars and automobilia, and some really unusual rarities. Whether you are hunting for another collector car to add to your stable, or whether you are a first-timer waiting to “fall in love” with your first collector car, we know that you won’t want to miss out on all the auction action!
Register to bid ahead of time or you can register at the auction, or you can even bid remotely off-site through Proxibid. Preview the lot listings ahead of time and check back as the date gets closer – more vehicles will be added soon!
Subscribers and readers of NW Car Events Calendar who want to consign their vehicles may obtain a $50.00 savings on fees by using our special Promo Code: Use this Promo Code: UPFR-450 when registering. Details here.
MORE AUCTION INFO:
www.luckyoldcar.com or call: 206.467.6531 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About other opportunities at LeMay Marymount Events Center
Private Events at Marymount
Planning a special event? The Marymount Event Center has great indoor spaces for groups of 50-500. We also have outdoor spaces that are perfect for car shows, festivals, weddings, corporate functions or other events! Learn more
Vintage Vehicle Tours & Historical Marymount Tours
Up North in Beautiful Vancouver, B.C. It’s the All British Event Not To Be Missed!
It’s a passion for classic British built cars and motorcycles that fires up the annual nostalgia fest that has come to be known as The Greatest Show on British Wheels – All British Field Meet 2013.
The colors and floral beauty of the host venue, Van Dusen Botanical Garden provides a magnificent setting to compliment over 600 classics on display and over 6,000 enthusiasts in attendance .
This event is the largest of its kind in Western Canada where you can expect to see a huge variety of cars and motorcycles displayed in 61 separate classes from tiny Austin’s and Mini’s to stately Rolls Royce’s and Bentleys in addition to a large showing of nimble sports cars, modified and race cars.
Record displays of this year’s featured marque cars will be displayed to honor a century of Aston Martin, 60 years of Austin-Healey, 100 years of Morris Motors and 85 years of Vincent motorcycles.
The celebration begins on Friday May 17 with a Noggin ‘n Natter-style reception and silent auction held in the architecturally British Abercorn Hotel from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. This is a great opportunity to relax and connect with fellow classic car enthusiasts, enjoy the generous reception food, have a drink with friends plus pick up registration packs and a possible bargain bid at the 100 item silent auction.
The celebration continues on Saturday May 18 on the lawns of Van Dusen with brass, jazz and pipe band music, concessions, swap meet stands, artist’s gallery, classic car seminars and sponsors/vendors booths plus the latest dealer ‘future classic’ models, all complementing the spectacular display of classic British machinery. A very special garden party for enthusiasts and those merely looking for a walk down memory lane.
If you own a British car, join in the fun and register online or email for the event brochure. There are many great prizes for entrants and the attending public such as a trip for two to Britain with Virgin Atlantic, A trip to the Yukon with Air North plus you could win a set of Yokohama tires, a Jaguar weekend for two in Whistler or a garage floor make-over worth $2,000.00.
Youngtimer Entrant Award
If you are entering a car or motorcycle and you are 25 or younger, check the applicable box on the entry form for consideration by the ABFM judges.
Don’t have a British Car – Join the Fun and Festivities Anyway
If you would like to attend the event without entering a vehicle, simply pay at the gate on Saturday May 18, 2013 or get your advance tickets online . Open to the public from 10.00am to 4.30pm.
Featured Marques for 2013
The Greatest Show on British Wheels will pay special tribute to 100 years of Aston Martin, a century of Morris Motors Ltd., and 85 years of Vincent motorcycles on the Victoria Day Weekend, Saturday May 18, 2013. For Featured Marques, read more below banner.
Memorabilia, manuals, literature, new and used parts for every make of British-built vehicles.
The All British Field Meet also includes a swap meet, car corral and exhibitor vendors.
Featured Marques for 2013
The Greatest Show on British Wheels, staged each Victoria Day weekend in Vancouver’s magnificent Van Dusen Botanical Garden, will pay special tribute to 100 years of Aston Martin, a century of Morris Motors Ltd., and 85 years of Vincent motorcycles on the Victoria Day Weekend, Saturday May 18, 2013.
Aston Martin DB5, forever linked with James Bond fever.
But the real Aston Martin story began 100 years earlier on January 15, 1913, when two Englishmen, Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, founded Bamford & Martin, the company that would manufacture Aston.
Aston Martin Ulster, one of the most respected pre-war racecars.
Martin pioneered the company though the pre-war years with vintage models like the Ulster, establishing the reputation of the marque by taking third place in the 1935 Twenty Four Hours of LeMans race.
The mighty Morris Minor—best-selling Morris ‘jelly-mould’ economy car.
William Morris (Lord Nuffield ) founded the company in 1912 and quickly built a reputation for quality at competitive prices, taking over from Ford in 1924 as the U.K.’s biggest car manufacturer with a 51 per cent share of the home market. There are probably not that many surviving pre-war models in the Pacific Northwest, but the post-war (1948-1971) Issigonis-designed Morris Minors saw more than one-million built with a large number exported to North America, so expect to see a good showing at VanDusen.
1935 Morris 8 grille displays City of Cowley emblem. Photo: Cam Hutchins.
1939 Vincent Rapide. Photo: R. Smith.
Always a favourite at ABFM the motorcycle class continues to expand with more than 30 on display last year. Much of this is due to the dedication and hard work of the British Motorcycle Owners Club (BMOC) members who consistently put on a great feature exhibition.
For more details on the featured marques at the All British Field Meet in Vancouver, B.C. – READ HERE .
What’s older and more fun than the 85th Annual Salem Cherry Blossom Drive & Poker Run?
Dozens of cars and drivers, plus guests, join in this springtime event in the Salem, OR, area on April 20. Cars and motorcycles are all welcome and it is only $5.00. First place winner receives $100 with a 2nd and 3rd place award.
This fun-filled event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Salem and the Marion Polk Foodshare. The Salem Auto Club Council coordinates this event. The council has 30 clubs and organizations in its membership.
The event begins at Walery’s Pizza parking lot in West Salem with six stops including
Brunk House Pioneer Farm 1861, cafes, fruitstands, the Willamette Heritage Center and a brew house.
For details, Jeff Foster 503 5888 1932 or evenings at 503 393 3143.
British Invasion of Cars, Music and More
Langley, British Columbia is the place to be on April 21 for all British Autophiles. The 8thAnnual St. George’s Day Motoring Show will be held Fort Langley Community Hall from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Over 80 cars, Motorcycles, Buses and Lorries will be there… plus a Sopwith Camel Bi Plane from the Canadian Museum of Flight. This is the aircraft featured in Charles Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts, where Snoopy is shown in combat with the Red Baron.
Hosted by the uniquely named the “Langley Area Mostly British Motoring Club“, the event is free to general public. Vehicle registration fee is $ 15.00 Langley, British Columbia is just about 15 miles north of the Canadian border across from Blaine, WA.