All makes and models are welcome at Sunday’s Vancouver Island Motor Gathering, expected to draw thousands of classic car enthusiasts. The event gets rolling at 11 a.m. at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit at 4063 Cowichan Valley Hwy. Black Press photo

Motor Gathering draws enthusiasts from across the Island

Motorsport Circuit hosts Sunday car show in support of charity

Motor vehicle enthusiasts will find stellar examples from virtually every make and vintage at Sunday’s Vancouver Island Motor Gathering, returning to the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit in the Cowichan Valley.

Thousands of visitors are expected between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 27, when hundreds of vehicles will vie for best-of-the-best honours, selected by judges Rudi Koniczek, Chris Yarrow and Mike Grams. Award categories range from Best Classic Motorcycle and Best Pre-War Vehicle to Best Street Rod and Most Original.

While the Motor Gathering was previously based in Victoria, the move makes it easier for enthusiasts to attend from throughout the south and central Island, in addition to those coming from across the Pacific Northwest and other parts of British Columbia.

All funds from the event go to charity, including primary recipients the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation and the David Foster Foundation, and a variety of smaller local charities, says Cindy Mui, GAIN Vancouver Island’s marketing director, noting the overall goal for this year is $175,000.

From the event’s earliest roots, community support has been the goal – something that fits well with the GAIN philosophy.

“We strive throughout the year to be a big part of our communities, focusing on children and families, and ensuring they all receive the same opportunities we do,” says GAIN partner Peter Trzewik. “The Motor Gathering is a significant part of that. We thank our continued supporters, from those who bring their vehicles, to our sponsors and judges, to the many people who return each year. We couldn’t do it without you.”

For those who have yet to visit the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, at 4063 Cowichan Valley Hwy., the Motor Gathering also offers a chance to learn more about the unique facility. Designed by Germany’s Tilke Engineers and Architects, drawing on experience designing Formula One racetracks, the all-season course features 19 corners and 91 metres in elevation changes over its 2.3-kilometre length. The facility also includes a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art clubhouse.

The gates open to the public Sunday at 11 a.m., with the Quality Foods-sponsored food court opening at 11:30 a.m.

Learn more at motorgathering.com.

jennifer.blyth@blackpress.ca

Just Posted

Esquimalt arson trial hears of feud with tenant before the fire

Wei Li charged with intentionally setting fire to a duplex he owned on Oct. 3, 2017

Langford homeowner helps West Shore RCMP catch car thief

The homeowner grabbed the suspect until the police arrived moments later

UVic second best comprehensive university in Canada: Macleans

B.C. schools take top two positions on yearly list

Head of Vancouver Island Regional Library system calls Sidney’s claims ‘problematic’

Rosemary Bonanno says the Library Act gives Sidney an ‘exit strategy’

City of Victoria limits protected tree circumference to 30 cm or more

The change was originally anticipated to go from 80 cm down to 60 cm

VIDEO: B.C. man’s yard comes alive with grizzlies at night

Malakwa man has captured images of 12 different grizzlies on video

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

Fire response at Trans Mountain Burnaby tank farm could take six hours: audit

Site doesn’t have mutual aid response agreement with Burnaby fire department

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Tickets available for Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame dinner and induction

Ryan Cochrane, Mike Piechnick and Rob Short among the inductees

Suspect hits woman with pipe, jumps into waiting truck in downtown Nanaimo

Police say victim believes ‘vicious assault’ was an attempted purse-snatching

ICBC willing to loosen grip on driver claim data, David Eby says

Private insurers say claims record monopoly keeps them out

B.C. principal suspended for failing to help student who reported inappropriate touching

Principal didn’t remove student from the teacher’s class nor call the parents within a reasonable time

Most Read