Attracting up to 150 beautifully maintained rare vehicles from across B.C., this year’s Fraser Valley Classic Car Show is once again free to enter, and free to attend.
Sponsored by Great Canadian Oil Change, the 2015 FVCCS returns July 19 to Chilliwack’s charming Antique Powerland at Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association with venerable host Trevor McDonald, who will broadcast his popular 89.5 The Drive Nothin’ But ‘70s show live on site from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. before entertaining the crowd with his own live music throughout the afternoon, covering hits from the 1950s through the ’90s.
The FVCCS evolved from the longstanding Minter Gardens Classic Car Show, and classic vehicle entries from the 1910s to 1979 are already rolling in (visit www.fvccs.ca for more info, or to register). A commitment to domestic and import pure classics sets this show apart from other vintage show and shines.
“These vehicles are elegant and authentic as possible, they’re not resto-rods or custom machines,” says show manager Harv McCullough.
“They’re what a car or truck would’ve looked like when manufactured in its day.”
With an eye on building community through history, entrants don’t need to be members of any clubs or associations.
“Anyone who owns a vehicle that qualifies can put a vehicle in the show,” McCullough explains.
The event features four classes in both domestic and import, plus the always-popular People’s Choice winner, which becomes the following year’s poster vehicle. A special judge will also be announced for the exciting Celebrity Award.
McCullough says all generations enjoy the FVCCS because it’s more than just a car show, it’s also a very important link to the past.
“Basically, we’re historians. Without people restoring these vehicles how would the younger generation understand how far the technology has come over the years?”
McDonald also hosted the 2014 FVCCS, and has been looking forward to this year’s event ever since.
“It’s truly one of the best cars shows in Western Canada right here in our own backyard,” he says.
“If last year was any indication, we are going to have a blast this time around!”
The FVCCS runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19 at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association, located alongside Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way. Great food and refreshments will be available to purchase. For more information, visit fvccs.ca.