Everything Cars in Victoria, Vancouver Island, and The Pacific Northwest
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Back from a week in Toronto, Philip finds himself charmed by the sight of a restored CitroÎn Traction Avant driving along Beacon Avenue. So advanced in design that it remained in production for almost a quarter-century, the Traction Avant was the first mass-produced front-wheel-drive family car.
The original Fiat 500 was Italy’s “everyman’s car,” designed as a step-up from the ubiquitous scooter. Nigel explains how Autobianchi turned the 500 into a car that was fun to drive, could be driven in competition, and even offered a hint of luxury.
Those folks who scoffed at the idea of electric high performance cars can go to the back of the room now. As Tony informs us, the 2015 BMW i8 hybrid electric is blisteringly fast and in our eyes, downright gorgeous.
All events are listed in our calendar, including shows, runs, motorsports and auctions in Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest. If we have missed an event, you can send us the details and will make sure it gets added. All upcoming events are also included in our newsletter that goes out bi-weekly during the show season.
Cars For Sale
Have a look at the cars we carefully select to advertise on the TCT website. We limit our listings to those cars that are of collectible value either original, custom, restored or would be eligible for restoration. If you are interested if having us list your car and include it in our newsletter contact us using the contact form.
In this edition: The F1 race in Japan, the latest increases to distracted driving penalties in British Columbia, the demise of the manual transmission, and the latest articles from Philip, Tony, and Nigel.
Supercar Weekend and the Canadian Concours d’Elegance at VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver September 6 & 7th. This has to be one of the best shows in Canada for the quality of cars and great hospitality.