Editor’s Note: The Vintage Car Club of Canada’s Steaming into Revelstoke May Tour continued on Sunday, May 18, with a ride to the Three Valley Gap. Follow along and see, through the lens of Jason Portras’ camera, how these classic automobile enthusiasts spent their day Peter Trant leads a group of vintage cars down Hwy 1 with his 1933 McLaughlin Buick Victoria. Jason Portras photo There were, as you might expect, some truly beautiful machines in this particular parade. Jason Portras photo Gorgeous. Jason Portras photo Everyone was all smiles cruising on this beautiful morning. Jason Portras photo A line of vintage cars snaked their way along the side road entrance to the Round House at The Gap, patiently waiting to enter the grounds. Jason Portras photo Once inside, the scene looked like a throwback to older days when community was King and cars were works of art. Jason Portras photo A work of art in itself, the Round House is an impressive piece of architecture. Jason Portras photo The Governor’s baby blue Pontiac takes its place in the crowd. Jason Portras photo Old friends and new friends gather to share stories of times gone by and times to come. Jason Portras photo Little Red Rags-01 and these other cars really know how to set a scene. Jason Portras photo Wow! Jason Portras photo More wow! Jason Portras photo Straight out of the Godfather! Jason Portras photo Amazing. Jason Portras photo Mustang Sally, now baby! Jason Portras photo Just look at the endless curves on that Stingray ‘Vette. Wow. Jason Portras photo On Sunday night, a semi-formal awards banquet was held to honour the hard work and dedication of all of the members of the Vintage Car Club of Canada. Following a wonderful dinner put on by La Bagette Catering and an “attitude adjustment” bar courtesy of the Rotary Club, the show began with a live auction of various items graciously donated for the benefit of the local Revelstoke Chapter. This handcrafted grader took a good bounty in itself. Jason Portras photo Another item up for auction was an antique Route 66 gas pump / CD holder. Jason Portras photo Rene Howe hides from the camera behind a beautiful donated painting. Jason Portras photo MC Bob Loeppky holds two cross-stitched train pictures in his best Vanna White pose. Jason Portras photo Auctioneer Todd Driediger did a phenomenal job at both entertaining the crowd and getting them to gleefully turn their pockets inside out for the many items up for auction. Jason Portras photo Hands were flying up to bid from all around the room. Looks like Hector Scarcelli really wanted something. Jason Portras photo VCC of Canada President Derek Long announced his retirement from that position with the club and came prepared to thank everyone he’d ever met in his life for the opportunity. Just look at the length of those speech notes! Jason Portras photo The big winner of the night was Peter Trant from the Vancouver Chapter, who came away with SIX trophies! They were as follows: Classic Best of Class, Best Canadian Classic, Lord Montague Pre-war Award, President’s High Point Award, People’s Choice Award, and last but certainly not least, the NAACC High Point Vehicle of the Meet. Here he is, pictured with just some of the trophies that adorned his table. Jason Portras photo And this is the vehicle that won the show, Peter Trant’s 1933 McLaughlin Buick Victoria. Jason Portras photo
The May Tour of the VCC of Canada for 2015 will be held in Abbottsford. It will be entitled Rally in the Valley with a theme of everything 1957.