Preserving our British Motoring Heritage

Vancouver Coast

About the Branch

Area Serviced

The Vancouver Coast Branch services the Lower Mainland of BC from the Sunshine Coast to the US Border, and from Vancouver to Chilliwack.

Monthly Events

Our monthly events are held on the first Tuesday of each month. The location of the event moves to a different interesting location each month

Branch Publication – Roundabout

The Vancouver Coast Branch publishes the Roundabout Newsletter 6 times/year.  The newsletter is published on  the website and an email is sent to all branch members with a link to the new issue. Members without e-mail access can opt to have a printed copy mailed to them. Back issues are archived online for easy access (click on “Read the Roundabout” button below to access the Roundabout archive page).

Our very first copy of the Roundabout ! – Volume 1, Issue 1 from March 1996

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Featured Event

Hi folks, here is the latest info from Lorna on upcoming events.

September 17—- car run, led by member Rob McCullough —start in Burnaby area, more info to follow.

October 15- John and Lorna Fraser Valley run- keep the date,more info to follow.

November 6– London Brighton run- start Delta Heritage Airpark, ends up at Adrian’s restaurant at Langley airport. Buffet lunch- roast beef, chicken, salads etc—- $38 including tax,get,gratuity.

December 6–Annual Christmas party— Westfield country Club— ( used to be EagleRidge)— 7778 – 152nd St Surrey——-cost will be $45 per person, inclusive—-

 

Recent events

Branch Executive

Name: Vacant
Position: Branch Chairperson

Description: We are currently looking for a new Branch Chairperson

Name: Alan Inglis
Position: Past Branch Chairperson

Bio: Alan has been an OECC member since 1996 and even took part in one of the first Mini Montes.

He is interested in all fields of transportation but his knowledge has limited him to little British cars (Midgets and Sprites) and motorcycles.

However, he has now entered a new phase in his life called Lotus!

Name: Bill Nixon
Position: Vice Chair

Bio

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Name: Malcolm Tait
Position: Treasurer

Bio: Shortly after arriving in Vancouver in 1966 we purchased a 1962 Austin Cambridge which we kept for 14 years.

 In 1970 we purchased a new Rover 2000TC which we still have.

 I started getting involved with car clubs while undertaking a restoration of the Rover in 1999.

I have been actively involved with The Rover Car Club of Canada since then, currently serving as Membership Secretary and Treasurer.

 I have been a member of the OECC (VCB) since 2008.

Name: Vacant
Position: Secretary

Description: We are currently looking for this position

Name: Dave Eddleston
Position: Membership Coordinator

Bio:

Name: Lorna Hoare
Position: Events and Meetings Coordinator

Bio: Lorna’s first British car was a 1952 green Ford Prefect which was the family vehicle. They drove it from Vancouver to Saskatoon, which seemed to take years! She learned to drive on a Vauxhall Victor. Lorna and John’s favourite car was a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 which they had in Scotland and took to Australia in 1972. It remains there to this day. They currently enjoy “Poppy” their 1953 MGTD.

Name: Alan Miles
Position: Communitcations Coordinator/Branch Webmaster

Bio: Alan’s interest lies mainly with cars of the Rootes Group, having owned several Hillmans and Sunbeams over the years. He currently owns a 1962 Sunbeam Rapier Series IIIA Convertible and a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V.

Name: Leslie Foster
Position: Roundabout Editor

Bio: Les is a founding member of the Vancouver Coast Branch, conceived the Roundabout Newsletter in 1994 and edited it for a number of years.  He later edited the OECC Spanner newsletter for several years and has always been a frequent contributor to club publications. He is also a past Vice-Chair of the VCB.  Writing has always been one of Les’ passions.

Les and his wife, Calla, are the owners of a fully restored1951 Ford Thames E83W pickup which they completed together after years of preliminary help by generous friends from the VCB.  Les’ first ‘car’ was a Thames van and he has been a life-long follower of the marque and continues to be active, internationally, to aid other owners of E83W and related vehicles with advice. He looks forward to receiving our member’s contributions to the Roundabout at oeccroundabout@gmail.com