Sunday, August 5, 2012: Oak Bay Avenue will be closed to regular vehicle traffic to make way for between 250 and 300 collectable cars representing a range of eras from some of the earliest cars to colorful hot rods. Many of them bring more than their car to the show – they bring a sense of the time they were created and the people who drove them.

The Blethering Place Collector Car Festival stands apart from other car shows in that not-yet-finished cars are welcomed and eagerly sought out for participation. Cars begin arriving on the Avenue at 8 a.m. To accommodate growing participation, cars will extend farther down Oak Bay Avenue than in previous years.

Entertainment takes place throughout the day as the Avenue comes alive with festivities. Festival favorites Johnny Vallis and Virtual Elvis will serenade the crowd at intervals throughout the day.

Prizes are awarded for crowd-pleasing cars including ladies choice. etc. At the show about a third of the participants are women,” says Agate. “Women go the extra mile with their cars. They really emphasize details that bring the era of the car alive such as accessories or detailing. It brings the history of the car alive.” Other prizes include the Policeman’s Choice, Furthest Traveled for the car with the longest commute to the show and Best Survivor, for an unrestored car nearest to original condition.

Our incredably wonderful prime rib barbecue will be in full operation thru out ther day to 4 p.m.

As always there will be a strong showing of English cars as well as colourful hot rods and vintage cars from all eras. The majority of the cars come from local enthusiasts but some come from up island, mainland BC and the United States .

Pre-registration not required. This is an open show – everyone welcomed. $15 show fee to cover expenses, insurance etc.

For further information please contact Ken Agate at:

Phone: (250) 896-9000
email: tearoom@thebletheringplace.com