2018 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering

My name is Emily Clare, and I am writing to you today to let you know about our annual Charity Car Show, Vancouver Island Motor Gathering on August 26th, 2018. This is our 7th annual event and every year we aim to raise more money for causes that directly impact members of the Cowichan Valley community, please visit this link to our website for more information! 

Last year, we had over 12,000 spectators, just under 600 registered vehicles, and we raised over $173,000 for the David Foster Foundation and the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. By supporting the David Foster Foundation, we have been able to help families with non-medical expenses while receiving life-saving care - here is a link to their website to learn more about this incredible foundation. Our support of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation is helping the community raise funds for a much-needed upgrade to the hospital - here is a link to their website to learn more about this! 

We're hoping to feature even more amazing vehicles at our show this year and would love to have your support! Each year, we have judged and non-judged categories with some reputable judges on the island! We'd love to have you at our event

We hope to see you there! Thank you for your consideration!

Emily Clare

Marketing Executive Assistant

email emily.clare@gain-vi.ca 

Original Joe's/Red Liner's Car Show

Hi All,

Original Joe's has partnered with The Red Liners Car Club this year for our Summer Car Show! I'm sure you have seen our listing on Ernie's Car Show Calendar, however this is also a reminder to get those cars shined up and to mark us in your day planner!

This year's car show will be held at Original Joe's at Country Club Mall on Sunday July 15th. We will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 9am - 11am, and a Burger Stand from 11am - 3pm, with all proceeds this year going towards Nanaimo Hospice.

Registration will be on July 15th at Original Joe's.

We will have prizes for People's Choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, as well as Raffle and Door Prizes.

Please let me know if you have any further questions, or you can call the restaurant at 250.585.1563.

Thanks - See you all in two weeks!


Cher Rowe

General Manager

Original Joe's Nanaimo


3280 N Island Hwy.

Nanaimo, B.C.

V9T 1W1


250.585.1563 (W) - 250.327.2437 (C)

Missed Car Shows

During Car Show season Dan is pretty much unstoppable. We sometimes call him the Energizer Bunny.

However, he is not Super Man and can not attend each and every show. We would like to represent shows even if Dan can't make it. So if anyone attends or is involved with a Show N Shine on Vancouver Island that Dan can not attend himself, and you have an album of pictures to share, we would be happy to feature these on our site as well. Remember, we would prefer to limit this to shows that Dan has NOT attended and only shows on Vancouver Island. Maybe this will allow us to represent even more of the Hot Rod culture on the island.  


Color Slides of Photos at San Cobble Raceway

We would like to say a big “Thank you” to friend Gordie Strongman for contributing these 11 color slides of photos he took mostly at San Cobble Raceway on the old Bamberton Cement Rd in Cobble Hill. This strip was run by the Quartermilers Car Club. A few are from Van Isle Dragways as well. Thank you Gordie for the generous contribution to our “Nostalgia” section on our website and also for allowing me to keep the slides!

Redliners Car Show

The Cars Show posters are starting to roll in. Be sure to check out all the posters on our Posters Page. If you know of any posters that aren't there, be sure to let us know and we will add them.

Here is the latest poster. The Redliners Car Group always does a great job hosting the car crazy crowd. A change of venue this year as the show will held at Original Joe's at the Country Club Mall. Be sure not to miss this one...