A Car Show Extravaganza Hits B.C. | Automotive Training Centre

This weekend is one of the busiest of the year for local car shows in and around the Vancouver and Surrey areas. In other words, it’s like Christmas in July.

For those of you who are studying to be an Auto Body Technician, car shows are a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with car enthusiasts who have spent a lot of time and money modifying the mechanics and body of their cars. Likewise, those pursuing Auto Body Paint Careers can expect to see some pretty outrageous paint jobs out there, so be sure to check out what people have been up to.

Regardless of which automotive training program you are enrolled in, there’s no doubt that any ATC student would get a thrill from seeing dozens (if not hundreds!) of cars spread out in one location. Car shows are a great way to meet people who are as passionate about cars as we all are, and also to expose yourself to the automotive techniques and trends that people are following.

Below is a list of some of the car shows being held this weekend. If you have a car you want to show off, or if you just want to have a look around and meet other car fanatics, then you should definitely try to take some out to drop in on at least one of the shows. The forecast is calling for a chance of isolated showers, but there’ll be plenty of hoods around for you to hide under. Enjoy!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

10th Annual Galaxie Club Car Show

Showcasing all makes and models of specialty vehicles.

14530 – 104th Ave, Surrey (Dam’s Ford)

10AM – 3PM / Free Admission

Car registration is at 9AM for $10

Info: 604-540-8531

Marpole Summer Fest Show & Shine

Showcasing all classic cars and models.

8072 Granville St., Vancouver (Petro Canada parking lot)

11AM – 2PM / Free Admission

Car registration is from 10AM – 12PM for free.

Info: 604-802-0490

Hot July Nights – 100 Mile House Show ‘N Shine

Showcasing all cars, hot rods, trucks, motorcycles and road cruisers.

100 Mile House Centennial Park

1PM – 5:30PM / Free Admission

Car registration is from 10AM – 5PM and is payable by donation.

Info: 250-430-7589


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Galiano Island Show ‘N Shine

Showcasing all makes of cars, trucks, motorcycles and mechanical equipment.

Lions Field on Burrill Road

10AM – 4PM / Free Admission (or donation)

No car registration fee, but donations are welcome.

Info: 250-539-3404

Brits on the Beach

Showcasing British cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Transfer Beach Ladysmith, B. C.

10AM – 3PM / Free Admission

Car registration is not required

Info: 250-758-7314

Vancouver Island Mustangs Summer Spectacular

Showcasing all types of vehicles.

Beaver Lake Park, Victoria

9AM – 2PM / Free Admission

Car registration is from 9AM – 12PM for $15.

Info: 250-881-1423

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