Vancouver’s Father’s Day Car Show.

Each year the city of North Vancouver organizes an Italian (and French) car show on Father’s Day. It’s been a tradition for quite some time that in recent years has faced some stiff competition from other local Father’s Day car shows like the Dunderave Porsche Show and Ride. Nevertheless, I decided to attend the former, and here’s what I was treated to…
Club Trofeo, a local invite-only supercar club, teamed up with Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver for a  corporate event on Sunday afternoon. The result? About 30 Ferraris crashing the party. It created an all around great atmosphere that everyone, young and old, seemed to thoroughly enjoy. And I haven’t even gotten to the French and vintage Italians!
Because of some trick editing, I think I’ve managed to make this picture look quite old. I like to image it could of been taken when this Challenge Stradale debuted on the market back in 2003.
There seems to be a healthy bit of rivalry cooking up between Lamborghini and Ferrari in Vancouver. Cars and owners stayed well seperated. I will therefore follow suit. Introducing, after the Ferraris, the LAMBORRRRGHINIS from Sant’Agata! Lamborghini of Vancouver’s dealer principal told me that the red Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador on the left retailed for 510k when new. It’s a 2013 model with lots of (tough to install) DMC carbon fibre accessories. If you’re interested, it’s currently for sale for 350k as the owner went ahead and ordered a matte white Roadster model.
I would never dared to order the Superleggera in this off-gold, but it was absolutely stunning in person. Word on the street is that the owner also owns a vintage Countach and vintage Diablo.
One-off Lotus chassis with Alfa Romeo GTV-4 engine, wheels, and badging. Very interesting and very friendly owner. Should be great fun when on those days where it decides to start.
Old, and so very French. I actually grew up a block away from a Citroen DS hoarder. Love these.
Then all of a sudden this ex-rally driver showed up with his Lancia and basically stole all the attention from the supercars. Livery was added on afterwards and the rest is stock. Very limited and very cool.
But let’s keep it French – and funky – with an array of dingy imported Deux Cheveaux ‘duckies.’
And this 1988 Citroen CX’s funky interior. Gotta love the plasticky 80s.
Then for a split second I thought the legendary 250 GTO Bread Van had teleported itself from Europe. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case as upon closer inspection it just appeared to be a ridiculously gorgeous Alfa.
We’ll cap off the picture party with some 80s Ferrari switchgear and an open gated, proper, manual gearbox.
Arrivederci et Au Revoir!