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Charity Event - 2016 German Car Festival

Charity Event - 2016 German Car Festival

British Columbia
Sunday, June 26, 2016 -
9:45am to 3:30pm
North Vancouver
British Columbia

Another very successful German Car Festival this year, and a wonderful fund raiser for charity. The BC Section of the MBCA meets the other BC German car clubs each year for the Festival, at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. A bright sunny day, this very popular event attracted over 192 German cars and hundreds of people. Food donations and money are collected to support the Harvest Project, a local charity that gives a hand up to struggling families.

We counted over 45 different Mercedes-Benz cars that turned up. These ranged from Don Rutherford’s cheery 1953 220S to an SLR McLaren supercar!! What a treat to see them up close. Many daily drivers and weekend hot rods were shown by their proud owners. An AMG W124 Hammer Coupe, other special AMG performance cars, and more than a few elegant SL roadsters graced the lawns of the park. George Budd kindly brought his Fintail, “Abby” to its first car show. He was joined by several other Classic MB sedans and coupes. With the gorgeous backdrop of the Vancouver Harbour and the city skyline, Waterfront Park was great venue for taking photographs of your favourite car. Our Victor Chan, and Richard Mozisek captured some inspiring images!

Mercedes-Benz Vancouver Retail Group tempted MB enthusiasts with the very latest C-class Coupe, on display!! Our thanks go to Nestor Balce. His MB Retail Group donated a lovely Ladies MB watch for the fund-raising raffle. Rod Meares, a BMW Club Director, did a great job of organizing this year’s event. It was a pleasure to be partners and “team-players”. A challenge had been issued last year by the Porsche Club as to which Club could raise the most food donations. The BMW Club had many more cars than us, but MB came a close Second, followed by Porsche.

This was the most successful event to date. It has nearly outgrown the venue. Our BC Stars Past President Louis Fourie, was on hand with Rod Meares, to present a cheque to Kevin Lee of the Harvest Project. Net amount to the Harvest Project: $2,282 (Last Year was $1,846). This was an excellent season-opener car show. What a fun and generous spirit shown by all! Well done, everyone. Photos by Victor Chan, Richard Mozisek, and Sean Clark See all of Victor’s photos in Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ufkgq8w6eksy0wr/2016-06-26%20German%20Car%20Fe... Richard Mozis’ Video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAjofeH1Jf0&feature=share

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