Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza 2019

Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza
Sunday – August 11, 2019

Pre-registration is $20 (Includes Swap Bag for first 150)

Day of show registration is also $20.

The first 150 vehicles will get a “swag bag” from our sponsors

Pre-show Poker Run and BBQ, Saturday the 10th limited to 100 vehicles.
$10 per hand of cards.

Poker Run route details shown below and also here:

Sunday, August 11th, Show Day:

Check in at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney BC

Gates open at 8AM – Registration closes at 11AM

Trophy Presentations at 2PM Show closes at 3PM Join us for
Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Military Display, Music, Food and Prizes.

Further details are available at the club website here: Torque Masters

To see how the show has grown over the years check out my pics from previous years shows:
Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza








This years posters shown below
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Airdrie Summer Classic Car Show 2019

The 2019 Airdrie Summer Classic is Saturday August 10th!


They are having preregistration plus a poker run ending in a complimentary BBQ  on the Friday evening before the show. The show itself will be held on the grass in beautiful Nose Creek Park, one of the very best car show venues in the Province of Alberta.

For further details on the show, head over to:

Canamera Classic Car Show 2019

Canamera Classic Car Show on Keating Cross Road. Victoria, BC.
Sunday August 25th, 2019
Admission by Donation
Spots are filling up fast!!
Don’t forget to send your registration info, year, make, model & your name to:
Simply cut & copy the email address above to register your car.


Poster art by: Mile Nineteen Signs and Graphics (Sooke, BC)

Go here to check out pics I took last year the show:

Stuff from D. May 27th, 2019

Island Detail and Color has some tips here:

Rockabilly Rev up story from Jil McIntosh:

53 Buick Roadmaster Riviera featured in Driving section:

Story about the BC Coastal Swap Meet (I missed it this year.):

Calgary 65 Ford Mustang was a former give away car:

2002 Firebird Trans Am:

Burned out 56 Chevy gets turned into a crusty Gasser:

Which Corvette was the best article:

Calgary couple baby photos with a supercharger go viral:

Goodguys events welcome air cooled VW to all events with pics:

Black Magic of engine build Keith Black:

1965 Volkswagen Beetle story:

Bill Vance chats about how an Ontario car company became GM Canada:

The rear engine revolution at Indy:

Replica vs Real (Cobra vs Kit Cobra):

50 years of Porsche 914:

Rutledge Wood to bring LS powered Porsche on Hot Rod Power Tour:

A cheap way to display your Hot Wheels:

Toy Tonka Jeep restoration (I like his dremel tool and the powder coating system):

1934 Ford Chassis getting built up:

Cool OEC motor bike ad on Greg Williams site for Mike in Ontario:

The full story from Greg Williams on Osborn Engineering here:

Mario Andretti feature profile:

Mario interview part 1:

Mario interview part 2:

Corvette powerglide transmission problem troubleshooting:

Shop tours:
Metal Union Speed shop open house:

Note: Some links may expire over time.

Cheers, Darryl.

Stuff from D. May 20th, 2019

Thunder in the Valley cancelled for 2019 in Port Alberni:

Victoria brothers are set for epic VW Bug adventure:

Hemi Cuda article, Thanks Dan:

Boat Launch Fail: Boat owner nearly run over by SUV after going back to boat to raise motor (Complete with video of the accident):

Two friends that have shared a rented garage for years get their cars ready for all British car show in Vancouver.
I used to go to the old Wilkinson’s store when I lived in Maple Ridge back in the 90s.:

1952 Suburban and 1948 Palace Royale trailer:

Interview with Bogi Lateiner from the TV show “All Girls Garage”:

Volkswagen classic sends off the beetle in style in Italys Mille Miglia:

1968 Ford Ranger F100, Nice truck!:

New Harley exhibit for Larry and Mike:

The Carmen Curls, The first all girls motor racing team:

Jalopyrama with pics:

40 Willys pickup for Paul B, Rod, G and Kevin U.:

El Camino that’s more than just metal:

The latest Matchbox cars are cooler than ever to Dwight:

Some cool 1:64 die cast cars:

59 Apache truck with an LS3 motor:–richard-espinosas-two-tone-59-apache-has-an-ls3-und.html

Tech Tips:
Traditional flames part 1:

Metal working boot camp part 1 with Ron Covell, hammers and dollies:

Metal working boot camp part 2 with Ron Covell, good stuff:

Walmart has a cool movie car commercial on TV, this one is longer than the one I saw locally:

Resurrecting Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters:

Ecto 1 Replica visits Fire Hall:

1953 Chevy 210, The Blue Ghost, Crank it!:

Shop tour:
Waterloo millwright enjoys his 1200 sq ft. shop space:

Have you checked out the builds pics on the Austin Speed Shop site, cool stuff:

Didsbury Car show pics, Thanks, Brian:

Cheers, Darryl

Stuff from D. May 13th, 2019

Large collection of 90s Chevys destroyed while on film set, very sad:

The Okotoks collector car auction is coming up May 24th and 25th, have your bidder’s paddle ready? I went years ago:

Car related stuff happening around BC this weekend:

1912 McLaughlin Buick owner talks about his car and its possible family connection:

1951 Mercury Monarch convertible:

Gruppe5 2002 BMW:

Design history of corvette wheels:

1926 Tall T coupe:

Tried and true two ten 57 Chevy for Byron, Todd, and Dave:

2019 Hot Rod of the year is a 36 Ford, Wild engine!:

Goodguys Nashville Nationals pic coverage:

Quail motorcycle gathering for Mike in Ontario:

General Motors EV1 was far ahead of its time:

RIP Custom car builder, Gary Howard:

Gary Howard Customs website, check out the pics of the cars he built:

Icons of rebel metal tell the story of Nascar:

66 Corvair restoration progress, When you have gone too far to turn back……:

1968 Dodge Charger designer story for Steve in Sidney:

2019 Lowrider Miami Super Show with pics:

Low Rider roll models Johnny Gonzalez:

Cuban Mercedes Gull Wing gets a trip to Italy in pieces and a full restoration, but a long time coming:

A 1941 Nash you could sleep in, cool vintage pics:

Land Rover evolution history article for Chris and Rob:

Some of George Barris creations are hidden in a collector’s garage England, cool pics:

Krass and Bernie getting famous 1972 Chevelle comic:

Cloud Museum, thanks, Dave S.:

Interview with Harvey Lopez Arizona painter:

How to apply rally stripes on a 68 Camaro:

For Sale:
Custom survivor radical 1957 Ford Seaburst for sale:

Rusty/Crusty 1936 Aston Martin Mark II looking for new owner:

A nice camper for my neighbor Bill:

Barn Find Mustang with NHL history, thanks, Jim:

Old race cars never die:

Low Bridge crashes never seem to get old:

Bob Hope’s 58 Cadillac, thanks, Dave R:

Note some links may expire over time…

Cheers, Darryl