A couple weeks back the WebStager Team braved the cold and what looked like rainy weather to attend the All British Car Show at Vancouver's Van Dusen Gardens.
We arrived late and were told that even though we had our registration that we may not be able to get in because of the record crowd and turn out of Jaguars. At the 50th birthday of Jaguar's popular E Type - the turn out was huge. My poor XK 150 - the model before (and winner of many Le Mans races) the cigar shaped E Type may not get in!
Needless to say after a couple tense moments wondering - we were escorted into the grounds and guided into our parking spot beside other cars in the XK line.
The day was great. We snapped pics, We twetted our friends and set up a new spot on 4 Square. My Facebook page was alive with content from the show - and show lovers stopped by to swap stories of how these cars made an impression on their lives at some point.
Most fun was to connect with the rest of the people that had an appreciation of design elements and performance of these British automobiles while having an appreciation of the little things one has to put up owning and driving them just to keep them on the road.
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Subject: Post Hockey Game Reactions, Go 61! Go Canada!!! (Posted on Mar 1, 2010 at 01:18PM)
Following yesterdays game downtown Vancouver was crazy with positive energy following the win.
We were driving around in our classic XK 150 Jaguar - the same series of racing cars that won the Le Mans 24 hours during the Le Mans 24 hour races back in the late '50s - putting Jaguar on the map for world race cars.
People were going crazy while getting their pics taken.
Vancouver Police controlling crowds outside of The Cactus Club - Yaletown.
People having fun heading to the celebrations.
Going across Granville Bridge - post Canada US hockey game.