Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 Northwest Deuce Days- Friday July 22

So the weekend of July 21-24th was the event of the year for most local hot rodders and a lot of out of towners as well. This event is held in beautiful downtown Victoria B.C. and claims to be the largest gathering of 1932 (The Deuce) Fords in North America. The show is open to all vehicles built before 1953. In all, there were 1100 cars registered for the event and plenty more in town that didn't make registration in time but brought out their cars anyways. People drive their hot rods from all over North America for this show. There were cars from Texas, North Carolina, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta just name a few. Vic Edelbrock drives his 32 coupe up every event and we saw hot rod famed people like Bruce Meyers, Darryl Hollenbeck, Steve Moal and Roy Brizio cruising around.
My friends and I went to the last one that was held in 2013 and it was a blast so there was no way were missing this one. We had booked our hotels and registered for the show in January 2015! If you didn't do that, you would have a hard time getting a room and a spot in the show.
There is a poker run on the Saturday and the big show is all day Sunday. Its hot rod heaven, not one to miss.
So here are a few pics of the trip and some of my favorite cars of the show. Hope you enjoy them.
We will start with the Friday drive from Aldergrove to the ferry and then to Victoria.

This is the view from the back window of out Model A driving from the ferry terminal to Sidney for lunch. The car behind us in owned by my best friends Dad. It is a 1940 Mercury coupe.
                                                                                                                                                               Just a shot of some of us parked for lunch at Sidney.

This 1932 Ford Coupe was parked at the same hotel as us. It is an original surviving hot rod from the 1950's. It is equipped with some very cool and rare speed parts. This is a perfect example of an early 50's hot rod. 
This is a video of my Friend Wayne's 1932 roadster. I took this as we were leaving lunch and heading for Victoria. The fresh 327 with a triple deuces sounds great
 This is a shot from the 5th floor of our hotel. Just a very small sample of the killer cars in attendance.
The second car from the left is our 1930 Model A.

1 comment:

  1. We have been to many of the biggest shows down south and never do you see the attendance of people like Vic Edelbrock etc. this is truly the coolest, classiest show I have ever attended and I hope it continues.