Father's Day

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Attend our car show - while you're safe at home

Even though most car shows have been cancelled for the summer due to COVID-19, our VIRTUAL Oceanside Car Show has been rocking it in time for Father’s Day!

Most of our friends around the island, BC, and indeed around the world in some cases, have submitted videos of their ride for you to see. It didn’t matter to us if your car is a work in progress, a rusty old thing out back, or a show car.  We’re car guys. We like to see cars and talk about them endlessly. 

We’ve included some unique B.C. car collections and a couple of businesses that support our hobby all year long…  so check out the videos of all the amazing vehicles.

Please send all car show feedback to dave@oceansideautoappraisers.com

Also, please note that video submissions are now closed as of the deadline, June 1, 2020.

THANK YOU for all your amazing contributions.  Thanks to YOU, our Virtual car show has been a huge success!

Dave says thank you … and shows you his own car.  Please make sure to watch till the very end…  🙂


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All music on car show videos by Luke Crane of Leadership Cohort.

1968 Pontiac Firebird

Dick tells us about his 1968 Firebird and the changes he’s made to it.

1963 Pro Street Nova

Dave tells us all about his Pro Street Nova and we get to hear it’s rumble!

1955 Chevy Bel Air

Merv describes his Chevy Bel Air Restomod — a favorite of car collectors everywhere!

'66 Pontiac Parisienne

This is Garvin Black’s 1966 Pontiac Parisienne and he gives us a quick tour of the car and the engine bay.

1966 Pontiac GTO

Al’s Pontiac GTO was listed on OceansideAutoAppraisers.com, and was recently sold! 

1969 Camaro Z28

Dave’s getting his 1969 Camaro Z28 ready for the summer with a few upgrades – find out what they are!


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1967 Camaro

Convertibles!  We all love convertibles! Bill talks us through a tour of his 1967 Camaro…  all original, all matching numbers!

1932 DeSoto

All about Nick’s immaculate DeSoto — he replaced the front bumper, rear tail lights, and  built the new front grill himself!

1977 Ford F-250

Peter’s working on this 1977 Ford F-250 for his friend Sean and it’s got all sorts of trick things in it… just listen!

1972 GMC Jimmy

Our longest video yet — it took that long for Peter to tell us all about the upgrades he’s done to this 1972 Jimmy.  Oh, and just wait to hear the motor run at the end…  🙂

1991 Camaro Z28

Chris’s Z28 is actually a showroom stock racing car. Hear all about the special add-ons in his description of the specialty-built, but stock Camaro.

Harley Davidson Road King Classic​

Rolf sent his video all the way from the Netherlands to give you a walk-around tour of his Harley Davidson Road King Classic.

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1967 Mustang GT Fastback

Rick’s ’67 Mustang GT Fastback is literally spotless.  Mustang aficionados should get ready to drool… 

1969 Camaro ZL1 Restomod

Derick’s 1969 Camaro ZL1 has that classic grey with black stripes motif.  Just listen to that engine purrrrr…

2001 Dodge Viper

Ah, the Dodge Viper…  450+ horses from an 8 liter V10.  This is a tour of Joe’s 2001 model.

1966 Mustang Coupe

Oceanside’s own David Sampson talks us around this pristine 1966 Mustang Coupe. It’s our longest video yet — is it just me or do you see a relationship here?

1966 Chevy Nova SS

Ron’s had this 1966 Chevy Nova SS since 1999 and been updating it ever since.  This past year they stripped it down to the frame and it became Ruby Red! 

1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan

Chuck Gardiner put together this nice little video of Rob Johnson’s restored 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan.  It’s as old as I am – but in much better shape!

The Mopar Collection

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Little valley collision and Glass

1966 Chevrolet Caprice

Tyson from Hagerty shows us his Dad’s rare two-door hardtop 1966 Chevrolet Caprice. It’s a father and son effort and they’re putting a 454 in it! 

2009 Aston Martin Vantage

Here’s a quick tour of Nigel’s 2009 Aston Martin Vantage. He waited a year for it so he could have the 6-speed manual stick shift — no paddles for Nigel!

1941 Buick Eight Sedanette

Check out Diana and Jim’s beautiful silver 1941 Buick Eight Sedanette.  She says it gets  a lot of looks.  It’s no wonder — just look at it! (Oh, and it’s for sale!)

1965 Acadian Beaumont

Ken Beg, president of the Sunshine Coast Car Club, shows us his new 1965 Pontiac Acadian Beaumont convertible — as David says, it’s got a great “summer interior”!

1959 Corvette roadster

Nathan bought this Corvette from a friend, who bought it from a friend, who bought it from a friend.  There’s nothing like keeping a good car among friends… 🙂

1965 Mustang hardtop

Richard’s green 1965 Ford Mustang hardtop has a 289 V8 and an automatic transmission. This is called a “C Code “car as it has the 289 with four-barrel carb.


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1974 Datsun 260Z

Don bought his beautiful blue Datsun 260Z in 1974, so he’s had it for 46 years!  All the hardware is original and all the numbers match. Oh, the Datsuns I remember… 

1970 Oldsmobile 442

Poor John had to fight against construction noises next door when making this video.  But we can still hear how much he likes his ’70 Olds 442 convertible with a 455 V8.

1967 Datsun 2000 roadster

Kevin’s 1967 (and a half!) Datsun 2000 SRL 311/650 is fully restored with new rocker panels and rear wings, new interior and paint (and the mice have been evicted!)

1982 Mercedes 300 SD

Turbo-diesel engines like Richie’s have clocked up to a million miles – that means Richie’s car can go another 30 times around the world!  Next party:  the summer solstice!

1977 Corvette coupe T-top

Definitely a classic – Alan bought his  beautiful white 1977 Corvette coupe T-top 21 years ago and has had a trouble-free ride since then.  How many of us can say that?

1987 Chevy truck short-box

Wesley bought his Chevy short-box step-side truck new in 1987 and just restored it to this beautiful condition.  

Oceanside Kustoms Hotrods & restorations

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Vancouver Island Car Collection

1964 Impala SS

Richard bought this Impala 33 years ago. Apparently it was smaller then. Now its all grown up with new paint and new metal in the quarters, the hood, and the trunk.

1968 Pontiac GTO

Out of 500 Pontiac GTOs, Bob’s 1968 car won the silver award at the Seattle Concours judging a couple of years ago.  He’s had it 36 years — it might even have been his first-born!

1966 Acadian Canso

Gordie’s been working on his 1966 Acadian Canso over the past 10 years.  It’s got a 350 cubic inch engine with a 4-speed automatic R-700 transmission and a 9-inch rear end.

1993 Mazda Miata

Renee’s 1993 Mazda Miata NA fits her like a glove.  It also hugs the road, she says.  She’s the second owner and she loves to drive it.

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

David takes us for a tour of Brian’s ’79 Trans Am and shares a tip about plastic vs. fiberglass bodywork!

2001 Mustang Bullit GT

There were only 500 Mustangs released in Canada with the same colour as Steve McQueen’s famous Mustang GT in Bullit.  

Volvo Car Club of Victoria

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1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe

John’s 1965 Beaumont Sport Deluxe has a 327 CI., 4-speed, and 12-volt positive.  He bought it in 1968 for $2100 — he says it’s a survivor.  Apparently so is John!

1966 Chevrolet Caprice

John’s 1966 Chevrolet Caprice has a 327 CI and a two-speed Powerglide.  He believes it’s from Oregon. It got brand-new wheels right after leaving the showroom. 

1969 Camaro SS restomod

Leonard & Brenda Page own this 1969 Camaro SS restomod.  The car has a Sniper aftermarket fuel injection system, and modified suspension, brakes, and interior.

2017 Corvette Z06 M7

John’s 2017 Corvette Z06 M7 is one of the supercharged cars that debuted in 2015.  39,940 were built in the five-year run.

2000 Mazda Miata MX-5

Derek’s wife Jackie had the 2000 Mazda Miata MX-5 before she had him.  I think there’s a pecking order here… 

Selected specialty car videos to whet your appetite!

Nanaimo Lotus Elan

For those of us who were young boys in the ’60s, who can forget Emma Peel driving her Lotus Elan?  I can’t.  But although Emma moved on, there are still Lotus Elans around and Bill Rathlef has one of the originals.  I’m officially jealous.

Steve McQueen's Jaguar XKSS

The King of Cool (Steve McQueen, not Jay Leno…) owned this Jaguar and Leno had it on loan for a day from the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and talks to the marketing director, Chris Brown.

Alfa vs. Mini

You’ll be on the edge of your seat.   And you may use a four-letter word or two before it’s over.

But the question is: can a mini take on an Alfa Romeo at Goodwood and win?

Italian Classic Cars

If someone asked you to pick the 10 most beautiful Italian Classic Cars, would these be on your list?  What others would you include?

1970 Jaguar XKE

Have a look at this restored 1970 Jaguar XKE roadster: inline six 4.2-liter inline-six, four-speed manual gearbox, added triple SU carburetors.

$14 million Ferrari!

Would we buy this Ferrari for $14.3 million (US)?  

Of course we would!

1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212

The Marzotto brothers earned Ferrari great fame through their success on the race track. This model is perhaps their most significant of the twenty-some Ferraris the brothers owned.

1970 Porsche 911S Le Mans Movie Car

Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911S LeMans movie car sold for $1,375,000 at the 2011 Monterey auction.

1953 Aston Martin DB3S Works

This rare 1953 Aston Martin DB3S Works is the second DB3S ever built (chassis no. DB3S/2) and was raced in some of the most prestigious motorsport events of the 1950s.