Classic cars arrive in the hundreds for Northwest Deuce Days in Victoria

Classic cars arrive in the hundreds for Northwest Deuce Days in Victoria

The classic cars rumbling off the Coho Ferry face a world-class welcome, as the hot rods and their fans began arriving to Victoria. Over the next weekend, B.C.’s capital will be transformed into an outdoor car show.

“The things about this show is the people, and the venue, it’s second to none,” said Dan Leedom who drove his 1932 roadster from Sherwood Oregon for the event.

Deuce Days is named after the star of the show: the 1932 Deuce Coupe. The event was first started in 1998 by Al Clark who steadily built the car show into what’s now the largest gathering of deuce coupes in the world.

“There are other places that have events like this but never like this,” said Clark. “We got a lot of pride in this.”

The event was on shaky ground in 2021 when Clark needed to retire from his host duties, so Destination Greater Victoria swooped in to save the event and keep it rumbling on.

“We’ve changed nothing. We really want to respect and honour what Al built,” said Destination Victoria CEO Paul Nursey. “What is really special about this for car nuts, is that this is the 90th anniversary of the classic deuce coup from 1932 to 2022. So we’re celebrating that and it’s just going to be just a big celebration of everything hot rod mania over the next couple of days.”

You can catch the cars throughout the weekend. Saturday there’s a ‘poker run’ along Dallas Road up to Goldstream in Langford, but the big day is Sunday when the coveted classics line the legislative grounds and Inner Harbor to showcase the collector cars to the public.

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