Collector Car Festival returning to Oak Bay Avenue

Collector Car Festival returning to Oak Bay Avenue
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Oak Bay Collector Car Festival

The annual Oak Bay Collector Car Festival is set to return and amaze onlookers for its 24th year on Sunday, July 21.

Every year, the event attracts over 300 unique cars, and organizers describe the event as one of the most anticipated vehicle displays on Vancouver Island.

Cars will be placed in sections along five blocks of Oak Bay Avenue, between Monterey and Mitchell streets, plus portions of Hampshire Road and Elgin Street.

A “food court” featuring outdoor seating, food trucks, ice cream and more will also be set up next to the Oak Bay Municipal Hall.

For the first time, the event will also include free bike parking at two supervised “bike corrals,” including one below the Monterey Recreation Centre at 1442 Monterey Ave., and one outside Oak Bay Bikes at 1990 Oak Bay Ave.

According to a press release by the organizers, 2024 marks the first festival being held in the absence of its founder, Ken Agate, who died in September. Agate started the Collector Car Festival in 1999, combining his love of cars and his passion for giving back to the community.

“This is a free non-profit volunteer community event for everyone to enjoy, take in the scenery and socialize with proud owners with a vast collection of cars on display,” said organizers in a release Wednesday.

The event is free for all those that wish to attend and car collectors can reserve a spot for their entry here.

The car show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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With files from CHEK’s Adam Chan

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