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A chronicle of events, news and information of the Golden Ears Chapter of the Vintage Car Club.

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Founding Member celebrating 60th Wedding Anniversary

Posted by angholbrook on March 10, 2019 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

MISSION, B.C. — She was a minister’s daughter. He was considered to be from the wrong side of the tracks. They were in love. It’s an old story with a happy ending. Don and Lilah Warren (founding member of Golden Ears Chapter VCCC)  celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary several months ago and the romance continues

The couple beams with pride as they pose in their anniversary attire beside their nearly-completed ‘new’ 1951 Monarch sport sedan. The car brings back a flood of memories from a time when a man had to ask for a woman’s hand only after getting permission from her parents. Of course, eloping was an option.

If you would like to read the entire article just click on the link below.

https://driving.ca/mercury/column/collector-classics/collector-classics-1951-monarch-sport-sedan

Spring Time!

Posted by angholbrook on March 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Golden Ears Chapter is looking forward to getting the cars out of mothballs for another successful year of touring.  Our first tour of the year was to Fort Langley - our Valentine's tour - and lunch at the Old Spagetti Factory in Langley.  

Our next event will be our St. Patrick's Day run out to Harrison - on March 17th - We will, once again, have lunch at the Settler's pub and have a pleasant drive back home

the Spring Swap Meet will be held on March 31st - so come on out and find that special part you've been hankering for over the long cold winter. See you there!

Pitt Meadows Parade - June 2, 2018

Posted by angholbrook on June 3, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

There were 10 cars out to the Pitt Meadows Day Parade. We saw several of our famous and returning members - (Alphabetically organized: Bob Edwards, Al Hemminger, Angela Holbrook, John & Phyllis Roberts, Bruce Sims & friend, Richard & Marlene Ulmer, Ted Wingrove and Gary & Katelon Zabenskie). Charlie & Lucille Piddocke, and Al Magnusson were seen on the sidelines. We also welcomed Bill Dingwall who finished restoring his 1970 Dodge Challenger, what a beauty.

The weather turned out great and there were large crowds along the parade route.

Have a great summer. Drive safely until we see you again.

Richard & Marlene

Another sad goodbye - Sharon Whymark

Posted by angholbrook on February 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Sharon Whymark passed away quietly on January 23rd, 2017 at Ridge Meadows Hopsital in Maple Ridge.  Sharon is survived y her loving family, husband Barry, 2 sons, Chris (Michelle) and Lee; 5 grandchildren, Jasmyne, Tanner, Tianna, Paige and Dustin; 2 sisters, Karen Brant and Pat Mitchell.

Sharon was a past Director of Golden Ears Chapter and was involved in many aspects of the club.  She was not afraid to take responsibiility for organizing and running of many club events, including Captain of Swap meet Kitchen, Christmas Parties, Bus Tours to Lemays , Leavenworth, Festival of Lights at Van Duson GArdens just this past December,  Mini Golf events and Directors Dinners.  She will be greatly missed by all.

A Celebration of her life will be held at the Burnett Fellowship Church at 20639 123 Ave in maple Ridge on February 18th - 12 - 3 pm


Goodbye to a long time member - Larry Goldsby

Posted by angholbrook on January 9, 2017 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)


It is with great sadness that the family of Larry Goldsby announces his passing on December 30, 2016 at the age of 67. A Celebration of Larry's life will be held at 1pm on Jan. 21, 2017 at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church - 22155 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge.

 

Larry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Leslie and his children, Craig (Natasha), Daryl (Helen) and pre deceased by youngest son Keith.

 

He leaves behind many extended family and friends. Larry was a heavy duty mechanic (marine division)with Finning until retirement. He loved scouting since young and was one of the founding members of the 31st BP Guild. A long time member of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, Golden Ears and Vancouver Chapter. Loved racing, old cars, woodworking and intarsia. Larry supported outreach in many communities. He knew the meaning of giving a hand up, lending knowledge, skills or manpower to an individual or group and just being there for support. Spending time with his family was first above all. We are ever thankful for you Larry. Although your earthy presence will be missed and a huge void in our lives, our memories and hearts are full. Love you and miss you.

 

Memorial donations may made to Saints Rescue, 33860 Dlugosh Ave. Mission, BC V2V6B2 / online- www.saintsrescue.ca or Scouts Canada- with Memo attached to Whonnock Scout Camp in memory of Larry Goldsby - attention Iqbal Lalany , office manager. 664 West Broadway Van. BC V5Z 1G1.

 

Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

 

Saying goodbye to Lyle Bolster

Posted by angholbrook on April 22, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Lyle Bolster passed away in hospice after a 3 year battle with cancer. He spent his career as a heavy duty mechanic for Finning in both Campbell River and Port Kells, as well as for Dillingham Construction - later Vancouver Pile Driving. Lyle retired in 2014 to spend more time traveling the world with Val, his wife of 25 years. He spent many happy hours in the garage tinkering with his classic car, as well as many "happy hours" enjoying a drink with family and friends after a day of skiing, or out on the boat. Above all else, Lyle loved and was proud of his family. He is survived by his wife Valerie, children; Chris (Claudia), Sean (Jamie), Erin (James), and Jacquie, his siblings; Stan (Donna), Darlene (Doug), Brian (Linda); as well as 3 beautiful grandsons.

Celebration of Life was  held on April 22nd, 1pm at Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in Lyle's name.


Lyle and wife Val were members of the Golden Ears Chapter where among other things he chaired the annual September Show & Shine at Haney Mall.  He will be missed by many.

 

Variety - The Children's Charity

Posted by angholbrook on February 16, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

At the Variety Show of Hearts held on Valentine's weekend, Golden Ears members were part of the presentation of a cheque.  The donation was made up of a share of the profits of Old Car Sunday in the Park, held each Father's Day in Mission, BC http://www.goldenearsvccc.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13039524

Pitt Meadows Parade

Posted by angholbrook on June 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The first Saturday of June is always the Pitt Meadows Parade.  This year 20 vehicles showed up at Tim Horton's to travel in a group to our assigned spot on  Hammond Road to wait for the parade to begin.  Again, this year, we had one vehicle who found it too hot - this year it was the Phillip's 56 Mercury that had to drop out just before the parade ended.

After the parade, everyone drove the scenic route to the Pitt Meadows Airport for lunch.  Again, thanks to the Sims for organizing us and making sure that we were all in the right place and the Ulmer's for phoning ahead to our lunch stop so that our service was fast and efficient.  The food was great also!

Check out the pictures in our Photo Gallery.

Jay Leno's stand on ETHANOL

Posted by angholbrook on May 29, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In March, Autoweek did an interview with Jay Leno - here's what he had to say about ethanol.

Click on the link
http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/jay-leno-hates-ethanol

2014 BURSARY

Posted by angholbrook on September 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Jackson Murdoch was this year's recipient of our Club bursary.  This bursary is presented each year to a deserving student in the automotive class in School District 42.  Neva made the presentation of a cheque for $500.  This is the 15th year of such presentation.    Congrautlations to Jackson.


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