Cat's Eye: 23rd annual Vega Club Picnic
It’s the time of the year when collector car owners everywhere pull out the Turtle Wax to polish their chrome for show-and-shine events. Recently, a small group of enthusiasts gathered in North Vancouver to toast one of the rarer breeds of automobiles. The Lower Mainland Vega Club got a perfect sunny day for its 23rd annual Vega Club Picnic event at Waterfront Park. And as they popped their hoods and fired up the grill, it was only a matter of moments before classic car lovers started to appear with their cameras to snap photos with some of the sexiest car models from the 1970s.
1) Posing next to their black ’73 Astra are Norm and Deb Ferreira. 2) Originally from North Vancouver, Darren Trim, pictured here with his red hot ’76 Vega, has fond memories of cruising through the local hood. 3) Lower Mainland Vega Club president Trevor Mueckel ordered up a perfect day for the car show event complete with sunshine and good friends. 4) Thirty years ago, North Vancouver’s Dave McLean had some help from fellow club member Duncan Menzies to build his classic ’75 Vega. 5) No need to be blue when you have a car this cool! Duncan Menzies attracts a lot of smiles with his ’73 Vega. 6) Owners of a ’77 Vega and a ’76 Astra respectively, club members Steven Menzies, left, and Ed Neville get a perfect day to showcase their cars.