Former President Don Earnshaw passed away Feb. 14, 2019. The formal club registered as a society was not in a position to continue and has been officially dissolved. Daughter Heather Earnshaw has been continuing with production of “Ernie’s Calendar” of car shows on Vancouver Island and the Pacific northwest. Calendar updates will appear immediately below this posting.
Ernie’s Calendar is also available on the Calendar page which also includes links to Harris and other car show listing sites. Other than calendars, this site will be inactive although the web site will endure as it has a considerable amount of reference information in the various pages listed on the menu bar.
The club lives on as a very active Facebook group of more than 2600 members (as of March 2021). For Facebook users, it is accessible at:
Thanks go out to Heather for continuing Ernie’s Calendar for the upcoming cruising season. Covid continues to impact our favourite pasttime as seen by the limited number of listed events listed for Vancouver Island and the Pacific northwest, so far. Click here for the first edition 2021 Calendar_March 19 (1)
Good Morning Everyone,
Click here for the final Ernie’s Calendar for 2020. It’s been a very unfortunate year for all of us and not having the car shows was sure upsetting. I’ve been going to car shows since I was a kid and I can honestly say, it’s been weird not attending any this year. It was refreshing; however, to see some out for some “Sunday drives”.
I would like to take a minute to thank you for everyone’s patience and kind words upon this first year of doing the calendar on my own. I can see why Dad took such pride in his calendar and it has been a real honor to take this on and to work with all of you. I look forward to next year. I wish you all the best that the remainder of 2020 has to offer…the back half has to be better than the first…RIGHT? 2021 has to be a great year and I look forward to seeing all of you next season.
Take Care, Stay Safe and Healthy!
Heather Tillapaugh (nee: Earnshaw)
It’s very unfortunate that this year’s car season has been cancelled for the most part. Hopefully, you have all been working on those “honey do” lists. I know I have been! I’ve seen a lot of cars out there and enjoying this beautiful weather we’ve been having, which sometimes makes it harder knowing the great weather we would have had for all these shows.
2020 Calendar_ July 20_2020 Here is the updated list. My sincere apologies for not sending one out earlier, but as I am sure we can all agree, none of us would be going to a show anyways. We’ve been very lucky on the island and hopefully we can keep it that way.
Wishing you all good health and a great summer! Take care, Heather
Hi Everyone, Although we are able to expand our circles a little bit, unfortunately not enough for car shows right now as I know we are all missing. For those of you looking for a Cruise night – Cars4Covid, Marvin Welch advised me of one that takes place all around Victoria (for any locals here). My mum and I did it and boy it was SO enjoyable – I highly recommend it. It’s a fundraiser for Covid 19 Research and to show the appreciation to all essential service workers. Please see the attached update for cancelled shows. Click here for the calendar update..
Take Care & Stay Healthy, Heather
Hi folks, more cancellations, Heather’s dedicated efforts don’t stop because car shows stop!! As Heather mentions, please use firstname.lastname@example.org for further correspondence with her about car shows. Click here for the updated calendar.
Hi again, folks, Question answered almost immediately – Q’Beach Fathers’ Day show cancelled
Cheers, Marvin Welch,
Classic Auto Literature.
I am or was a member of CCCB, #479, I am retired, I do not do any thing on Facebook but I am willing to try. I have a 66 Beaumont Custom Sedan, I am slowly trying to restore it. I went to the Facebook page to sign up but have run into a slight problem, I don’t have a mobile number. How do I get around this, I would like to access your people to help me finding parts.
Good Morning, folks,
2020 Calendar_May 1_2020 is the latest of Heather’s auto events list with yet more cancellations. Excellently set up, cancelled ones show up brightly!!
In addition Rick Robinson, CVCC Courtenay has sent me a notice that their show July 25-26 is also cancelled.
Looks like a summer of private cruises for enjoyment like Heather mentions, but no big shows or gatherings. Oh well, just like a poor year in farming, there’s always next year!!
Cheers, Marvin Welch, Classic Auto Literature.
Jim’s reminder – you won’t be seeing Marvin and his marvelous collection of auto literature at this year’s car shows. If you’re looking for something, email him at email@example.com
Hope this email finds you all well and you’re all coping with the quarantine well. Are you purging your homes like I am? That donation pile just keeps getting bigger haha.
In such uncertain times right now I know there may be many updates/cancellations coming down the pipe. I will update as I receive the notifications. Fingers crossed this car show season isn’t a total loss this year.
I hope you all take care of yourselves!! Wishing you all the best!
Again, please advise if you notice any discrepancies.
2020 Calendar_April 4_2020
Note – the Portland Swap Meet was cancelled.
Heather, you are indefatigable. Click here for the most recent Ernie’s Calendar update for Vancouver Island and adjacent Pacific Northwest events. I will strip out some of the earlier calendar versions. Contact me if you need to seem them again.