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British classic car show held in Vancouver

05/18/2013 08:28 EDT | Updated 07/18/2013 05:12 EDT
Hundreds braved the drizzle to check out the annual All British Field Meet in Vancouver on Saturday, which showcased more than 600 classic British cars.

"This car is an original Vancouver car," said Craig Wallace, who brought his prized 1963 Aston Martin DB5 to the show at VanDusen gardens.

"It came here originally in 1963 which was very rare because they sold very few of these in North America and even fewer in Canada and the car's been in Vancouver all its life," Wallace said, referring to the quintessential Bond car.

The British classic car show is the largest in Western Canada and has been running since 1985.

"We have cars ranging from Aston Martins to Rolls-Royces to Minis," said Joan Stewart, the co-organizer of the event.

"When you have cars like these, you really get to love them because they are so unique. It's not like brand new modern cars, where they seem to be cookie-cutter types," Stewart added.

The cars are heading out for a scenic drive up the Sea-to-Sky highway on Sunday, and will go on display at the Whistler Olympic village.

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