Motor Gathering


About the Event

The Motor Gathering is hosted at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.
4063 Cowichan Valley Hwy, Cowichan, BC


August 26th

The Vancouver Island Motor Gathering is a fun-filled family event showcasing an array of classic, unique, modern and custom cars and motorcycles for enthusiasts of all ages.

After sponsoring the European Car Picnic for close to 20 years, the GAIN Group knew it was time to create something fresh, exciting and different to allow all motorists of all makes, models and genres to come together at one common ground to celebrate their passion for the automobile.

In 2012 we hosted our first Motor Gathering in support of the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, almost doubling that in 2013 with over $52,000 raised.  In 2014 increased that to over $75,000 in cash donations and over $200,000 in in-kind sponsorships. In 2015,  with the continued support of our many sponsors and the local community, we raised over $118,000 in cash donations and over $200,000 in in-kind donations. In 2016, the Motor Gathering raised over $153, 000 and $164, 000 in in-kind donations. We are delighted to announce that for 2017, we raised over $174,000 in cash donations and over $180,000 in in-kind donations.

With the help and generosity of all our wonderful sponsors, volunteers, registrants and many spectators, the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering has helped numerous families on the island and we strive to grow that with each and every year.

The 7th annual 2018 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering will be held on August 26th, 2018 at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.

We will continue our efforts to support our local community and we encourage you to come out with your families, enjoy an afternoon of fun all whilst witnessing a showcase of some of the most beautiful cars and motorcycles the west coast has to offer.

For more information regarding the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering, please contact us at

All funds raised are donated to charity

  • General

    Suggested Donation

    Minimum $5 per person

  • Vehicle registration
    Register your vehicle

    Non-Judged Vehicle


    Judged Vehicle


Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

The Location

Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

4063 Cowichan Valley Hwy, Cowichan, BC

A private membership club and motorsports playground where performance driving enthusiasts, friends and businesses come together to enjoy a unique facility situated in beautiful Cowichan Valley, BC. Set in front of Mount Prevost and only minutes away from both the Pacific Ocean and Lake Cowichan, our facility is just 45 minutes north of Victoria, BC. With a 2.3 kilometer road course, built to FIA standards.

About the Circuit
  • Motor Gathering

Award Categories

Award winners of each category will receive $500, while the Best in Show will receive $1,000, all sponsored and funded by the GAIN Dealer Group. Those funds are awarded together with the winning trophy to reward those individuals for the countless hours of restoration and preparation for events like this. And for the club with Best Classic Car display an exciting half day at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. We wish all entrants the best of success and can’t wait to see the winning vehicles at the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering.

List of the 2017 winners can be found in our gallery albums, view gallery.

  • Best American

  • Best British

  • Best Classic

  • Best Motorcycle

  • Best German

  • Best Italian

  • Best Pre-War

  • Best Post-War

  • Best Sports Car

  • Best Truck

  • Best Japanese

  • Best Muscle Car

  • Best Street Rod

  • Best Original

  • Best in Show

  • Fan Favourite (Voted by the public)

  • Best Classic Car Club Display

Categories subject to change at any time without notice.
**A minimum standard applies for all category winners: the winning cars must drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These cars are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. "Good" is the one word description that will represent the minimum standard required of the winning vehicles. Please note we reserve the right to not award a winner within a specific category if they do not fit within these standards. For example, if there is only one car in the category, it does not make that entrant the automatic winner. The vehicle will still be required to have the applicable criteria in order to qualify and win.

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The Judges


  • Rudi Koniczek
    Rudi Koniczek

    Even after 50 years in the automotive industry and countless judging experiences, Rudi Koniczek says he still comes upon the thrill of the unexpected at shows like the Vancouver Island...

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  • Mike Grams
    Mike Grams

    Long before Mike Grams created Coachwerks — his Victoria-based classic car restoration business — he spent every spare minute of his teens around cars.  At 15, he took a job...

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  • Chris Yarrow
    Chris Yarrow

    It's a lifelong passion that's led him to develop an eye for good cars. Particularly passionate about American classic cars and British sports cars, Yarrow says "while his experience may be limited to a narrower cross-section of automobiles, he knows exactly what he's looking for as a judge".

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