Blackie Spit will be home to a showcase of spectacular automobiles and motorcycles on Sept. 1 when the Crescent Beach Invitational Concours d'Elegance returns for its second year.
Organizers are already gearing up for this year's event, which continues the spirit of the former Steamworks Concours and marks the 10th year the committee has brought together a Labour Day weekend gathering of collector automobiles and motorcycles.
"The organizing committee of the Crescent Beach Invitational and our primary sponsor, Pelling Collector Car Insurance, are pleased to be bringing the event back to Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach, where we received such a warm welcome in our inaugural year in 2011," says event cochair Colin Gurnsey.
"For 2012 we are presenting a full Concours d'Elegance, with a slate of experienced judges, many new classes and all new entries. We continue our tradition of selecting diverse examples of elegant, unique vehicles. We are looking forward once again to working with a large number of volunteers, many of whom live locally."
Applications for consideration for this year's Concours will be accepted up to July 1. From these, the committee will select up to 80 entrants.
This year, as in the in the past, entrants will come from all over the west coast of Canada and the United States, covering a broad span of makes and years and will include vehicles that are rare and seldom seen by the public.
New 2012 classes, entry forms and information about the event can be found at www.crescentbeachinvitational.com.
The Concours will be officially open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no admission charge, although donations to B.C. Children's Hospital will be accepted.
For further information, including ways local businesses can be involved as sponsors, contact Colin or Laurel Gurnsey at 6049807429 or by email at email@example.com.