Aug 23

About the Event

The Vancouver Island Motorcar Weekend (formerly the Motor Gathering) is a unique car show showcasing both a show and shine as well as a Concours d’Elegance. Having the ability to host two separate shows in two completely separate areas on the large grounds of Shawnigan Lake School is what will really separates this show from all others. Featuring an array of classic, concours quality vehicles and motorcycles on one side, and a mixture of classic, unique, custom and modern cars and motorcycles on the other.
1975 Renfrew Road Shawnigan Lake, B.C. V0R 2W1 Canada


August 23rd

Every year, we strive to host a show that is unique and provides an exciting experience to keep our supporters intrigued. In the last 7 years, the show has grown from 85 cars to 600, gathered over 10,000 spectators and raised over $1 million dollars for our local families in need.

Once again, 100% of all funds raised for the show including sponsorship, registrations, donations and on site purchases, will support the David Foster Foundation, the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation and a selection of other local families with children in need on Vancouver Island.

For more information regarding the Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance & Motorcar Weekend, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

100% of all funds raised are donated to charity

  • General Admission

    Minimum Donation:
    $5 per person

  • Register Your Vehicle

    Show & Shine Vehicle Entries:
    $25 per vehicle

The Location

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Shawnigan Lake School is built on the shores of Shawnigan Lake and occupies a stunning wooded 400-acre (1.6 km2) property. It is located just a few minutes away from the village of Shawnigan Lake, or a 45-minute drive from Victoria, British Columbia on Vancouver Island.

Spectator Parking Map

2019 Vancouver Island Motorcar Weekend Parking Map

Event Grounds Map

2019 Vancouver Island Motorcar Weekend Event Grounds Map

About the Shawnigan Lake School
  • Vancouver Island Motor Gathering

Show & Shine Display Categories

  • American
  • British
  • Classic
  • Motorcycle
  • German
  • Italian
  • Pre-War
  • Post-War
  • Super Car
  • Hot Rod
  • Japanese
  • Muscle Car
  • Street Rod
  • Original

Concours d'Elegance Class Categories

  • Foreign Post War Sports
  • Vintage Motorcycles
  • 1950's
  • 1960's
  • Porsche - Pre 1973
  • Mercedes Benz - Post War Pre 1973
  • Hotrods
  • British Post War Pre 1973
  • Jaguar XKE 1961-1968

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.

Vehicle Registration



Chief Judge: John Carlson

John is a retiree who has spent 30 years in the automotive industry specializing in antique automobile restoration. John is serving his 19th year as President and CEO of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corporation (NAACC). He is a Classic Car Club of America Master Judge and a past National President of the Vintage Car Club of Canada.

John Carlson