Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts are about to descend on Cloverdale for a classic and vintage swap meet and show ‘n shine.
The Cloverdale Agriplex plays host to visitors from across the province and beyond May 1, who will be checking out vintage and classic American, British, European and Japanese parts and bikes.
The 30th annual Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet and Show ‘n Shine is celebrating its second year in Cloverdale, after making the move from Tsawwassen.
The event has become a calendar fixture for motorcycle enthusiasts across North America, and the new venue is popular with vendors, exhibitors and show visitors alike, says organizer Todd Copan.
There will be more than 100 vendor booths indoors, a swap meet, and a show ‘n shine, promising something for every level of interest.
Owners of all makes and styles of classic and vintage motorcycles are invited to compete in the show ‘n shine, and compete in 10 awards classes, including Best in Show and People’s choice.
This year’s featured motorcycle at the show ‘n shine will be Terry Frounfelker’s Made-In-Vancouver 1926 Paragon Villiers.
Fred Deeley senior opened his retail business in Vancouver in 1917, selling Triumph and Harley Davidson motorcycles. In the early 1920s, Deeley began importing kit motorcycles from the U.K. A Sun frame was supplied with a Villiers engine and other parts. The components were assembled by Deeleys and sold from their Granville Street shop, bearing the brand name Paragon Villiers, hand painted onto the gas tank.
This bike recently resurfaced after being parked in 1931 due to a faulty part.
It’s the premier event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.
“This show and shine provides a unique opportunity for local restorers to show off their skills,” Copan says. “This year promises to be the best display yet.”
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Agriplex Building on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
There is no fee to enter the show ‘n shine apart from admission, which is $10 for the event itself.
For more, visit classicbikeswapmeet.com, call 604-299-0020 or email email@example.com.