The annual Classic and Vintage Swap Meet has become a calendar fixture for motorcycle enthusiasts from all over North America and beyond, and the new venue has been especially popular with vendors, exhibitors and show visitors alike. Owners of all makes and styles of classic and vintage motorcycles are invited to enter the Show ‘n Shine, and awards will be presented in ten different classes, including Best in Show and People’s Choice.
The featured motorcycle in this year’s Show ‘n Shine will be Terry Frounfelker’s “Made in Vancouver” 1926 Paragon Villiers.
Fred Deeley Sr. 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 Birmingham, England Sun Cycle & Fittings Co Ltd. The Sun frame was supplied with a Villiers MkVIII 150cc two-stroke engine and Druid Mk1 sprung fork. The parts were assembled by Deeleys and sold through their premises on Granville Street (later on West Broadway) in Vancouver, BC. The brand name “Paragon Villiers” was hand painted onto the gas tank.
The show ‘n shine provides a unique opportunity for local restorers to show off their skills. This year promises to be the best display yet. We were also delighted with the success of the 2015 show, the first to be held in the new Cloverdale venue. This year will also offer a larger and wider selection of food and beverage from on-site vendors.
The Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds are located at the intersection of 176th Street (BC Highway 15) and 62 Avenue in Surrey, BC. From Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, take Highway 1 or 1A to the 176th Street (Highway 15) intersection and drive south to 62 Avenue. From the US, take Interstate 5 and exit at Junction 275 (SR543) to the Pacific (Truck) Crossing. Then take 176th Street (Highway 15) eight miles north to 62 Avenue.
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