Friday, May 17, 2024

Organizer of Northwest Deuce Days cancels Victoria event over road network design


The organizer of Northwest Deuce Days took to social media stating the event in Victoria is “history” citing the bike lanes as one of the reasons.

The popular classic car show hosted in Victoria would draw thousands to the inner harbour and sell out hotel rooms across the region.

“A big thank you to Victoria for all of the bike lanes, Northwest Deuce Days is history,” Al Clark wrote on Facebook.

“After 21 years of hosting the event, we have decided to call it quits. Thank you to everyone that supported it,” Clark added.

The event which began in 1998, would see nearly 1,400 pre-1952 collector vehicles lined the Inner Harbour on display for this year’s Northwest Deuce Days.

Started in 1998, Northwest Deuce Days took place every three years, saw nearly ten times as many spectators, as thousands of classic car fans from all over the world came to check out the much-anticipated event.

The event would see nearly all of Victoria’s hotel rooms rented out.

The last Deuce Days event was held in July of 2019, while the next was scheduled for 2022.

Victoria Buzz has reached out to Al Clark, Mayor Lisa Helps, as well as Destination Greater Victoria for comment.

More to come.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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