BC Stars Co-host the 2019 German Car Festival

BC Stars Co-host the 2019 German Car Festival

British Columbia
Sunday, July 21, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
North Vancouver
British Columbia

German Car Festival 2019

The 18th German Car Festival for charity, was a huge success. On a bright sunny day, North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park filled up with 210 Audi’s, BMW’s, Porsche’s and Mercedes. Participants were fighting to get past the gate even before the 9:00 am opening time.


This year, BMW’s Rod Meares had a lot more help from the other Clubs. We worked more closely with our beneficiary, the North Shore Harvest Project, to find out what was needed most. Audi’s Maxim Gotsutsov created GCF Social media accounts to get the word out to as many people as possible before the date.


Since the event’s inception in 2002, the admission charge had always been $10 per car. The contributions of our donors and sponsors were consistent, as were the efforts of our volunteers. Each year however, the purchasing power of the funds slowly eroded, as prices of commodities rose. After 18 years, the gate fee was finally upped to $20 per car. We still had a tremendous turnout, thanks to the generous nature of our participants. A net amount of $4,465, perhaps the most ever, was raised in cash, and a record amount of groceries was donated.


Mercedes had a large number of eager attendees, with 90% of the cars on the field by 9:30 ! Many came from out of town. Emmanuel Athans drove up from Seattle again with Rik Johnson, in a tastefully modified, W140 CL500. The local, Benzcouver Group, put in a good showing with some real beauties, also. Hardy Suelzer treated us to a look at his AMG GT-C, and there were a number of brightly coloured R107 SL’s.


Rod Meares and Club Representatives will be making a public cheque presentation to the Harvest project before the end of August. Thank you, to all those prize donors, volunteers, organizers and participants who made this all possible.


See our short video: https://youtu.be/HVtKWgE4EjM