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Oak Bay Beach Hotel Welcomes Two Award-Winning Cars

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel prepares to welcome two award-winning Collector Cars ahead of the Oak Bay Collector Car Festival

Victoria, BC — The Oak Bay Beach Hotel will play host to a special media and VIP event on July 27, 2019, giving exclusive access to view the Ridler award-winning Impostor, and the Great 8 award- winning Anvil ahead of the Oak Bay Collector Car Festival on July 28, 2019.

The Impostor, built by world acclaimed car designer Chip Foose, TV personality and four-time Ridler award-winner, is owned by REV Investments Inc. and Don and Elma Voth. In 2008, Don and Elma asked Foose, of Huntington Beach California, to design and build a combination of a 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS (their honeymoon car) and a new 2008 Corvette. The rhetorical question was this- the top brass of GM asked the design studio whether they could build them a 1965 muscle car? From that starting point, Foose proceeded to design and build a reproportioned and trimmed down Chev body mounted on a modified Corvette chassis as a 2-seater, powered by a 6.2 litre V-8, complete with a Magnusson Supercharger and recent technology, in keeping with the designer aspiration. It resembled the vast and considerable talents of Foose. A highly modified Corvette in Impala clothing. Hence the name Impostor, which earned, at the 2015 Detroit Automata, Foose’s 4th Ridler award, which is the Super Bowl of the Custom World Show Competition.

Don Voth, a successful Vancouver businessman, who runs several family operated business including REV Investments Inc, is known for his appreciation for quality and attention to detail, not unlike his 2016 purchase of The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, of which he is one of the proud owners.

The second Collector Car, called the Anvil, is a 1964 Acadian Canso, owned by Victoria couple, Danny and Sandy Jadresko. It was purchased by Danny when he was 19 years old in Victoria, and was the couple’s honeymoon car. It became a Father and Son project with Cody Jadresko over the past 18 yrs. Throughout the years the car went through many alterations, including being a blown alcohol drag car. Danny and Cody wanted to create a highly detailed and finished Pro Street car, and came across JF Launier, a local BC builder who himself had become a Great 8 and Ridler winner. So, in early 2016, JF started this incredible build of blending the old looks of Pro Street with the new looks of Pro Touring, stripping down the car and rebuilding every part, nut and bolt, culminating in the installation of an incredible Nelson Racing Engine- a 632 cubic inch with Twin 88 mirror image Turbos, pumping out 2510 hp, and winning the Great 8 Award at the 2019 Detroit Autorama, and the Toronto Motorama Grand champion in 2019.

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel will take full advantage of this superstar presence by hosting a pre- show, exclusive media and VIP event, allowing invited guests to see the famous Chip Foose- built Impostor and the Great 8 Award-winning Anvil up close and personal. Guests will also have the enviable opportunity to speak with and ask the owners questions about their amazing cars and builds.

Schedule of Events

Media Event | Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
VIP Event (by invitation only) | Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Oak Bay Collector Car Festival | Sunday, July 28, 2019, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Oak Bay Avenue

About The Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Nestled on the shores of the Pacific Ocean near Victoria, BC, The Oak Bay Beach Hotel overlooks the Salish Sea and offers breathtaking ocean views of snow-capped Mount Baker in the distance. Just minutes away from quaint boutique shops, cafes, and galleries of Oak Bay Village, the hotel offers world-class services such as heated seaside mineral pools and fine dining. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer complimentary parking and Wi-Fi during each stay. Providing the perfect vantage point from which to experience the best of the Pacific

About The Oak Bay Collector Car Festival

On Sunday, July 28 from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm, The Oak Bay Collector Car Festival will celebrate their 20th year of this festival by welcoming over 15,000 spectators and close to 300 exhibitor cars along 5 blocks over Oak Bay Avenue. There will be a BBQ lunch located on the lawn outside the Municipal Hall, as well as live music all day.

About The Impostor