In deepest Sympathy

It is with Our Deepest Sympathy we announce the passing of Darlene Vignal, wife of Louis Vignal of Sechelt.  Louis and Darlene have been long standing members of the Coasters Car Club.  As club members know, Louis was instrumental in creating Sleepy Hollow.  Darlene battled hard with her illnesses and sadly she succumbed on March 1st,  2021.  Darlene will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  Our condolences to Louis, Louis Jr, Lisa and families.

Free Ford F150

We have a old Ford F150 pickup truck that we would like to offer to any of your club members who may be looking for parts etc. This would be of no charge simply your cost to tow away. The truck has been sitting since 2004 and was aprox 10 years old at the time. If anyone is interested I have pictures or can arrange to have you come over to see it. The vehicle is in Sechelt.
Telephone Hermine Benson 604-910-6001

Regarding Sunshine Coast Mustangers Cruise In

This from Bill Stevenson:

Good morning SCM,

Well, it looks like the “fickle finger of weather fate” is moving in tomorrow with a 100% chance of rain for our area. It is very frustrating when an event we have been anticipating does not come to fruition because of the weather, especially when it is a charity event.

However, we all realize the necessity rain plays in our community and will hope that as it is coming, that it will help to replenish our critical potable water supply. It will also give our gardens, forests and the creatures who inhabit our area, some relief from the heat we have been enduring.

I wish the A&W much success in their “Burgers to Beat MS” event tomorrow. If you are in the area of either the Sechelt or Gibsons A&W, I hope you will give a thought to helping them in this most worthy cause, by making a purchase or donation to help them out.

Looking ahead to next Thursday the 27th, it is at this time looking like a sunny day is forecast. With that in mind, I hope to see you back at the Sechelt Tims at 7:00 PM for our last C3 (Cars, Coffee and Conversation) event this August.

If for some unforeseen reason, the weather tomorrow turns into a non rain day, then I will be pleased to see you at the Sechelt A&W from 5 to 7 PM.

Thanks everyone.


Sleepy Hollow 2020 Tee Shirts


Al Hemstreet has made arrangements to have Coasters Car Club T shirts for this year, the year of Covid19, made available for sale to the members.

Al Hemstreet reports that tee shirt orders have been coming in to him, and that he will continue to accept tee shirt orders until Saturday, August 8th.

As below, to order tee shirts please text Al at 604.741.1103, specifying the quantity and the size(s) that you wish to order.

Here is the image on the tee shirts:


He comments that the tee shirts are done with the contrast stitch which he likes because they don’t pill and fit a little bigger.

To order tee shirts please text Al at 604.741.1103, specifying the quantity and the size(s) that you wish to order. The cost is expected to be about $25 per tee shirt.

James Taylor,

Club Secretary

The T shirts will be available in sizes from small to 4xxxxl – please specify.  And the cost is expected to be about $25 per T shirt.

Sleepy Hollow Consolation run




In light of the cancellation of our Sleepy Hollow 2020 it has been suggested at the general meeting we have a cruise from Chatalech High School to the Halfmoon Bay Fire Hall and back again.


We will assemble at Chatalech High School  on August 7th 2020 at 6:30 pm ready to depart at 6:45 pm.  It would be nice if all  or as many as possible members could participate on this cruise.

The route is…leave the High School …Turn right onto Cowrie St  to Derby Rd….Follow Derby to Norwestbay Rd..Turn left on Norwestbay Rd to the lights on Hwy 101 ..Follow 101 to Redroofs Rd.  Take Redroofs to the Firehall and turn around at the Hall.  Return to Sechelt and disperse or go to your favourite watering hole…LOL LOL


A reminder that the silent auction we had thought about having at Louis and Darlene Vignal’s has been cancelled due to Covid.  We will look forward to next year!


Invitation to Cruise In

The Sunshine Coast Mustangers (SCM) are having a cruise in at Tim Hortons here in Sechelt starting this Thursday July 30th and every Thursday through the end of August, weather permitting, at 7:00 p.m. for an hour or so to enjoy a coffee, a snack and some company with friends.


If there are any members of the Coasters Car Club who would like to join us for this get together, they are more than welcome. It is not limited to Mustangs only. I have spoken to the owner of this Sechelt Tim Hortons and his Manager and they have no issues with us showing up. Ron Walsh met up with a few Coasters in the Sechelt coffee shop this morning and mentioned it to them and those he spoke to were interested in participating so we wanted to get the word out to your members who may be interested.


The SCM would ask that those who do attend to please abide by the first item of our SCM Motto which is to Respect Your Car, the Environment and the Laws. Also, as we are all cognizant of I am sure, due to the COVID19 pandemic, social distancing and or the wearing of masks is imperative to keep everyone safe.


You will find our SCM web sites home page here and our Motto page here and our page on this cruise in here


Sunshine Coast Drag Racing

The Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association (SCDRA) has received approval from Vancouver Coastal Health and the District of Sechelt for the Aug. 9 drag race at Sechelt Airport. This event will be limited to a maximum of 50 participants. There will be no spectators or pit crew. Drivers only!


To participate, you must have current and paid up SCDRA membership. Cost to race is $50.


If you aren’t a member it’s easy to join the SCDRA. Membership is $50 and registration forms can be found For new members the cost is $100 ($50 membership, $50 cost to race).


Pre-registration is now open until noon on Saturday, Aug. 8. Late registration is available until 9 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9. There is an additional $30 fee for late registration. Once 50 participants are signed up, there will be no additional registration. Racers should not assume there will be space available on race day. There will likely be delays processing late registrations.


To secure participation at these events, email along with the completed membership registration and/or tech form.


COVID-19 protocols are to be followed at this event. If you are experiencing any signs of illness, no matter how mild, please don’t attend.


If you have questions, please contact Richard Austin at or604-230-5067