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Submitted by SeanClark on Wed, 2023-06-21 06:06
Friday, Jun 09, 2023 - 12:38am to Sunday, Jun 11, 2023 - 12:38am
British Columbia

BC Stars Regional Whistler Run 2023


Dave Cooper, Section Prez of British Columbia, kicked off the 2023 driving season with a drive to Whistler, June 9th to 11th.

Three cars from our sister section in Seattle drove up to meet us in West Vancouver for our first Regional drive since before Covid. Some old friends, Ian and Linda Gleadle in their new E43 Coupe, and Bob ``Bobby Two`` and Tanya Willits in their E320, with James and Monica Bambury in their red SLS. AJ Sanson and Anthony of Benzcouver Group, came along for the drive in a C63.

The clouds looked a little ominous, but we were all eager to take to the road. Leigh Gayman was determined to drive with the top down on his SL500. With eleven cars in total, the traffic was light and we had a great drive up to our first stop, in Squamish. Our ``Team Stenzel``, Manfred and Marie, arranged for a nice lunch at the Executive Hotel.

We made quick time to Whistler, with James and Ian vying for position along the way.

The Stenzels arranged a special price for our stay at the Scandinavian-styled Avaa Hotel, just steps from the Village.

In the evening, Dave and Sharon Cooper hosted the President`s Cocktail Reception at the hotel. It was a nice chance to meet old and new friends.


The following day, we had a scenic drive to Pemberton and the Skyline Golf Course for lunch, followed by a photoshoot of all our cars and Members.

Some of us then drove through Pemberton and up the valley to The Beer Farm, a cottage brewery on a farm. We learned that the Farm was quite successful in beer competitions and certainly they had some interesting things to try.

We enjoyed a full course dinner at the All Seasons restaurant to round off our day.

It was great to get together once again. We are already planning next year`s Regional Drive the Okanagan Wine Country, with James Bambury!


Many thanks to our guests for coming, and thank you to the organizers, Dave & Sharon Cooper, and Manfred & Marie Stenzel.



Sean Clark

James Bambury

Monica Bambury