Garet Klassen, 2nd Vice President

Growing up in the sixties Garet Klassen was awe struck by his neighbour’s  purple 1966 Beaumont.  “Every time he started this 396 big block with dual exhaust I would dream about owning a vehicle like that one day” said Garet.

Garet Klassen's 1967 Chevelle Malibu
Garet Klassen’s 1967 Chevelle Malibu

Several years ago with his son Mitchell in tow they attended the auto auction at the tradex in Abbotsford.   With no intention of buying, a blue 1968 Chevelle 327 high performance crossed the auction block.  With the turn of the key and the rumble of the 4 inch dual exhaust Garet was sold. It brought back vivid memories of that 66 Beaumont.

Garet Klassen's 1967 Chevelle Malibu pictured at the 2012 BC Chevelle Club Show & Shine at Lordco Scott Road Location.
Garet Klassen’s 1967 Chevelle Malibu pictured at the 2012 BC Chevelle Club Show & Shine at Lordco Scott Road Location.

Much to Garet’s surprise it won numerous awards and was featured on the Lordco calendar for the month of January 2013.   Last year it was sold to a fellow from Vancouver Island ironically the original destination from the factory in 1968.

Garet Klassen 1968 Camaro
Garet Klassen’s 1968 RS/SS Camaro

Garet Klassen currently owns a 1968 RS/SS Camaro, another favourite car model he owned previously.

 

 

 

Garet Klassen has been an active member of the club since 2007 and have been in the position of 2nd Vice President since then.  Garet has been instrumental in rewriting the Club’s Constitution and Bylaws, assisting in organizing club events and the annual Christmas party.  Garet Klassen’s main responsibility is being a humble servant to the President and 1st Vice President of the club.

Garet remarked “2014 will be a spectacular time as the club has expanded to include pre 1972 GM vehicles and is hosting the Pitt Meadows Day 100th year celebrations. It will be a day for all club members to remember.”

If you wish to contact Garet Klassen, please do so by email.

garetklassen@shaw.ca

 

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The BC Chevelle & GM Car Club is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and modification of the Chevrolet Chevelle, EI Camino and Pontiac Beaumont and other GM automobiles. The BC Chevelle & GM Car Club promotes an open & friendly atmosphere. We have fun socializing as a car club & where possible raise money for various charities. We are a 100% volunteer club with elected Executive.