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BMSA thrilled with success of Festival Car Show

One of the trucks on display at the BMSA Festival Car Show on July 30, 2016. Photo: Provided
Black beauty! A Mercedes Benz on show. Photo: Provided
Black beauty! A Mercedes Benz on show. Photo: Provided
Classy cars. Photo: Provided
Classy cars. Photo: Provided
There were characters for children as well as for the children at heart! Photo: VINO
There were characters for children as well as for the children at heart! Photo: VINO
The BMSA Festival Car Exhibition 2016 was deemed a success despite the inclement weather. Photo: Provided
The BMSA Festival Car Exhibition 2016 was deemed a success despite the inclement weather. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Motivated by the success of its Festival Car Exhibition held at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School grounds on July 30, 2016, the BVI Motor Sports Association (BMSA) is sparing no time in planning ahead for 2017.

It rained during the exhibition but this failed to dampen the spirits of those determined to make the show a success.

“In spite of the not so pleasing weather, BMSA in collaboration with TWS (Together We Stand) managed to pull off their regularly scheduled show, which is held on a yearly basis and is also a part of the festival line-up,” Public Relations Officer of the Association Ms Keilah Varlack told this news site.

There were SUV’s, trucks and even bikes, making a total of 18 vehicles registered. “We weren’t expecting such a good turn out as we really wanted to have the overseas cars come in to make it much more exciting”, said Mr Roy Thomas, President of the Association.

“The weather scared us a little, as we know when it rains the school grounds are not too appealing, especially for the car owners. It gets muddy and slippery. We were still surprised at how many people still came out and made the event possible. We really appreciate the public’s support,” he added.


There were 8 categories of vehicles registered.

Best ATV was won by Stephen Brown, Best Rims Size 30” won by Kadeem Farara, Best Overall went to Kiah Walters with the Dodge Charger, Best Interior was won by Charles Fonseca with the Mercedes Benz and he also won Best Engine with the “Superman” car, Lowest Drop went to Roger Francis out of St Thomas with the Dodge Ram.

There was also a sound competition with Highest SPL going to Rodney Beharry.

All winners were given a trophy, in addition to Mr Rodney Beharry and Ms Kiah Walters both receiving cash prizes of $250 each for the categories in which they dominated. The cash prize was a donation from Ms Janice Brathwaite-Edwards, the City Manager.

Entertainment for the kids was also a part of the exhibition, including bouncy castles, character costumes, face painting, dunking booth and musical chairs.

It is this success that has the team already planning to host a Soap Box Race, something that is also done on a yearly basis, in collaboration with Caribbean Insurers Ltd, between October and November.

And planning for the 2017 Easter celebration in Virgin Gorda is also progressing apace. “And we’re also going to have a local and international show for our August Festivities during that same year” said PRO Ms Keilah Varlack.

11 Responses to “BMSA thrilled with success of Festival Car Show”

  • capt prod (18/08/2016, 17:59) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    We miss these car shows good show bmsa
  • only the strong survive (18/08/2016, 18:42) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Where is the defunct capital promotions-the car show of car shows....LOL?
    • the rock (19/08/2016, 06:38) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      be careful what u ask for, they jus might get together for 2017 and take over once again!
  • ABC (19/08/2016, 00:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job guys and girls
  • Wait (19/08/2016, 08:38) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply had a car show? Was this advertised? Didn't know :/
  • Billfargo (19/08/2016, 12:59) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    When you want to show a car; You first start by building a car from the ground up, and know everything about that car; Where every bolt and nuts are, where they they came from, the kind of paint job that you did, how many coats of paint, how many coats of clear and the entire process of creating a show car. You don't just go out and buy someone else car and take to a show! Anyone with a little money from his father can do that! You folks needs to learn what a car show is all about.
  • RAM (19/08/2016, 13:35) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them need give people more money an trips ,think fixing up ah car cheap ? Them ain't ready !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ja rules (20/08/2016, 01:07) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Bsma full of bull the only things that were judge were the 2 trucks and the music so how the other cars won when it had other cars that was way better than those that they sat win
  • limit (20/08/2016, 22:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    no BIG RED no car show
  • oldskool (21/08/2016, 16:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dingbat dem own look hard.I know Dingbat know every nut and bolt on that monster.
  • FokMoOff (22/08/2016, 11:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hold it right there! The DEVIL is working on you bv islanders fast. Spend your money on nonsense, whips and earth-shaking hi-fi's in a car. The "Great American Way". This is supposed to be paradise, not the USA ghetto. How bout putting money to real important use instead.

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