For several years Kitsilano has been home to Hippie Daze. This year it was renamed to Summer of Love, being that it was the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock, birth of the hippie generation. You can read all about it here --> Summer of Love.http://www.kitsilano4thavenue.com/Events
Hey man, they're getting the stage ready. The close off the main street for nearly a mile. We arrived before the event got underway and were walking the beat watching all the last minute preparations. In the middle of the street there was a large display of classic cars of all types
From old trucks with gull wing hoods
60's muscle cars
to previous generations of smart cars like this Messershmidt, where the passenger sits behind the one holding the handlebars . You open the hatch like a jet plane and climb in. This one had a 2-stroke 200cc M/C engine, with sequential shifter like a motorcycle transmission
another sound stage checking out acoustics
It was about an hour before starting time and people were milling about looking at all the cars.
There where a few home-build electric cars and trucks filled with carbon acid batteries, along with this display of electric powered scooters
I think this conch-trike was shipped up from KW. It looks like a perfect solution for transporting tourists around.
A Bonneville it isn't, but it serves the same purpose albeit a little slower. It says "Fun Taxi" on the side, but I am sure it isn't so fun for the driver who has to scurry up and down all of our hills and dale in a speedy fashion all the while tourguiding along the way.
(Tom Abrahamsson amongst these eco machines)
He is trying to decide which colour to get
This area of 4th avenue, just west of Burrard was the Haight Ashbury area of Vancouver. It was home to the hippie generation so it is fitting that this event is put on in the hopes of attracting the old residents back, if only for one day a year