Vintage Cars of Victoria – Episode IV

24 10 2016
It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

Hear the mighty Chevy engines rumble… it’s the Corvette show! This is it folks, the last of the series of four on Shaw TV. It’s been almost one year since we shot Episode I. As much as I’d love to keep going there are others who also want to get a shot at stardom, such as it is, and so farewell for the moment. I’m actively exploring producing my own shows in future, and there may well be another episode one day. I hope to see you there. Once again a big thank you to Shaw TV Victoria, and to Orlando Carillo for cameras, direction, and production. Super job!


Episode 4 in the Works

31 08 2016
Hello, I'm Joey Scarfone and this is not my car, damn!

Hello, I’m Joey Scarfone and this is not my car, damn!

Two Saturday’s ago, August 20th, we shot Episode Four in my TV series “Vintage Cars of Victoria”. This show features three Corvettes, a C1 and two C2’s. That’s lingo for the first and second body styles. C1 is the car made famous in the TV series Route 66; C2 is known as Sting Ray. Weather was perfect, and we all had a great time. Our hosts, Jim Sloan and Maryellen Echle, graciously provided use of their driveway, garage and home – along with food, refreshments and endless enthusiasm for Corvettes and the show. As usual, in charge of production for Shaw TV was Orlando Carillo, aided by faithful volunteer helpers and my buddy Don who took pictures of the fun.

Orlando and helpers

Orlando and helpers

The show is now in production and expected soon. I think they get better every time!

1963 Split Window Sting Ray - John Morris

1963 Split Window Sting Ray – John Morris

John’s car was also in my book, and featured in a calendar published by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).

Here’s a slightly later version Sting Ray:

1966 Sting Ray - purchased new and still owned by Jim Colwill

1966 Sting Ray – purchased new and still owned by Jim Colwill

Thanks to all for being so kind and helpful. This show couldn’t happen without you.

Jim Sloan dusting his 1960 C1

Jim Sloan dusting his 1960 C1

Cameo Appearance on “GO”

6 08 2016

My transition from jeweler to “vintage car personality” has just been featured in a local TV feature on Shaw, produced by the same folks who provided me the opportunity and means to produce the TV series. Many thanks to Shaw TV, again. Here is the link to the show.



Deuce Days – Victoria 2016

26 07 2016

Last weekend was the Deuce Days here. It happens every few years but I heard this one may be the last. I hope not! It’s a great show, and people come with their cars from all over, like Australia. No kidding – Australia!!!

It’s mostly ’32 Fords but there are lots of other cars, too. They take over the town for a few days and then they’re gone…

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Vintage Cars of Victoria – Episode III

18 07 2016
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Episode III – The Rock & Roll for Little Souls Car Show is live on ShawTV and YouTube. It started years ago as a dance, and morphed into a car show, just like me – except I started as a jeweler and morphed into a car show host! We shot this one in less than 2 hours before the show opened. It features a wide variety of vehicles old and modern, all for the benefit of children in need of medical care. The next episode is on the planning stages, and will feature……


Kudos again to Shaw for their support and fine work in production.

Store Closing Sale

13 07 2016

For those of you here in Victoria, or as we like to call it, Vintage*ville (the * stands for whatever you want it to), I beg to draw your attention to the great store closing sale – mine! Yes, I am closing my custom jewellery shop and moving on to the next phase, which I fully intend to have filled with Vintage Cars and more. There is always more… so we hope.

Jim Sloan's 1960 Corvette

Jim Sloan’s 1960 Corvette

So if you haven’t been by, please do drop in soon, because there’s not much time left to get a screaming bargain on whatever jewellery I have left. It’s all half price, by the way. I’ll still be here on the web and producing more Vintage Car TV shows. The next one is going to feature that great icon of American muscle: The Corvette.


Car Show Alert – Sooke, BC

11 07 2016

This coming Saturday July 16th: