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

A Kind Letter

30 06 2016
me with the book at the GVPL Central Branch

me with the book at the GVPL Central Branch

Here is an email I received from a lovely lady who saw the article in the Vic News which I blogged about the other day. It is very gratifying to know that the book has brought joy to people. I thank you, Pat!

“A short while ago I read an article in Victoria News about you and your book “Vintage Cars of Victoria”. I found a copy of this book at the Public Library. I took the book to show my friend – a 1918 model fine Gentleman who was a member of the Victoria Chapter of the Vintage Car Club for many, many years. My friend got a lot of joy looking at the pictures and words you and your team have put together, with many comments about the cars he had driven and those he wished he had driven. Thank you again for the joy this book will bring to the grandparents and great-grandparents in Victoria and beyond. We look forward to Volume Two.”

find my book at the library

Vintage Cars of Victoria – the Mascots Show

22 04 2016

Vintage Cars of Victoria Episode 2 is now on YouTube. Many thanks to Shaw TV for a wonderful job, again! Show number 3 is already in the planning stage, and will be shot at an upcoming car show the last weekend in May.

vintage car tv show on shaw cable

17 11 2015
christon smith's roller

Christon Smith’s roller

I am happy to announce filming on my pilot TV show “Vintage Cars of Victoria” will commence Saturday.

Old English Car Club of Victoria

16 09 2015


Sunday was a perfect day for taking pictures. A very good turnout by club members made for a happy event and this is reflected in the smiling faces. One of my favorite cars was the Delorean, which I hope to put in my second book, Vintage Cars of Victoria, vol.II.


2 09 2015


Shortly I will be renaming this website to
With the release of my book “Vintage Cars of Victoria”, I am switching the focus of the site to all things car culture. Hope to see you there!