We Will Be Offering Driving Lessons In Courtenay / Comox On Saturdays

Although we are based in the Cowichan Valley, we recently received some queries from the Courtenay / Comox area inquiring whether we offer Class 5 and Class 7 Driving Lessons in the Courtenay / Comox area.

We put up a Facebook advertisement for the Courtenay / Comox area asking whether there was interest from area residents in taking lessons with us and we got some lesson bookings as a result of the Facebook advertisement.

So West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. will now be offering Class 5 and Class 7 lessons in Courtenay / Comox on Saturdays.

We will look at whether there is any interest in Class 4 lessons in Courtenay / Comox and, if so, we will start offering Class 4 lessons in Courtenay / Comox on Saturdays as well. We will also start offering ERA lessons for seniors in Courtenay / Comox if there is interest in that.

Our lesson rates for Class 5 and Class 7 lessons are definitely competitive with other Driving Schools in the Courtenay / Comox area.

If you are a Courtenay / Comox area resident and you are interested in taking Class 5 or Class 7 Driving Lessons with West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. could you please let us know by phone / text at 250-732-8093, by email at mark@WestCoastDriverTraining.com or through the dialog box at the bottom of this page.

1931 Advertisement For Willys Cars And Trucks

Historic Automotive Advertisements1930-1939

We came across this 1931 advertisement for Willys cars and trucks placed by the Victoria Willys dealer, Thomas H. Weeks & Sons Ltd., 968 Yates Street. According to the advertisement there were two other Willys dealers on Vancouver Island in 1931: Ira E. Lowe in Ladysmith and Joseph Hemm in Courtenay. Continue reading 1931 Advertisement For Willys Cars And Trucks

1931 Advertisement For Dunlop Tires Featuring British Driver Sir Malcolm Campbell

Historic Automotive Advertisements

Here is a 1931 Victoria newspaper advertisement for Dunlop Tires featuring British racing driver Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948), who set several world speed records on land and water during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Continue reading 1931 Advertisement For Dunlop Tires Featuring British Driver Sir Malcolm Campbell

1947 Advertisement For Dunlop Tires, Featuring British Driver John Cobb

Historic Automotive Advertisements

Here is a 1947 advertisement for Dunlop Tires featuring British racing driver John Rhodes Cobb (1899-1952), who set a world speed record of 394.1 miles per hour in 1947.

This speed record was set at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on 16 September 1947 when John Cobb attained a speed of 385.645 miles per hour on the south bound run and a speed of 403.135 miles per hour on the north bound run. The mean speed of 394.196 miles per hour became the world speed record, breaking the previous record of  369.8 miles per hour which had been set at Bonneville by John Cobb in 1939.

1947 advertisement for Dunlop Tires, featuring British racing driver John Cobb (West Coast Driver Training collection)
1947 advertisement for Dunlop Tires, featuring British racing driver John Cobb (West Coast Driver Training collection)

Here are some websites with more information about John Rhodes Cobb:

Here is a video of John Coob racing at Bonneville Salt Flats:

John Cobb was killed in 1952 while attempting to set a Water Speed Record on Loch Ness in Scotland. Here are some videos of 1952 news reports on John Cobbs’ death:

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1937 Advertisement For Vancouver Island Coach Lines

HISTORIC TRANSPORTATION ADVERTISEMENTS

We came across this 1937 advertisement from Vancouver Island Coach Lines which, at that time, ran public transit routes in Victoria as well as inter city bus routes on Vancouver Island.

This advertisement shows Douglas Street in downtown Victoria looking north from Yates Street, with several buildings which are still standing today. Note the emphasis on “Hot water heaters [that] radiate a pleasant warmth throughout the inviting interiors” of the buses. Continue reading 1937 Advertisement For Vancouver Island Coach Lines

We Are Considering Offering Driving Lessons In Courtenay / Comox

Although we are based in the Cowichan Valley, we recently received some queries from the Courtenay / Comax area inquiring whether we offer Class 5 and Class 7 Driving Lessons in the Courtenay / Comox area.

To date we have not been offering Driving Lessons in Courtenay / Comox but if there is sufficient interest we would definitely be willing to offer Class 5 and Class 7 Driving Lessons in Courtenay / Comox one day a week, perhaps on a Saturday or Sunday.

Our lessons rates for Class 5 and Class 7 lessons are definitely competitive with other Driving Schools in the Courtenay / Comox area. At this stage we are just trying to determine whether there is sufficient interest from the Courtenay / Comox area to justify offering Class 5 and Class 7 Driving Lessons there one day a week, perhaps on a Saturday or Sunday. Continue reading We Are Considering Offering Driving Lessons In Courtenay / Comox