Classic car ticketing embarrassing

I was disgusted to witness several classic and collector cars indiscriminately receive $30 parking tickets

I was disgusted to witness several classic and collector cars indiscriminately receive $30 parking tickets last Saturday evening, notwithstanding the fact that many cars had just parked there, and had receipts showing they had patronized businesses in the mall.

Robbins Parking issued the tickets as authorized by Hansbraun Investments, manager of the mall. Regular cars (non-collector) were not ticketed.

I was equally embarrassed to see several car owners from the U.S.A., who were attending the highly successful Deuce Days event, have to high tail it out of the parking lot before getting a ticket, but not before returning the goods they had purchased from mall businesses.

I am the proud owner of a collector car, and have lived in the Royal Oak area for 34 years. I was a regular shopper at many mall businesses, spending several thousand dollars annually.

The average age of the collector car mall patrons is about 60.  We are peaceful. We patronize the mall and we attract business to the mall.

Frank D’Argis

Saanich

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria resident says WestJet employee uttered racist comment, refused to let her on plane

Customer claims she was told ‘You guys can’t handle your alcohol’ by WestJet employee

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open in spring, 2021

Victoria councillors advocate once again for free youth transit passes regionally

The idea was originally rejected by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission in August 2019

Province offers expertise to help Esquimalt clean up Gorge oil spill

A leaky home heating tank shed oil into ground and storm water systems

Heavy patches of fog along Malahat Tuesday afternoon

Drivers should use caution, drive slow along Okotoks Drive

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Greater Victoria’s wanted list for the week of Jan. 28

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Bystander who tried to help dog being attacked not liable for its death: B.C. tribunal

Owner of dog killed tried to get $5,000 in damages from man who tried to save it

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

Landowner hearings begin for Trans Mountain expansion in Alberta

Detailed route talks start in Spruce Grove, in B.C. communities soon

VIDEO: Canada looking to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Baby Bear statue returned to be reunited with Mama and Papa in Island Secret Garden spot

Culprit left it near the Henry Road roundabout in Chemainus with a note attached

Alessia Cara to host and perform at 2020 Juno Awards

Multi-platinum Canadian singer-songwriter also up for six awards, including Artist of the Year

Watch out for scams, clickbait in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death: Better Business Bureau

Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles

Most Read