OK, it wasn’t an invasion, but Port Hardy did host the BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club of America recently when 30 owners and their vehicles stopped overnight before heading to the Sunshine Coast.
The two-week Canadian expedition will see some 3,700 kilometres of western Canada in the vintage BMW automobiles.
The owners hail from various locations around the globe, including Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain and the United States.
In the works for over a year, the tour will cover some of the most picturesque parts of British Columbia and Alberta.
Starting in Vancouver, it will make its way north, across to Alberta, south along the famed Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise and Banff, finally working its way back to Vancouver two weeks later.