About Us

Western Canada  Cobras
About Us

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 My Name is Al Beix (pronounced Bikes) and I have been involved either directly or indirectly with the kit car industry in Canada since 1970 when I purchased a Meyers Manx dune buggy in Vancouver, BC.

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Fast forward to 1997, when I purchased my first Factory Five Racing, Cobra kit car. At the time I had no idea of what an adventure importing a kit car into Canada would become. In the years between 1970 and 1997 the Canadian Federal Govt had changed the rules regarding kit cars to the point that their public stance can be summed up on 5 words – “Kit cars are not allowed”.

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As a result when my Cobra kit hit the border I received a call from a Canada Customs officer telling me that they had my kit car and they are not allowed into Canada so they were going to crush it. At hearing this I asked them to put it in a bonded warehouse while I explored my options.  Six weeks later I finally figured out how to go about getting the kit cleared by customs.

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While I was building my car over the winter of 97-98 I kept thinking about what I had experienced and realized that there had to be hundreds of guys out there that were having their dreams crushed by the DOT position on kit cars and out of that realization  Western Canada Cobras was born with the sole purpose of making it easy for Canadians to purchase their dream car.

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AUGUST –2014

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As this is written in 2014, we have imported over 500 Factory Five Racing Kit Cars and every single one of them arrived at the customers door with all the necessary paperwork to show that it was legally imported into Canada.

 

As of August , 2014 we are no longer actively involved in the importation of Factory Five Kit Cars having dialed back our involvement in order to allow us to better enjoy our retirement.

 

That said, we remain engaged with folks who want to import a Factory Five car by way of this web site with its interactive on-line spread sheets which will be kept current, and we will continue to sell our really excellent Canadian made driveline products.

 

Additionally, we have put together an E-Book that provides you with all of the contacts, policies, procedures, E-mail templates and forms required to get the job done yourself. The E-Book also contains  a number of vouchers which if all used will save you over $600 Cdn. If you used only one being the Factory Five kit voucher for a $100US credit  you would recover the cost of the E-Book and have change to spare. If you use all of the vouchers you will realize a $600 savings from your $75.00 investment – That’s an eight fold return on your initial investment!.

You can see a preview of the E-Book HERE .

 

Thank you for your interest and I hope you enjoy your visit to our site.

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Regards

Al Beix
www.westerncanadacobras.com
Toll Free 866 853-5835
E-Mail  – cdncobraguy@gmail.com

 

Contact Info

By Phone 250 777-3031

By E-Mail Cdncobraguy@gmail.com