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May 2nd 2015

On the main page, here, I had the incorrect date
Our date is Sunday May 17th

Waterdown Arts and Music Streetfest
Sunday May 17
Memorial Park
Waterdown ON
Main St. North
Waterdown ON


Spring Has Sprung

Thank you to everybody who sent in pictures and stories for this feature.
This is all yours!

Philip Zacker's 1972 Ford Cortina 2.0 GT!

My Dad ordered this car while stationed at Barford St. John in England. He originally wanted a LHD Canadian spec wagon but was told they could not get one. There were five of us kids so he next tried getting a four door but again no luck! so he ended up with the one you see here,

Mom was not happy!!

I remember going with my Dad to Baseford Motors in Oxford when he picked the car up.

After England we went to Loring AFB in Maine. My Dad wasn't really supposed to bring the car to the States as they were not sold here. Not sure how he accomplished that but we spent four years in Maine and often went to Canada to shop. My Dad use to take the Cortina to a Ford dealer there to be worked on, I think he had to have the cam shaft replaced at one point.

After four years in Maine my Dad was transferred to Offutt AFB in Nebraska.

My Dad retired from the Air Force in 1979 and in 1980 he went to work for Ford Aerospace at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire. The Cortina went with us again!

Dad spent ten tears working for Ford and decided it was time to retire and go home to Iowa. He brought the Cortina with him.

He bought a low mileage Ford Anglia to keep the Cortina company in the garage!

Sadly dad passed away eight years ago and I ended up with the Cortina and my brother in California has the Anglia. I have many fond memories of traveling in the Cortina including many trips to Silverstone watching all types of racing from club meets to F1.

Dad owned a British Ford from the late fifties when he bought a popular right up until he passed. He had Anglias, mk1 mk2 and the mk3 Cortina GTs. I got my love of British cars from him and I hope the Cortina stays in the family for generations to come!

Tony Boothman's Sunbeam Alpine

JUST. Today (Thursday April 30th) got it out of the garage . Running and driving but still under construction. I usually restore motorbikes but then I saw this two years ago whilst picking up motorcycle parts, and as I worked for Roots Group at a dealer in Blackpool England in the 60s, well...It followed me home.

Mike deBono's Customized 1979 Innocenti Mini 1300

Mike customized the bumpers, seats, rear license,plate lights, A wiper at the rear, and fabricated a wood dash.

The,color is Candy Brandy Wine, by house of color. And, a Filipaldi steering wheel rounds out the mods.

Ken McGuire's Austin Somerset Convert and Devon

It’s been a busy week. The Devon got it’s wheels painted standard black from the red they came to me with, but I haven’t had time yet to put the trim rings and wheel covers on. The Somerset got it’s new water pump on yesterday and today, after putting the radiator back in and bolting everything up, had the cooling system flushed and then new coolant. We are officially ready to go for the year. The Devon is going to spend June through October at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs New York as part of a special display of imported post war British cars, so I still have a little polishing to do before the van comes to get it. Both of them got a ride around the block today before going back into the garage

Mark Doust's 1967 Innocenti C aka Innocenti Sprite

From 1961 to 1976 Innocenti built cars under license for BMC . The Innocenti Spider (1961-70) and Innocenti C (1966-1968 ) was a rebodied version of the Austin-Healey Sprite with styling by Ghia.

The Innocenti C is almost 4 inches wider and 6 inches longer than the Austin Healey Sprite . All the extra width is in the wings, which produces a wider cabin; the additional length is all between the rear edge of the door and the start of the rear wheel arch.

They were produced in just 3 colours - green, white and red - the colours of the Italian flag. Out of the 800 they made there are only two in North America.

Phil Morgan's Birchfield Jaguar SS100 Evocation

Birchfield only made 14 of these before the company went belly up. The factory built car is all aluminum on a galvanized space frame chassis, powered by jag 4.2 with twin carbs. It is the only LHD car and the only manual overdrive, all the others were UK spec with auto box.

Paul Maltby sent in some pictures from his Ancaster run.

The red Mini is a 1984 right hand drive from the UK converted to 10 inch wheels from 12 and a 1275cc transplant. It's been with us for the last 10 years.

The Super 7 was made under license from Lotus by Birkin in South Africa. It has a 1600cc or 1700cc engine (we're still not sure) cross flow with dual Webers. It spent the first 17 years in Japan and was shipped to BC 8 years ago. We purchased it there in late 2013. My 6 foot tall son and I flew out and drove it home during Easter 2014. We still laugh about that (long) trip and running out of gas in Northern Ontario.

These are both great street-legal go-karts.

Join the City of Waterloo for the fourth annual Cruzin' event. It is coming up on May 22, 2015 from 7 to 10 p.m.

A new location with a new name

Introducing Cruzin' UpTown Waterloo! Waterloo's favorite classic car show has outgrown the public square and is cruzin' down the street to the corner of Erb and Caroline. A perfect match of classic cars within the setting of the area's architectural wonders, Waterloo Park and the area's busiest path system. Complete with live music, vendors, and tours of the Perimeter Institute and Clay and Glass Gallery, this event really does have something for everyone!

This event will feature pre-1985 cars and trucks and specialty vehicles of all ages.

Please register your classic vehicle online.


Past show vendors have included Parts Source, Zehr Insurance Brokers Ltd, Investors Group Financial Services, Fuel Savings Guy, Princess Auto, Lucas Oil, Rust Check, Autopsy Auto Repair, KW Honda, Jag/Land Rover/Volvo and Go Glass.

For more information please contact Tracy Suerich at

2015 Chi-Cheemaun Festival & Car Show

Saturday, June 20th
Ferry Dock, Tobermory

The Festival will be held this year on June 19th, 20th and 21st, with the Car Show happening at the ferry dock on the Saturday, the 20th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

This is a large weekend event, with many attractions being held during this 3 day mid-June celebration, including pancake breakfasts, barbeques, baseball tournaments, and hilarious cardboard boat races, held amongst the real "sea-going craft" right in Little Tub harbour. The OPP., RCMP., and Canadian Coast Guard ships are often in attendance in full regalia.

The Festival’s car show starts at 1:00pm and attracts cars and enthusiasts from as far away as the Lake Simcoe area, the Golden Horseshoe, Southwestern Ontario and even Windsor, along with a lot of more local talent.

Trying to do a repeat of 2013, a group of BSCCOC cars almost made the event last year, but failed because a multi-car accident, (fortunately no one was seriously hurt), closed Highway 6 for the short distance left to the Tub. We returned to Lion’s Head where we were able to save the day from total loss by burying our disappointment in some British style libations and tasty foodstuffs at the Lion’s Head Inn.

This year we’ll start by meeting for breakfast at the Lion’s Head Inn between 9:30 and 10:00am. They normally don’t open for breakfast, but because we’re special, management says they’ll open up and serve us. Some idea of how many there’ll be would be nice, so give us a shout if you can.

Lion’s Head is 20 to 30 minutes north of Wiarton on Bruce County 9, a mile east of Highway 6.

Following breakfast we’ll head north to the Tub via an as yet undetermined route.

For further help or confusion, contact Rob @ 519-534-5071, or

A Taste of British Car Day

Sunday June 28th
Black Creek Pioneer Village

The Toronto Triumph Club is seeking your support for a very worthy cause - The Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto. Children are the lifeblood & future of our hobby and sadly any one of them could fall victim to serious illnesses. The SickKids Foundation provides financial support to aid research & patient care via the Possibilities Fund. The Toronto Triumph Club & British Car Day® are proud to be official partners with SickKids® in raising much needed funds to help achieve their goals.

On Sunday June 28th, we are holding a Taste of British Car Day® special fundraising and media event at the picturesque Black Creek Pioneer Village. Centrally located just north of highway 401 and east of highway 400 in North York, Black Creek provides the ideal location to show off our beautiful British classics to a wider public audience and invited media representatives from mainstream newspaper, Internet, TV and radio outlets.

Cars will be grouped around the village among the restored 18th & 19th century buildings and on the village green. The site can comfortably hold 130 vehicles. We're not looking for concours cars, but they must be very presentable.

Admission is a minimum $20 donation. The major proceeds will go to SickKids® and a donation will also be made to Black Creek Pioneer Village for hosting the event. BSCCoC members wishing to enter can contact John Griffith at by May 30th.

Sponsors are being sought to help cover expenses, if you know of any vendors in your club who would like to help, please let us know! (Patrick Caria at Or Terence McKillen at

Events At A Glance

Flesherton Tour
Saturday May 9th
Village Greens Café
774310 Hwy 10 North
Flesherton ON


St. George's Anglican Church
Annual Classic Vehicle
Show & Blessing
Saturday May 9th
New Hamburg Fairgrounds
251 Jacob St.
New Hamburg ON


Waterdown Arts and Music Streetfest
Sunday May 17
Memorial Park
Waterdown ON
Main St. North
Waterdown ON


Victoria Day Parade
Woodstock, ON
Monday, the 18th of May

Grant Leonard British Car Picnic
Saturday June 13th
13551 Tenth Line,
Georgetown, ON

Mini Meet North
June 19th to 21st
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Clarington Concession Rd. 10
Clarington. ON


Sunday July 19th
Victoria Park, Lindsay, Ontario


∗∗∗Tickets Gone∗∗∗
And Tony is gone for June
Get yours soon!

Sunday July 26th
Huron County Playhouse
Tickets: $40
Tony Hughes


Club Picnic
Saturday August 8th
Country Heritage Park
8560 Tremain Rd.
Milton ON


Brits On the Lake
Saturday 8th - 9th
Port Perry ON


Minor Celebrity

Saturday September 12th
Minor Celebrity
Working Towards Invited Guests
Cobble Beach Concours
Participant Tour


Lindsay To Brighton Run
Saturday 10th
Start: Little Britain Motor Co.
11 Cross Creek Rd.
Little Britain, ON


Stuff For Sale

This is gathered, primarily, from our Facebook site
Submissions are accepted
But only if they exist on a sale site I can link to.

1969 BMC J4 - Lawndale, CA

Alan Brand found this BMC Flatbed.

1948 Standard Flying 14 - Henrico, VA

Julian Howard found this Standard.

1937 Lanchester Roadrider Deluxe - Federal Way, WA

Julian Howard also found this Lanchester.

1959 Bentley S1 - Calgary, AB

Alan Brand found this Bentley.

1950 Morris Minor - Hamilton, ON

Alan Brand also found this Picturless Minor.

1957 Austin Westminster - Wasaga Beach, ON

Kirk Blake-Dickson found this recurring Austin.

1952 Thames Panel Van Rod. - Kamloops, BC

Alan Brand found this Rodded Thames Van.

1969 MG MGB 302 V8 - Edmonton, AB

Alan Brand also found this Modified MGB.

1950 Morris Oxford Woodie - Haliburton, ON

Kirk Blake-Dickson found this Modified Morris Oxford.
I saw this at Pumpkinfest a few years ago, and it does look good

1949 Alvis TA-14 - Waukesha, WI

Kirk Blake-Dickson also found this Basket Case Alvis.
I saw this at Pumpkinfest a few years ago, and it does look good

Way Back

Montreal Gazette May 10th 1966

And as a bonus this week
A second Wayback!

Montreal Gazette May 10th 1966

Found in same paper and I'd loose it if I tried to save it.

David E. Wood
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