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July 26th 2014

Frank French made the trip to Saskatoon and sent in these pictures.

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HERO 1000 Mile Trial

On the 12th of July 42 Pre-War cars in 5 classes departed from Woodcote Park, Epsom for the week long Thousand Mile Trial. The Royal Automobile Club, partnered with the Historic Endurance Rallying Organization to re-create the event, which was first run in 1900.

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Hemmings Car Spotter - Canberra, Australia


Battle Buses

London Transport Museum

This is Bus B2737 restored to its pre-WWI livery by the people at the London Transport Museum.

At the outbreak of the Great War this bus along with a thousand others, all with their drivers and mechanics, were commandeered for troop transport to and from the front. Not all of the buses returned, and almost 1500 of the crews never returned.

This bus has been restored to its pre-war glory, this London General Omnibus Company (LGOC) B-type will be trimmed out as a military transport for its trips to ceremonies in France and Belgium later this summer.

London Transport Museum

Street scene at Hammersmith, with buses and pedestrians. B-Type Bus, number B204, LGOC, Route 9

London Transport Museum

About as basic as troop transport gets. Keep your heads down!

London Transport Museum

I think the pigeons road better.

The Guardian Article

The Museum's blog on this restoration is well worth the read. Here are the blog entries in chronological order, enjoy

Restoring Battle Bus
B-Type Restoration Material
Remembering the First World War - We Want Your Stories
The Moquette Story
Pre-First World War Newspaper Clippings Uncovered In Seat Cushion
What Came Before the B-Type Bus?
Apprentice Recruitment Day Round Up
B-Type Decorative Fretwork
The Kitemark On Our B-Type Bus
Happy Birthday B2737!
A B-Type Paper Trail
What's In A Number?
New Apprentices Visit Battle Bus
Becoming A Bus Driver... 100 Years Ago!
Goodbye Piccadilly: Florence Cordell's Story
Goodbye Piccadilly: World War 1 Facts
London's Buses On the Western Front
Unveiling the Restored B-Type Bus
TOC H: A Refuge From the War

If you choose you can help support this restoration project at buzzbnk


Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation
Gathering Of the Classics 2014

JOIN US SAT AUG 9th, 2014 (rain date Sun Aug 10th 2014) FOR A SPECTACULAR DAY OF AVIATION AND OLD AUTOS ... a day of rare vintage WWII era airplanes and motoring beauties.

Classic airplanes, cars and motorcycle aficionados flocked to the annual Gathering of the Classics hosted by the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation (ECAF) at the Edenvale airfield.

Last year the Gathering of the Classics saw nearly 300 aircraft -- and as many Show Cars -- attend the Edenvale Gathering of the Classics. With wind right down the runway, the first aircraft showed up at 08:10, a rare Meyers OTW biplane, and from that point the pace increased steadily. That makes Edenvale easily the largest fly-in in Canada. The crowd off the street was huge.

Stop by on a Thursday to Edenvale Aerodrome and visit the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundationís hangar, (Hangar F) located directly behind the restaurant. The ECAF memberís are always welcoming visitors and enjoy the chance to show you around and talk airplanes!

We will gather at Stayner Dairy Queen at 7377 Highway 26 E Unit 5 at 10:00 and proceed from there to the show. The car show is on Sat. Aug 10, and the rain date is Sun Aug 11. There is no charge for old cars and owners and the show goes from 10:00 to 4:00. There will be some (few) food concessions and plane rides will be available.

Hope you can make it out to this event.

Mini Happy Returns, Dave



Google Map (beleve my map, above, for DQ location)


Help Save These Magazines

Scott Morris rescued boxes of Autosport magazine from a trip to the dump. The collection of weekly magazine dates from 1977 to 2001. The collection is not complete but it is a damn good start. By the way they are free gratis!

Contact Scott Morris at jstmorris@yahoo.com


Hamilton's
Rockin' The Waterfront Cruise Nights
need some

The cruises take place every Thursday evening, at the beautiful Pier 4 Park at the foot of John Street in Hamilton (weather permitting). Volunteering need not be a huge commitment, and can be as little as assisting in parking while the regular helpers take a hot-dog break.

Half an hour with a flag in your hand will make all the difference!

The Thursday cruises have started, and the website is: http://www.rockinthewaterfront.ca/

Pier 4 Park is a very scenic spot and attendance often exceeds 300 cars.

Please help out if you can!

Contact John Griffith at griffnumber1@sympatico.ca or the Contact us at Rockin The Waterfront.

Regards,

John Griffith, Chair
British Saloon Car Club of Canada


LEGO Mini
Guaranteed No Rust


The Back End

This is a picture I took at 1998's Bronte of rear end you won't often find. It's a Frogeye Sprite with an openning trunk/boot. A previous owner of this car had the lid cut in when Peter Angelidis bought it.


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