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July 4th 2015

Canada Day 2015

Embro Highland Games British Car Show

A few years ago, Philip Allen decided that the traditional Highland Games, held in Embro ON on Canada Day, needed a British Car Show. He and Sandy set about spreading the word.

Their tenacity paid off, and on Canada Day this year, 36 Brits turned up in rather cool overcast weather to show off their treasures.

To no-one's surprise but his own, Ian Hasler took home the plaque for Best in Show, with his newly-acquired 1968 Morris Minor Traveller. This was Ian's first outing with this car, and he had better get used to carrying home a few trophies. John Wright's beautiful 1962 Hillman Super Minx was equally deserving of the Best Saloon trophy, impressing this writer with the need for a little more effort in this class!

Despite the cool weather and constant threat of rain, the swirl of the kilt and the chant of the pipes kept everyone in good spirits. (Not, not that kind of spirits, although the Scots are known for that wonderful amber liquid......)

See you next year!

John Griffith





A Caledonia Canada Day

The Marina took us to Caledonia for Canada Day. Ninety miles without a hitch!

I grabbed only these two snaps.

Darrell McDonald
The hurrier I go,
The behinder I get



Thanks from the "Taste Of British Car Day" Organizers

Hi All,

I would like to share the following email from the organizers of the "Taste of British Car Day" at Black Creek Pioneer Village:

Thank you all for supporting a ĎTaste of British Car Dayí which took place this past Sunday. We are delighted to report that the pledges from your members who participated, together with funds collected on Sunday, will benefit Torontoís Hospital for Sick Children to the tune of over $4,000, which is excellent. Thank you!

Our MC, Elvira Caria, did a fine job of setting the stage for the day and the representative from Sick Kids Foundation, Kealey Clarke, gave us all pause for thought as she gave examples of how our donations will be used. SickKids is such a worthy cause! Black Creek Pioneer Village is a lovely location and worth exploring in depth one of these (sunny) days!

Despite being a very wet day, we still had a good variety of cars in attendance although nothing like the 70 we expected. We thank those hardy souls who did venture out early on a wet and miserable day. It was great to spend quality time with other LBC owners and find out more about the different marques and models. The one thing we all have in common, besides the British heritage of our cars, is a contagious enthusiasm for our hobby. The marques represented at the show included Austin, DeLorean, Jaguar, Lotus, MG, Mini and Triumph, including a Triumph Spitfire that drove to Black Creek and home without using any gasoline - an electric conversion owned by Paul Martin, which provided lots of entertainment and discussion. We had a contest to choose "Your Favourite Car" and once the ballots were counted the winners were:

1.Reuben Tang 1950 MGTD
2.Dave Roeder1948 Triumph Roadster
3.Ray Ward1950 Austin A40 Devon

Photos of the 3 winners (the 3 oldest cars!) are attached and more cars can be seen at

We plan to present a cheque to Sick Kids Foundation at British Car Day on Sunday 20th September and we hope to see you all there - letís hope itís in the sunshine! We will also be making a donation to Black Creek Pioneer Village for their support in helping us to stage the event.


Terence McKillen, Director-at-Large

Thanks to all members who supported this worthwhile event. (And congratulations to Ray Ward!)

John Griffith, Chair
British Saloon Car Club of Canada

Purloined from the Toronto Triumph Club

Ray's Devon

Hockley Valley Hill Climb Revival

July 2nd was this year's Hockley Valley Hill Climb Revival. Somewhere around 40 cars, with drivers and co-drivers, particpated. Thanks to Rupert Lloyd Thomas, and the members of the Headwaters British Car Club, who organized this "non" event.

I took a crapload of pictures. Too many to include here so gaze on, here for Highspeed, or here for Dial-up.

Hockley Valley Hill Climb - 1957

Hockley Valley Hill Climb - 1957

Hockley Valley Hill Climb - 1957

The Firle Hill Climb Returns
Sunday 20th September, 2015

Organized by the Bopeep Drivers Club, the Firle Hill Climb is returning, after a 48 year abscence, to Bopeep Lane, Alciston, Sussex, UK.

Classic Car Weekly

The Lancia pictured above will attend this year's event

After WWII, motorsport venues were still in military hands, but even in British with post-war austerity there were roads, tracks and hills. As long as people could get gas (petrol), and the route was, for the most part, navigable, competition could continue. This event was, originally, organized by the Bentley Drivers Club in the fall of 1949.

Below is an entry form from the last event held in 1967. M.H. Barker entered an Alton Jaguar.

Mike (M.H.) Barker in his Alton-Jaguar.

This special was built by Barker in the mid to late 50s and campaigned by him into the 70s. It was the object, by the hill climb organizers, of an exhaustive search, which just came to fruition this week.

For more information on the hill climb visit their website at,

The Bopeep Drivers Club is raising money for the Chailey Heritage Foundation, which helps medically challenged youth and teens. Help support their fundraiser at JustGiving.

The Dufferin County Escarpment Ramble
Sunday August 2, 2015

Hello British Saloon Car Club of Canada Members,

This is your invitation to join us for a car run.

A 160 mi. / 250 km. drive on scenic paved highways and byways featuring some lesser known routes on the Niagara Escarpment. There will be curves, windmills, hills and views as well as good food. Drive north from Elora in the morning for two and a half hours until lunch in Mono Centre. After lunch drive for two hours back to a pub in Guelph.

Start: Grand River Raceway / Elora Slots just south of Elora on Wellington Road 21 (1).

The parking lot is south of the intersection of Wellington Roads 7 & 21. You can approach it from Hwy 6 north of Guelph on Wellington Road 7 or come north on Wellington Road 21 or Northfield Drive from Waterloo thru Conestogo.

If you arrive early enough you can have breakfast at the Gorge Country Kitchen, 82 Wellington Road 7 (2); itís just around the corner from the Slots parking lot. There is a Tim Hortonís (3) and a gas station (4) there too. It should be no problem to start with a full tank and an empty bladder.

Google Maps

End: The Shakespeare Arms pub (5). #35 Harvard Rd., Guelph.

There is easy access to highways 6, 7, 124 & 401. It should not be difficult for you to find your way home.

Google Maps

Schedule as follows: Leave Elora at 10:00 AM. Lunch in Mono Centre at the Mono Cliffs Inn at 12:30 - 2:00 PM.

Finish at the Shakespeare Arms pub in Guelph at 4:00 PM. We go rain or shine.

Google Maps

This is not intended to be a convoy. You will receive printed instructions in the parking lot. You may stop and go as you please. If you are alone (no navigator), you can arrange to follow someone. Weíll be together for lunch and at our final stop.

If you intend to participate, please let us know no later than Monday, July 27 stating the number of people in your party.

See you there!
Paul & Jan Dullaert
Westenders Coordinators

Brits Best Classics
Radium Hot Springs BC

Thanks to James Tworow for this link to Paul Anca's Brits Best pictures on Flickr.

Events At A Glance

Lighthouse Blues Festival British Car Show
Kincardine, ON
Saturday July 11

British Motoring Festival
Windsor, NS
Saturday July 11

Classic Car & Boat Show
Brechin, ON
Saturday July 11

All British Car Day
Ottawa, ON
July 18

European Classic Car Meet
Calgary, AB
July 18

Brits By the Bus
Saskatoon, SK
Sunday July 19th

Sunday July 19th
Victoria Park, Lindsay, Ontario


Sunset Drive Car Show
Saturday July 25th
Niagara Hospice
4675 Sunset Dr.
Lockport, NY


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

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


The Dufferin County
Escarpment Ramble

Sunday August 2nd
Start: Elora
Lunch: Mono Centre
End: Guelph


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


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


Minor Celebrity

Saturday September 12th
Minor Celebrity
We are Invited Guests to
The Cobble Beach Concours
Participant Tour


Pier 4 Cruise Night
Thursday August 13th
Pier 4 Park
Hamilton, ON


Boot 'N Bonnet's
British Car Day
Sunday August 16th
Kingston City Park
Kingston, ON


Cops N Rodders
Sunday August 16th
Bayfront Park
Hamilton, ON


Woodstock British Car Show
Sunday September 13th
Woodstock Playhouse
Intersection of Routes 121 and 375
Woodstock NY


Stag Bronte Weekend
September 18th-20th
Burlington, ON


Bronte Park British Car Day
Sunday September 20th
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Oakville, ON


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


Fall Rockton
Sunday October 18th
Rockton Fairgrounds
812 Old Hwy 8
Rockton, ON


Ancaster British Car
Flea Market
Sunday April 16
Ancaster Fairgrounds
630 Trinity Rd.,
Ancaster, 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.

1958 Austin A105 - Perth East, ON

Alan Brand found this Austin A105.

1950 Morris J Van - Huntingdon Cambridgeshire UK

Alan Brand has his Minor Van, but his eye just keeps on wandering and found this Morris van.

1954 Austin A90 - Rocky Mountain House, AB

Alan Brand also found this very rough Austin.

1947 Standard PickUp - Neepawa, MB

Roger Tipple found this Postwar Standard PU.

1963 Rover 3 Litre P5 4 door Saloon - Etobicoke, ON

Alan Brand found this Rover.

1960 Morris Minor - Saint Louis, MO

Alan Brand found this Minor.

1970 Morris Minor PU - Wirral, UK

Alan Brand, who still has that wandering Commercial Eye, found this Minor PU.

1976 Triumph TR6 - Corbyville, ON

Alan Brand found this Triumph.

Way Back

Toronto Star March 29th 1949

David E. Wood
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