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JULY 2019
DateEventTime
Saturday, 20Afternoon Drive and Dinner in Port Dover4:00 pm

If you enjoyed reading the trilogy of Spitfire stories in the spring issue of Ragtop, then please consider joining us for an afternoon-evening drive to the Lake Erie shores together with the three protagonists (Owen, Jadin and Jeremy) on Saturday, July 20. The event has been proposed and organised by our three newest TTC members. The drive will be about 75 miles (120km) each way for most west of Toronto residents.

We plan on assembling at the Tim Horton's located on 1180 Wilson Street West (Hwy # 2), in Ancaster (at the junction with Garner Road West) at 4:00 p.m. Following a coffee, socializing and inspection of the participating cars, we will head via quiet country roads skirting around the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve and onwards to Port Dover for an early supper at the Beach House, located at 2 Walker Street where at least one customer's review states, "amazing food, awesome staff and great value".

Owen advises that many people with classic cars tend to come together in Port Dover on Saturday nights in the summer months, which could be an interesting occasion to add a few more British cars to the mix and possibly promote greater participation at British Car Day.

In order to plan for the evening meal, we will require prior registration. Please respond by return e-mail by clicking here and providing the make, model, year of your car and the name of driver and passenger(s) no later than July 10, 2019.

Here is a link to the proposed route on Google Maps

 

 
Sunday, 21Brits in the Park - Victoria Park, Lindsay9:00 am

Hosted by the Victoria British Car Club there will be over 200 British sports cars on display with $20 for the entry fee.   Includes Automotive and British themed Vendors, People’s Choice Awards, Music by Bob May Photography and Craft Contest, Queen’s Tea Garden.  The MGB will be showcased in 2019. With over 500,000 cars produced, the MGB is the best-selling sports car of all time.

www.victoriabritishcarclub.ca/index.php/events/
AUGUST 2019
DateEventTime
Sunday, 4August Long Weekend Drive9:30 am

Date confirmation and details will be forthcoming but in the meantime please book this date in your calendars for a fun drive in the country.

dave.sims@cogeco.ca
 
Wednesday, 7Rockin the Waterfront - Across the Pond Night5:00 pm

Held at Pier 4 Park, Hamilton's beautiful Waterfront thids year's "Across the Pond" night will feature British and European makes and models - no age limit. All other Classics up to 1994 only.  Presented by: British Saloon C.C., Southern Ontario.   On Stage will be "Hell Bent Rockers Band" and Intermission singer "Elvis"

www.rockinthewaterfront.ca/
 
Saturday, 10Sessanta Miglia Event Organised by Aston Martin Club of S. Ontario9:00 am

I was chatting with Rob Hattin from the Aston Martin Club recently and he asked me to let you know they are organizing the 4th Sessanta Miglia Giro di Niagara on 10th and 11th August.   As well as Aston Martins they would like to include ~80 additional classic cars in 5 different classes.   Details have been sent out via e-mail and if you need further information please contact Rob.

rhattin@provautomation.com
 
Sunday, 11UK Car Day - Rochester NY10:00 am

The Greater Rochester Triumph Touring Club is putting on this event for the 11th year.  To find out more details, including the mail in registration form please click on the below URL.

ukcarday.com/
 
Tuesday, 13Annual Club BBQ6:00 pm

We have delayed the BBQ until August because June and July are super busy with many events ... also the lakeshore parks have been suffering with flooding so hopefully Coronation Park will be in better shape for Mike Pearse and Warren Beech to cook up a storm and feed us with a bounty of hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings.  The address for Coronation Park is 1426 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON. L6L 1G2 

This is typically our best attended event of the year so please drop by and enjoy a burger - courtesy of TTC - great company and of course savour a fine selection of Triumphs (and other marques) in the parking lot.   Look forward to seeing you there!

 

visitoakville.com/events/locations/coronation-park/
 
Sunday, 18Brits on the Lake - Port Perry9:00 am

This was taken directly from the Brits on the Lake website ...

2019 marks the start of our second decade presenting BRITS ON THE LAKE Classic Motoring Revival.  The last ten years have been remarkable and we have made many new friends and we have seen them return year after year in their hundreds to enjoy this unique event and of course our host community of Port Perry.  

The event has matured over the last decade and it is time to shake things up, to expand our horizons and to welcome new friends into our special time here.

With that desire for something new, we are pleased to open our doors in 2019 to include European, Import and Kit Cars along with motorcycles from other nations as well.  We are confident that this will enhance the spirit of the show by making it even more exotic and filled with variety adding even more beauty of design and engineering to our loyal British attendees.

mowoguniversity.com/brits-on-the-lake-classic-motoring-revival.html
 
Monday, 26Thornhill Cruisers - Markham4:00 pm

This year Toronto Triumph Club and MG Car Club of Toronto will be front and centre at Thornhill Cruisers Monday Night Cruise.   The event location is in front of the Canadian Tire Store at 2900 Major Mackenzie Drive in Markham and provides an excellent choice of eating establishments.   There will be special parking for LBCs so please get there around 4ish to secure your spot.    For more details please check out the below web site or contact David Helman, President of the Thornhill Cruisers at 416-222-5640.

https://thornhillcruiserscarclub.com/
 
Saturday, 3131st Marshville Heritage Festival10:00 am

There is a ton of stuff going on at this 3-day event, details of which can be found at the below website.  The car shows occur every day from 10 am to 5 pm (you must have an invitation to participate) and feature ...

Saturday  -  1950 & older.  

Sunday  -  1950 - 1984.

Monday  -  Vintage Motorcycles & English cars.

General admission $6.00. Children under 10 years are FREE!  Saturday is Seniors' Day 65+....$5.00.  All parking is FREE!  Handicap Parking is available in the Wainfleet arena parking lot.

www.marshvilleheritagefestival.ca/
SEPTEMBER 2019
DateEventTime
Sunday, 1Labour Day Long Weekend Drive9:30 am

Date confirmation and details will be forthcoming but in the meantime please book this date in your calendars for a fun drive in the country.

dave.sims@cogeco.ca
 
Friday, 6Watkins Glen 2019 Grand Pix Festival9:00 am

At the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, presented by Chemung Canal Trust, there is something for everyone!  Parked along the main streets of the village you will find over 600 classic sports cars of all ages and marques for your enjoyment. In addition to live music, wine tasting, food courts, and assorted other family activities, a variety of vendors of racing items and related Merchandise are provided for your entertainment and pleasure.  And an added bonus is that Triumph is the feature marque!  For more details click on the below link.

grandprixfestival.com/
 
Sunday, 1536th British Car Day8:00 am

Another great show is in the planning stages so please mark this must-not-miss date in your calendar.   More details to follow, but you can bet that there will be a ton of things to keep you entertained.   Watch for e-mails in the spring.

www.torontotriumph.com/BCD/
 
Friday, 20Eco Auto Expo - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park10:00 am

COMING TO CANADA’S ICONIC CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK (MOSPORT)!

  • Canada’s first Eco-auto Expo
  • Featuring and showcasing only hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Plus many vehicles will be available for test drives on both the track and surrounding roadways

For more details click on the below URL.

ecoautoexpo.ca/
 
Saturday, 28Port Dover Harbour Museum Fun Car Rally11:30 am

Open to all cars with a special category for Classic vehicles - cost is $20 per vehicle and only 40 spots are available.

Registration cut-off 11 a.m. on day of the rally.  Mandatory driver / navigator meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Entry forms are available at the museum located at 44 Harbour Street, Port Dover, 519-583-2660 or at the below e-mail.

portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca
OCTOBER 2019
DateEventTime
Thursday, 3“Gateway” TRials, St. Louis, Missouri9:00 am

Fellow TTC Members.   Once again I will be organizing a Caravan down to the 6-PACK Trials this year to be held in St. Louis, Missouri.   6-PACK is a North American based Owners Group of Triumph TR5, TR250 and TR6 Sports Cars.   This year is a special year as we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the TR6.  Come explore St. Louis and the surrounding areas while driving scenic 2-lane roads including Historic Route 66.   Please note, although 6-PACK is dedicated to the TR5, TR250 and TR6, this event welcomes participation by ALL Triumph Owners and includes a Judging Class in the Saturday Morning Car Show if you wish to participate.

Early plans are to break the drive down and back into 2 days each stopping overnight somewhere in the middle (Hotel to be decided).  Our departure day would be Wednesday October 2nd with arrival planned for early afternoon, Thursday the 3rd.   We would start our journey homeward on the morning of Sunday October 5th and be home on Monday the 6th.   Total driving time each way would be approximately 14 hours not including fuel and food stops (or roadside technical sessions….)

Host Hotel is the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet Hotel, St Louis.  Room rates are $129.00 US per night.   Note**** There is currently a contest on for the first 50 people to book a room at the hotel…you can win your stay for free!

More information regarding the agenda, registration and host hotel can be found on the below event website.  If you are interested in attending this great event, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at cheftush@rogers.com

Cheers, David “Tush” Tushingham

https://ckeefe4.wixsite.com/6-packtrial2019
 
Sunday, 13Thanksgiving Long Weekend Drive9:30 am

Date confirmation and details will be forthcoming but in the meantime please book this date in your calendars for a fun drive in the country.

dave.sims@cogeco.ca
 
Sunday, 20All British Auto Swap Meet - Rockton Fairgrounds8:30 am

 

PLACE: Rockton Fairgrounds, 812 Old Highway 8, Rockton, ON.

TIME:    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. for vendors).

COST:   $6.00 includes free parking (dedicated area for LBCs).

INFO:    Don at 905-541-1975 or below e-mail.

sixinarow@live.com
NOVEMBER 2019
DateEventTime
Tuesday, 19Toronto Triumph Club Annual General Meeting7:00 pm

Date confirmation and details will be forthcoming but in the meantime please book this date in your calendars for our annual AGM.

 

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