Toronto Triumph Car Club



Toronto Triumph Car Club


MARCH 2020
Tuesday, 10Club Meeting at J.D. Auto7:00 pm

Joe has invited us to his shop to chat about looking after our LBCs.  Details follow:

TIME:   7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PLACE: 301 Rexdale Blvd, Etobicoke, M9W 1R8

The club will provide refreshments at around 8:15 p.m.

If you have something specific you would like to discuss please let dave.sims@cogeco.ca know.

Friday, 13Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo9:00 am

The fifth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 13, 14 & 15, 2020 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson  International Airport. The show features more than 330,000 square feet of custom cars, hot rods, racing vehicles of all kinds, tuners, displays and exhibitors. Motorama is Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including tickets, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more call (416) 962-7223, email info@MotoramaShow.com or visit the below URL.

Tuesday, 17GoKart Night at K1 Speed with MG Car Club7:00 pm

Calling all Go Kart Racers - MGCCT has arranged a fun night of indoor Go Kart racing. Don’t worry about any fumes or loud noise. There aren’t any. The Go Karts are electric. And FAST!  The new owners have improved the facilities, karts and track layout, so come on out for a fun night.

Location: k1 SPEED, 75 Carl Hall Road, Unit 9, Toronto, Ontario. M3K 2B9 (for more information on the karts and the track, visit their website at: www.k1speed.ca.  Plan to arrive at 7:00pm - Drivers' meeting at 7:15pm - Start racing at 7:30pm.

Price: The cost is $65.00 per person ($55.00 + HST + Handling Fee) for 2 races which includes private race times for our group, trophies or medals, personalized score sheets for each racer, a podium ceremony at the end and a complimentary balaclava for you to keep. We are inviting members of the Toronto Triumph Club to participate which should make it a bit of a challenge event between the clubs.

As we are booking this as a group event, each participant will need to register and pay in advance. We are limited in numbers so registration will be first come, first served. Please register by March 6 at the below URL.

APRIL 2020
Sunday, 1939th Annual Ancaster British Car Flea Market & Car Show9:00 am

The TTC booth will be in it's usual location - please drop by and say "HI!"  Let's hope for some decent weather so that we can get our Triumphs out for a spring spin.  Details are included on the below web site.

Saturday, 25Drive to Legendary Motors, Halton Hills9:00 am

Barrie O'Rourke has arranged for us to visit Legendary Motors in Halton Hills for a tour of their premises.  They are located at 8220 5th Line North, Halton Hills, L7G 4S6 and we will meet at a Tim's first to drive their.  Our tentative schedule is as follows:

9:00 a.m. - Meet for a coffee at Tim's (probably in Oakville but we'll advise the exact location  soon).

9:30 a.m. - Drive to Legendary Motors on the back roads.

10:30 a.m. - Tour of Legendary Motors (including front showroom and backroom facility which last about 75 minutes).

Following the tour we are thinking that it would be good to go to a local restaurant for lunch.  We'll figure out the logistics and let you know.  We've driven past Legendary Motors many times when heading out on drives but I've never been for a visit.  Should be fun!

MAY 2020
Saturday, 16Triumph Stag Gathering at the 35th All British Field Meet, Vancouver, B.C.9:00 am

Stag owners will be participating from British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest states, as well as from Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and California in conjunction with the 35th annual All British Field Meet (ABFM) at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Gardens in downtown Vancouver on Saturday, May 16 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations for the Stag model. ABFM is western Canada’s premier British car show and has been dubbed the “Greatest Show on British Wheels”; and for the first time organizers have designated the Stag as a featured marque and have created a special voting category for the Stag model. Brass band music, pipe band, food trucks, restoration demonstrations, cars for sale corral and vendor booths - all of which complement the spectacular display of British cars and motorcycles among the flowering rhododendrons and azaleas. Stag-only events will be organized on the day prior and the day after the ABFM show by the Triumph Stag Club USA.

Sunday, 24May Long Weekend Drive9:30 am

Stay tuned for details.

Friday, 29Spring Fling - 29th to 31st May4:00 pm

Each year, the Toronto Triumph Club and the MG Car Club of Toronto alternate hosting the annual "Spring Fling" event. This has become a tradition in both Clubs and is one of the first driving events of the season where we get to share our love of LBC's and have some friendly rivalry with the "other marque". It is a fine time to rekindle the spirit of camaraderie with fellow LBC enthusiasts. It's MGCCT's turn to host the fun this year so mark your calendars now and stay tuned for all the details.

JUNE 2020
Thursday, 182020 Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park9:00 am

VARAC is holding the 2020 Vintage Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Mosport) on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June.

As before, on THURSDAY, 18th JUNE, we are holding a Track Day and inviting members of Car Clubs to join us for a day of Street Car Lapping on the Main Track. Drivers can expect to get from 1 1'2 to 2 hours of track time. This day is set up for any skill level - complete 'newbies' or guys who have been on the Main Track before - current VARAC Racing Members will be on hand to lead newcomers around the track and pass on their knowledge so that even newcomers should be able to do several sessions solo.    Registration for this event is taking place on the MotorsportReg.com - just search for '2020 VARAC Vintage Grand Prix' and the Street Car entry form is there.   If you have any questions, please get in touch with walter.davies@me.com


JULY 2020
Sunday, 5Canada Day Long Weekend Drive9:30 am

Stay tuned for details.

Saturday, 11Lighthouse Blues Festival - Kincardine

A weekend event running from 10th to 12th July there will be a vintage British Sports Car display, organized by the Kincardine & Area British Car Club which is a festival favourite every year!   This year the free Saturday Street Festival is July 11.   If you are planning to stay overnight, book your room(s) asap as they do fill up quickly for the Festival.   When more details are available they will be posted. 

Saturday, 11Burlington Downtown Car Show10:00 am

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Burlington Downtown Car Show is presented on Brant Street from Caroline Street to Lakeshore plus adjacent side streets.  

There is something for everyone’s car culture tastes: classics, muscle cars, cruisers, foreign sports cars, tuners and exotics as well as sidewalk sales, entertainment, local merchant and automotive vendors.

Car registration is by INVITATION only - just go to the below website for further details.   In summary there is a $10.00 registration fee 100% of which goes to the Lion’s Club to help support all the good work they do in the community.  If your vehicle is selected for the show you will receive an email confirmation.

Sunday, 19Brits in the Park, Lindsay9:00 am

Spitfire is the Car of the Year at this all British car show.  Hosted by the Victoria British Car Club, 2020 is the 26th year for this unique car show set in shaded Victoria Park in downtown Lindsay Ontario.  Aside from 17 classes of very interesting British cars, we are showcasing the Triumph Spitfire this year.  So if you own a Spitfire, come along and show it to friends and public as an example of a great British sports car.  Our show normally has about ten Spitfires on the field but it would be wonderful to see twenty or thirty this year.  So mark July 19th on your calendar and come to Brits-in-the-Park in Lindsay.  While you are at it, bring along a few friends with other British cars.

The field opens at 9:00 a.m.  Aside from the great cars, there will be live music in the park and a number of draw prizes for lucky participants.  As well, several British vendors are attending with everything from clothing and T-shirts, to books, to car parts, to baked goodies for sale.   We are even planning on a display of fascinators for the ladies.  A food truck is also invited to serve a variety of delicious and fun foods.

There are 17 classes of British cars and awards will be given for first and second place in each.  Plus there are special awards for President’s Choice, Queen’s Choice, and Mayor’s Choice cars.  New this year will be a “Best in Show” award given to the car considered to be the best on the field by fellow enthusiasts.  And, as the Triumph Spitfire is being showcased, all Spitfire owners are being recognized and one will be chosen for the Car of the Year award.

While the live music, British vendors, food and beverage, and car show awards all contribute to Brits, the park venue is really what makes this car show so special.  The grass field and shade from the large trees gives Brits a relaxed picnic-type atmosphere.  Old friends are met again and new friends are made.  We encourage folks to add to the festive atmosphere by wearing some British sporting attire such as fascinators for the ladies, tweed for the gents, or some other unique creation of your own.

Some folks are coming on Saturday to enjoy the Kawartha Lakes the day before Brits.  For these people, there will be a late afternoon car run.  We will meet at 4:30 at the A&W on Kent Street West Lindsay (adjacent to Canadian Tire and Staples).  After enjoying a burger and greeting everyone, we will take a scenic drive to Bobcaygeon for an ice cream at Kawartha Dairy.  Leaving there we will make our way back to Lindsay before 8:00 p.m.  Hope you can join us for this fun excursion.  Coming the day before means no early morning drive and makes the whole weekend more fun and relaxed.  There are two hotels:  Ramada (705-328-1743) and Days Inn (705-328-0100).  Best to book a room early. 

So mark Brits-in-the-Park on your calendar and make it a point of participating in the best all British car show in the Kawartha Lakes.  If you wish more information, please contact us.  Knowing the number of expected participants greatly assists in planning the show.  Let us know that you are attending Brits-in-the-Park and your name will be entered into a draw to win one of three prizes. 

Ian Macnab 705-457-8505 

Saturday, 8Sessanta Miglia

A weekend brought to you by the Aston Martin Club.   Details will be posted once available.

Saturday, 8Gathering of the Classics - Edenvale9:00 am

Details will be posted when available

Sunday, 9UK Car Day, Rochester NY10:00 am
Friday, 1434th Canadian Classic - Midland, Ontario4:00 pm

Andre & Dianne Fleury together with Barry & Dianne O'Rourke are looking after this year's Classic.   Stay tuned for more details on this fun Toronto Triumph Club weekend based in Midland which starts on Friday 14th and concludes on Sunday16th August.

Sunday, 16Brits on the Lake, Port Perry
Sunday, 6Labour Day Long Weekend Drive9:30 am

Stay tuned for details.

Friday, 18Bronte Stag Weekend 20209:00 am

This is the annual Stag gathering that Tony Fox has organized in conjunction with the Triumph Stag Club USA, British Saloon Car Club of Canada and TTC for the past 23 years with two days (Friday and Saturday) of Stag-only drives, visits and dining prior to our annual British Car Day. Tony is planning to have at least 50 Stags participate from Ontario and adjacent States and Provinces. BCD organizers will be allocating special parking for the Stags which will likely be the largest ever gathering of Triumph Stags anywhere in North America outside of British Leyland’s dockside off-loading area in the early 1970s.

Sunday, 20British Car Day8:00 am

Another great show is planned and we are expecting over 1,000 British Cars, great vendors, wonderful anniversary cars, a fly by of WW1 bi-planes and tri-planes courtesy of The Great War Flying Museum, and much more.  Pre-registration through FASTLANE will be avaialble in April 2020; it's a great way to save money ($15 versus $20 at the gate) and time (you pick up your goody bag on the way in which includes an excellent programme, voting card and pencil, dash plaque and much, much more).   The Awards Ceremonies start at 2 p.m. and go for about an hour.   Please stick around so you can pick up your award ... we have 57 different car classes and 3 awards per class so the odds are pretty good that you might!   There will also be a panel of judges selecting the Best of Show car and a Long Distance Award presented to the car driven the furthest (you must pre-register to be eligible).

Sunday, 11Thanksgiving Long Weekend Drive9:30 am

Stay tuned - details will be available closer to Thanksgiving.

Sunday, 18All 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.

Saturday, 14Toronto Triumph Club AGM - Brampton Flying Club10:30 am


   This year the AGM will take place at Brampton Flight Centre.   In summary you may volunteer for any of the positions within our club.

  • In October a complete listing of the club positions will be sent to you ... please consider submitting your name for a position that is of interest to you as we REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!  Of course you can express an interest anytime - just drop a line to dave.sims@cogeco.ca.
  • Please note that some of the current Executive Members and Coordinators are willing to return if there is no one interested in taking on the role.   If you wish to run for a position where there is more than one interested party, a vote will be cast to decide the winner.
  • While we do not have term limits for any of our positions, we do encourage turnover in roles over time to introduce new thoughts and approaches and give other members an opportunity to participate, all for the benefit of the club and its continued existence.
Wednesday, 10Drive Your Triumph Day9:00 am

Rye Livingston, Activities Chairman, Triumph Travelers Sports Car Club contacted me to advise that once again he is encouraging Triumph Clubs from around the world, to celebrate Sir John Black’s Birthday on February 10th, the man who bought Standard/Triumph after WWII and built many of the Triumphs we enjoy today.   The concept is straightforward. On February 10th go for a drive in your Triumph, take a scenic drive on a country road or out to lunch, to the market, to work, where ever.   If it’s the middle of the winter where you live and your car is in hibernation, or in the middle of a restoration, take a photo of it anyway.  

Thursday, 18TTC Quiz Night - TENTATIVE7:00 pm

Our annual quiz night is back again and Terence will be testing you with a variety of trivia questions designed to challenge.  There will be fabulous prizes for the lucky winner(s).   Details follow:

PLACE:         Port Credit Legion - Downstairs Roundroom

ADDRESS:   35 Front Street North, Mississauga. L5H 2E1 (see below URL)

FOOD:          Will be provided at around 8:00 p.m. paid for by the club.  Beverages will be available at the cash bar.

Look forward to seeing you there.



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