President’s Message – August 2022

President’s Message – August 2022

Hi everyone and I do hope that you enjoyed a safe and happy Simcoe Day!     

To celebrate the long weekend on Sunday Derek led a “Burg to Berg” (Kleinburg to Schomberg) drive in the central area. The route stayed between Highways 10 and 400 to explored the hills and dales around Albion, Caledon, Hockley and Tottenham. One favourite part of this route is Mountainview Road between Olde Base Line and HWY 9: It’s mostly straight, but it undulates and is well-canopied for most of its length.

There was a good turnout with 10 cars carrying 17 drivers and navigators. There were 7 TR6s, one TR4, one Stag and one Spitfire. It was the inaugural run for the TR6 owned by Paul Theile, and he brought his son Liam along for the ride. 13 of the participants stopped for lunch in Schomberg – the patio was very inviting! 

Then today (Tuesday) Terence and I led a drive from N. Oakville through Halton Hills, Limestone and the outskirts of Georgetown and Terra Cotta before turning south west towards Acton and to our final destination for lunch in Burlington.  On the run we had our usual excellent selection of fine Triumphs with 5 TR6, 2 TR3A, 2 TR250, 2 Stag, 1 TR4A and 1 TR8; in summary 13 cars and 21 people.   The weather cooperated and while it was cloudy this morning – to keep things cooler – as soon as we got to our lunch stop in the centre of the universe (Burlington) the sun came out.  Perfect!

Brits-in-the-Park had a very good turnout in July and there were lots of interesting cars to look at … including a good variety of Triumphs of course.  To view some of those pics – courtesy of Larry Llewellyn and Clive Huizinga – please go to

I’m please to report that the Summer Ragtop should be arriving in your mailbox shortly.  You will find articles on Spring Fling, Victoria Day & Canada Day drives, the All-British Meet in Vancouver to which a California-owned Stag drove a round journey of 3,266 miles (who said Stags aren’t reliable!), the MG celebrations in Peterborough, an intriguing article on Early Motoring in Ireland and much, much more.  Enjoy!

So, what’s happening in August?

Varac Street Car Lapping, Shannonville Motorsports Park – 6th August

Following the great success of the Street Car Lapping Event at the CTMP GP Track, VARAC is now holding another Street Car Lapping session at Shannonville Motorsports Park as part of the Peter Jackson Memorial Trophy Races on Saturday, August 6th, 2022.  The cost for the whole day is $240 and Lappers will get 1×15 minute session and 3×20 minute sessions on the full SMP track, so this is a great, and inexpensive, way to drive SMP. I’ve enclosed a flyer for the event.  If you are interested, please contact

Gathering of the Classics, Edenvale – 13th August – CANCELLED

The Gathering of the Classics normally scheduled in August has been cancelled for the 2022 year. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure the minimum number of volunteers required to ensure everyone’s safety.     However!  We are, instead, hosting an Open House of all our aircraft, and EHAF’s aircraft, including the full-size replica of the Avro Arrow. There will also be a BBQ.   Parking and admission are free. Donations are always welcome, as the maintaining aircraft and museum is not inexpensive.  For more information go to
The date remains August 13, 2022 Rain or Shine.

V!VA Mississauga Retirement Community – 22nd August

The Car Show was postponed in June because of inclement weather and this is the new proposed date.  I will send out an invite in the next week.  Hope you can join in to entertain our seniors.

Sessanta Miglia Niagara – 26th to 28th August

Sessanta Miglia will start with an evening reception for cars arriving that day. The event this year will have a similar type of tour, but a different route, to keep it fresh. The 2 anchor dining events at Coppola’s (Sat) and Limani (Sun) remain the same.

The Registration Fee this year is the same as last Year -$400.00 per car, if registered and paid by June 30th. After June 30th – Fee is $500.00.   For more information, please contact Rob at 905-517-4448

Wellington Car Show – 28th August from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The show will take place at Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Rd., Fergus, Ontario.  For more information, please go to:

British Car Day® – 17th & 18th September

Planning is full speed ahead for British Car Day® which is just 47 days away.  We encourage you to pre-register for this amazing event through “Fast Lane” now available at 

Talking of British Car Day® we still need more volunteers to help with set-up on Saturday and over 100 for Sunday.  Rob Ragsdale, our Director of Memberships, is working his magic so that the Membership Database can be utilised to streamline the process.  You will have already received an invitation describing the jobs that we have available and the timeslots.   PLEASE sign up to help so that we can demonstrate to the classic car community that both Toronto Triumph Club and British Car Day are the best in class.  If it’s easier to contact Rob directly about volunteering he can be reached at  Thank you!

Please stay safe and should you have any questions, please call me.

Cheers; Dave

Dave Sims, President Toronto Triumph Club, 905-331-1496