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Events Calendar

 

Creemore Vintage Festival - Saturday May 27th, 2017
My name is Sandra Green and I'm the organizer of the Creemore Vintage Festival in Creemore Ontario. I run the local community non-profit radio station here, CKAW 90.1FM and we want to bring visitors to Creemore to share with them why we love Creemore as well as celebrate the town for exactly what it is. There will be a vintage market, vintage bike event, art, design and coffee and so much more.

I love cars...I know nothing about them but I love cars and all I want to see on Saturday, May 27th is vintage cars. If you will agree to organize your club and your friends to come to Creemore on that Saturday for a ride and a park, I will personally donate $1 a vehicle on behalf of your club to Sick Kids Foundation. That means, if you can get 500 vehicles to come to Creemore on Saturday, May 27th I will donate $500. We can work out the logistics but I'd love to give to the Sick Kids Foundation on your clubs behalf. Did I mention we are running our event in partnership with Creemore Springs? So there's beer...

Here are some particulars:
Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Time: 9-5
Location: Historical Downtown Creemore
What you need to do: Nothing, just bring yourself and your friends for the day. It's not a show, it's celebration of all things vintage. I hope this is something your members can get behind, I know you will be most welcome...coffee's on me:)

 

British Car Week - Saturday May 27th to Sunday June 4th, 2017
British Car Week is an annual awareness week for promoting British cars on a world-wide basis. This is a calling for all owners of classic British cars to get together with other car owners in their own communities and kick tyres, tell stories, answer questions, and have a good time. This year is the 21st celebration of British Car Awareness Week so check out the website at www.britishcarweek.org for more info.
 
Spring Fling 2017 - Fri Jun 2nd to Sun Jun 4th
The 2017 Spring Fling will be hosted by the Toronto Triumph Club in London Ontario near the banks of the Thames River. Our annual, joint club event will be held on the weekend of June 2 - 4, 2017.

Our host hotel will be the lovely Ivey Spencer Conference Centre. To give you an idea of the facilities available to us, take a look at the presentation at:
https://www.clearslide.com/view/mail?iID=LT6Rv2KkXmFFcvp9Qbww

You may book a room within our block at our group rate of $130/night (including breakfast for two) at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/MGCarTriumph. (Please Note: The above link appears to require a FLASH enabled web browser and may not work for mobile devices.)

If anyone needs to make any changes or book accessible rooms etc, please contact Al Morgan by phone at 519-675-5545 or by email to amorgan@ivey.uwo.ca.

Registration is now available on-line at http://torontotriumph.com/springfling/ and there is an early bird discount of $20 if you register before May 5.

Early bird registration of $115 (per person) includes all registration costs, welcoming gift, dash plaque (for first 75 registrants), Friday reception, Saturday tour of RM Restorations, catered lunch on Saturday, a car show and a delicious Saturday banquet by award Winning Executive Chef Kent Phillips in the Garden Room and great drives.

The 2017 Spring Fling registration desk at the Ivey Spencer Conference Centre in the Poplar Lounge will be open from 4:00-6:30 p.m. and 7:00-8:30 p.m. Snacks and soft drinks will be available in the Poplar Lounge Friday and after the banquet on Saturday. One or more tours will be arranged both to and from the event for those travelling from the Toronto/Burlington areas. Dinner is on your own for Friday evening and information about nearby restaurants will be sent to registrants.

If you have any questions, please contact Keith Stewart of the Toronto Triumph Club by email to; keithstewart@bell.net.

Addendum for Spring Fling 2017
"Every Car Has a Story". Quite true when it comes to our wonderful LBCs and often we see bits of those stories in the articles in our club magazines. This year, the Spring Fling will feature an event intended to bring more of these wonderful tales to the surface. All registrants are invited to participate in a new event by providing a write-up about your car's story. Submissions should be a single page, single spaced, 12 pt font, with space for one or more photos you might provide. Ideally, submission will also be brought to the event on a USB key for uploading to our computers. The MGCCT and the TTC have offered a prize for the winning stories in each marque, to be judged by the organizers and a representative from each club. Many (all?) will be published in the coming year in the Octagon or the Ragtop. Any questions or early submissions should be directed to keithstewart@bell.net.

 

Brits in the Village - Saturday June 3rd, 2017
The Georgian Bay British Car Club will be holding its signature car show on Saturday, June 3rd. This will be the 6th year for this event and further information will be available on the Georgian Bay British Car Club's website. Please note that as in the past, pre-registration will be required.
 

All British Classic and Antique Car Show - Saturday June 10th, 2017
Hosted by the Headwaters British Car Club at the Caledon Agricultural Society Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10th, 10:00am to 3:00pm. This is the third year for this now annual event and members of the MGCCT are invited to participate and help support our local charity, the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen, Orangeville. Check out the FLYER for further information.
 
EuroCar Day 2017 - Sunday June 11th
Hosted by the British Car Club of Western New York, this annual event takes place at the Rose Garden Restaurant Grove in Williamsville NY, 9:00am - 3:30pm Rain/Shine. Check out the FLYER / ENTRY FORM or visit the website at www.bcc-wny.com for further information.
 
East-End Cruise - Tuesday June 13th, 2017
Start Location - Shopper's parking lot on Rylander Rd. (N. of Kingston Rd. W. of Sheppard Ave.) Scarborough, Ontario. We leave at 6:15pm - This will be a leisurely drive of about 90 minutes somewhere east of the city with the destination somewhere suitable for a noggin, nosh and natter.
 

Varac Vintage Grand Prix - June 15th to 18th, 2017
(Including the Triumph vs MG Can-Am Challenge)
VARAC is proud to be hosting their 38th Annual Vintage Racing Festival, the 2017 CANADIAN VINTAGE GRAND PRIX featuring The Diamond Jubilee Formula Junior World Tour Celebrating 1967, The Summer of Love Fast, It Will Be Groovy! We hope that you will accept our invitation to spend the weekend with us at our home, the MOSPORT GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Visit the website http://varac.ca/vvgp/2017-vgp/ for further information.
 
Brits in Bayfield - Saturday June 17th, 2017
Join us for the first annual Brits in Bayfield MG car show! Hosted at The Ashwood Inn in beautiful Bayfield ON. This is a celebration of the Iconic MG and the man deeply responsible for making it what it still is today. Everyone is welcome, admission is free! Expect a fun day of cars, BBQ, live music as well as a special appearance from John Thonley's son Peter and daughter Diana. To register your vehicle for free please send your name/license plate year and marque to ryanmalcolm.ent@gmail.com. Check out our Facebook Page for more info.
 

GT-42 - June 19 - 23, 2017 - Solvang, California
Since its inception, NAMGAR, the North American MGA Register, has had an annual Get-Together. These GT's are organized by NAMGAR's Chapter Clubs, and move about all over the US and Canada, i.e. from east to west, and from north to south. This year, GT-42 will be held in Solvang, California and hosted by The Paradise British Car Club and MG Owners Club of Northern California. Visit the GT-40 website for more details and registration information.
 
MG2017 - MGs at the Bay - June 25th to 28th, 2017
MG 2017 is the annual convention of the North American MGB Register which is being hosted with the support of the San Diego MG Club. The location will be San Diego, California and the host hotel will be Paradise Point - San Diego's Island Resort - Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego. Visit the website https://mg2017.namgbr.org/ for further information.
 
Canada Day Rallye - Saturday July 8th, 2017
As this event is still in the planning stages, the starting location and time will be announced once the details are confirmed.
Jean & Mac

Note: For those who have not participated in our "Canada Day Rallye" recently, the format is as follows:
  1. We have a route laid out for you to follow with each turn identified by name and the mileage. (There are no times indicated so set your own pace. We would like to see you at our destination around lunch time.)
  2. The route instructions contain questions and the answers are to be found during the drive. (Keep a sharp lookout.)
  3. There are also Canada Trivia questions for which the answers should come from your own memory. (Please - no cheating)
  4. We also include a poker run with card pick-up points identified.
The sole reason for this outing is to have a nice drive in the Ontario countryside with a little fun and games tossed in. Please consider joining us.

 
Annual Club Tyre Kicker Car Show & Barbeque - Tuesday July 11th @ 6:00pm
There will be Food, Fun and if we get enough participants we might even have valve cover races, and, of course, the Annual Club Car Show with voting by popular choice. Event runs from 6:00pm to dusk. Location is the same as the last seven years at the Danish Lutheran Church, 72 Finch Ave. W.
NOTE: Bring your chairs and umbrellas (just in case).

 
Ottawa All British Car Day - Saturday July 15th, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm at Britannia Beach Park. Hosted by the Ottawa MG Club, this is the single British Only car and motorcycle show in the Ottawa area dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the complete spectrum of British vehicles. Cost is $20 to enter your British car ($10.00 for motorcycles) which includes lunch for two, and entry in the draw for door prizes. Visit www.britishcarday.ca for more info.
 
Brits In The Park - Sunday July 16th, 2017
Hosted by the Victoria British Car Club in Victoria Park, Lindsay, Ontario (Kawartha Lakes). A Classic British car show that is free to the general public and only $15.00 to register your British classic car. Check out www.victoriabritishcarclub.ca for more info.
 
4th All British Car Show - Sunday July 16th, 2017
At the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, Essex, Ontario. In association with the Windsor/Detroit MG Club, the event runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Car show, vendors, door prizes, beer garden & boarding house food in the Village. Check out www.ctmhv.com for more info. View Poster
 
Multi-Club Picnic - Saturday July 29th, 2017
10th annual event to be held in the Niagara area. The MG Car Club of Western Ney York will be hosting this year on the New York side of the border at the Wilson Tuscarora State Park (see http://nysparks.com/parks/69/details.aspx for info) on Saturday, July 29th, 10:00am - ???. This event was hosted last year by the Buffalo Club but we could have had a better representation from the MGCCT so please consider adding this picnic to your event schedule.
    The Western NY club will provide:
  • Reservation for the park site
  • Charcoal fires for cooking your food
  • Condiments & napkins
  • Coolers with ice
    You provide:
  • $7 (USD) entry fee into the park
  • Your food and drinks (plastic & cans only - no glass bottles)
  • Plates and utensils
  • Dish to pass (optional)
  • Towel for the beach
  • Valve cover racer
Questions - Kristi Briggs (607.661.6085) kmbriggs@gmail.com - View the FLYER

 
2017 RoadWarriors Trip to Stowe, Vermont - Sep 12th to 19th, 2017
The "Road Warrior" name was adopted by the members of the MGCCT who since 2004 have been driving long distance trips of 2,000 miles and more to various events, mostly to the NAMGBR and NAMGAR annual events taking place in various States and Provinces. So far destinations have included; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; The Catskill's in New York; The Michigan Peninsula; Northern Georgia; the Eastern Townships of Quebec; Southern Indiana and just last year we drove to Louisville, Kentucky and back. During these trips we try to avoid the Interstate and 400 series highways as much as possible. These trips give many of us an opportunity to see places and back roads we would not normally cover in everyday cars and certainly help with the annual Long Distance Award.

In 2007 the "Road Warriors" drove to Stowe VT for the annual British car event, The British Invasion. (see www.britishinvasion.com) for more info)
For 2017, we are planning a return to this event. Bob Riddell and John Petersen have mapped out the route and planned the programme and a Schedule and Itinerary has been worked out and will be sent to those members who are interested in coming along.
If you have any doubts or are nervous about driving long distances in your MG, please contact any of the members who have participated in these drives. They will hopefully put your mind at ease.
Please advise by email to info@mgtoronto.com with the subject, Road Warriors 2017 if you are interested.
Only those who have indicated their interest will be provided with the schedule, itinerary and updated information.

 
Hagerty Maple Mille Classic Car Adventure - September 22nd to 24th, 2017
This will be a 3-day driving event, organized by Classic Car Adventures. Limited to an initial entry of just 50 vehicles the Maple Mille is a budget-minded driving adventure through the backroads and highways of Ontario for 1979 and earlier touring and sports cars.

This un-scored, non-competitive event explores approximately 1100 Kilometres of driving over three days. A paid entry on the Hagerty Maple Mille includes two nights accommodation, a selection of meals, an event package and give-away items for a car of two people. The event is generously supported by Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. Visit the event website at; www.classiccaradventures.com/ for further information.
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