British Car Day, hosted annually by Toronto Triumph Club, is open to vintage, classic and current British cars and motorcycles. It has grown since 1984 to be the largest display of its kind in North America, with over 1000 British vehicles at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on Sept 15.
Rain drizzled down several times during the event but numerous tents, selling parts and accessories, provided shelter for anyone that forgot their ‘brolly’.
There was a ceremony around 2 pm to bestow Participant’s Choice & Best in Show awards. Visitors spent the day admiring Austins, mini Coopers, Jags and Triumphs. There was a 1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud that was used in the tv commercials for Grey Poupon Mustard. Former owner was Morley Safer of 60 Minutes fame.
The Lions Club of Oakville barbecued and British Bakers sold meat pies, mushy peas, sausage, and beef and cheddar on a bun.
It was a great social event for fans of all things British.
Written by: Leslie Styles