Welcome to GBBCC


Georgian Bay British Car Club was established on February 13th, 2006 in Collingwood, Ontario. 


GBBCC's Mission Statement: 

"Dedicated to the Preservation and Enjoyment of British Cars" 

We are pleased that you found your way to our website.  Here you can find out more about our car club, who we are, what we do, and our upcoming events. We will be very pleased to welcome you in person.

If you are looking for a British car, please check our Classifieds section of this website under    * Autos for Sale *


Note:  For every photo gallery, click once on the first photo to view a larger image.  On the right side of each photo there will be an arrow to click to move to the next photo.  On the bottom right of each photo, click once on the right arrow to start a slide presentation of the photos.

Check GBBCC Events for 2015

Your GBBCC Events Co-ordinator has been very busy this winter and we already have a very busy driving season.  Check future GBBCC events, including the East & West Cruises that were re-introduced last season by popular demand.  We encourage all members to bring their British vehicles but if they are off the road for any reason, or the weather is poor, please come in your regular vehicle - this club is about people, not vehicles. 

Look at the difference 50 years make !

Wayne and Paul 1965
Paul and Wayne 2015

TVR S2 finds a new home


Comments from seller and buyer regarding the sale of TVR S2, as told by the authors; Bill Rogers & David Sheldahl.  See the article on this Link

Women with VISION Summer Issue 2015


Thanks to Bill Rogers, Lorraine Leslie (Publisher) featured an article about our car club in the latest summer issue of the free publication Women with VISION. 


Pick up a free copy of this publication and turn to page 75.   Although she credits the club for forming in 2000 (rather than 2006), it is a very good article with some great photos by Bill.





Click on the video to see the MG2015 car show from an aerial drone



Fall Colours Tour - October 6th 2015


37 members and one guest attended our Fall Colours Tour on Tuesday.  There was a great collection of 19 British cars who gathered at the Ravenna General Store to sample the wonderful Butter Tarts.  Graeme led us on an enjoyable drive to Hanover using quiet backroads with one stop to stretch our legs.  We had a good tour of Maclean's Ales by Charles MacLean (founder of the brewery) followed by some samples.  We then adjourned to the Queen's Bush pub for a late lunch.  Everyone drove back on their own route.  Many thanks to Mark Hord for the photos.

The Gathering of the Classics, Edenvale August 8, 2015


14 Members gathered at Sunnidale Community Centre for the short drive to the Edenvale Airport, and several other members joined us later at the show.  Despite some drizzle and overcast there were many classic cars and aircraft of all descriptions.


We had a great time socialising and chatting with visitors to the show as well as touring the various exhibits.

July 25th 2015 – Barrie Thunder Classics


It was a hot sunny day for this event at Heritage Park in Barrie.  Jim Spruce was our leader and a total of five GBBCC members attended; 1978 MGB, 1967 MGB, 1977 Triumph Spitfire, 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 and 1970 MGB.  The highlight of the Show for British car fans was the 1908 Daimler, which had won second place at Pebble Beach in 2014.


July 23rd 2015 – Stratford Avon Theatre


Tom Schutte arranged a great trip for eight GBBCC couples to Stratford where the group had a lovely lunch followed by a super performance of "Carousel" at the Avon Theatre.


July 21st 2015 – Thornbury to Walter’s Falls


Mike Arkless led a group of sixteen cars (32 members) from the Thornbury harbour through Beaver Valley, ending at the Walter’s Falls Inn where we had a great buffet dinner.   The evening was capped off with a gift of British goodies (mostly biscuits and candies) to everyone.  It was a lovely social evening and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Many thanks Mike and Gillian.

July 5th 2015 – 7th Annual Wings & Wheels


Bud McCannell of GBBCC led a wonderful convoy, with a total of 21 cars to visit Wings and Wheels at the Owen Sound Airport.  Started at Tim Hortons in Collingwood at 09:30am and off to downtown Thornbury to pick up 4 more cars (on time again).  Then to Bayview Park for a pit stop and organize our entrance to Billy Bishop airport.


"Entrance was a smooth move and parking was easy, right by the gate for a quick exit.  Lunch was a bit of a scramble as our reservation took up half of the seats in the restaurant, so you can't be 100 % all the time.


All in all, the GBBCC group had a good walkabout, checking out the antique cars, trucks, planes, some even went for airplane rides in a C47 (oops, that's US), DC 3 that's Canadian.  I personally met an old fly buddy David Hatfield, brother of now famous Chris Hatfield (the astronaut).  David Hatfield had flown a WW II Lysander Air craft to Wings and Wheels.  Not there long enough for me to bum a ride.


It was a great day, Hope to do it next year."  Cheers,  Bud McCannell


The event was organised by the Owen Sound Rotary Club for the benefit of a “Send a Kid to Camp” programme.


Many thanks to Bud.

July 2nd 2015 – Hockley Valley Hill Climb Reunion


Mike Arkless led a group of eight GBBCC cars from Collingwood to Hockley Valley where they met up with other enthusiasts from the Headwaters British Car Club, the MG Car Club of Toronto and others.  Several people drove their vehicles up the hill and enjoyed listening to the people who told tales of the old days of the Hill Climb.


After the hill climb, a group of GBBCC members stopped at the Terra Nova Public House for a bite of lunch before heading home.




July 1st 2015 – Canada Day Parade in Thornbury


Some 18 GBBCC cars turn up for the parade, although one of our members had to drop out within the first minute with clutch trouble.  


June 27th, 2015 - Visit to S.S. Keewatin

Four British cars ventured out for the trip to the S.S. Keewatin in Port McNicoll.  This was great visit and our hosts were super.  Please see their website for more photos:



Many thanks to Bob Muir for leading this enjoyable trip. 

June 16 to 18, 2015 - Manitoulin Trip

This was an enjoyable three day trip to Manitoulin with 12 GBBCC members driving two red cars (1975 Triumph TR6 and 1965 MGB), two pale blue cars (Austin-Healey Sprite and 2007 Jaguar XK) and two BR Green cars (1957 Morgan Plus 4 and 1967 MGB). 


The Chi-Cheemaun ferry journeys went well and everyone had a good time.


Well done and thank you Brian and Laurie.


See photos of this Manitoulin trip   2015 Past Events & Photos

Look at GBBCC Past Events 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012

We have posted photos of GBBCC events that were held in 2015, 2014 and 2013 as well as 400+ photos from 2012 – see


   2015 Past Events


  2014 Past Events

  2013 Photo Galleries


  2012 Photo Galleries

New Section - GBBCC Members Recommend

This new section, "GBBCC Members Recommend" will post recommendations made by our members of products, services, and other items, which they have had good experiences. Please submit to webmaster@gbbcc.com anything that may benefit your fellow members.  This section is only available to GBBCC members.


Meeting Venue



GBBCC will be holding its monthly meetings in the upstairs room at The Huron Club, 94 Pine Street, corner of 2nd Street, Collingwood.



Why not bring your partner and enjoy supper in this fine restaurant before our meeting.  Come early (before 6:00 pm) and let them know you are with the car club. There are food and drink specials between 5 & 7 pm.


See "How to Find Us"


Please check our Past Cruise Routes under Past GBBCC Events


This section of the website will contain details, including some maps of cruise routes that GBBCC has taken in the past few years so that our members may use them for planning future cruises for their own enjoyment or to make it easy for you to pick one and volunteer to lead a club cruise. 


It is recommended that these routes be driven prior to leading a cruise to ensure roads are in good condition and are not under construction.


Many thanks to Ralph Kertcher who has re-created these routes for our website.

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