Welcome to GBBCC
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.
2015 Membership Renewals Our fiscal year is at the end of December and membership renewals are now due. Please renew your 2015 GBBCC membership.
Send a completed membership form (see our website www.gbbcc.com/membership) along with a $50.00 cheque payable to Georgian Bay British Car Club.
This is very important because the membership list is out of date for
several members, especially with regard to make, model and year of your British car.
Send it to: GBBCC Membership, P.O. Box 505, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 4B2
or Bring it to the Christmas Gala on Tuesday evening, December 9th
If you have any questions about your membership, please contact Les Robson at 705-429-0378 or email@example.com
Texting and Drving
Hazards of Using a Cell Phone While Driving - It’s pretty obvious that text messaging is particularly dangerous because of the visual distraction it poses for drivers. Studies have shown that cell phone use in any capacity drastically reduces normal brain activity associated with driving in the following ways: delayed reaction time, reduced auditory awareness, compromised vision, that can increase stress and anxiety on the road, impairs reflexes and puts others at unnecessary risk.
If you are looking for a British car, please check our Classifieds section of this website under * Autos for Sale *
October 19th 2014 - Ear Muff Run
Never let it be said that a few clouds and 3º C will keep a GBBCC member from a cruise through our scenic surroundings. We had 12 British cars and 22 attendees. The day started with an Ear Muffs contest judged by a discerning young lady named Hannah who happens to be the grand-daughter of Don Godfrey. Hannah ordained that we could abandon the normal protocol concerning Conflicts of Interest. She awarded her ‘Poppa’ first Prize using creativity as her criterion.
Hannah’s generous spirit led her to the conclusion that there should be runners-up just in case Poppa Godfrey declined or was deemed unfit to hold the prize later in the year. She therefore gave the First Runner-up title to Bob Mills and the Second Runner-up title to Peter Gifford. All three gentlemen were thrilled to receive these new distinctions. The award ceremony took place at the Lora Bay Golf Club which offered soup and a selection of sandwiches. Some of us also enjoyed the wonderful desserts.
We were all pleased with the cruise which was led by Paul Green using a route obtained from our GBBCC website, updated as some road names had changed over the years. Susan Hall reminded us that GBBCC has a rule that the winner of the Ear Muff Run prize is the leader of next year’s run. Only one person did not recall this as a club rule. See you next year!
October 5th, 2014 - Adopt-A-Highway Fall
Bill and Sharon organized another great Fall Cleanup of the section of Grey Road 2 that GBBCC has adopted.
Take a few beams of sun, throw in the odd rain drop, add a bit more sunshine, sprinkle a heap of sleet, roll in a bunch of dark clouds, add some more sun, throw in a bit of blue sky, take sight of a magnificent rainbow – repeat. Later, add a warm fire, a few cold beers, hot coffee and tea and voila…………. the perfect recipe for another day in the GBBCC Adopt-A-Highway history book.
18 brave GBBBCC members gathered to clean the highway and as one of them commented later: “Bill and Sharon, it isn't necessarily easy making a road garbage pick-up day a fun event BUT you, Sharon and a really great group of members pulled it off again. Thanks again for your work organizing everything”.
Many thanks to Mike and Laura Lucas for hosting the social gathering at their home, after the cleanup.
October 4th, 2014 - "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes"
Bill Rogers led a group of nine GBBCC members displaying their British vehicles on Hurontario Street, Collingwood during the “Walk A Mile” charity event for My Friends House. The "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Georgian Triangle event was a fantastic success. Over 100 men donned the red high heels to Walk a Mile and they raised over $37,000 for the local community.
October 2nd, 2014 - Fall Colours Tour
Paul & Gwyneth Green led some 28 GBBCC members on a lovely cruise to the Terra Nova Public House where we had a great lunch. The Fall colours were still magnificent, as you can see in a few photos below, and after a very enjoyable lunch several members followed Paul back to Collingwood.
Check GBBCC Events for 2014
Check future GBBCC events, including the East & West Cruises re-introduced this season by popular demand. We encourage 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.
GBBCC's Signature Event
"Brits in the Village" on May 24th
The car show in the Plaza at Blue
Mountain Village was a great success with some 55 British vehicles on show. The weather was outstanding and everyone had a great time.
As is the tradition, a TVR was the last vehicle to leave the Village (and in this case, there were 4 of them).
See Photos at 2014 Past Events
Look at GBBCC Past Events 2014, 2013 & 2012
We have posted photos of GBBCC events that were held in 2014 and 2013 as well as 400+ photos from 2012 – see
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 firstname.lastname@example.org anything that may benefit your fellow members. This section is only available to GBBCC members.
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.
thanks to Ralph Kertcher who has re-created these routes for our website.
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