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.
If you are looking for a British car, please check our Classifieds section of this website under * Autos for Sale *
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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.
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.
"MG 2015 CAR SHOW AT BALL'S FALLS"
Click on the video to see the MG2015 car show from an aerial drone
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.
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
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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