This section allows GBBCC members to post recommendations of products, services, and other items, which they have had good experiences. Please submit to email@example.com anything that may benefit your fellow members.
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** Vintage Car Connection (Appraisals)
“If you need your classic car appraised or are considering the purchase of a classic car, I highly recommend Alan Lewis at Vintage Car Connection. I have used several appraisers over the years but have found Alan to be by far the most knowledgeable and thorough. the report he provides is very detailed and professional in appearance, and in fact makes a good keepsake for you classic car's history.”
Vintage Car Connection, 449479 Tenth Conc., RR#2 Singhampton, Ont. N0C 1M0 416-319-3321 519-922-3321 http://www.vintagecarconnection.com/
Lang Motor Corporation, Etobicoke, Ontario
After several months of searching for an A/C heater unit for my 1988 Jag, which I had been told needed replacing, a friend recommended Lang Motor Car Corp in Etobicoke. It was found that it did not need replacing and was repaired in reasonable time while I waited. The cost was a very pleasant surprise. The problem was diagnosed and explained to me by knowledgeable and very friendly staff.
I cannot speak highly enough of this company and recommend them for your Jaguar needs.
Lang Motor Corporation 11 Advance Road, Etobicoke. Ph.416 234 6868
Exotic Motorworks, Bolton, Ontario
Albion-Vaughan and Queesgate Blvd, Bolton, Ontario (in the Beers old shop)
Alex just completed a body work repair and paint on my '67 Morgan 4/4.
While he is not the fastest, his work is second to none with added bonus that his price was less than half the price that other body shops had quoted. The fenders were removed from the body and stripped down to bare metal as was the remainder of the body. Rust spots were repaired with new metal added where necessary. The car and fenders were painted and then clear coated and the car reassembled.
Greg Brown has done a couple of small jobs for me satisfactorily. I found him willing to listen to my tale of woe and apply the appropriate solution. He worked on MGs in Jamaica and knows his way around the foibles of the MG. I will have no problem asking him to do a tune up, which I will probably do in the next few weeks.
I feel confident taking my 1976 MGB to him, as Ralph posted Greg Brown had experience working on MGs in Jamaica.
Bill McMurray 519-377-0979 firstname.lastname@example.org
British Cars - Auto Parts
Peninsula Import Auto Parts have been selling British car parts for over 35 years to the British car community. They now have a new online catalogue:
Auto Parts Ltd.
2412 South Service Rd W
Oakville, ON L6L 5M9
Lake Side Auto, 1190 Mosley St, Wasaga Beach L9Z 2E7 (705) 352-3304
Brian Armstrong is the owner and mechanic at Lake Side Auto in Wasaga Beach since March 2016. He was originally from Brampton but always wanted to live in a small town near the water and open his own shop. He has been in the trade since 2000 but has had a passion for cars since he was a kid. His father was a car junkie so naturally cars became a part of Brian's life. He prides himself on being an open and honest person and that's how he lives his life and runs his business. They work on everything from custom cars, to classic cars and to your every day driver.
“I recommend Lake Side Auto and Brian Armstrong after he workied on my 1967 MGB, preparing it after winter storage. He did a very thorough job.”
Graeme Wallace 705-444-8296 email@example.com
"I am pleased to recommend Brian Armstrong at Lake Side Auto - he did a wonderful job in a perplexing situation. I guess when it comes to LUCAS, all is perplexing!"
360 Raglan St., Unit B
** Barkey Upholstery, Orillia
"Needing a head liner for my 1988 Jaguar I approached Barkey Upholstery near Orillia. The car was taken in in the morning and was ready for collection the next afternoon. A professional installation. neat and well fitted.
If you are considering a new interior give Rod a call at 705 329 1487"
Jim Spruce firstname.lastname@example.org 705-728-3884
Barkey Upholstery, RR 2 4273 Wainman Line, Orillia, ON
Call Rod at 705-329-1487
** WDM Auto & Cycle, Collingwood
“Wayne McLeod has worked at Collingwood Toyota and Collingwood Import Auto and now he has his own shop. He works on anything, including Triumphs, Healeys, MGs, Land Rovers, Jaguars, and motorcycles. Wayne has installed my oil cooler, suspension modifications, and a few times, he has got my car going, after I delivered it to him on a flatbed truck."
Bob Muir 705-443-0773 bob@CollingwoodLifestyle.com
WDM Auto & Cycle has recently (summer 2019) moved from Raglan St. to Stayner at 7617 Hwy 26, Stayner 705-446-2400 Office or 705-441-3649 Cell
** North Point (Powder Coating Specialists), Collingwood
“I highly recommend Mike Booth, owner of North Point in Collingwood for sand blasting and powder coating. He did a super job of my rims and the final result looked great.”
Graeme Wallace 705-444-8296 email@example.com
North Point, 345 Raglan Street, Unit 2, Collingwood, Ontario 705-446-6211
** Carline Mufflers, Barrie
"Kim had to do some special work on my exhaust system because original mufflers for my 1988 V12 Jag were not available. This was done the day I went even though my appointment was for the day after! His price was exactly as quoted with no surprises. Carline muffler are most certainly on my recommendation list."
Jim Spruce 705-728-3884 firstname.lastname@example.org
“For exhaust system work, I recommend Kim Anderson, owner of Carline Muffler in Barrie. Kim is a car enthusiast of long standing, who took the time to discuss my requirements, then choose and fit the new components. The result looked and sounded great and the price was fair.”
Don Godfrey 705-446-9810 email@example.com
Carline Muffler, 423 Welham Rd in Barrie 705-728-8111
** Cullingford Motors, Barrie
"I would like to recommend Cullingford Motors in Barrie. This shop has serviced all of the various TVR vehicles I have owned, and on one, was able to sort out a major problem with the fuel injection/ignition system which other garages could not diagnose."
Bill Rogers 705-445-6127 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cullingford Motors Ltd, 135 Ferndale Dr. N, Barrie, Ontario 705-722-3830 www.cullingford.com