Sept. 20 Bronte Park British car show invasion


If you hear the roar of 1,000 British cars making their way up Burloak Drive to Bronte Provincial Park on Sunday September 20, you know it’s British Car Day.

The annually event is hosted by the Toronto Triumph Club, which occurs on the third Sunday of September. Since its inaugural event in 1984, the event has grown to more than 8,000 spectators.

Spectator gates open at 9 a.m. and judging wraps up at 1 p.m. with awards ceremony at 2 p.m. It’s best to plan to be there early, so you don’t miss any of the amazing vehicles because some of the cars may leave early.

British Car Day is open to vintage, classic and current British manufactured vehicles, including motorcycles. The event is the largest, one-day, all-British car event in North America, with visitors from Ontario, the northeast United States, the Maritime provinces, Quebec and Manitoba and 100 British car clubs.

You will see 56 classes of cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles, running the whole range of British automobile marques from Austin to Westfield with model names from Anglia to Zephyr and everything in between.

Some featured models are the MGTC (70 yrs), MGA (60 yrs), TR3 (60 yrs), TR4A and MGBGT (50 yrs) and Jaguar XJS (40 yrs). There will also be a special display of Triumph Stags to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the model.

The Triumph Stag Club USA, in conjunction with TTC and BSCCOC, are trying to bring 45 Stags to Bronte, which would be a record for the most Triumph Stags assembled anywhere outside of Europe.

The event also features a Vendor Village with more than 60 British-related vendors and Sponsor Street where sponsors demonstrate their products and services. In 2015, Mini Canada, Crescent Oil, Budds' Fine Cars (Jaguar & Land Rover), Auto Glym, Oakville Tourism, Lant/Hagerty Insurance and Edward Jones are among sponsors.

It's more than just a car show but a big, end of season, social event for British car enthusiasts.

For more information http://www.torontotriumph.com/BCD/

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