Members of the Toronto Section took advantage of bright sunshine to participate in our first event at the Copper Kettle Classic on August 27 2016. John Geist with his son Andrew in his 1965 230 SL arranged to meet with Doug Dees in his 1969 280SE coupe early on Saturday morning in order to secure our reserved parking area in down town Creemore which is just 1 ½ hours north of Toronto ,home of the famous Creemore Brewery.
Marcus van Bers in his white 280SL Pagoda soon joined us on the main street along with Peter Spitzer in his SL Silver Arrow.
Although most of the antique cars attending were American along with a few British vehicles, Toronto Section cars were popular with visitors. Main Street was blocked off and car clubs had to reserve in advance to receive the coveted midtown spots. An unknown Pagoda was spotted not part of the club yet. The owner appreciated the tips and advice about restoring and maintaining her new acquisition
The Creemore Brewery offered many small samples of various German beers using the original ingredients from Germany and the hot day required a few samples to remain cool. Food was plentiful from outdoor vendors or in the nice restaurants in the downtown area. Some of us enjoy a nice lunch at a French bistro. Visitors included those from Norway and other European countries who appreciated seeing so many automobiles and motorcycles. Owners who did not make reservations had to park on the outskirts of town to alleviate congestion.
After the Copper Kettle show a group of Section members took the scenic rout over the mountains with beautiful views of Georgian bay in the distance. Special Thanks to Gerry Gallant with his 427 Cobra for the guided tour .
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We are looking forward to the 2017 event.