Saturday, September 19, 2015

Spotted: Ford Jeep GPW circa 1941

Ford Jeep GPW circa 1941
D-Day Museum, Portsmouth, UK
Photo by Kate Tompkins
Just got back from a trip to Portsmouth, England. While it’s paradise for a naval buff (if you’re at all interested in naval history, it’s a must-see, especially the Historic Dockyards), there are some land-based military vehicles at the D-Day Museum, including the Jeep above. There’s also the Wight Military and Heritage Museum on the nearby Isle of Wight (just opened this summer) but I haven’t been, so can’t report on it. I understand it’s possible to drive a Centurion tank there!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Events for the Rest of September

Okay, all the September car events I know about are now up on the September page (see link on the right hand side).

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Montreal Area Classic Car Shows and Events on the Labour Day Weekend

I’ll be updating the September page next week sometime, but below are the events coming up this weekend. Lots of great shows on offer.

September 5
Monkey Joe's Car Show, Cruizin into Fall (all makes and models)
4:30 pm to 8 pm
Westgate Shopping Centre, Ottawa
Contact: Larry Way at 613-446-4717 or

September 6
7th édition de l'Expo de Valleyfield du Club Corvette Valleyfield (all classics, even modified, not just Corvettes)
9 am on
Parc Sauvé, Valleyfield, Quebec
Contact Jean-Guy Lafontaine at 450-429-8508 or or Richard l'Espérance at 450-371-6171

September 6
Boston Pizza Car Show (all makes and models)
4:30 pm to 8 pm
Rockland, Ontario
Contact Larry Way at 613-446-4717 or

September 6
North Augusta Labour Day Weekend Car Show
9 am to 3 pm
$10 registration
North Augusta, Ontario
Contact Bill Tennant at 613-340-4073 or

September 6 (rain or shine)
Auto Expo 2015/Hawkesbury Nationals
9 am to 3 pm
$15 registration
Hawkesbury, Ontario
Contact Michel Dicaire at 613-632-8695

September 7 (cancelled in event of rain)
Déjeuner sur l'herbe VAQ au Parc d'Outremont (pre-1970 classics only)
10 am on
Parc d'Outremont, Montréal
Contact VAQ at 514-745-6278

September 7
Docksyde Final Cruise & Show
10 am to 4 pm
Morrisburg Waterfront, Morrisburg, Ontario
Contact: Brian Erratt at 613-543-2261 or

September 7
Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn’s Richmond Motor Classic
Richmond Plaza, Richmond, Ontario
Contact: John Egan at 613-298-2324 or