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October 4th 2015

British Car Council Toy Run

It may have been threatening a cold rain in the morning, but that chilly morning moved its way to a beautiful fall afternoon.

Brave souls in their sports cars came that morning, with tops, tonneaus, and, some, fully open to the world. With them, saloon owners came to the Country Heritage Park in Milton for a great day full of cars, dance, cars, lunch, music, cars, and generosity.

We gathered together, late in the driving season to bring joy to kids. Some may need a bit more this Christmas, and with our help they will with the toys and contributions made to the Salvation Army Christmas drive.

Enjoy the pictures!

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Al Stoller here to keep the peace and preserve order

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Jim Walker's Modern S-Type Jaguar

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Paul Dullaert's 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

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Grant Leonard's Tiger

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Morris dancer looking for a Morris
Come to think of it, I don't remember any Morris's here today

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Ray Stevens

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and his Morgan

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Al Stoller with his Corsair

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Arnold and Anne Koopman's MGB

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My (David Wood) Frogeye Sprite, Bugsy

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Jim & Christine Allan's Stag

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I think this is Mike Fox's MGB

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Coming back from the Tour

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Chris Tank's Stag, I think he is in the picture, a couple back

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Brian Clark's TR6

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This year's exotic could handle the field much better than the McLaren of past years

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Bert Raposo's Sprite

Ok, now that the Tour is coming back in the Orangepeel Morris started up again.

What is Morris Dancing, you ask?

According to the Orange Peel Morris Website,

Morris is an old English folk dance performance form that includes several types of dance from various regions: Cotswold, Northwest, Border, Molly, Longsword, Rapper, and Clog.

We do Border Morris originally from the English border counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire, adding in our own inventions, plus those we have gleaned from others. High spirits and high energy - "a rude vigour" - typify our Border Morris dancing.

We create lots of interest when we dance at local events and festivals. We also sing and play traditional English music, including old Christmas carols mainly from the South Yorkshire area; and we perform traditional English mummering plays. Mostly, we have a lot of fun together!

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Fun for the whole family!

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Waiting on transport...
something about untaxed bells

Ok, back to cars, they are coming back from the run in bigger numbers now

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Gathering of petrol-heads/car guys

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What's this?

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As close as you can get to a motorcycle in a car

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Chris Young brought his 1954 Daimler Conquest

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Jeff Fenwick's REAL MINI

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John Wright's 1962 Hillman Super Minx

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You don't so much ride in, as wear, a Lotus 7

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This one is Ford powered

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Santa is preparing for his cross park ride, don't tell anyone!























There are rumours that Santa Claus is coming!

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People are gathering

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Anne is heading over to take pictures

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Here is Santa!

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Mints for her

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Paddington Bear Banana Chips for them

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Here we can analyse Santa's Throwing style
Right arm over the shoulder, left arm forward

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Mints Away!

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Howard Grant as Santa, Ray Stevens as Rudolph
Thanks guys!

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This must be the Hanoverian side of the family

I heard soup's on

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John Griffith, John & Lynn Wright (I think), Al Stoller
And back at the back is Paul Dullaert

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Steamy!
Soup and a roll

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And it was good!

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Catered by Patrick Beatty from Risposta Bistro,
24 Crawford Crescent, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0.
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The Haul!

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This is why we were here
To bring joy to kids this Christmas

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I think we did pretty good

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Majors Lise and Darrell Jackson
thanking us for being the start of their Christmas Season

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Phil Miller and Majors Darrell and Lise Jackson

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Here is the group who brought this all together, from left to right
Wendy Miller, Lise Jackson, Darrell Jackson, Liz Stevens, Jan Dullaert, Paul Dullaert, Ray Stevens, Jean Leonard, Phil Miller, Grant Leonard, Bert Hutchinson
Missing from the photo are Ron and Wendy Freeman

Back to Music

In the afternoon members of the Oakville Celtic Fiddle Orchestra, and the Georgetown Celtic Fiddle Orchestra played for us Celtic Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton tunes.

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The afternoon is just starting to wind up, but not before a bit of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

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Time to load the booty into the Salvation Army's care

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Paul and Grant on packing duty

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The British Car Council Toy Run
A great day in every way

Do something for kids, in need, this Christmas!

As my present to you all, I have uploaded pretty much every picture that turned out decently to my flickr account.

Feel free to grab anything you want.
Merry Christmas!


































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