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Dave & Elva Allen
dave@wightman.ca
Mildmay


The Grey-Bruce chapter of the BSCCOC has many members with a lot of enthusiasm! Our area offers a wealth of spectacular places to go for scenic drives and/or picnics as well as terrific restaurants and pubs just to meet in the winter months for lunch and a visit.

Our gatherings are at Great Books and Cafe (Williamsford Mill) the third Sunday of the month at 11:30 AM. Billions of books and good food too.

If you live in or near Grey-Bruce Ontario, we'd love to have you join our group! Contact us at the e-mail address above!

Hope you can make it, (map)

Dave



March 9th 2013

Bruce Grey Matters

Gazing out the window to the blackness of winter in the countryside of Bruce County makes me anxious for spring time which will rejuvenate my relationship with my old friend Nigel the mini and once again we will be scooting hither and yon. At Grey-Bruce Chapter we stay busy with our once a month gatherings which serve the dual purpose of keeping me focused on spring coming up and nourishing the soul with good food, good company and good surroundings. If anyone is interested in a unique destination during winter doldrums we get together on the third Sunday of the month at 11:30 for brunch in the winter at Great Books aka The Williamsford Mill. It is a mid 1800s mill with the interior character intact including a wood burning fireplace and filled with 2 floors of new and used books and an eclectic menu located about 40 minutes north of Mt. Forest on Hwy 6. Refer to the Oily Rag events or contact me before coming because we sometimes substitute a meeting for a tour somewhere.

Last spring and summer we visited waterfalls, a winery, antique stores, a museum including historic outbuildings, and more. We aim for one tour per month through some of the best scenery in the province. We are presently looking into this touring season which may include an airport, 50s diner, steam train ride to St. Jacob’s Market, and maybe a mystery tour. There are British car clubs in Collingwood and Kincardine so we may try to link up with them. We will have more details as time goes by and if you are considering joining us for a tour please get in touch first just to verify details.

Dave Allen
Grey-Bruce Chapter.

Tentative Schedule

March 17 - Williamsford
April 14 - Williamsford (Ancaster is the next sunday)
May 18 - St. Jacobs Steam Train tour (Rain date June 29)
June 16(?) - Cruise to Lion’s Head 50s Diner.
July 20 - Dragonfly Café, Hwy 6 North of Chatsworth.
August - TBA
Sept 22 - Lake Huron Lighthouse tour.
Oct 5 or 6 - Pumpkinfest Pt. Elgin

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David E. Wood
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February 24th 2013

The Guild of Automotive Restorers Tour

This was a "Break the Winter Blahs" type of event. And it most certainly did!

Saturday, the 24th, was a kind of non-descript (blah) February winter day. It was just one day after an incredibly crappy storm passed south of us. We did miss the foot of snow from the storm and the howling cold lake effect wind from behind it.

For most of us the schedule went swimmingly. Some arrived at the Crow's Nest in Newmarket, just a little early, us from the Grey Bruce and Owen Sound areas at pretty much 11:30. Unfortunately a couple of people missed and hit the Guild a bit earlier than scheduled. I think they still had a good time.

When we gathered at The Guild, Paul Taylor, his son and wife, toured us through the show rooms and shops of the Guild. A big thanks to them all.

Now, this is the dead of winter. Everything was inside; this is a working shop, not a museum. The pictures are not pretty, like you would find in a show display or museum. The major project, at the time, did have some space around it. The rest were cheek by jowl around the shop. This is not to say there is nothing interesting here. Everywhere you look there is something. Model planes, tin toy planes, dirigibles were hanging from the ceiling. Diecast of all scales were around the walls and display cases. There was something to draw attention everywhere in the shop.

Check out the pictures



July 14th 2012
Grey Bruce Matters

Booze Crooze

Grey-Bruce Chapter had our first cruise of the season starting in Belgrave at Gary Clayton’s Olde Tyme Radio Centre. Gary repairs and sells all sorts of antique radios from car models to old wooden cabinet types. This is definitely worth the trip. From there through the forty hills of Carrick Township to Mildmay for lunch at Harley’s Pub and Perk.



The next stop was Carrick Wines for a tour. This place was the sum of several well known stories. We met Gary Fischer the owner and Stella the Australian Shepard and official greeter along with Elvira and friends, the sheep. When we were there Stella still had her 9 pups with her. Already we have some 101 Aussie Shepards and Sean the sheep from Wallace and Grommit. From mingling with dogs and sheep we go to what was Gary’s implement shed which is now the wine cellar and fermentation and bottling plant. We get introduced to Fiona the bottling machine. She is a princess when working properly and an ogre when not. From Shrek we move on to David and Goliath.

Gary made his first batch of wine from a kit in 2006. Never one to follow tradition blindly he is growing a variety of grapes which are not formally recognized in the industry in an area deemed unsuitable for the purpose. His vines are twice as tall as they should be, but it is just the right height for Elvira and friends to work as weed control and also prune the plants.

Since opening the doors of the winery in 2010 Carrick Wines has garnered three awards in international competition taking on the best in the world. This is the David and Goliath story.

This is yet another destination in Grey-Bruce worth a visit.


Grey-Bruce Waterfall Tour

We have once again had our world famous Waterfall Tour. Many people are unaware of the tremendous beauty of our area and the fact we have the second highest waterfall in Ontario. I can’t remember where the tallest is.

Rob Ockenden and Jim Ellis did a great job of putting this together. We met at Munshaw House in Flesherton and proceeded to Eugenia where we stopped at a rather unique burger joint run by a very personable pair. From there we went to Eugenia falls for some pics. The next falls on the docket is Hogg Falls, a short walk from the parking lot, more pictures and away again.

The next stop was Barrhead and the Barrhead Inn for lunch. Many craft brewed beers and local ingredients are featured on the menu. After taking on nourishment we proceeded to the barn where the 1949 Morris Minor of Jim’s is housed. This very early survivor is from out west originally and the motor has run just 2 years ago. It is a very solid and extremely complete restoration candidate.



Timing was impeccable as the clouds started to open up just as we were about to head for home. Hope to see more people out for the next WF tour.

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David E. Wood
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April 30th 2012
Sunny Days Bring out Mini, Morrie, and Maggie!

Dave Allen

Members of the Grey Bruce area got together at Williamsford, Sunday, to plan out the rest of the summer.

From left to right. Sharon Park with Dave's Mini, Jim Ellis with his Minor, and John Park with his Magnette Varitone. Dave was behind the camera.



August 2nd 2011
Hanover Sights and Sounds

Lilly, Nigel and Ace at Hanover Sights and Sounds Festival, July 23rd.

Rob Ockenden, his wife Ellie, along with Dave and Elva Allen were off to Hanover's Sights and Sounds Festival Car Show. They were the entire British contingent.



May 28th 2011 - The Run To Mr. Mini
The best day in a week and a half of constant rain came by on Saturday the 28th of May. It didn't rain!

We had Tamer Metwalli and two little Metwalies, Roger Tipple in white Mini 1000, Dustin Cox in white Mini Van, Rob and Ellie Ockendon with Lilly the Morris, myself, Don Dunlop, Paul and Pattie Plunkett, plus Ryan Adams, the new Oily guy.Myself and Nigel met people at the Durham Timmies then we proceeded up to Mr. Mini from there.

There was a BBQ courtesy of Patty which included some awsome preserves and garnishes made by Ellie Ockendon and 2 types of Bruce County Sausage.

Mini Happy Returns,
Dave

Dave Allen with Nigel


Rob and Ellie Ockenden


Dustin Cox


Paul and Patty Plunkett


Roger Tipple


Don Dunlop


Parting Shot

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