Search the BSCCoC Website
Home Who We
Are
President &
Executive
Membership
Swag
Members Current
Events
Past
Events
Club
Chapters
Marques Club & Forum
Links
History Finds


Previous Entry Next Entry
February 15th 2014

We Are Not Amused

Toronto Star Archives


Can You Name That Car?

This is a 1971 Gilbern Invader MK 11 Estate. John Voelcker nailed! Close in behind was Jamie Kitman, Bill Robertson, Gary Kiernan, and Robert Carlile. Thanks to all of you!

Gilbern Sports Cars (Components) Ltd. was founded by GILes Smith, and BERNard Friese.

Giles Smith was a sporting Master Butcher and Bernard Friese was a glass fiber worker. When they first met Giles wanted Bernard to build a glass fiber body for a special. Bernard suggested a scratch built car would be better. As the car was constructed a local amateur racer, Peter Cottrell, convinced them that the car was worth producing in numbers.

The first model, the GT, was a 2+2 two-door coupé was made between 1959 and 1967. Initially the GT was built using Austin A35 suspension. Engine choices were a 948 cc BMC A-Series engine with an optional Shorrocks supercharger or Coventry Climax 1098 cc engine. Larger engines were included as time moved on.

In 1966 a new model, the Genie, was introduced. Again built on a square tube frame this car was available with a 2.5 or 3 litre Ford V6. Suspension and steering were still BMC, this time from an MGB. Most cars were carburated, with some fuel injected.

Moving upscale again in 1969 the Invader was introduced. This had more interior creature comforts, a heavier frame and larger brakes. Front suspension was from an MGC. This car was now available with a selection of automatic, 4 spd. manual, with optional overdrive, transmissions. Also was the Estate.

The MKIII Invader grew even more with a Ford Cortina front end, and a high tune Ford Capri 3000GT engine. This was all in a new chassis which was lower and wider than previous versions, a new body was moulded for this.

The last Gilbern design was the the T11. Only one concept model with an Austin Maxi engine and transmission was built.

The pictures for this car were taken from this Ebay listing. Read more at the Gilbern Owners Club

EBay

EBay

EBay

Now, to this week's mystery car. I know these cars made it to Australia and New Zealand. I could not find one in Canada though. The car below was in Christchurch New Zealand. I did dodge out a name plate, that was about it.

click to enlarge

Our Mystery Car

E-mail me your answers to bsccocwebguy@hotmail.com

Cheers!

DW


Car 54 Where Are You?

Al Stoller, you out there? This was made just for you!


Laura Collier @ lcollier@police.brantford.on.ca
http://www.brantfordpolice.ca


Calling all British Cars

If you are in Burlington, Oakville, or just want to drive there, head off to Nelson High School for their annual Auto Club Car Show.

Show these kids some Great British Iron!!


Carpenter Hospice
Mark Forbes @ markf@bell.net
Julie Petranovic @ petranovicj1@hdsb.ca

I am the director of our school’s Auto Club. Nelson High School is home to our Automtive Club enriched with an excellent auto technology program and is host to the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, which prepares students for careers in the automotive trades.

Each year, our Auto Club hosts an auto show to generate interest in classic cars and the automobile trades and to raise funds for a local charity. The Auto Show is an important part of the school. The Show is planned throughout the year and students learn more about the wide variety of cars available. They also learn organizational and promotional skills. Ideally, the show displays a diverse cross section of transportation evolution.

In prior years, participants have enjoyed showcasing their vehicles. We have been fortunate in attracting the local Mustang club, independent owners, various dealerships and many, many classic car fanatics. This year, a goal is to have a wider variety in makes, models, and years.

I would like to inquire if you or any of your club’s members would like to participate in this year’s show. Our selected charity is Carpenters Hospice. The the show, this year, will be Friday May 16th, 2014 between 10:45 am and 4:00 pm at Nelson High School, located at 4181 New Street in Burlington. We would enjoy your support.

Mark Forbes
markf@bell.net


New Minx in Town!

Blaire Baker and Cecile Lackie, from Brechin, Ontario have a new baby Minx! A 1961 Hillman Minx convertible with a Smiths Easy-Drive transmission.

Right now they are looking for parts and shop manuals, the "Minx" script for the fenders/wings, and a left rear brake cylinder.

If you can help them out, drop them a line @ bantyhen52@gmail.com

B&C

B&C

B&C


Dates and Info for the Boot 'N Bonnet Events


South Pacific Seat Count

14 Seats Sold, 20 available

Sunday June 8th at the Huron Country Playhouse
Grand Bend ON
Contact Tony Hughes at xj-sv121989@rogers.com

Check out:
Gilbern Owners Club
Gilbern Wikipedia Article
Australian Gilbern










------------------------------------------
David E. Wood
bsccocwebguy@hotmail.com
------------------------------------------
Previous Entry Next Entry



Legacy Links
2013 posts
2012 posts
2011 posts
2010 posts
2009 and 2008 posts
Current posts


You are the st
nd
rd
th
Person to visit since 01 January 2009

Recently Updated
and
RSS Subscription





Britcartalk


Is Here!

The first events have taken place

The last fiddly bits are being addressed

The old gas is run through!


I Want Stuff

Baby Pictures

Find pictures showing you with your new car. Past or present, it does not matter. If you only have pictures of the car, when new(ish), find them too.

Favourite Tour Routes

Most of us have our cars for driving. We have routes from country back roads to windy river and escarpment roads.

Send me your favourite tour routes. I'll do my best to map them out and put them up.

Member's Pin Map

Where in the world are you?

































Home Who We
Are
President &
Executive
Membership
Swag
Members Current
Events
Past
Events
Club
Chapters
Marques Club & Forum
Links
History Finds