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March 22nd 2014
Chi-Cheemaun Festival

Tobermory, probably the most northerly point of Southern Ontario, held its Chi-Cheemaun Festival last June. Rob Ockenden organized a tour up the Bruce to the Saturday all make car show. Read Robs's account of the car show and the other activities of the day.

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Can You Name That Car?

Well last week's stumper was not much of a stumper. It was a 1939 Hillman 14, FXB 123. Julian Howard guessed "A late '30's Rover 10???". Greg Foard shortly chimed in with "Humber Snipe?". Finally Ian McGee came in with "Hillman 14?". Robert Carlile came in afterwards with the correct car. This car was auctioned in 2008 by Charterhouse Auctions. You can also read the Daily Mail article.

This Hillman 14, sometimes referred to as the "New 14" was built between 1938 and 1940. In this time, just before WWII there was this 14 and the less expensive Minx in the Hillman line.

William Hillman had his start with the Coventry Sewing Machine Company, here he started engineering velocipedes and bicycles. He shortly partnered in his own bicycle company, which was very profitable.

This wealth gave him the ability to enter into the motor car manufacturing world in 1907. With his partner, Breton Louis Coatalen, formed Hillman-Coatalen. This parnership lasted until 1910, when Coatalen went to Sunbeam cars. The company was re-registered as the Hillman Motor Car Company.

In 1929 Hillman was taken over by Humber, which was then taken over by Rootes in 1931. Hillman rose to the top of the Rootes Group marques and stayed prominent until the 1970s.

Again, I have managed to trace this Hillman through a bit of time.

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Long Term Owner, Mr Silver And His Hillman Fourteen FXB 123 2008

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Mr Silver And His Hillman Fourteen FXB 123 In the 70s

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Hillman Fourteen FXB 123 On An Air Journey

This week's mystery car will probably be simple again, but here it is anyway. These cars did make it to the western shores of the Atlantic. It was designed for North America. It went by one name in Britain and another in North America, either one will do, both will get you more brownie points.

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Our Mystery Car

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

Cheers!

DW


March 19, 2014

Little Britain, ON

For Immediate Release:

GLORY DAYS Celebration of Speed will bring the racing and enthusiast worlds together this June 27 to 29 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Following a successful launch at the Canadian Motorsports Expo show where the new GLORY DAYS Celebration of Speed received enthusiastic interest, we are pleased to announce that registration is open and entries are being received.

Interestingly, the first two confirmed entrants for the featured Hillclimb event couldnít be further apart in terms of racing worlds.

The first to get on board was Canadian racing legend, Bill Brack. Bill is a three-time Formula Atlantic Champion who raced against and defeated coming greats like Gilles Villenueve, Bobby Rahal and Keke Rosberg among others. Bill is an "all-rounder" having begun his career in Minis, moving on to Formula Atlantic, F1 and Stock Cars. He will be piloting his championship-winning Lotus 59/69 and he is eager to get back on track at Mosport and the challenge of the counter-clockwise uphill course.

Bill Brack said: "I'm so thrilled and excited to attend this year's Glory Days Celebration of Speed. It's been a long time since I last raced my Lotus 59/69. This Lotus won more championship races than any other Lotus. Doug Crosty, the incredible mechanic, engineered this racecar from day one and will be with me again at this event. He still maintains the upkeep of this Lotus and has taken care of it since 1973. We will be ready once again to 'shine' and win this great event at Mosport."

Next to jump in was Cowboy Dan Price, a favourite of the CME and the short ovals, especially Peterborough Speedway. Dan will be in his 1957 Chevy-bodied Thunder Car. Dan is looking forward to charging the 1.8-mile uphill course, which is six times longer than a lap at the speedway and comes complete with 5 corners, two of which are right-handers!

Participation in the GLORY DAYS Hillclimb is open to every year and every kind of car and motorcycle whether street or race. With such wide variety, the fun and spectacle promise to be unlike anything ever seen in North America.

In addition to the hillclimb there is a literal circus of events planned for the weekend including, full course lapping, car shows, ca

You donít want to miss it!

GLORY DAYS Celebration of Speed is unique in North America and it holds something both pleasing and thrilling for every motoring, riding and racing enthusiast.

Be captured, be thrilled, BE THERE!

For more information and regular updates, please log on to the website: www.glorydayscelebrationofspeed.com or call Bob DeShane at 705-878-5422


South Pacific Seat Count

19 Seats Sold, 15 available

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

Check out:
Tobermory
Chi-Cheemaun Festival
Hillman FXB 123 Auction Notice
Charterhouse Auctions
Daily Mail Article


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David E. Wood
bsccocwebguy@hotmail.com
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