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British Car Day 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

British Car Day is the largest event of its kind in North America, drawing more than 1,000 British cars and over 9,000 spectators in one day.

British Car Day is hosted annually by the Toronto Triumph Club, on the third Sunday of September. Since its inaugural event in 1984, it has grown in leaps and bounds, and now draws more than 1,000 British cars and over 9,000 spectators, with room to grow even bigger. British Car Day is open to vintage, classic and current British manufactured vehicles, including motorcycles. The event is the largest, one-day, all-British car event in North America, with visitors from Ontario, the northeast United States, the Maritime provinces, Quebec, and Manitoba, representing membership in 100 British car clubs. However, you do not need to be a member of a car club to participate. Over the years, we have even had visitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Texas, the UK, and New Zealand.

Access & Times

Show cars gain access to the park via the north maintenance/service entrance, at the bend where Burloak Drive becomes Upper Middle Road, from 8 a.m. onwards. The spectator gates open at 9 a.m. and Participant’s Choice & Best of Show judging begins in earnest. The judging wraps up at 1 p.m. and the awards ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Some cars attend from a long distance away, so they may leave the show early to make it home before dark. Best to plan to be at the show as early as possible so as not to miss any of the amazing vehicles on display.

56 Classes

BCD comprises 56 classes of cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles, running the whole range of British automobile marques from Austin to Westfield with model names from Anglia to Zephyr, and everything in between. The organizers encourage everyone to bring along their British cars, whether they be current model cars, daily drivers, partially restored cars or projects-in-progress, to line up with the many classic and concours-class cars in the appropriate marque and model class. British Car Day is the opportunity everyone looks forward to, to chat, to scrutinize, and to plan for next year. It’s a car show but it is also a big, end of season, social event.

Featured Models 2019

Notable British car anniversaries in 2019 include Mini, Austin Healey 3000, Daimler SP250, Sunbeam Alpine Series 1 and Triumph Herald (60 years) and Ford Capri (50 years).

The executive and members of the Toronto Triumph Club, together with the organizing committee look forward to welcoming you to the 36th British Car Day.

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