The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group

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August was a busy month for the EK section. Several of us made the journey up to the Grey Bruce rally and had a great time despite some transportation problems with all vehicles that went. Following that we had our second annual Tedicue hosted by Ted and Julie in a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake Erie. Thanks to Ted and Julie. That was followed the next day with our RM Restorations visit. This is the second year we have done this and it was just as rewarding this year. Many old vehicles, both cars and bikes, were being restored on site and they do first class restorations as their reputation is world renowned.

The following weekend saw a split with some heading up to Mosport and some heading to the  Dorchester Rally. Both were praised in the after stories.

While at Dorchester we made a plan to visit one of our Kent county members on our Labour Day weekend breakfast run. After finding the Erie Cafe and Variety, in Merlin, and having a surprisingly good breakfast we headed for George's. What a treat this was. To see his collection was a refreshing eye opener.Thanks to George for having us.

Our Sept. meeting was held at the Bob Williams Arrow Racing Shop. The evening began with Bob giving us an informative presentation on the masterful engineering of the Britten motorcycle that he was able to spend 6 hours with. If you are familiar with the Britten you know what a special motorcycle it was and Bob imparted several of the innovative pieces on the bike and how they functioned. One Man's Dream is a movie about the Britten which was hand built by John Britten of New Zealand. It is worth a viewing.

The events for Sept. was a list as long as that of Aug and it seems every weekend is jammed with things one would love to attend. Our concerns were for our Madstine Museum event on the 13th at which our section is the drawing card for the Museum fundraiser. Lots of planning has gone into it and hopefully mother nature will cooperate and it will be successful.

The next day several of us will be heading to the "Battle of the Brits" show at Camp Dearborn in Milford MI. This is a good show of British cars on one side and bikes on the other in a park like setting.

We also have our "Old Bikes in the Burg" on the 28th. This is an informal gathering in Amherstburg that we hope will catch on like Sarnia's Bikes in Bayfield. 

Dale for Syd


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