Presented by the Toronto Triumph Club, British Car Day is the largest all-British car event in North America, and it’s happening right here in Burlington!
It seems that Burlington has had a lot to brag about lately. We hosted Canada’s largest free music festival in June – the Sound of Music Festival. The end of August featured a unique, only-one-of-its-kind-in-Canada luxury car event – Marques d’Elegance. Then, we topped off a fantastic summer with Canada’s Largest Ribfest!
Do you see a trend here? Sounds to me like Burlington knows a thing or two about hosting a world-class party. Good thing Burlingtonians don’t like to brag. (Let’s not even talk about MoneySense Magazine’s first place mid-size city ranking…)
This year, British Car Day is celebrating their 30th anniversary, and with over 1,000 cars and 8,000 spectators, this is one big party!
Everyone is encouraged to come in period attire to help celebrate the occasion. Pick your era and grab your costume! If you’re there at noon, watch an air display featuring WW1 British fighter planes. And you’ll definitely want to go up in a hot air balloon (don’t worry, they’re tethered) to catch the best views of the show.
Another highlight of British Car Day is the vendors. Featuring all things British, from cars and car parts, to hats and t-shirts and books and more, you’re sure to find a great bargain, new or used. There are food vendors as well, so you won’t go hungry.
The excitement happens this Sunday at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, just north of the QEW on Burloak Drive. Non-British cars and spectators can use the south entrance. British cars and vendors can use the north entrance.
Gates open at 8am for show cars and 10am for spectators, and the event runs until 5 pm, rain or shine.
This promises to be an exciting day and yet another reason to love Burlington!
Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com
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