2018 Belwood Car Show Update!
9The 2018 Car Show will be held at the Belwood Lake Ball Diamond September 9th 2018. Please help us make this the best one yet. The club is diligently working on prizes and we also have new shirts and hats to purchase this year. As always, the best car show food in the country is also on the menu!
August 26th is the date for the 2018 Wellington County Museum’s Antique and Classic Car Show. This will be the 43rd annual show – the oldest continuous event we host! This year’s theme is British Cars.
We would be pleased to have you join us for the afternoon’s traditional old-fashioned family festivities. The car show runs from 12:00 – 4:00pm, there will be entertainment, prizes and a charity BBQ.
Cars are invited to arrive and register at the museum beginning at 11:00am; those participating with a vehicle will receive a coupon for a free hot dog/burger and drink. This year the BBQ will be a Fergus M & M charity event. We do not charge a registration fee but are grateful for additional donations to the charity BBQ! There will be prizes for Best in Show, Best Finish, Jolly Good (Best British Car), and Farthest Distance Travelled.
The Fergus Brass Band will once again be here, as well as the local band 12th Line, who will perform from 2-4:00 pm. The museum hours are from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, we ask that the cars remain on site until at least 3:30 pm, when awards will be presented.
If you have any questions regarding this year’s show, please contact me, Justin Clouthier, at 519.846.0916, ext. 5231, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Meeting June 28th
The next meeting will be June 28th at the Belwood Pavilion 7pm. Please bring cash for the shirts and hats. The orders are below.
Hot Nights Tour!
A big THANK YOU to Doug at Hot Nights Hot Rods for showing us around his business. It was great to see our new members Mike, Gerry and Tom bring their families out to the event also! Better pictures can be found in the CLUB EVENTS page.
June 1st Orangeville Cruise
Ladies and Gentlemen! Do not forget about the cruise to Hot Nights in Caledon. We are meeting at the pavilion in Belwood and leaving at 5pm Sharp on Wednesday.
We have CAA on call for anyone driving MOPAR.
Check out Pete's Progress!
Thanks Fred for putting this list together. Let's discuss organizing everyone for these events at the next meeting Thursday May 17th at the Belwood Pavilion.
The following information is a partial list of car events in the area that some of you might be interested in attending.
Picture Below - Pete Thorn circa 1978
Pete's progress on the trailer is complete. Check out the beautiful work that he is capable of in the Current Members Projects page. He is now taking orders if you want one built. Current wait time is 10 to 15 years.
Meeting Location - April 19th
Let's go see Elwin's latest build! Meeting is at his shop.
Our member Elwin May has graciously offered to host at his place:
Thursday, April 19, 7:00pm
6492 County Road 26
Please drive behind the house and park by the shop. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
April Meeting - Thursday 19th
Stay tuned for the location. We are working on Elwin to see if his shop is available. If anyone else has any bright ideas please let me know.
Ken's El Cashino got new wheels, transmission, floors and interior this winter. I'll let you know when the story is updated on the Members Project page.
Here is a before and after comparison.
April 4th Update
Welcome to Spring(ish) all BLCC Members and fans out there! This weekend is daylight savings roll forward so don't forget to change all of those 40 year old clocks forward one hour in your classic cars. I'd hate for you to show up to meetings and hour late.
Stay tuned to the Blog over the next week because we have a bunch of updates on members cars and projects that happened over the winter.
Next meeting is at Ken Varley's shop on March 15th at 7pm. Please DO NOT bring birthday presents, it embarrasses him. If you don't know where it is located, go to Heath & Laurie's and honk your horn. Failing that, call 416-453-8627 and Ken will come pick you up on his mini bike.
Anyhow... This meeting is going to be off the charts so mark it in your calendar and plan to be there. This year if going to be more focused on club events like cruises and get together opportunities than spending all of our time concentrating on the Car Show. We will be looking for new ideas, please bring them forward if you are willing to spearhead implementation of the idea. The last thing we need is somebody with a ton of good ideas that expects the rest of the club to organize.
Wait to see what we have in store!
Float construction at Ken's shop
Elora parade November30th 2017
Fergus parade December 2nd 2017
Deconstruction of the float
Hear Comes Santa Cruise!
Hey BLCC Team!
It is time to decorate the float for the 2 Parades that we are participating in this year. The parade dates are as follows:
Elora Parade is next Saturday November 25th 2017 at 6:00 PM. www.eloralions.org/santa-claus-parade#!
The Parade will line up on Sophia Street in Elora, last year it worked well to meet at the Elora Public School between 5:30 and 5:45 PM, We will need people to walk the parade to hand out Candy.
Fergus Parade is December 2, 2017, Parade Start 1:30 PM, starting from the A O. Smith Parking Lot.599 Hill Street West. For the hardy that look forward to walking and passing out candy canes to all the good little Boys and Girls, Plan on Meeting there at 1:00 PM to meet up with the float.
We will be decorating the float in Ken's Garage Thursday November 23rd 7pm at 8 Skeen Street Belwood. Please bring your old Christmas lights, decorations and Christmas Spirit.
Ok Boys and Girls.... It is time for the next BLCC Meeting. It will be at 7pm sharp in Elwin's Garage on October 19th.
Location - 6492 CR26 in Belwood.
For those of you that don't use MapQuest. Here are some easy instructions:
1) Follow Heath home from work.
2) Go to Belwood Market and get some butter tarts
3) Wipe excess butter tart crumbs off your dashboard
4) Drive south back over the lake bridge
5) Optional - Add to the burnout art in the road on Skeen St.
6) Turn in 2nd driveway on the right off CR26 after your pass the subdivision heading South (cars behind the house).
7) Knock on door - Passphrase to get in is "Gary Don't Live Here"
8) Wipe feet and bring a chair
Here is the agenda for the evening:
1) Review Car Show Results
2) Election of Officers for 2018 Club Year
3) Santa Claus Parade Participation
4) Try to pronounce MOPAR backwards and not sound like Harvey Weinstein
5) Do GM Drivers Make Better Lovers (show of hands)?
6) Open Forum
Hey BLCC Team Members, there is no meeting this week the next scheduled meeting is October the 19th at 7pm. We will post the location in a few weeks. We will be conducting our annual vote for leadership positions. If you want to knock King Fred off out of the Presidential position, throw your hat in the ring. It may be improbable but not impossible.
2017 Car Show Gallery is posted!
That right! The pictures are loaded and they are tight and out of sight. Please send in any that you have and I'll post them too. Winners names and car descriptions coming soon!
To all members of the BLCC. Thank you for all of your support this year organizing the Car Show. We don't always agree on everything but we always respect each other. We also have the best intentions for organizing our car show.
We have lost and gained new members over the years, please keep this in mind...
New members will breathe new life, new skills and new ideas into the club, making us stronger.
Members that exit the club will also strengthen us by leaving with their lack of commitment, self serving attitudes, arrogance and Pete's Maui Jim's!
Keep up the great work and let's make the 2018 car show one to remember!
WOW... I have no idea where to start... Every year this show increases in attendance, popularity and quality of cars. At least that is what people tell me, I was stuck in the food tent all day ensuring that all those hungry customers experienced the best meat ever slid between soft buns.
Final car count was 300+ registered and another 50 to 100 non-registered.
We could not have pulled this off without all of the people that decided to make a pit stop during their Sunday Cruise and hang out with some like minded individuals. Roger the Deejay was as excellent and accommodating as usual. Let's not forget all of the BLCC Members that hosted this event.
Here are a few pictures. Stay tuned for the official 2017 Car Show Gallery after I wrestle the pictures off of the attractive young lady that volunteered to take photo's.
Here are our winners! More information to come!
Heath is at it AGAIN!
Check out the latest update on Heath's Tempest. He has been busy this Spring and Summer! All the details are in the Current Members Projects under 1963 LeMans.
Mike and Julie Woelfle have supported us for 4 years with managing our BBQ. There is no possible way that we could pull off the mouth watering meals without their help! It was time to give back this year with a catering style BBQ.
Please support these pillars of the community by stopping in for some tasty butter tarts at the Belwood Market next time you are in town!
Below you can see Pete and Ron "Customizing" the BBQ. Never give car guys a reason to modify something!
Sorry about the "Flash Glare" on this picture folks. For some reason Ron took his hat off.
Look for Belwood Lake Car Club Branded BBQ's in a store near you!
Here is when we presented it to Mike.
Front Row: Mike Woelfle and Ron May
Back Row: MOPAR Attention Whore
Check Out Pete's Trailer!!!
Go to the Current Members Projects page to see all of the updates in Pete's progress on the camping trailer he is building for his Suburban!
Wellington Museum Show Sunday August 20th 1pm to 4pm - Registration Starts at 11am.
Guys and Gals,
Here is an opportunity to see some of the nicest cars in the area. I attended this show last year and had a great time. The museum is open so go have a peek through it and we will be holding a contest to see who can find something in the museum older than Gary!
We created this website to show off our rides, keep ourselves informed and stay in touch between meetings.