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VINTAGE AUTO INSURANCE CROWNS NEW GRAND CHAMPION!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [2017,informative,news,event,championship]

Mar
13
2017

    March 12, 2017 - TORONTO – The third annual Vintage Auto Championship Series winner was crowned yesterday at the 2017 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo held at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. The presentation came at the conclusion of another successful show for the  Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo  organizers and the VINTAGE Team.         A trophy...




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VOTING IN 3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT ENDS TODAY!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [event,2017,news,informative,championship]

Mar
01
2017

  VOTING IN THE 3RD ANNUAL TOURNAMENT ENDS TODAY!   This one-of-a-kind tournament, one year in the making, is coming to an exciting end. Only two vehicles remain and the next Grand Champion of the Vintage Auto Championship Series needs your vote! Voting ends today at 11:59PM EST. Show our two fantastic finalists some love before its too late!!                      (Gord Gibbs' 1936 Ford 3 Win.)...




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MOTORAMA 2017 - VINTAGE TO CROWN CHAMPION & PUT ON SPECIAL 'QUALIFIER' EXHIBIT

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [news,event,informative,2017,championship]

Feb
21
2017

VINTAGE AUTO INSURANCE TO CROWN ITS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES WINNER AT MOTORAMA In category News on February 7, 2017 Everyone wants to protect the things they love. And that can be especially true when it comes to classic car collectors. Unfortunately, no matter how cautious, careful or conscientious a car owner may be, things can go wrong. It’s during those times when Jason Wilson and the staff of...




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THE FINAL ROUND HAS BEGUN. THE NEXT GRAND CHAMPION NEEDS YOUR VOTE!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [event,championship,2017,informative,news]

Feb
20
2017

        THE FINAL ROUND HAS BEGUN   This one-of-a-kind tournament, one year in the making, is coming to an exciting end. Only two vehicles remain and the next Grand Champion of the Vintage Auto Championship Series needs your vote! We hope you join us in congratulating our two finalists for making it this far!!!                          (Gord Gibbs' 1936 Ford 3 Win.)                            ...




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VOTING IN SEMI-FINALS ENDS TOMORROW!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [news,events,informative,championship,2017]

Feb
14
2017

    WHO WILL MAKE IT TO THE FINALS? TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO VOTE! The Semi-Final Round of the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series ends tomorrow @ 11:59PM EST. Don't miss you chance to help shape the landscape of the Finals! Which two of the following four rad Rods will make it to the Finals? We need your help!                        CAST YOUR VOTE!  




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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD - VOTE NOW IN THE SEMI-FINALS!!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [event,events,informative,championship,february,2017,news]

Feb
06
2017

    We're down to the Final Four and things are getting interesting. It's an ALL hot rod semi-final - who's going to the Finals later this month? This is your chance to vote and shape the Championship Finals for the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series!   With tens of thousands of votes received to date, we would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Series thus far. Your votes...




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MEET THIS YEAR'S FINAL FOUR

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [news,event,2017,informative,championship]

Feb
03
2017

  THE FINAL FOUR ARE HERE!   It's an ALL Hot Rod semi-final in the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series tournament. Congratulations to Bud Hamilton - 1937 Ford pickup (top left), Allen Bird - 1934 Ford pickup (top right), Gord Gibbs -1936 3 Win. Ford (bottom left), Cliff Watson -1930 5 Win. Ford (bottom right).   The Semi-Final voting round begins Monday, February 6, 2017 ONLY ON www.vin...




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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO VOTE IN ROUND TWO OF THIS YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIP

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [event,news,informative,championship,2017]

Jan
31
2017

    TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITES IN THE 'ELITE EIGHT' Round Two (the 'Elite Eight') ends @ 11:59PM EST on February 1, 2017. Don't miss you chance to help shape the landscape of the Semi-Finals! Which of the following eight fantastic automobiles will make it to the final four? We need your help!                             CAST YOUR VOTE!




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3RD ANNUAL VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES TOURNAMENT BEGINS TODAY!!!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [news,event,events,championship]

Jan
09
2017

      The time to VOTE is now! We're extremely excited to announce the official launch of the 3rd Annual VINTAGE Auto Insurance Championship Series, Round One. This is the largest online collector car tournament of its kind and we're excited to share it with you. The first round of voting begins today,  January 9, 2017, and runs through  January 18, 2017.     A $10,000 prize purse is up for grabs...




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2016 WILDCARD CONTEST WINNERS REVEALED!!!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [news,informative,event,events,wildcard,championship series,championship]

Dec
06
2016

VOTING IS NOW OVER         A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Wildcard contest! Thousands of votes cast over the month of November have allowed two fantastic vehicles to join Ontario's premier collector car tournament. Congratulations to our deserving winners, Ken Bowler (1935 Ford cabriolet) and Bud Hamilton (1937 Ford pickup). Both of these gentlemen have secured $500 cash...




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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE IN THE 2016 VINTAGE WILD CARD COMPETITION

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [wildcard,news,event,events,informative,championship series,2016]

Nov
30
2016

    Today is the last day that you'll be able to cast your vote in the 2016 VINTAGE Wild Card competition. If you have not yet cast your vote, now is the time to make your voice heard. **CLICK THE WILD CARD IMAGE BELOW TO CAST YOUR VOTE!**  




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UBER HAS MORE THAN 100 YEAR OLD CANADIAN PREDECESSOR

CATEGORY:  [INFORMATIVE]  |  TAGS:  [informative,november,news,history]

Nov
09
2016

As reported on www.Driving.ca on November 9, 2016 - Link to original article by Clicking Here. Written By: Dale Johnson (Driving.ca)   The current kerfuffle confronting cabs and Uber in cities across Ontario is strikingly similar to a battle a century ago. That’s when jitneys arrived – private passenger cars offering rides to strangers for a fee, originally five cents. Like Uber, the arrival of...




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2016 WILD CARD CONTEST - ROUND #1 STARTS NOV. 7, 2016

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [wildcard,news,event,events,informative,championship series,2016]

Nov
02
2016

WILD CARD - ROUND ONE YOU CAN VOTE ON ONLY ONE CAR, SO MAKE IT A GOOD ONE! VOTING BEGINS NOVEMBER 7, 2016     Although most of the vehicles we insure are safely garaged for the winter, that doesn't mean VINTAGE is ready to wind down. In fact, we’re just getting started on our 3rd Annual Championship Series "Wild Card" Contest! The 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series already has 14 contenders,...




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FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER SHOW THIS WEEKEND, DON'T MISS OUT!!!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [2016,news,event,events,september]

Aug
30
2016

  FINAL QUALIFIER SHOW - REV-IT-UP HOT ROD & CUSTOM SHOW   For the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series, we set out to do what we always do - find the most unique and exciting car shows across Ontario. Shows that give their attendees that little extra slice of what the Canadian collector car hobby is all about.     Time is running out for your chance to compete! This Sunday, September 4/16,...




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VINTAGE WILL BE LOOKING FOR TWO MORE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS IN MILTON ON SAT. AUGUST 27TH!!!!!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [2016,news,event,events,championship]

Aug
23
2016

QUALIFIER SHOW #5 - NORTHERN SHOWDOWN CUSTOM CAR & TRUCK SHOW For the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series, we set out to do what we always do - find the most unique and exciting car shows across Ontario. Shows that give their attendees that little extra slice of what the Canadian collector car hobby is all about. This Saturday, August 27/16, the Northern Showdown Custom Car & Truck Show in...




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VINTAGE Auto Insurance to offer FREE seminars @ Autofest Nationals - August 21-22, 2016

CATEGORY:  [INFORMATIVE]  |  TAGS:  [event,events,news]

Aug
16
2016

Seminars (Sat. & Sun) @ 10:00am: Ever have any questions regarding insurance for your classic, custom or speciality vehicle and not sure who to ask, or what's fact or fiction? Come out and meet Jason Wilson, Manager & Co-Owner of VINTAGE Auto Insurance at Autofest both Saturday & Sunday morning for a discussion on the common misconceptions of speciality insurance and an overview of this year's...




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FIRST FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS ANNOUNCED!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [championship series,july,news,event,championship]

Jul
21
2016

      PRESENTING THE FIRST FOUR QUALIFIERS!!! After two wildly successful qualifier shows, four spots in the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series have been filled. With Qualifier Show #3 on the horizon (for show info see below), we wanted to take this opportunity to once again congratulate the first four tournament qualifiers on their well deserved honours!   QUALIFIER #1 - Robert & Sue...




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JUNE 2016 VINTAGE WORD JUMBLE

CATEGORY:  []  |  TAGS:  [games]

May
31
2016

VINTAGE has a special word jumble this month. Solve June's secret message for a chance to WIN a FREE diecast 1939 Chevrolet pickup!   RULES: 1. Once unscrambled, use the first letter of each word (in the order they are displayed - right to left, and top to bottom) and apply to the blank spaces below to reveal the secret message. 2. Once you have decoded the secret message, YOU MUST LIKE THE VINTAGE...




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WHERE VINTAGE WILL BE THIS JUNE (2016)

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [event,june]

May
31
2016

VISIT VINTAGE!   We hit a lot of car shows & automotive functions during the Spring/Summer, which is great, as it allows us to meet so many of you in person. If you're planning on attending the following event(s) please stop by the VINTAGE Auto Insurance booth and say "HI!".     1.  Sunday - June 19, 2016 - 24th Annual Golden Beach Car Show - Located at the Golden Beach Resort - 7100 County Rd....




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THIS MONTH IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY - JUNE 2016

CATEGORY:  [AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY]  |  TAGS:  [history,news,june]

May
31
2016

Take a trip back in time with us to discover the contributions that the month of June has made to automotive lore!   **Click picture to see larger image**       June 4, 1895 - First Pneumatic Car Tire Invented:   Michelin introduces the fire pneumatic car tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air. The Michelin brothers Andre and Edward put pneumatic tires on car and drove it...




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QUALIFIER SHOW PROFILE: GOLDEN BEACH

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [event,news]

May
31
2016

THE 24TH ANNUAL GOLDEN BEACH CAR SHOW   For the 3rd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series, we set out to do what we always do - find the most unique and exciting car shows across Ontario. Shows that give their attendees that little extra slice of what the Canadian collector car hobby is all about.   Golden Beach Resort in Roseneath has been putting one of these special shows on for almost a quarter...




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JULY 1, 2016 ONTARIO SAFETY REGULATIONS CHANGE BREAKDOWN

CATEGORY:  [INFORMATIVE]  |  TAGS:  [news]

May
13
2016

COURTESY OF WWW.MTO.GOV.ON.CA   Summary of Changes Effective July 1, 2016   Effective July 1, 2016, licensed Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations will be required to use the Passenger/Light-Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard for vehicles that require a safety standards certificate. The Ministry of Transportation in conjunction with Automotive Aftermarket Retailers of Ontario (AARO) will be conducting...




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3rd ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 'QUALIFIER SHOWS' REVEALED FOR SUMMER 2016!!!

CATEGORY:  [3RD ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [news,events,championship]

Apr
21
2016

  Over the last two years VINTAGE has been hard at work establishing a unique tournament open to ALL Ontario collector automobile enthusiasts - the Vintage Auto Championship Series. Since the launch of this one-of-a-kind, $10,000 cash prize tournament, it has quickly garnered international attention. With over 1,000,000 views, and voting participation by over 28 countries, it has certainly taken...




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WHERE VINTAGE WILL BE THIS MAY (2016)

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [event,july]

Apr
20
2016

VISIT VINTAGE!   We hit a lot of car shows & automotive functions during the Spring/Summer, which is great, as it allows us to meet so many of you in person. If you're planning on attending the following event(s) please stop by the VINTAGE Auto Insurance booth and say "HI!".     1.  Sunday - April 24, 2016 - Ancaster Automotive Flea Market - Located at the Ancaster Fairgrounds - 630 Trinity Rd.,...




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THIS MONTH IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY - MAY 2016

CATEGORY:  [AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY]  |  TAGS:  [history,news,may]

Apr
20
2016

Take a trip back in time with us to discover the contributions that the month of May has made to automotive lore!   **Click picture to see larger image**       May 2, 1918 - Chevrolet Purchased:   On this day the General Motors Corporation (which would become the world's largest automotive firm), acquired Chevrolet Motor Company.     May 27, 1927 - Model T Put Out To Pasture:   On this day, the...




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VINTAGE WORD JUMBLE - CAN YOU DISCOVER THE SECRET MESSAGE VINTAGE HAS FOR YOU!!??

CATEGORY:  []  |  TAGS:  [games]

Apr
04
2016

VINTAGE Auto Insurance has a special message for you all, so put your detective cap on and unscramble the automotive related words below to reveal it! RULES: Once unscrambled, use the first letter of each word (in the order they are displayed - right to left, and top to bottom) and apply to the blank spaces below to reveal the secret message.       WORD #1:  UTESKBADRE - TUIMLBAOEO - RFDO - XEHASUT...




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TEN SURPRISING CAR FACTS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD BEFORE

CATEGORY:  [INFORMATIVE]  |  TAGS:  [news]

Apr
01
2016

    10. The Honda CRV Came With A Picnic Table The first and second generations of Honda's winsome compact SUV came with a standard flip-out picnic table. For first gens, there was also an optional shower kit for the back, too. Nobody does car features quite like Honda.       9. The Ford GT Is So Strong That During The "Roof Crush" Test, It Broker The Crushing Machine Alternatively, Ford didn't...




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MOTORAMA & VINTAGE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP FEATURED ON WWW.STANCEISEVERYTHING.COM

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [news,event,events,championship]

Mar
23
2016

  Article written by: Dave T (www.stanceiseverything.com) March 18, 2016 Additional Photography by: Drake Nolte   Now in its second year, the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo organizational staff built on what they started in 2015 when they took the show over from the group that ran it previously. Larger in size for 2016 a rigorous screening processes ensured that the shows quality didn’t...




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SAY HELLO TO THE 2ND ANNUAL VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES GRAND CHAMPION

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [news,event,events,championship series]

Mar
14
2016

    March 13, 2016- TORONTO – The second annual Vintage Auto Championship Series winner was crowned yesterday at the 2016 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo held at the International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. The presentation came at the conclusion of another successful show for the Motorama organizers and the VINTAGE Team. A trophy and cheque presentation was made on the...




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2ND VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP FINALISTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [event,news,championship]

Feb
17
2016

    *THE FINALS HAVE BEGUN*   This one-of-a-kind tournament, one year in the making, is coming to an exciting end. Only two vehicles remain and the next Grand Champion of the Vintage Auto Championship Series needs your vote! We hope you join us in congratulating our two finalists for making it this far!!!                          (Mike Livia's 1936 Ford pickup)                                  ...




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THE SEMI FINALS HAVE ARRIVED AND THE FINAL FOUR NEED YOUR VOTE!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [event,events,news,championship]

Feb
02
2016

          We're down to the Final Four and things are getting interesting. Four automobiles left - who's going to the Finals later this month? This is your chance to vote and shape the championship finals for the 2nd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series!   With tens of thousands of votes received to date, we would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Series thus far. Your votes...




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ELITE EIGHT KICK-OFF ROUND TWO OF VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES!!!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP]  |  TAGS:  [event,news,championship,2016]

Jan
20
2016

            So Long, Sweet Sixteen! The field has now been cut in half – and the Elite Eight need your votes! With thousands of votes received in the first two weeks alone, we would like to thank everyone who has participated so far in the Vintage Auto Championship Series. Your votes have made for a fun, nail-biting first round. With that said, we're extremely excited to announce that Round Two (the...




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***IMPORTANT CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION***

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [event,events,news,championship]

Jan
15
2016

    The 2nd Annual Vintage Auto Championship Series is rockin' N rollin'! Voter turn out has been absolutely phenomenal and we want to thank everyone who has participated so far! BUT like all good things, Round One is coming to an end. The last day of voting will be this Sunday, January 17, 2016. So make your vote count before its too late and we hope you all join us, right here, on www.vintage...




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2ND ANNUAL VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES IS BACK! VOTE NOW!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [event,news,championship]

Jan
06
2016

    The time to  VOTE is now!   We're extremely excited to announce the official launch of the 2015 VINTAGE Auto Insurance Championship Series, Round One. This is the largest online collector car tournament of its kind and we're excited to share it with you. The first round of voting begins today,  January 6, 2016, and runs through  January 17, 2016.     A $10,000 prize purse is up for grabs along...




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WILD CARD ROUND TWO COMES TO A CLOSE - WINNER REVEALED!!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [events,news,championship]

Dec
02
2015

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Wild Card Contest! Thousands of votes cast over the month of November have allowed two fantastic automobiles to join Ontario's premier online classic car tournament. Congratulations to our Wild Card Round Two winner, Richard Huskisson and his 1938 Ford coupe. Richard has secured $500 cash and the last spot in the 2015 Vintage Auto Championship...




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VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES' FINALE TO REPEAT AT MOTORAMA!!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [news,events,championship]

Nov
19
2015

         VINTAGE Auto Insurance is pleased to announce it will be partnering again with Inside Track Motorsports News to bring the Finals of the 2015 VINTAGE Auto Championship Series to the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo the weekend of March 11, 12 & 13th, 2016.         The VINTAGE Auto Championship Series is a cash prize tournament open only to Ontario classic car enthusiasts. 16 vintage...




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WILD CARD ROUND TWO HAS BEGUN, ROUND ONE WINNER REVEALED!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [event,news,championship series]

Nov
16
2015

CAST YOUR VOTE! YOU CAN VOTE ON ONLY ONE CAR, SO MAKE IT A GOOD ONE! SHARE THIS GREAT EVENT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!     Thank you to everyone who participated in Round One of the 2015 Wild Card contest. There were many votes which resulted in a very close race to the finish! Round Two starts today! Congratulations to our 2015 Wild Card Round One winner, Bill Boynett and his 1980 Corvette....




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THE 2015 WILD CARD CONTEST IS UNDER WAY!!!!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [event,news]

Nov
02
2015

CAST YOUR VOTE! YOU CAN VOTE ON ONLY ONE CAR, SO MAKE IT A GOOD ONE! SHARE THIS GREAT EVENT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!     Although most of the vehicles we insure are safely garaged for the winter, that doesn't mean VINTAGE is ready to wind down. In fact, we’re just getting started on our 2015 Championship Series "Wild Card" Contest! The 2015 VINTAGE Auto Championship Series already has 14 c...




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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE WILD CARD DRAW AND WIN $500 CASH!!!!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [championship,news,event]

Oct
08
2015

  It is our distinct pleasure to introduce the 2015 VINTAGE Auto Championship Series line-up. Below are the 14 beautiful and deserving automobiles that earned a spot this Summer in the $10,000 cash prize tournament. **See pictures below, qualifiers in order** Something is missing though - In order for the 'Sweet Sixteen' to compete this winter for cash prizes, we need 16 vehicles! That's where...




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LINDSAY A&W CRUISE FOR MS QUALIFIERS!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [august 2015,events,car show,championship series]

Aug
28
2015

Spots in the 2015 VINTAGE Auto Championship are dwindling away as there are now only two spots left to be determined by qualifier show and two by an online wildcard vote. Two spots were just awarded at the Lindsay A&W Cruise for MS. Congratulations to George Palmer and Mark West for earning spots in the Championship. Their cars will compete in VINTAGE’s one-of-a-kind $10,000 contest for cash prizes!...




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THIS MONTH IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY - SEPTEMBER

CATEGORY:  [AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY]  |  TAGS:  [history,september 2015]

Aug
26
2015

Take a trip back in time to discover the contributions that the month of October has made to automotive lore!   **Click Picture To See Larger Image**       September 3rd, 1913 - CAA is Formed: The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is formed. Providing roadside assistance, insurance services and member discounts!   September 5th, 1885 - First Gas Pump: The first ever gasoline pump is built in...




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NEW QUALIFIERS FROM AUTOFEST!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [august 2015,events,championship series,car show]

Aug
24
2015

Autofest 2015 this past weekend was a great success. Oshawa gave us a fantastic show and a bunchof astonishing classic cars. Congratulations to our newest championship qualifiers - Alec Smith, Jason Ramsey, Mike Campbell and Mike Livia! These 4 gentlemen and their fine automobiles make 10 qualifiers chosen so far this year!   Alec Smith - 1941 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pickup Jason Ramsey - 1971 Chevrolet...




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AUTOFEST THIS WEEKEND!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [august 2015,events,championship series,car show]

Aug
17
2015

This weekend VINTAGE will be at Autofest, one of the largest classic car shows in Ontario. Autofest is a Championship qualifier show and four new qualifiers will be chosen there. Come and check out VINTAGE at Autofest for an awesome weekend Autofest - Oshawa, Ontario - August 22 and 23   VINTAGE Auto Insurance and Championship seminars during Autofest weekend: Saturday, Aug. 22/15 - 11:30 am Sunday,...




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VINTAGE AND THE A&W CRUISE NIGHT

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [august 2015,event,championship series,car show]

Aug
06
2015

We at VINTAGE are excited to announce that the 2015 Vintage Auto Championship is coming to the Lindsay, Ontario A&W cruise for MS on Thursday August 27th! Two qualifier spots in $10,000 cash prize tournament will be awarded! So make sure you polish your pride and joy and pack your dusters - the cruise is for a great cause and we hope to see you there! Visit the Lindsay A&W Cruisers Facebook page...




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THIS MONTH IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY - AUGUST

CATEGORY:  [AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY]  |  TAGS:  [august 2015,history,news]

Aug
03
2015

Take a trip back in time to discover the contributions that the month of October has made to automotive lore!   **Click Picture To See Larger Image**       August 10, 1897 - First Ever Automobile Club: First automobile club is formed in Great Britain and Ireland. It is now known as the Royal Automobile Club.   August 11, 1966 - First Comaro is Produced: The first Comaro is produced in Norwood Ohio....




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WHERE WE WILL BE THIS AUGUST

CATEGORY:  [CAR SHOW]  |  TAGS:  [august 2015,event,championship series,car show]

Jul
30
2015

VISIT VINTAGE!   We hit a lot of car shows & automotive functions during the Summer, which is great, as it allows us to meet so many of you in person. If you're planning on attending the following event(s) please stop by the VINTAGE Auto Insurance booth and say "HI!".     1. Sunday -  August 2, 2015 - Wheelsfest 2015 - Orangeville Fair Grounds . 8AM - 4PM   *Vintage Auto Championship Qualifier...




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UPCOMING THIRD QUALIFIER SHOW: WHEELSFEST

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [championship series,car show,august 2015,event]

Jul
30
2015

The third 2015 Vintage Auto Championship qualifier event is coming up. Wheelsfest is the third stop for Vintage on the road to the 16 car championship. Unlike the first two shows, four qualifiers will be chosen at Wheelsfest so make sure you are there for your shot at becoming a qualifier. You can’t make it to the show? That’s ok enter you car in the wildcard draw HERE for your chance at $10,000...




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NEW QUALIFIERS FROM CANADIAN HOT ROD TOUR

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [july 2015,championship series,event,car show,news]

Jul
27
2015

  The 2015 Vintage Auto Championship spots are starting to fill up!     Our three qualifiers from the Canadian Hot Rod Tour are ……….    Paul Richer - 1937 Ford 5 Window Coupe      Paul Fernley - 1936 Ford 3 Window Coupe      Bob Burk - 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster         It was a tough competition with many vehicles vying for top honours but these three stood out amongst the crowd.      




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UPCOMING QUALIFIER EVENT!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [july 2015,car show,event,championship series]

Jul
22
2015

The second 2015 Vintage Championship Qualifier show is fast approaching! The Canadian Hot Rod Tour is the next stop for Vintage. Three (3) more qualifiers will be selected for the 2015 Vintage Auto Championship. The tour will start in Whitby and end in Kingston! We are excited to see what classics Kingston has to offer! And we hope to see you there! Aren’t going to this show? No problem! You can...




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FIRST 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES QUALIFIERS ANNOUNCED!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [championship series,july 2015,car show,event,news]

Jul
13
2015

It’s official! The 2015 Vintage Auto Championship is underway and the first qualifying show is in the books. VINTAGE was at Classics on Kent this past weekend and what a great show!  There were so many gorgeous vehicles that showed up for the show - and a few real mean looking customs - that it was a tough one to judge.  After a long hard decision, three (3) qualifiers have been selected to enter...




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2015 VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP PLAQUES!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [july 2015,news,]

Jul
10
2015

Exciting news! The 2015 Qualifiers plaques just arrived in our office! Each of our Vintage Auto Championship qualifiers will receive one of these plaques at the shows when they win VINTAGE honours - and three will be handed out THIS SUNDAY (July 12) to the lucky winners at Classics on Kent in Lindsay. The rest will be bestowed at shows such as Autofest, Wheelsfest, and Canadian Hot Rod Tour. Although...




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CLASSICS ON KENT IS ON IT'S WAY!

CATEGORY:  [CAR SHOW]  |  TAGS:  [event,july 2015,car show]

Jul
08
2015

Lindsay’s greatest vintage car show is fast approaching! Classics On Kent is now only 3 days away! With only one day until Howard Johnson’s Cruise Night which kicks off the weekend. Many car enthusiasts from all over Ontario will be here showing off their masterpieces along beautiful, old Kent Street. While you are at the show you may spot some Vintage Auto Insurance employees around town. Don't...




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CAR/TRUCKS OF THE MONTH WANTED!

CATEGORY:  [CAR OF THE MONTH]  |  TAGS:  [cotm,july 2015]

Jul
02
2015

                One of the special entries to our monthly "Taste of VINTAGE" newsletter is turning the spotlight on YOUR pride & joy! Every issue we  feature a car or truck with an interesting or unique story behind it. A question we get all the time is, "how can my vehicle become a car/truck of the month?'. Well that's simple, send your stories as well as a minimum of 5 pictures to - contact@v...




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MILESTONE CHEVROLET TURNS 60!

CATEGORY:  [AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY]  |  TAGS:  [history,july 2015,chevrolet]

Jul
02
2015

    Happy 60th! -  1955 was a benchmark year for Chevrolet, heralded by both a striking new body design and a milestone new engine.  Chevy introduced the famous “small block,” V-8, the basic design of which survived for decades. While engineer Ed Cole (later to head GM) designed it for efficiency and low unit cost, its legacy with enthusiasts was, believe it or not, performance. This new engine...




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ANNOUNCING THE 2015 VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP!

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [july 2015,championship series,championship,news]

Jul
02
2015

    We are pleased to announce the Return of The Vintage Auto Championship!!!!   The one of a kind, $10,000 cash prize tournament seen by over 750,000 people is BACK FOR ANOTHER RUN!!!!       WHAT IS THE $10,000 VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP?       In 2014, the VINTAGE team established a collector automobile tournament to crown a province-wide (Ontario Only) "Best in Show". Over the course of the Spring...




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WHERE WE'LL BE THIS JULY!

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [event,july 2015]

Jul
02
2015

VISIT VINTAGE!   We hit a lot of car shows & automotive functions during the Summer, which is great, as it allows us to meet so many of you in person. If you're planning on attending the following event(s) please stop by the VINTAGE Auto Insurance booth and say "HI!".       1.  Saturday -  July 11, 2015 - Community Festival Show 'n Shine - Located in Woodville, ON. - Woodville Park, gates open...




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THIS MONTH IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY - JULY

CATEGORY:  [AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY]  |  TAGS:  [july 2015,history]

Jul
02
2015

  Take a trip back in time with us to discover the contributions that the month of July has made to automotive lore!   **Click picture to see larger image**       July 30, 1863 - Henry Ford Born:   Henry Ford (1863-1947) developed an assembly-line production system and introduced a $5/day wage for automotive workers. He once famously said, "History is bunk." July 22, 1894 - Pioneers of the Road:...




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COMMENTS ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP

CATEGORY:  [2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [championship series,]

Mar
26
2015

It’s great to see some positive comments on the Championship Series! Now looking forward to seeing more on this years Championship!     Bob Paladichuk   Says: March 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm We saw their display and talked with the people from Vintage Auto Insurance. What a pleasure to see an insurance company giving back to the consumers in the industry with this tourney. It is appreciated for sure....




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INTRODUCING THE 2014 WILD CARD WINNERS!

CATEGORY:  [2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [december,news,championship series]

Dec
08
2014

    2014 WILD CARD VOTING IS COMPLETE AND THE WINNERS ARE......   A big congratulations goes out to Mr. Stacy Wood & Mr. Greg Marinoff for winning our 2014 Wild Card Draw that ran all month long, this past November. Stacy's 1967 Camaro, nicknamed the "The Beast", and Greg's "Ravishin' Ruby", a 1969 Ford Mustang fastback, round out the 'Sweet Sixteen' tournament that will kick off this January 5...




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#SNOWVEMBER HAS ARRIVED!

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [event,november]

Nov
19
2014

  Can you see us? Although we have seen a lot of snow, its still a far cry from the poor folks in Buffalo, NY. We've decided, as an office.....we're not looking out the window anymore. "Snowvember" as its been called, is upon us! (*See picture below*)   From all of us at VINTAGE - if this picture reminds you of something you've seen out your window recently - please take your time and drive safe!...




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4 DAYS LEFT UNTIL WILD CARD DRAW WEEK #1

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [events,championship,october 2014]

Oct
28
2014

WIN $500 AND A SPOT IN THE 2014 VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES   Starting November 1, 2014, week #1 of the Vintage Auto Championship Series Wild Card Draw begins!   In addition to obtain one of two coveted spots in the big money tournament, Wild Card Draw winners also receive $500 cash. Only two (2) spots will be given away in the month of November - TELL YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ACQUAINTANCES...




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WHERE WE'LL BE (in the off-season)

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [events,october 2014]

Oct
07
2014

VISIT VINTAGE!   It is unfortunate that when the year winds down, so do the number of shows. If you're planning on attending the following event(s) please stop by the VINTAGE Auto Insurance booth and say "HI!".         1.  Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 47th Annual Motor City Car & Parts Flea Market. - Located at the International Center, 6900 Airport Rd., Mississauga, ON.          




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VINTAGE TRAVELS TO 2014 RODDER'S JOURNAL REVIVAL

CATEGORY:  [VISUAL RECAP]  |  TAGS:  [newsletter,october 2014,car show,event]

Oct
06
2014

VINTAGE Travels to Baltimore, MD for the Rodder's Journal Revival 2014   It started on a Thursday evening (September 25th to be exact) with a 200 car kick-off party in the trendy "Fells Point" area of Baltimore. It was the perfect place to hold such an event, in a truly historic area filled with great restaurants, cobble stone streets, a beautiful town square, and a pier over looking a portion...




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OCTOBER 2014 TRUCK OF THE MONTH

CATEGORY:  [CAR OF THE MONTH]  |  TAGS:  [newsletter,cotm,october 2014]

Oct
04
2014

October 2014 - Truck of the Month   Mike Krieger's 1970 Dodge (Fargo) A-100: It's fair to say that many of our automotive passions were likely influenced at a young age.  Growing up with our parent's vehicles, and coveting the cars that were first introduced to us as kids certainly shaped our idea of the rides we one day hoped to own. Mike Krieger is no exception, with his conversion taking place...




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THIS MONTH IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY - OCTOBER

CATEGORY:  [Automotive History]  |  TAGS:  [newsletter,october 2014,history]

Oct
01
2014

  Take a trip back in time to discover the contributions that the month of October has made to automotive lore!   **Click Picture To See Larger Image**       October 06, 1866 - House Bros. Take Steaming National:   In the first use of a steam car to garner national attention, brothers Henry & James House transported a party of men in their House steam car from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Stratford,...




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2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ADDS TWO MORE QUALIFIERS!

CATEGORY:  [2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [news,september 2014]

Sep
23
2014

Say Hello to Qualifiers No. 11 and 12!     The early part of September saw two more spots claimed in the $10,000 Vintage Auto Championship Series, and the automobiles filling those spots are beauties!! Join us in welcoming Lee Morrow's 1934 Ford (original steel) 3 window coupe and Grant & Betsy Kitching's 1957 Chevy Cameo pickup. **Full picture gallery below       Lee Morrow's 1934 Ford 3 window...




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WHERE VINTAGE WILL BE THIS FALL

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [event,september 2014]

Sep
10
2014

VISIT VINTAGE!   With the year winding down, unfortunately so do the number of shows we attend. If you're planning on attending the following event(s) please stop by the VINTAGE Auto Insurance booth and say "HI!".       1.  Weds, September 17, 2014 - Lindsay Exhibition Parade & Cruise Night. - Cars to start meeting at Lindsay, ON. A&W Restaurant on Kent St. @ 4:30pm. Parade starts at 6pm. Final...




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THIS MONTH IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY - SEPTEMBER

CATEGORY:  [Automotive History]  |  TAGS:  [events,newsletter,september 2014]

Sep
09
2014

Take a trip back in time to discover the contributions that the month of September has made to automotive lore!   **Click Picture To See Larger Image**       September 1925 - Coast to Coast:   The Ford Motor Company, in its efforts to promote the concept of a Trans-Canada Highway, decided to attempt a cross-country journey by automobile. It took 40 days by Model T to travel from Halifax to Vancouver....




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SUMMER 2014 VISUAL RECAP

CATEGORY:  [VISUAL RECAP]  |  TAGS:  [pictures,summer 2014]

Sep
05
2014

VINTAGE LOOKS BACK ON THE SUMMER OF 2014 (Yes, it's winding down)     The VINTAGE Team logs a lot of miles (KMs if you're younger) over the course of any given summer, and 2014 was no different. We saw a ton of great automobiles, met and chatted with thousands of vintage automobile enthusiasts AND loaded our cameras with pictures. With September being the only thing standing between us and the...




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SEPTEMBER 2014 CAR OF THE MONTH - 1937 ROLLS ROYCE

CATEGORY:  [CAR OF THE MONTH]  |  TAGS:  [newsletter,september 2014,rolls royce,cotm]

Sep
02
2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 - CAR OF THE MONTH   Steve Sherriff has a particular passion for the pre-WWII Rolls Royce – and you can see it in the meticulous two-decades long restoration of his stunning 1937 Rolls Royce “25/30” Hooper Sport Saloon.   After acquiring the Rolls in 1992, Steve has been chasing the perfect point car ever since….and he’s getting remarkably close. The car has the complete tool kit,...




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ONE-OF-A-KIND SWEET 16 TOURNAMENT TO ADD TWO MORE QUALIFIERS THIS WEEKEND!!!

CATEGORY:  [2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [championship series,news,events,august 2014]

Aug
22
2014

OSHAWA AUTOFEST TO BE SITE OF QUALIFIER #9 AND #10 JUDGING   This weekend, August 23-24, 2014, will see two more qualifier spots filled in the 2014 Vintage Auto Championship Series! So, if you're going to Autofest, and you fit one of the following classes, get the wax and micro-fibre cloth out!   The judging will take place on each day of the show....       Saturday - August 23, 2014 - "Best Stock...




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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR BRUCE STATTON

CATEGORY:  [EVENT]  |  TAGS:  [news,event,community]

Aug
19
2014

Celebration of Life for Bruce Statton To Take Place on Weds. August 20, 2014   Bruce Statton, who a lot of us have come to know through the Uxbridge Cruise Night every Thurs. evening, passed away on August 9, 2014. Our thoughts go out to Bruce's family and friends during this difficult time.   There will be a Celebration of Life for Bruce on Weds., August 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM at St. Paul's Church,...




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2 MORE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES QUALIFIERS WILL BE CHOSEN THIS WEEKEND!!

CATEGORY:  [2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [news,august 2014,championship]

Aug
01
2014

2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES TO AWARD TWO ADDITIONAL QUALIFIER SPOTS AUG 3 - 4, 2014!   The $10,000 Vintage Auto Championship Series tournament will be awarding 2 more qualifier plaques this weekend at two different car shows. So if you've got nothing planned and a vehicle that fits into one of the two qualifier classes being judged, throw the garage door up, crack out the duster and get out to one...




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GREY SKIES NOT RAINING ON BARRIE THUNDER CLASSICS!

CATEGORY:  [CAR SHOW]  |  TAGS:  [car show,july 2014,recap]

Jul
29
2014

Good Times at Classics In The Park   This past Saturday (July 26/14) the Barrie Thunder Classics car club put on their annual Classics in the Park Show & Shine. Although threatened by grey skies and threat of rain, hundreds still came out to show support for a good cause. Luckily, however, we dodged the rain and were even greeted by occasional sunshine.   We had fun meeting a good number of you...




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INTRODUCING THE NEWEST 2014 VINTAGE AUTO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES QUALIFIERS!!

CATEGORY:  [2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES]  |  TAGS:  [championship,news,july 2014]

Jul
28
2014

Introducing Qualifiers No. 6 and 7   This past Saturday, July 26, 2014, spots number 6 & 7 were awarded at Classics in the Park in Barrie On. It would appear that the weather took pity on the hobby after last weekend - it was a great day and the rain held off.   As a result of weather complications on July 20th Classics in the Park saw the 2014 Vintage Auto Championship Series welcome qualifiers...




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TWO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES QUALIFIER SPOTS UP FOR GRABS THIS WEEKEND!!!

CATEGORY:  [2014 Championship Series]  |  TAGS:  [championship,july 2014]

Jul
25
2014

Two Championship Series Spots to be Awarded This Weekend!   This Saturday, July 26/14 - at the Classics in the Park Car Show, at Heritage Park on the Barrie Ontario waterfront - the next two 2014 Vintage Auto Championship Series Qualifier Spots will be awarded. The classes to be judged are.... Best Overall (1975+) Best Street Rod / Custom (Pre-1941) For more information on Classics in the Park...




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'A BLAST FROM THE PAST': FATE OF THE BRICKLIN

CATEGORY:  [Automotive History]  |  TAGS:  [bricklin,history,safety car]

Jul
11
2014

  Perhaps you’ve heard of the Bricklin. Maybe you’ve seen one as well. Although the Bricklin looks vastly different, its tale is not all that dissimilar from other “safety car” stories (eg. The Tucker). However this time it’s a Canadian car and a Canadian story.   There is an old saying that goes “At the heart of all innovation there lies risk”. In 1972, a former U.S. hardware supply millionaire-entr...




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THE DANGERS OF NOT HAVING AGREED VALUE COVERAGE

CATEGORY:  [Help]  |  TAGS:  [news,coverages]

Jul
08
2014

The Dangers of Not Having Agreed Value Coverage          It’s a bright, sunny, and moderately warm Saturday morning – and the season is in full swing.   You’re looking forward to picking up a hot cup of coffee and cruising to the car show in your 1931 Ford street rod, ‘47 Merc pickup, ‘72 Cuda, or whatever happens to rev your engine.  You hop in your “baby” and off you go, barrelling down the h...




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