Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show – August 16, 2014

When I hit the road at 5:30 that morning, the sun was trying to peep over the horizon and it honestly looked like we might even have a nice day. This held true until about 9am when serious clouds started to move in and by about 10 we have full-fledged rain which lasted for the rest of the day.

The brave and intrepid club members that attended the event were Ken Edwards and Roberta Sommerville, Marty and Sandy Davis and me. We were also joined by Sandy’s best friend Marie and her friend Don Today (he kept changing his name and when we pinned him down he said his name was Don , today so….). Fortunately, we had an abundance of umbrellas and other rain gear. It was also quite chilly so our club jackets kept us warm and dry for the most part.

I would estimate that about 200 vehicles turned out for the event and actually, we were surprised at how many spectators turned out! We were in our usual spot, on a side street just around the corner for our favourite watering hole – The Brewery Bay Food Co. We were able to get in there a little earlier than we had reserved for and enjoyed libations and excellent fare – as always.

The rain was pouring down and around 2 we decided we had enough. So we packed up and went back to Sandy and Marty’s. We spent the afternoon chatting, watching The Expendables 2 and finished off with burgers, dogs, salad and deserts.

Even though we were a small group and the weather was miserable, we had a great time, saw some very nice vehicles, got to display ours and enjoyed the day!

By Jodee Scott