Thursday, 29 September 2016

Green is THE colour this year!

At precisely 9:17 sharp on Saturday September 24th we began this year's Fall Colour (green) Cruise.  Under the leadership of Andy and Bev we followed them north with Dave and Cathy bringing up the rear!


 
We turned right, then left - went east, then south, saw three trees that had changed colour and eventually stopped for a McDonald's (pee) break in Orillia.
 
We went up hills and down dales and along twisting roads until we arrived for lunch at Riverhouse Restaurant in Severn Falls.
 
 


We showed those bikers! ..... :)


On the road again with our stomachs full and our bladders empty we headed on towards Port Severn stopping just past the swing bridge (for a pee break).





Off we go to the right, back over the 400, a jog to the right then, a quick left, a couple more right turns and voila!  We arrive at our destination for the night.....Best Western Highland Inn in Midland.

With three weddings and a group (that was us!) the inn was full!


Not much can be divulged as this is a G-rated blog but suffice to say we learned how Brenda cheats the "Fit Bit" and Paul loves every move!

Sleep (?) was interrupted with the sounds of the fire alarm.  Can't blame Reid this time!
Apparently no-smoking rules were meant to be broken - but someone in a wedding party may regret that decision if there are repercussions following the arrival of the fire truck!

Good thing it wasn't a real fire - many of our cruisers either didn't hear the alarm or ignored it!

Bright and early Sunday morning after a nice continental breakfast we headed out on an awesome drive - the only thing that might have made it more enjoyable would have been if the leaves had changed colours.

Our first quick (pee) break was at Lafontaine Beach!  Could have pulled out our chairs and stayed much longer!  What a lovely beach.


But we had to get going - would soon be time for lunch (and a pee break) at Mad Michael's Smokehouse in Wyebridge.


Again, with our stomachs full and our bladders empty we forged on stopping soon at our future home - Leacock Retirement Lodge in Orillia(pee break again!)


May we all be fortunate enough to afford the laps of luxury in a home such as this when we downsize!
It has a lovely bathroom with marble floors!   :)

With those thoughts, the following is a look into the future - 20 years from now.....



Finally, with our bladders emptied again, we headed for home through the Sunday traffic ending up at the Hyland Restaurant because, of course, we hadn't eaten for a couple of hours and some needed a pee break!

Many, many thanks to Bev and Andy for planning (yet again) a wonderful Fall Cruise - even if the dominant colour was green!

One word for next year.......depends!



Friday, 9 September 2016

September 6, 2016 - Appreciation Night

sponsored by 
CRUISIN' CLASSICS CAR CLUB

Special thanks to 
all the Club Members
who helped make this final cruise-in a success.

228 vehicles!
(in total over 2 nights)

What a difference a year makes!
Last year......we were soooooooo cold!
Last week......we were sooooooo wet!
This week.......we were sooooooo hot!
 

 Car of the Week winner for 80's Night which had been rained out is:
1987 Monte Carlo SS owned by Steve Elliott from Little Britain
 

Two Times a Winner for him too!
Either we really like those Elliot men's cars or our members are suffering from
 "Seniors' Moments"   :)
Perhaps a bit of both!


Car of the Week winner for Appreciation Night is:
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL owned by Marlene & Fred O'Boyle
and was selected by Car of the Week plaque sponsor Chuck Willes, Realtor


 
A big thanks to Tim Horton's for supplying FREE coffee, lemonade and iced capps
 not only on our last cruise but the two cruise-ins before that as well!
What a great service for our guests!
 
A very special thanks to Emmanuel Community Church for allowing us the use of their parking lot every Tuesday night and for setting up a venue to purchase hamburgers and hotdogs.
 
Our hungry cruisers helped to raise a nice little profit for the church's youth group - awesome!
 
Add to that the donation from Cruisin' Classics Car Club and one from an anonymous lucky cruiser and they are well on the way to meeting their goal!
 
 
A huge thank you to Choko Authentic Apparel in Uxbridge for donating so many fabulous door prizes including the jackets offered in a draw to anyone donating a food item or cash
for the benefit of Operation Scugog.
 
We collected 2 1/2 truck loads and $678 at our Appreciation Night Cruise(s).
Including our spring event, a total of 4 1/2 truck loads of paper products, food items and $1,078.80 were presented to the local charity during this 2016 cruise-in season.

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED -
WHAT A GREAT GROUP YOU ARE!

And finally to all our sponsors throughout this cruising season - your support has greatly contributed to the success of this year's event. 

Words cannot express how grateful we are for your generousity.

 Following are some random pictures taken on September 6, 2016.
We hope you enjoy them :)

FINAL CRUISE-IN OF THE SEASON
DRIVE SAFELY
 
 cruisinclassicsportperry@hotmail.ca

Ok now....before they start to stampede us, let's bow our heads and say a prayer!

 

That canopy sure is handy!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our youngest cruiser!  :)

 
 
That's all folks!
See you next year!



Tuesday, 30 August 2016

August 30, 2016 - and then the rain came down!

 
138 vehicles!
 
 
 

...but not on Appreciation Night!!!!!
 
And then the sun came out... too late :(

So - rain date September 6, 2016

Bring your Luck of the Draw tickets
for a chance to win next week!


Door Prize tickets given out August 30th will be eligible for the draw September 6th.

If  you were lucky enough to win a prize already you will not be able to win again.
Sorry :(

If your number has been drawn and you were not able to pick up your prize,
bring us your ticket and we will have it ready for you on September 6th.

50/50 tickets already purchased will be eligible for the draw (bring them with you)
plus you can purchase more!

Bring another donation to Operation Scugog and receive another ticket to win one of two jackets donated by Choko Authentic Apparel.
Your draw ticket from August 30th will also be eligible to win - double your chances!

So - see you next week!

 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

August 23, 2016 - GM Night

sponsored by 
GUS BROWN MOTORS

Special thanks to 
Greg & Lynne Goode and Paul & Brenda Robinson
for being our hosts.

140 vehicles!

Mark, that was "classic" .... thank you very much!
and
Thanks to Tim Horton's for the coffee - see you next week too!
 
Car of the Week winner is:
1959 Chev Apache 31 owned by Alex Elliott from Port Perry 

Two Times a Winner!!!!


NEXT WEEK IS APPRECIATION NIGHT
Sponsored by:  CRUISIN' CLASSICS CAR CLUB
Hosted by:  Club Members

FOOD DRIVE FOR OPERATION SCUGOG!
BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND
RECEIVE A BALLOT TO WIN 1 OF 2 JACKETS
COMPLIMENTS OF CHOKO AUTHENTIC APPAREL!

 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

August 16, 2016 - Woo Hoo! It's Raining! :)

 
BOO HOO ..... IT'S TUESDAY!  :(

First rain out this season! - Rain date August 30




NEXT WEEK IS GM NIGHT
Sponsored by:  GUS BROWN MOTORS
Hosted by:  Greg & Lynne and Paul & Brenda

Remember the Food Drive for Port Perry's Operation Scugog on August 30th
Everyone who donates will receive a ballot to win one of two jackets compliments of
Choko Authentic Apparel

 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

August 9, 2016 - Chrome Night

sponsored by 
PRECISION AUTO ELECTRIC

Special thanks to 
Reid & Clare Stainton and Tony & Josie Laundrie
for being our hosts.

102 vehicles!
 
Car of the Week winner is:
1955 Buick Special Riviera owned by Mel & Mary Sadler from Stouffville





NEXT WEEK IS 80'S NIGHT
Sponsored by:  FENDER SKIRT KING
Hosted by:  Andy & Bev and Richard & Lisa

Remember the Food Drive for Port Perry's Operation Scugog on August 30th
Everyone who donates will receive a ballot to win one of two jackets compliments of
Choko Authentic Apparel
 

Sunday, 7 August 2016

August 6, 2016 - Smales' Summer Soiree









Thanks again to Lorraine, Ed and Michelle for being such excellent hosts!

Great meal from Jeff's BBQ!

And to everyone who helped with the set up, serve up and clean up - your help was greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

August 2, 2016 - 70's Night

sponsored by 
NAPA AUTO PARTS

Special thanks to 
Reid & Clare Stainton, Chris Brady and Keith Brown
for being our hosts.

148 vehicles!
 
Car of the Week winner is:
1970 Barracuda owned by Milt Collingwood from Uxbridge

 



Other winners of prizes donated by Napa Auto Parts were (in alphabetic order):
Jake Bishop, Al Lemieux, Mark Lott, Mike Ropipzky and Ed Smale.
Thanks so much to Carlo, Bryan and Napa Auto Parts.

Special Guest for the Night:

Congratulations Alex and all the best for the rest of the racing season!




NEXT WEEK IS CHROME NIGHT
Sponsored by:  PRECISION AUTO ELECTRIC
Hosted by:  Reid & Clare and Tony & Josie