British Car Day in Burlington celebrates its 30th anniversary

If you love British cars, than you would have loved the variety present at the British Car Day in Burlington, Ontario.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the show, which is put together by the Toronto Triumph Club, has simply gotten bigger and bigger since its inception. While it started out as a meet for the owners of Triumph cars, the show has grown to welcome every British make, and even British-made foreign makes.

This year’s show attracted about 1,000 vehicles, which included some motorbikes. The event even took to the air, as three World War One fighter planes (courtesy of the Great War Flying Museum in Brampton) staged a mock dog fight using a Fokker Triplane (the German intruder) and two Sopwith Camels (defending their turf).

On the ground, you would find something from every British brand imaginable, from a 1933 Morgan Super Sports three-wheeler, to the latest McLaren 12C Spider. Also present were many British vehicles that were officially never sold in Canada, such as the 1995 MG RV8 and plenty of TVR models. As always, the DeLorean Motors Club of Canada was present in force, including a replica of the one made famous in the “Back to the Future” movies.

It truly was a wonderful event that the whole family could enjoy. We can’t wait for next year's show.