20160729 Web Report

1946 Triumph Roadster 1800
1946 Triumph Roadster 1800

Website Housekeeping Notes

  • added Technical Tips page (under Links)

Message from the Chairman

Hello Everyone, Well, by now you should all have received the latest copy of the Oily Rag, either by email or the old-fashioned ‘snail mail.’ My apologies for being late with this issue. I wish we could blame Canada Post, but it is all our (my) fault. Please remember that we are ALWAYS …

Road to Extinction


Tip o’ the Hat to Jim Colburne for the link to the Daily Mail’s story about cars from the 70s and 80s that are at threat of extinction in the UK. There’s a bonus report of the Festival of the Unexceptional to underline the story.

I wonder how many, if any, of these models are still on the road in Canada … if you own one of these “dinosaurs” or know of one, please let me know with pictures and stories if possible at webmaster@bsccoc.org. Fame, if not fortune, awaits you.

Free Jag Mags

JAGUAR ENTHUSIASTS magazines … FREE TO GOOD HOME Magazines are from August 2008 to August 2015 They are full of information about the whole range of Jaguar models over the past five or six decades. Tony Hughes … 

We get mail

1951 Riley RMB
This 1951 Riley RMB comes to us via an email to John Griffith from the seller.

Member’s Cars for sale

20160729-found-AustinSomerset Ken McGuire has listed his beautiful 1953 Austin Somerset Drop Head Coupe on Bring-a-Trailer Auctions, and despite some of the “entertaining” comments on that site, this is well worth your consideration. Located in Livonia, Michigan, and driven very little since the restoration was completed in late 2012, a full record of the restoration is …

20160728-HillmanEstate Roger Tipple has listed this 1965 Hillman Super Minx Estate on kijiji for $2,500 in Burlington, ON. “The car is a rock solid example of a very rare wagon, it starts, runs and stops and would take little to get it on the road. Being a Hillman mechanical parts are common to Sunbeam …

Upcoming Events At A Glance


Jul 31 Canal Days, Port Colburne
Aug 6 & 7 Brits on the Lake, Port Perry
Aug 7 Cops N Rodders, Hamilton

Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Sir William Lyons’ daily driver puzzle from my site Grey Brits … Enjoy!

preview70 piece1961 Jaguar Mk X

Finds and For Sale

This is gathered, primarily, from our Facebook site
Submissions are accepted, but preferably on a sale site I can link to.

Stuff for Sale
What we found this week … 1953 Sunbeam Talbot Alpine, 1953 Alvis TA21 Drophead, 1948 Morris Minor Lowlight, 1966 Jaguar S-Type, 1968 Sunbeam Alpine, 1951 Ford Prefect Roadster Special, 1959 Singer Gazelle, 1948 Austin A40 Dorset

Mamma Mia, contact Tony Hughes at xj-sv121989@rogers.com



Tip o’ the Other Hat to Julian Howard for this 1963 Bedford Dormobile ad.