This past July, members of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) Southern Ontario Region, took part in an interesting “Garage Tour” something they do occasionally as part of their club activities. This allows them to get out and drive their classics and tour countryside rather than just park in a lot at a car show. This year, they toured King Township and New Tecumseth. The garages of Cliff Love, Jack Look and Al Mason were visited by an enthusiastic group of Chevy fans These long time collectors offered their garages to the club this day and have a vast array of classic Chevrolets between them. From 30’s Phaetons to ‘57 Belairs and 60’s Muscle cars, all were on display.
One of the members, Randy Pettitt who is the club’s director of membership was impressed. “We’ve been able to see vehicles and collector pieces that normally wouldn’t be displayed“ says Randy. He also stated that recently the group got a special treat in Detroit, Michigan where they were invited to tour the General Motors archives where rare design study vehicles and special projects are kept. “They don’t just let anybody back there” he told me. “We were thrilled and it left us with a very memorable experience”. Evident in this group was the passion for the automobile. One couple, Bruce and Jane Pearce were married the day prior to this tour and started their new life off together in this classic car tour! Now that’s dedication and shows how the hobby can be a total family affair.
The knowledge and connections the club members have is a great way to help you with your own project or find that special car or part you’ve been looking for. Do you have a classic Chevy or are interested in classic Chevrolets? Check out the club and get involved. These folks certainly showed me the club knows how to have fun.
Written by Perry Mason