by George Dyke
June 4th marked an outstanding driving event for Citroën Autoclub Canada. Everyone gathered at organizer George Dyke’s house for a noon departure to the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa. After coffee and snacks a convoy of two 2CVs, two Ds, one Traction Avant, a GS and three conventional cars departed on a scenic and serene route that meandered through the countryside northeast of Toronto.
Although the skies looked like rain was pending, not a drop fell on our parade. In Oshawa we paused for photo op at the estate Robert McLaughlin, the founder of General Motors Canada. (Oshawa has a rich automotive history and today is home to the largest GM assembly plant in the country.)
We moved onto the Automotive Museum and its amazing collection of over 70 original condition cars, many of which were early models of marques that have long disappeared.
From there the Club travelled 15 km east of Oshawa to CAC members Barry and Anna Evans’s lovely new home. Barry showed us his new 5 car garage/workshop and their recreation area that is like a mini resort, housing an indoor pool, sauna, pool, fitness room, and a bar/party room that can easily accommodate 200 people complete with projection TV, a pool table and a grand piano! They graciously provided a sumptuous BBQ dinner with all the fix’ns, and after dinner Barry and Anna’s son Dan, a professional musician, sang a concert entertainment set on the piano. As Greg Lamb said during dinner, “You have set the benchmark for Club events in the future!” How right he is!
From left to right: Barry Evans, Anna Evans, Marijke Dyke, Larry Lewis, Cecil Pace, Lloyd McBride, Doug Pengelly, John McCulloch, Greg Lamb, Marina & Nebo Djurdjevic, Lee Evans, Chris Deja, Andy Lamb, Danny Friedman and Steve Loria
Marina & Nebo Djurdjevic