November 8th, 2020

Did anyone go out and enjoy the exceptional weather?  Some folks may have got their cars out of storage for the afternoon….. Just sayin!

Fall Cruise

Posting this on behalf of the folks from the Classic and Iconic Vehicle, Toy Drive.  Please help by dropping off an unwrapped toy, and in exchange they will provide a map for a self guided tour of the Niagara Escarpment area.



Classic and Iconic Vehicle, Toy Drive

9:00am Country Heritage Park Milton,

Sunday October 4th, 2020

Because of Covid-19 this will be a simplified version of our normal Toy Drive. Entry into the park is still free through the south gate.

We ask that if you are out of your car you practice social distancing and wear a face covering.

We feel that this year more than any, the Salvation Army will need our help. Therefore, we propose a “Drop and Drive” event.

Drop. We ask that you bring a gift or a new unwrapped toy.

Alternatively, a cash donation can be placed in the sealed “Kettle”.

This will then be donated to the Georgetown Salvation Army.

Drive. A handout to an optional 70 minute “self-guided” scenic drive, will be given to you when you arrive.

This will cover local roads, in and around the Niagara Escarpment.

For more information, contact philandwendymiller@gmail.com

Cruise & Picnic – July 2020

Some of the club members met up today to enjoy the good weather, friends and to have a picnic.  We decided to go for a short cruise around the Rockton area, stopping at a few local places that have some yummy treats.  We arrived at Westfield Heritage Village to have our picnic lunch.  After that some folks headed for home, but others stopped at our favourite ice-cream shop nearby.

Thanks to Ron and Wayne for organizing this and running the cruise!  And to everyone who attended – it was great to have such a wonderful bunch along.  I’d say it was a perfect day!

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Tamiya Sand Scorcher – Part 2

By contributing author: Adam Powers

Last month, we left off with an introduction to the Sand Scorcher and a bit of a history. This month, we dig in to taking it apart.  All of the original parts are not going to be used, just what we need as there are some better parts purchased for the restoration. We will focus on the gearbox as it’s a bit more involved as I remember correctly.

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Tamiya Sand Scorcher – Part 1

By contributing author: Adam Powers

I hope everybody is doing well and is safe during these interesting times. Hopefully many of you are keeping busy working on projects around the house and of course, your VW’s!   I’m going to bring you a bit of a different VW restoration of sorts in a series. This VW doesn’t even take up any garage space and can be worked upon on the desk in your office! We’re going to do a restoration an original 1979 issue of a Tamiya Sand Scorcher!

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Cutting Gaskets

Have you ever been in the middle of a repair job and torn the gasket you needed to use? Weber carb gaskets are only available in a full kit, and if you need just a gasket, this can be expensive. Sometimes gaskets are no longer available, and you need to salvage what you already have or cut a new one from stock with an razor knife – very carefully!

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