On June 11,2010 we all met at the corner of Highway #2 and Brock St in Whitby in front of the Canadian Tire and I got my initiation into the Durham Region Classic Mustang Club. I was invited by a friend and brand new 2010 Mustang GT owner Ron Daher to travel with the group and take a few photos for their club.
Rainy days sometimes keep the best cars away but only a couple of the best were kept indoors and the boys rolled on a day trip to Legendary Motorcar on the Halton Hills. I have always seen Legendary on TV and at the track, but never visited so this was a great opportunity to see what everyone has always been talking about.
After a stop at the local Sunoco to fill up and claim their donated gas gift cards there was time for an informal group photo and then on the 401 westbound; keeping everyone in line is sometimes like herding cats. Unfortunately it rained most of the way and the beautiful Halton Hills was shrouded in fog and mist, not as many photo opps’ as expected. But when we pulled up through the front gates at Legendary the sun started to come out and we were greeted by Peter Sauer and our tour was to begin.
The first classic I saw was a Blue Firebird Trans-Am, then a refrigerator white Hemi GTX,a red Super-bird and then the Supercuda (as seen on TV) I knew this was to be a special visit. So many classic cars all in perfect original shape. Nothing silly, no rat rods, no crazy modifications just classic 50’s, 60’s and 70’s muscle cars just the way I remember drooling over in magazines and showroom brochures as a kid. All perfect and all for sale according to the sales sheet we were given when we arrived. Now we just had to have the check-book…where did I put that. Right, my wife has it….
A great tour of the showroom and TV set and then a special treat, a tour of the immaculate body shop and fabricating shop(no cameras) so no pictures but I can tell you that there was a few million dollars worth of Shelby’s and Cobras back there as well as numerous classic race cars and Peter Klutt’s Vintage Group 6 Vette.
A fantastic tour if you are ever in the Halton Hills and you are a car nut it is worth a couple hours of your time you will not regret. ‘It’s worth the drive to Halton.’
Wonder where the DRCMC is going next year? Hope I get invited.