FCA Ontario Chapter Membership Form
Hi Falcon club members.
Our first meeting and pot luck lunch of the year will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12 noon. Sorry for any confusion but the date has been changed from that listed in the March newsletter. Please bring a dish of food for everyone to share. Refreshments will be provided. If you plan to attend, please contact Al Inglis by April 26, 2017.
The location of the meeting will be Cambridge, ON
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Happy spring, Al
Attached is the Ontario Falcon Club March 2017 Newsletter.
I hope you enjoy the newsletter, and that you will have some time to send me articles, photos, jokes and stories for future newsletters.
Many thanks to those of you who contributed to this newsletter. I can't do it without you.
Have a wonderful spring 2017.
Regards, Carlene Inglis
Mark your Calendar
***January 2017 – Submit 2017 Membership dues ***
April 29 – Cambridge – Ontario Falcon Club Meeting – 12 noon ***
April 30 – Ancaster – 33rd Annual Ancaster ‘17 Swap Meet and Car Show, Ancaster Fairgrounds roadrunnerscarclub.com
May 5 – 7 – Mississauga – Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction, International Centre ccpauctions.com
May 6 – Jordan – 3rd Annual Swap Meet and Car Show, Jordan Lions Sports Park
May 6 – 7 – Lindsay – 46th Annual AACA Lindsay Antique Automotive Flea Market, Lindsay Exhibition Grounds aacaontario.ca
May 6 – 7 – Stirling – Annual Automotive and Antique Flea Market, Recreation Centre, Stirling Fairgrounds stirlingfair.com
May 13 – Hagersville – 4th Annual Spring Fling Classic Car and Tractor Show, Hagersville Secondary School
May 13 – 14 – Innisfil/Alcona – Cruisefest, Innisfil Beach Park
May 14 – Dunsford – Dunsford Lions Wheels in Motion Show, Dunsford Community Centre
May 26 – 27 – Chatham – Retrofest 2017 Classic Car Cruise and Show downtownchatham.com
May 27 – Blackstock – Blackstock Lions Car Show, Nestleton Park
May 27 – St. Jacobs – Crusin’ Home Car Show, Home Hardware Head Office (Admission – donation of a new stuffed toy)
May 27 – 28 – Rockton – 48th Annual Waterdown Car Show Swap Meet, Rockton Fairgrounds
May 27 – 28 – Smiths Falls – Antique and Collector Car Show, Flea Market and Craft Show, Lombardy Fairgrounds
May 28 – Colborne – Apple Blossom Show ‘n Shine Classic Car Show, Keeler Centre appleblossomtyme.com
June 3 – Gananoque – Gananoque Lions 1000 Islands Cruise-In, Gananoque Town Park 1000islandscruisein.com
June 3 – 4 – London – Fleetwood Country Cruize-In, fleetwoodcountrycruizein.com
June 4 – Belleville – 7th Annual Show and Shine Car Show, Zwicks Park
June 7 – 10 – Newmarket – Allan Bray Collection, four-day auction
June 10 – Otterville – 22nd Annual Otterville Mill Classic Car Show ottervillecarshow.com
June 10 – 11 – Odessa – 44th Car Show, Flea Market and Crafts, Odessa Fairgrounds
June 11 – Kitchener-Waterloo – Graffiti Car Show 2017, Waterloo Rod and Gun Club highwaymen.ca
June 11 – Shedden – Rosie Rhubarb Antique Car Show, Keystone Complex
June 17 – Gravenhurst – Gravenhurst Car Show, Gull Lake Park gravenhurstcarshow.com
June 17 – Waterdown – Think Pink Charity Car and Bike Show, Olympia Village RV Park and Campground facebook.com/thinkpinkcarshow
June 17 – Shelburne – Shelburne Street Festival and Classic Car Show, 203 Main St. outmans.com
June 20 – London – Wortley Village Car Show, YMCA
July 6 – 10 – Moncton, New Brunswick – The Atlantic Nationals Automotive Extravaganza atlanticnationals.com/show-schedule
July 8 – Burlington – The Burlington Downtown Car Show burlingtoncarshow.ca
July 9 – Keene – 21st Annual Transportation Day Car and Motorcycle Show, Lang Pioneer Village Museum langpioneervillage.ca
July 12 – 15 – Sacramento, California – 2017 Falcon Club of America (FCA) 38th Annual National Convention, Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center westcoastfalcons.com/event/2017-falcon-club-of-america-national-convention/
July 16 – Cobourg – Lakeside Antique and Classic Car Show, Victoria Park acccc.ca/home/index.php/regions-menu/great-pine-ridge-region/annual-lakeside-car-show
July 17 – Creemore – 2017 Copper Kettle Classics – Preregistration required. copperkettleclassics.com/registration
August 13 – Vandorf – 44th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show – Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum and Community Centre townofws.c/museum
August 19 – Orillia – 19th Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show ontarioslakecountry.com/event/19th-annual-downtown-orillia-classic-car-show/
September 17 – Kemble – Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community cobblebeachcncours.com
Sept 30 – Oct 1 – Port Elgin – Cinderella’s Carriage Classic Car Show pumpkinfest.org/carshow/carshow/
Note: If you know of any good shows, events, swap meets, etc., that are not listed here, please let the membership know about them.
Mark your Calendar
June 2 – 5 – Barrie – Barrie Automotive Flea Market, Burls Creek Event Grounds bafm.com
June 4 – 5 – London – Fleetwood Country Cruize-in fleetwoodcountrycruizin.com
June 5 – Belleville – 6th Annual Show and Shine Car Show, Zwicks Park
June 5 – Paris – Unfinished Nationals Car Show and Swap Meet, Paris Fairgrounds
June 5 – Toronto – Centennial College 9th Show and Shine, Ashtonbee Campus
June 11 – Georgian Bluffs – Air and Auto Extravaganza, Wiarton Keppel International Airport airautoevent.com
June 11 – Leamington – Spring Cruisin 2016 Car Show, Lally Southpoint Ford (Proceeds to War Amps)
June 11 – Toronto – Weston Gardens 2nd Annual Car Show, Weston Gardens Retirement Residence
June 11 – 12 – Odessa – 43rd Annual Car Show, Flea Market and Crafts, Odessa Fairgrounds uppercanadaregiona4c.org
June 12 – Windsor/Essex – Festival of Cars Show and Automotive Flea Market, Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village ctmhv.com
June 12 – Kitchener-Waterloo – Highwaymen Car Club Graffiti Car Show 2016 highwaymen.ca
June 17 – 19 – Pittsburg, PA, USA – 40th Annual Parts-a-rama Auto Parts Swap Meet, Butler Fairgrounds
June 18 – Milton – Fords in the Park countryheritagepark.com
June 18 – Brantford – 8th Annual Brantford Piston Pushers Remember When Cruise pistonpushers.com
June 19 – Bracebridge – Father’s Day Car Show, Manitoba Street
June 19 – Georgetown – Annual Classics Against Cancer Car Show, Cedarvale Park classicsagainstcancer.com
June 19 – Peterborough – Father’s Day Car Show, Peterborough Zoo
June 19 – St. Thomas – St. Thomas Lions Father’s Day Car Show, Pinafore Park
June 19 – Petrolia – Petrolia Discovery Classic Auto Show
June 24 – 25 – Wasaga Beach – Wasaga Beach Fun Run and Car Show, Main Beach wasagabeachcruisers.org
June 26 – Port Rowan – 16th Annual Long Point Lions Car Show, Port Rowan Community Centre
June 26 – Sarnia – Cruise in the Park Car Show and Swap, Canatara Park
June 26 – Stratford – ACES 5th Annual Car Show, Lakeside Drive, Stratford acescarclub.ca
July 1 – Milton – Halton County Radial Railway Car Show hcry.org
July 1 – Meaford – Canada Day Car Show, Neilson and Bayfield
July 1 – Trenton – Canada Day Car Show, Centennial Park
July 2 – St. Marys – St. Marys Lions Club Classic and Antique Car and Craft Show, Milt Dunnel Field
July 2 – Millbrook – Millbrook Car Show, downtown
July 3 – Mississauga – 3rd Annual Classics on the Square, Celebration Square mississaugaclassiccarclub.com
July 9 – Burlington – Burlington Downtown Car Show, City Centre (Preregistration required)
July 10 – Merrickville – Cruise and Shop Car Show, merrickvillecarshow.com
July 10 – Owen Sound – 9th Annual Wings and Wheels Event, Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport
July 10 – Rodney – The Catcus Cattle and Cowboys Car Show and Truck Swap Meet, Rodney Fairgrounds
July 14 – 16 – Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA – FCA National Convention 2016 2016FalconConvention.com
July 14 – 16 – Brampton – Classic Cars Celebration, Downtown Gage Park bramptonbia.ca
July 15 – Milton – Crusin’ on a Hot Summer’s Night, Main St. downtownmilton.com
July 15 – 17 – Havelock – The RPM Havelock Automobile Show and Automotive Swap Meet and Flea Market, Havelock Jamboree Grounds (Automobile Show on Sunday)
July 15 – 17 – Syracuse, NY, USA – Syracuse Nationals
July 16 – Flamborough – 14th Annual Flamboro Valley Car Show, Flamboro Valley Camping Resort flamborovalley.com
July 17 – Hamilton – Vintage Wheels and Wings, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
July 17 – Tottenham – Tottenham Classic Car and Truck Show, Tottenham Conservation Area tottenhamcarshow.com
July 17 – Cobourg – The Lakeside Antique and Classic Car Show, Victoria Park
July 17 – Oshawa – 2nd Annual Car and Truck Show, DeStefano Funeral Home
July 22 – 24 – Trenton – Wheels on the Bay, Centennial Park wheelsonthebay.com
July 23 – Barrie – Classics in the Park, Heritage Park barriethunderclassics.ca
July 23 – Goderich – Memories Then and Now, Courthouse Square
July 23 – Brantford – Brantford PowerFest Charity Car Show and Street Festival brantfordpowerfest.com
July 23 – Walkerton – Country Classic Car Tour, Chepstow Lions
July 24 – Trenton – Wings and Wheels Classic Car Show #2, National Airforce Museum Air Park, CFB Trenton
July 24 – Dorchester – 34th Dorchester Rod and Custom Show, Optimist Hall
July 26 – Flamboro – 14th Annual Flamboro Car Show, Flamboro Valley Camping Resort
July 31 – Simcoe – Simcoe Show and Shine, Linwood Park
July 31 – Walkerton – Walkerton Car and Motorcycle Show
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If you know of any good shows and/or events, swap meets, etc., that are not listed here, please let the membership know when and where they are being held.
Some Club Activities for 2014
Saturday May 24 Meet at the Nith Chop House restaurant,1193 Queen's Bush Road, Wellesley, ON N0B 2T0at 1:00 pm. The chapter will give each member $10 towards their meal. After lunch we will go the car cruise at the Home Hardware Head Office on Henry St in St Jacobs. The cruise organizers ask that each car owner bring a new stuffed toy, either boxed or bagged for use in the emergency room of the Grand River Hospital. Contact Joe Tatti if you plan to attend by May 21 at 905-335-2834. I will try to organize a group drive to the restaurant with pick up locations along the way based on who is going to attend. Chapter meeting
Sunday June 1 at Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St. Car show and swap meet. Contact Al Erb at 905-331-5555 for free passes.
Saturday June 14 Car show at the Otterville Mill. Check the website www.ottervillecarshow.com
Saturday June 21 Henry Ford's Dreams. Ford vehicle show in Milton at the Country Heritage Park. $10 per vehicle. Check the web site for more details and registration form. Contact Joe Tatti if you plan to attend at 905-335-2834.
Sunday June 22 at Sarnia‘s Canatara Park, car show. If you plan to attend contact Lloyd Marshment 519-542-3684.
Saturday July 5 Nostalgia Drag Racing at Grand Bend. Car show with free admission for vintage cars. Meet at Doug Thirkettle’s, 451 Elgin Street East, St Mary’s. Please contact Doug Thirkettle at 519-284-2473 if you are going to the races.
For those not interested in the drag races, you can go to Grand Bend to some of their shops & maybe a play. Damn Yankees or I'll Be Back Before Midnight are playing. Check the websites for more information on the plays. Tickets for the either play will have to be purchased in advance. The plays start at 2 pm & end around 4-4:30. Please contact Barb Thirkettle at 519-284-2473 if you are going to the plays and shopping. We will return back to St. Marys to Damien’s for supper.
Friday July 11 Cruising on King St in Kitchener.
Sunday July 13. Car show in downtown Merrickville, east of Smith Falls.Al Inglis will reserve hotel rooms at a Best Western hotel outside of Merrickville if you tell him you are going. Contact Al at 416-580-8234.
August 7-9 The Metro Detroit chapter of the FCA is hosting a regional Falcon show. Check their website for details www.detroit.webs.com
Sunday August 10 Niagara on the Lake Car show at the Kinsmen Scout Hall, 5 blocks from downtown.
September 5 and 6 The Erie Canal Chapter of the FCA is hosting a regional Falcon car show at the Holiday Inn in Niagara Falls New York. Check their website for more info www.eriecanalfalcon.com
Saturday September 6 The Galaxie Club is hosting a cruise–in in Thamesford.Contact Doug Thirkettle if you plan to attend. 519-284-2473.
Sunday September 14 at John Byveld’s 407 Malan Ave Oshawa. Contact John at 905-579-8066 if you plan to attend. Chapter meeting.
Sunday October 19 in Waterford. Car show at the Pumpkinfest. After the car show we will meet at the Erie Beach hotel in Port Dover for dinner. The chapter will give each member $10 towards their meal. Contact Joe Tatti if you plan to attend. 9905-335-2834. Chapter meeting and elections
FYI on Ethanol
From Petro-Canada Customer Service online:
Ethanol Blended Gasoline available in Ontario, supplied by all companies, contains a maximum of 10% ethanol. Only grade of gasoline that will not contain ethanol is Premium Octane 91 gasoline, as long as the site is not selling a 94 Octane grade. This level of ethanol is the standard addition rate throughout the petroleum industry. To avoid purchasing gasoline without 10% ethanol, one would have to purchase RegularClean 89 (contains 5% ethanol) or Super Clean 91 (contains 0% ethanol) at a Petro-Canada station that does not sell Ultra 94.
At Petro-Canada branded stations with Ultra 94 available, all grades of gasoline will contain ethanol. The Ethanol content in the gasoline is 10% maximum.
Other Ontario: Shell V-Power 91; Costco 91; Canadian Tire 91; Esso 91; Ultramar 91 are all ethanol-free gasoline.
The Problem: Ethanol alcohol is hygroscopic (attracts and absorbs moisture) and with our classics that are open to air vented carburetors and fuel tanks a simple high humidity day is more than enough to cause phase separation as we drive or let them sit.
Ethanol alcohol is a great solvent and cleaner that can dissolve engine parts (rubber, plastic, aluminum, and certain fiberglass tanks), dry out hoses, remove lubrication, and more. Engine seals and hoses shrink, swell, or lose strength when exposed to ethanol reformulated gasoline.
Ethanol is corrosive, damage to a carburetor is typical when phase separation occurs and the highly corrosive ethanol / water mixture corrodes fuel system components. From firsthand experience the older carburetors are often a pot metal casting (floor sweepings). The ethanol can and will cause an electrochemical action with corosion and eating of the casting.
High amounts of oxygen in ethanol blended fuels cause gasoline to decay faster, and if left standing for long periods of time, the decaying fuel leaves varnish and sludge deposits all the way throughout your fuel system. Gasoline will decay in as little as 60 days!
Test for Ethanol: just add a measured amount of water and shake ... ethanol and water will phase separate from the gasoline ... the increased amount of water + ethanol combined can be used to determine how much ethanol there is!!
Gasoline antifreeze (isopropyl alcohol based) may recombine water and ethanol back into the fuel mixture.
DO NOT USE ANY GAS or ADDITIVE THAT CONTAINS ETHANOL !!