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Oxford Mills

Oxford Mills, ON
Oxford Mills Antique Car Show
Info: 613-989-3046

Oxford Mills is a small little historic community about thirty miles (50 km for those with modern Rovers) south of Ottawa. Starting in 1993, and continuously for the past fifteen years, the Anglican Parish of Oxford has put on a small car & motorcycle show for the surrounding area. Generally, the field across from the Anglican Church, and next to the library (itself a historic site) fills with a couple hundred cars and a similar number of motorcycles.

The event is a fund raiser for the local parish, so it draws an ecletic assortment of antique and unusual vehicles, from old American iron to American muscle to British, Italian, German and others. And it allows the exhibitors and attendees a barbecue lunch & homemade deserts. There is also a large rummage sale going on behind the church and a crafts show going on in the Hall next to the Library.

Over the years the show has seen not a few OVLR members make the drive south for a relaxing day in the park. Robin Craig came down in his recently arrived 101 Forward Control. And, like all Land Rover products, promptly set to work tweaking the rear pintle hitch to make sure it was in perfect working order.

Gordon Bernius has regularly appeared in his 109 military as has Ted Rose, though of late in a mix of Morris Garage products (read a previously owned late sixties MGBGT, a blue MGB, and now a white MGB). The weather was overcast and iffy this year, so the usual large assortment of motorcycles was absent, but there was quite the variety of vintage bikes. From Royal Enfields, to Velocettes, BMWs to Ducattis, and everything inbetween. Organised by Chris Bryant, this must be one of the most pleasant and relaxing shows to visit.

A selection of photos can be found below:

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