Aylmer Shrine Club end of year Car Show - BY DARWIN KENT
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Roadmates Corn Roast - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Dragway 42 Rockin Roll - BY JIM MADIGAN
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ONDR Hot Rod Reunion - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Hot Rod Reunion at STRP - BY DARWIN KENT
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Labour Day at TMP - BY DARWIN KENT
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Jalopy Jam Up - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Brantford Airshow - BY DARWIN KENT
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Mike Marshall Memorial Event - BY DARWIN KENT
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Tillsonburg Wings and Wheels - BY DARWIN KENT
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Hillsburgh Car Show - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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Moparfest - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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Alliston Potato festival - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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Leathertown Car & Truck Show - Acton Ontario - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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Mouldworks#`10 - St.Thomas Raceway Park - BY DARWIN KENT
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Nostalgia Drags - Lancaster Dragway - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Canadian Mopar Nationals - BY DARWIN KENT
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Vintage Wheels & Wings - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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Blue Suede Cruise & Drags - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Gold Cup Empire Dragway , Mt. Morris NY - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Woodingford Lodge Cruise Night - BY DARWIN KENT
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ONDR, CanAm & Mouldworks #7 St. Thomas - BY DARWIN KENT
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Stratford Spectacular at the Grand Bend Motorplex - BY DARWIN KENT
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Mount Forest Fireworks Classic Car Show - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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Goodguys 20th PPG Nationals 2017 - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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Nitro Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park - BY DARWIN KENT
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Poultry Fest Car Show West Lincoln - BY JIM MADIGAN
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55th Anniversary of St. Thomas Raceway Park - BY DARWIN KENT
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Rods and Relics Car Show - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Centennial Street Rodders 50th anniversary.. - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Robert Verdurmen's 1968 Firebird Build - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Rebuilding our 1940 Dodge Pickup - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Classics Against Cancer - BY DARWIN KENT
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NHRA National Open at Toronto Motorsports Park - BY DARWIN KENT
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Senior Nostalgia Racing from Lancaster Dragway - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Tillsonburg Cruise Night - June 13 - BY DARWIN KENT
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Otterville Car Show - BY DARWIN KENT
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Gasser Reunion Thompson Raceway Park - BY JIM MADIGAN
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Fleetwood Country Cruize-In 2017 - BY GERRY ROBERTS
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MTO SAFETY INSPECTIONS FOR MODIFIED VEHICLES

Good news about the "modified vehicle" inspection standards that MTO proposed 3 years ago. Attached is a response from MTO Minister Steven Del Duca to an enquiry from the London Modifiers to a local MP. Briefly, MTO is NOT going to introduce special inspection standards for modified vehicles! This initiative was originally part of MTO's effort to privatize the delivery of their Motor Vehicle Inspection Station program (a project that has gone nowhere in 3 years) and I'm not surprised they decided not to take on "modified" vehicles – I think they finally realized what a problem this would be to develop and implement. However, the Minister says that if they ever do consider such amendments, they will consult with stakeholders such as the Specialty Vehicles Association of Ontario (SVAO) and that is a good thing. You can rest easy now, and feel free to pass this along. ...

What does all of this mean to the owner of a "historic" vehicle? Not much for a Model T owner except for some extra labour to measure and record things. However, for newer model "historic" vehicles things might be different. The definition of "historic vehicle" has not changed for the purpose of this inspection, it's still "…at least 30 years old, and substantially unchanged or unmodified from the original manufacturer's product", and this covers vehicles that have some equipment that wasn't included before.
Interesting to read the regulations regarding emissions testing to see that any vehicle plated "Historic" is not subject to testing.

Some things that have always affected rods and other specialty vehicles remain such as missing fenders and bumpers, but there are some new changes too. Here are a few: - no wheel spacers - aftermarket window tint limited to 30% on windshield - no spools - no non-automotive gas tanks (e.g. beer kegs!) - no mixture of radial and non-radial tires - no missing driver-side sun visor - OEM steering wheel diameter - side marker lights required on "… home-made vehicles registered for the first time after Jan. 01. 2017." Other changes that might have an effect on collector vehicles are things such as "no recapped tires". And don't ask what constitutes "… substantially unchanged or unmodified…" in the definition. The misuse of historic plates is a whole other kettle of fish, but that issue's day is coming!

It can appear that MTO is trying to build new cars out of used ones, and there will be a huge incentive for big profits from the implementation of this new standard. Any disreputable car dealers, parts suppliers, repair shops, and inspection stations out there are going to love this

Here's a link to the new standards and it is worth your time to make yourself familiar with them.

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/…/passenger-light-duty-vehicle-ins…

 

 

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