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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The British Invasion, Stowe, Vermont.

If you lived in Montreal, every third weekend of September you have a choice of two great British car shows.

You could drive your Bentley or Rolls-Royce about 450  kilometres west to the show near Toronto:



Or go south east 300 kilometres to Stowe, Vermont.



If you live in Toronto you'd just go to the same one locally every year as it's close.



Or do you.....?
Why not use your sense of adventure and do the 750 kilometre trip to Stowe? How many crazy Torontonians would do such a thing in their old British car...?

Only the Eccentric.



Yes, I did it last weekend.
I set off at 6.30 am Friday and hit the road - well the petrol station.



Road trip, indeed.





Into Quebec we go....



Then across the border and a quick break.



Now the fun part.
A ferry crossing on lake Champlain.









After eight hours' journey we made it to Stowe.
Stowe, Stowe, Stowe, lovely Stowe....



The evening street festival (party).











And then up early the next morning to head to the field.
A heavy dew on everything.





Dried off and on our way.





It soon filled up and the sun came out.





Not a lot of Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
Maybe a dozen...















And some good examples of Britain's next finest.





It's not as big as the Canadian show but it's a good one.

Now the trip home.
We had an overnight stay halfway because it was tiring.



Still there the next morning (well, this IS Canada...)



And home by mid day Sunday.



A good trip.
A fun trip.
1,630 kilometres total round trip.
Would I do it again.....?
Maybe not, but it's off the bucket list now.

(Posted by David Irvine)


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