British Driven Newsletter

Welcome to our British Driven Newsletter section. Our newsletter has been designed with you, our members in mind. This publication is intended to keep our Club vibrant and alive with input from you. We plan to provide you with newsworthy items that may affect our lives as drivers, update you on upcoming events, offer helpful technical tips and finally share our experiences, whether recent or in the past.

As Editor for British Driven, I welcome you to contact me with your ideas and input for future articles.

Just click on my name, and you can easily reach me. It will be a pleasure to hear from you!

You can obtain copies of any issue by simply clicking on the high lighted date for the edition you want:

2017

July – Volume 5, Issue 6

  1. My View; Let’s Honour the Volunteer; Ed Taccone
  2. Our President: Dorien Berteletti
  3. HBCC Third Annual All British Classic and Antique Car Show – A Big Success!
  4. Breaking News: English is Now the Official Language of the EU.
  5. Dorien and Anne’s Italian Adventures.
  6. HBCC 2nd Annual Afternoon of Song Concert, September 10th
  7. Upcoming Events
  8. Sponsors’ Corner

June – Volume 5, Issue 5

  1. My View; Ed Taccone
  2. The Cuban Grand Prix; Peter Pontsa
  3. The Incredible A.K. Miller
  4. HBCC All British Car Show
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Sponsors’ Corner

May – Volume 5, Issue 4

  1. My View; Ed Taccone
  2. How We Became Fond of British Cars; Kimberly Evans
  3. The HBCC is on Facebook!
  4. Tom Hodgson on My View
  5. Dorien on My View
  6. HBCC All British Car Show
  7. How Do Court Reports Keep a Straight Face?
  8. Upcoming Events
  9. Sponsors’ Corner

April – Volume 5, Issue 3

  1. My View; Ed Taccone
  2.  How I Got Interested… Richard Pickering
  3. 1948 Jaguar, Reunited
  4. Dorien’s Response to Ed’s March My View
  5. A Touch of Humour
  6. HBCC All British Car Show
  7. St. Patricks’s Day Fun
  8. Upcoming Events
  9. Sponsors’ Corner

March – Volume 5, Issue 2

  1. My View; Ed Taccone
  2. How I Got Interested… Don Fysh
  3. HBCC All British Car Show
  4. Upcoming Events

Sponsors’ Corner

Jan / Feb – Volume 5, Issue 1

  1. THE Most Difficult Collectible Cars to Work On; Ed Taccone
  2. Some Interesting Data on Jaguars; Dorien Berteletti
  3. Dorien’s News Updates; Dorien Berteletti
  4. British Wisdom
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Sponsors’ Corner

2016

Special Year end Edition

Final Year-end message from HBCC President Ed Taccone

Nov / Dec – Volume 4, Issue 10

  1. The Role of Women in Society; Ed Taccone
  2. A Christmas Message; Editor
  3. News Update From Dorien; Dorien Berteletti
  4. Electrifying Jaguar; Peter Pontsa
  5. Polar Bear Run; D. Berteletti
  6. Women’s Right to Vote
  7. Message from Your Executive
  8. British Wisdom
  9. Upcoming Events
  10. Toy Drive
  11. Sponsors’ Corner

October – Volume 4, Issue 9

  1. The Iconic Mini; Ed Taccone
  2. An Afternoon of Song; David Maguire
  3. $1,020.00 Raised for Family Transition Place
  4. Shelburne Fall Fair Classic Car Show;Ralph & Kimberly Evans
  5. British Wisdom
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

September – Volume 4, Issue 8

  1. The Matching Cats Project; Peter Pontsa
  2.  Dorien’s Updates; Dorien Berteletti
  3.  Follow Your Dreams! Ed Taccone
  4. British Wisdom
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Sponsors’ Corner

August – Volume 4, Issue 7

  1. Remembering Ron Pincoe; Angela van Breemen
  2. Dorien’s Updates; Dorien Berteletti
  3. Afcionado; Ed Taccone.
  4. So What is my “LBC” Worth?; Ron Pincoe, Posthumously
  5. British Wisdom
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

July – Volume 4, Issue 6

  1. Museum of Modern Art Features 1963 XK-E; Article Courtesy of JAGWire , Jaguar Club of Florida
  2. The Way It Happened June 11th, 2016; Ed Taccone
  3. “Exhaust(ing)” Misadventures
  4. British Wisdom
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Sponsors’ Corner

June – Volume 4, Issue 5

  1. Classics and Antiques Affected by NEW Ministry of Transportation Rules; Ed Taccone
  2. Black Beauty; Fern Taccone
  3. My Big Fat Greek Adventure Peter Pontsa
  4. Spring Rallies Italian Style: Dorien Berteletti
  5. Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think; Phil and Wendy Miller, British Saloon Car Club of Canada
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

May – Volume 4, Issue 4

  1. Update From Dorien; Dorien Berteletti
  2. I Was Born; Ed Taccone
  3. Remembering Ken Stahl; Peter Pontsa
  4. Monthly Wisdom:
  5. The Best of British
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

April – Volume 4, Issue 3

  1. Ice Racing; Alan Sands
  2. Country Living; Ed Taccone
  3. Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame; Note from the Editor
  4. The British Empire Motor Club; CMHF.ca
  5. Remembering our Good Friends; Angela van Breemen
  6. 35 Year Old Love Affar with the Spitty; David Maguire
  7. Upcoming Events
  8. Sponsors’ Corner

March – Volume 4, Issue 2

  1. Memories… How I Got Started; Alan Sands
  2. The Riley and the Hitch Hiker; Ed Taccone
  3. Border Crossing; Dorien Berteletti
  4. The MGB Coune Berlinette; Peter T. Pontsa
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Sponsors’ Corner

January / February – Volume 4, Issue 1

  1. How I Got Started; Alan Sands
  2. Misguided Adventures in my MGBs; Peter T. Pontsa
  3. Lead Foot Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. Christmas Party, Awards
  5. The Kilt Challenge
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

2015

November / December – Volume 3, Issue 10

  1. British Car Day; Ron Pincoe
  2. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  3. Technical Corner; Ed Taccone
  4. Donald Gordon
  5. Message From Peter Pontsa, Past President
  6. Okay Car Buffs
  7. The Tale of the Little Red Rocket; Linda Lockyer
  8. Dorien and Anne’s Most Excellent Travel Adventure; Dorien Berteletti
  9. Sponsors’ Corner

October – Volume 3, Issue 9

  1. Cobble Beach 2015; Dorien Berteletti
  2.  Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  3. The Elusive Tether Car; David Maguire
  4. Okay Car Buffs; Norm Redpath
  5.  Copper Kettle Creek Classic  Car Show; Jean-Louis Valade
  6.  What’s Hot, What’s Not; Marion Mason
  7. Upcoming Events
  8.  Sponsors’ Corner

September – Volume 3, Issue 8

  1.  Bob Tullius; The Legend and His Book; Peter Pontsa
  2. Update on Dorien’s Projects; Dorien Berteletti
  3. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. Okay Car Buffs; Norm Redpath
  5. The Annual British Car Council Toy Drive; A. van Breemen
  6. Being an Antique Dealer and Appraiser in 2015; M. Mason
  7. Yesteryear; Ed Taccone
  8. Upcoming Events
  9. Sponsors’ Corner

August – Volume 3, Issue 7

  1. My Tiger Story; Tom Clare
  2. Rear Axle Clunk Reduction; Tom Hodgson
  3. Ask Ed
  4. Tom’s Tiger Continues to
    Roar.
  5.  Unique Hair Regeneration Product; Renewed.
  6.  Bill Tully on Rear Axle
  7.  Upcoming Events
  8.  Sponsors’ Corner

Ask Ed; Ed Taccone

July – Volume 3, Issue 6

  1. Simcoe County Run; Dorien Berteletti
  2. All British Classic & Antique Car Show; Ed Taccone
  3. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. Snap Shots of Simcoe Outing
  5. Spain Should be on Your Bucket List; Marion Mason
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

June – Volume 3, Issue 5

  1. HBCC Globe Trotters
  2. Technical Corner: A Solid State Voltage Regulator; Scott Fureman
  3. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. Fundraiser for Choices Youth
  5. Teaching in a One Room Schoolhouse; Marion Mason
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

May – Volume 3, Issue 4

  1. The High Park Grand Prix – Fact or Fiction? Ron Pincoe
  2. Technical Corner: A Novice’s Guide to Tuning & Balancing Carburetors
  3. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. Buried Treasure – Rare Car Found!
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Jaguar – The “Marque” of a Winner; Peter Pontsa
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

April – Volume 3, Issue 3

  1. A Wonderful Time in Florida; Marion Mason
  2. Technical Corner; Replacing a Propshaft Universal Joint; Malcolm Stanton
  3. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Small Continuation on Work Done on 409; Dorien Berteletti
  6. Florida Bound; Ed Taccone
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

March – Volume 3, Issue 2

  1. A Day at the Polo Match in Florida;Marion Mason
  2. Technical Corner; Tom Hodgson
  3. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. All British Classic & Antique Show; Ed Taccone
  5. MGA – A Stylish Competitor; Peter Pontsa
  6. Restoration Thoughts; Dorien Berteletti
  7. Responses to Ask Ed; Is It Just Me? Alan Sands / Dorien Berteletti
  8. Sponsor’s Corner

January / February – Volume 3, Issue 1

  1. The President’s Message for the New Year; Peter Pontsa
  2. Technical Corner; Alan Sands
  3. Ask Ed; Ed Taccone
  4. Is it Just Me? Ed Taccone
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Reflections – Watkins Glen; Alan Sands
  7. Mystery British Car Quiz
  8. Christmas Party, Awards
  9. Sponsors’ Corner

2014

November / December – Volume 2, Issue 10

1. The President’s Message – Peter Pontsa
2. Inventions – Ed Taccone
3. Italian Racing – Dorien Berteletti
4. What Goes Around Comes Around – Alan Sands
5. Upcoming Events
6. The Cobble Beach Experience – Peter Pontsa
7. Mystery British Car Quiz
8. Sponsors’ Corner

October 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 9

1. Pedal Car Mania – David Maguire
2. Inventions – Ed Taccone
3. Technical Corner – Ed Tacconne
4. Antique & Classic Car Show, 147th Shelburne Fall Fair – Ralph and Kimberly Evans
5. Power Tuning MGBs – Peter Pontsa
6. Sponsors’ Corner

September 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 8

1. Triumph – The Early Years, Part Two – Ron Pincoe
2.  Inventions – Ed Taccone
3.  Technical Corner – B.Grunau
4. The Le Mans Start – Denise McCluggage, reprinted courtesy www.hagerty.com

5. The Garage – P. Pontsa
6. Toad Hollow – M. Mason
7.  Upcoming Events
8. Mystery British Car Quiz
9. Sponsors’ Corner

August 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 7

  1. Triumph – The Early Years – Part 1 – Ron Pincoe
  2. Inventions – Ed Taccone
  3. Technical Corner – Peter T. Pontsa
  4. The Pancake Run and BBQ –  Ed Taccone
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Mystery British Car Quiz – The President’s Challenge
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

July 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 6

  1. My First Experiences with British Cars – Tom Hodgson
  2. Technical Corner: Ethanol in Gasoline – What to do? Ron Pincoe and Tom Hodgson
  3. Inventions: Did You Know? – Ed Taccone
  4. TR4 Police Car – Worth over £35,000 today! – Bill and Marion Mason
  5. Outstanding Tour to Castle Kilbride – Angela van Breemen
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

June 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 5

  1. The Blossom Run, The Railway and the Lottery! – Angela van Breemen
  2. Technical Corner – Dorien’s Quiz Answer – Dorien Berteletti
  3. Inventions: Did You Know? – Ed Taccone
  4. Buying a Hoist? – Jerry Hergott
  5. Standard Triumph Site – Rupert Lloyd Thomas
  6. Auto Art, XKSS – Peter Pontsa
  7. Sponsors’ Corner

May 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 4res

  1. Vintage Movies and Vintage Cars – Peter Pontsa
  2. Technical Corner; Front End Vibrations – Dorien Berteletti
  3. Inventions: Did You Know?     Ed Taccone
  4. Sharing Our Adventures;12 Hours of Sebring – David Maguire
  5. Historic License Plates – Dorien Berteletti

April 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 3

  1. This Year’s HBCC Charity: Dufferin Hospice – Peter Pontsa
  2. Planning for Your Road Trip – Tom Hodgson
  3. Technical Corner, Brake Flex Lines – Dorien Berteletti
  4. Sharing Our Adventures: 1995 Mille Miglia Remembered – Ron Pincoe
  5. Inventions: Did You Know? Automotive Inventions by Women – Ed Taccone
  6. More on What My “LBC” is Worth – Ron Pincoe

March 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 2

  1. The Electric Car: History Repeats Itself – Peter Pontsa
  2. Technical Corner: What is Brake Fade? – Ed Taccone
  3. Sharing Our Adventures: Love Affair with the Brits – Jean-Louis Valade
  4. Down Memory Lane: Hockley Home to Rare Triumphs – Rupert Lloyd Thomas
  5. Inventions: Did You Know? The Cat’s Eye – Ed Taccone
  6. MGB GT Owner Goes Electric – Angela van Breemen

January / February 2014 – Volume 2, Issue 1

  1. Are Our Drivers’ Licenses at Risk? – Peter Pontsa, President
  2. HBCC Donates $1,082.00 to the Lighthouse – Peter Pontsa
  3. Technical Corner: So What is My “LBC” Worth? – Ron Pincoe
  4. Down Memory Lane – Marion Mason
  5. Sharing Our Adventures: A Boyhood Dream Revisited – Ed Taccone
  6. Christmas Party, Awards Night – Angela van Breemen

2013

November / December 2013 – Volume 1, Issue 1 – Our Inaugural Edition, Volume 1, Issue 1

  1. Introducing our Club Newsletter – Peter Pontsa, President
  2. Technical Corner – Ignition Rotor Problems – Tom Hodgson
  3. Sharing Our Adventures – Peter Pontsa
  4. Message from Norm Redpath – Past President