Autumn Tour and Brunch
November 5, 2017

Nov. 5/17 started out windy and cold as we headed into the depths of autumn with a tour through bucolic Sumas Prairie, travelling through Yarrow to Vedder Crossing, then over to Rosedale where our first stop was a garage tour at the new home of Gord and Audrey Stebanuks’.  Their beautiful home now has a garage large enough to house 4 of their collector cars as well as their diner and lots of space for a panoply of memorabilia. As well 3 other cars were secure in their spots in the house garages, while 2 others were out back near their shop. The Stebanuks were gracious hosts, we were treated to a tour of their home and enjoyed coffee and fresh baked goodies.  All their cars were fabulous and of special note was a first generation ’63 Le Mans Convertible, with a half of a 394 Cu. in. V8 engine, a very unique looking  194.5 Cu. in. 4 cylinder motor. Stunning in its factory show room condition as produced by Pontiac.  Tour attendees were put to work as Gord needed a recently acquired ’58 Park Lane to be rolled into the shop for some restoration work (see photos below). Many hands make light as Gord guided the Merc. into the shop under the human horsepower of club members. Gord and Audrey were presented with a commemorative Car carving by our Wagon Masters Joe and Jeanette Wright along with a hearty round of applause and thanks by chapter members.

Our tour continued to Harrison Mills where a very nice hot buffet brunch was awaiting us at the gorgeous Sandpiper Golf course on the banks of the Harrison River. The ephemeral sun had come out long enough to light up the remaining fall colours on our lovely drive from Rosedale.

-Frank Nicolette