History of Brampton ACCCC
The Brampton Region of ACCCC was formed in June 1985. Rod Richards who had moved from Mississauga, was the founding President and served until the end of 1987. Rod phoned a number of car enthusiasts to see if they would like to form this new region. They were Doug Howard, Dave and Claire Farrow, Ed Thorton, Don(Vice President) and Marion(Secretary) Partrick, Rod(President) and Barb Richards, Bev(Treasurer) and Marion Genoe, Ted(Membership) and Jackie Jeffery.
We started by holding our meetings in the homes of individual members. After many years the membership grew, so a new location had to be found and we met in a meeting room below a restaurant. We stayed there for three years and decided to look for a place brighter and more comfortable. We now meet at the meeting room of the Brampton Minor Hockey Assoc. For the use of this room, the club sponsors one of the minor hockey teams each year.
The Brampton Region has hosted the A.G.M. three times, the Tour to Yesteryear four times and the National Picnic once.
The Brampton Region started weekly cruise nights in 1987 at Burger King on Queen St. East. This location became too small so we moved further East on Queen St. to Restaurant row. By this time the Brampton Street Rod Club was formed and we joined together to run the cruise night. It was decided to change location again to KingsPoint Plaza for a larger location on Main St. North. After three years, this also became too small so we moved again to Shoppers World Mall on 499 Main St. South, where we still meet every Tuesday from the first week in June to the second week in September. Each cruise night we have a 50/50 draw and to date, we have donated over $25,000.00 to the local Hospital.
The Brampton Region also holds a special cruise night in the last week of August to collect toys for “Toys for Tots” which is sponsored by the local Peel Regional Police. At the annual Brampton Region Christmas Party our members bring new unwrapped gifts for children between eight and twelve years of age in the local area to help the Salvation Army Christmas Drive.
The Club also visits several different Retirement/Senior/Assisted Living homes each summer.
In December of 2006, the Mississauga Region voted to close the door on their Region and a great number of members joined the Brampton Region which has helped to make it a fun Region.
The following is a list of those who served as President ---
Rod Richards---Don Partrick---Bill Burkett---Bob Gasson---Bob Robinson---Betty Dodd---Dave Farrow---Bill Ash---Ted Jeffrey---John Luscombe
The following are founding members and still belong to Brampton Region---
Ed Thorton---Dave and Claire Farrow---Ted and Jackie Jeffery--- Bev and Marion Genoe
Submitted by Ted Jeffery, and approved at a regular Brampton Region meeting.