Monday 4 March 2013

London (Ontario) Weekend_Mar. 12, 2013 update

The Morgan Sports Car Club June run to the Fleetwood Country Cruize-In is on. Cost:
  • $82.49 : Accommodation starts at $82.49 per couple per night (two couples to a suite, two nights occupancy)
  • $59         : Where The Action Is tour Friday night with food and beer available
  • $10      : per person admittance to Fleetwood Country Cruize-In Saturday

Dates: Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th

Hotel: Marriott Residence Inn, downtown London

Originally an apartment complex, the building was converted to an inn during construction. This explains the extra large rooms in the three suites being held for the club.

Each suite offers two bedrooms, each with a king sized bed. There are two bathrooms. $113.57 per night per couple based on two couples sharing the suite. (This price includes underground parking.)

Similar suites, smaller with one bathroom rather than two, are available for $82.49 per night per couple based on two couples sharing the suite. (This price includes underground parking.)

The inn allows pets but asks to be informed in advance. There is a $75 flat charge (to cover cleaning.)

To reserve a suite: Please call the Marriott Residence Inn at (519) 433-7222. Tell them you are part of the Morgan Sports Car Club of Canada group in order to get the best rate. Find a couple with whom to share the suite and please call ASAP. The inn is holding three of the top end suites for us for 30 days. The lesser suites are available on a first come-first serve basis.

Each suite also offers a pull-out sofa bed.

Complimentary Guest Amenities include but are not restricted to:
  • Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Newspapers - Globe & Mail, London Free Press & USA Today
  • Cozy Hearth Room with television & games for socializing and relaxing
  • Complimentary entry to an indoor track and swimming pool

Judy and I live only 15 minutes from the Marriott. Plunkett's is only 5 minutes west of our place.

Event: Steve Plunkett Fleetwood Country Cruize-In (Said to be the largest outdoor car show on the planet.)

Friday evening: The Where The Action Is tour is Friday night featuring —
  • Mary Wilson of the Supremes
  • The Association
  • Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Mitch Ryder

Tickets $59: Tickets to the Friday night Fleetwood Country Cruize-In kick-off show are $59 plus tax if paid for in cash and picked up at the downtown ticket office. Contact Ken Wightman ( and Ken will pick up your tickets, reimburse him later. Three couples already have tickets.

Mary Wilson sings lead with the Supremes on this cover of Come And Get These Memories. Ken has caught Mary Wilson in the past and she never disappoints. The young and oh-so-talented teen who escaped Detroit's Douglass Brewster projects thanks to her singing talent has never lost the sparkle that made her an early MoTown star.

Rob Fournie, who has already bought his tickets, caught Paul Revere and the Raiders some years ago. He assures me they put on a great show. Fine entertainers.

I feel confident The Association will also be a winner. Mitch, Devil-with-a-Blue-Dress, Ryder is the fourth and last act on the ticket. Plunkett is well known starting his weekends with a blow-out Friday night. Plunkett loves old Caddies and old rock 'n' roll and it shows.

The Amphicars will be there again offering rides.
Saturday: Steve Plunkett has a private collection of 48 Cadillacs, plus 19 non-Cadillacs. It is an incredible collection and it is all on display Saturday. Depending upon weather, the cruize itself may attract in excess of 3000 vintage automobiles. Some of these are as interesting as those in Plunkett's collection.

Read about a previous Plunkett Fleetwood Cruize Event:
Cars the Stars at Fleetwood Country Cruize-In

Saturday night is a BBQ at the Wightman's (rain or shine.)

Sunday: In the morning there will be a run, the exact route TBA. Lunch may be in the Pinecroft Green Frog Tea Room again. After lunch it will be time to head east and home.

I have opened this page on the MSCCC blog to keep everyone up-to-date on the London Event. Direct all questions to Ken Wightman at 519-657-3779 or e-mail Ken at: