“Orillia is off to a good start to immediately embark on some great roads without being stuck on the freeway. (It’s) about taking advantage of good driving roads, ”says the event organizer
You may have noticed a long line of shiny classic cars driving through Orillia and heading for Hwy 12 this morning. They are part of an annual gathering dubbed Maple Mille.
About 150 classic car drivers met this morning at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orillia before setting off on a three-day trip. The event is hosted by a British Columbia-based company called Classic Car Adventures.
Owner Dave Hord says the driving route has changed in each of the last seven years of the event’s existence.
“Orillia is off to a good start to immediately embark on some great roads without being stuck on the freeway. Our event is all about enjoying beautiful driving roads, ”he said.
The event is called Maple Mille to pay tribute to the great Italian car rallies of this name which took place from 1927 to 1957.
After driving each day, the drivers will meet for a group dinner and party in the parking lot.
People from all over North America traveled to Orillia to participate in the Maple Mille.
“We have mostly guests from Ontario, we have a few from Quebec and we have people from Michigan,” Hord said.
The next stop for the Maple Mille is in Pembroke, Ontario. They will then loop through parts of Quebec, before ending just north of Peterborough.