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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionThe Ontario Motor League is a non-profit organization affiliated through the Canadian Automobile Association and the American Automobile Association. There are motor clubs throughout the world to serve members. There are reciprocal agreements with such clubs as the Automobile Association and the Royal Automobile Club of the United Kingdom. By non-profit, it means that the revenues or membership dues are expended for direct membership benefits and the improvement of motoring conditions generally. Each individual club is autonomous and has its own board of directors. In 1903, the Toronto Automobile Club was formed. Its first president was Dr. Perry E. Doolittle who later became the president of the OML and later, the president of the Canadian Automobile Association. Doolittle travelled across Canada numerous times spreading the message of the need for better roads. He was dubbed “Good Roads Advocate” and “Father of the Trans-Canada Highway”. Membership services are geared toward assisting the motorist and the club is widely known for its 24/7 Emergency Road Service. There is also a Traffic Advisory Department which protects and maintains the legal rights of members involving offences under the Highway Traffic Act. The Domestic Travel Department provides members with routes, maps and tourist information for Canada and the United States. Travel in the rest of the world is handled by the International Club Services. CAA clubs are the only issuers of the International Driving Permit and can provide information on international car hire and Canadian nationality plates. The counsellors can help you to plan a trip and book airline, boat and rail tickets. There are three types of memberships: Basic, Plus and Premier. You are able to upgrade at any time. With a membership, you also receive discounts and savings opportunities and competitive insurance rates.en_US
dc.description.abstract38 cm, (1 box) containing correspondence, press releases, clippings and publication pertaining to the Ontario Motor League and the Canadian Automobile Associationen_US
dc.subjectOntario Motor League -- Canadian Automobile Association -- travel -- American Automobile Association -- cars -- drivers -- drinking age -- gasoline tax -- trucksen_US
dc.titleOntario Motor League Fonds, 1971-1988, n.d. (non-inclusive)en_US

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