CLASSICS AGAINST CANCER 25th ANNIVERSARY

Georgetown has a long tradition of hosting car shows to benefit cancer research. Here’s news about this year’s show.

On Father’s Day June 17 this year we will be holding our 25th (silver) event. Way back in 1988 was when the show was formulated. A group of local auto enthusiasts began hosting the annual event. How did this excellent show start? Well-known local businessman Neil Young who not only is a classic car enthusiast but also a racing driver got together with some friends including former Georgetown mayor Weldon ”Steamer” Emerson and volunteers with the local cancer society to organize a classical outdoor concert and garden party which was also a strawberry social. Young decided to have a few classic cars at the event. It was then decided to have a separate auto show and so Neil with some friends and Steamer formulated the Classics Against Cancer event which now enters its 25th year. Over the years it has grown to one of the premier car shows in Ontario as well as one of the largest juried shows.

Tradition continues and many of the original exhibitors still come along year after year. Classic cars are usually classified as 20 years or older but generally speaking almost all events use 1980 and earlier as classic cars. The event is held at the beautiful Cedarvale Park in downtown Georgetown in Halton Hills. This is a beautiful location and is only 15 minutes north of the 401.

In the first year there were some 135 cars. Today you can view anything between 300 and 400. Exhibitors come from all over central Ontario and even the States. At the event you will see every kind of classic car from the model T to pre-war large stylish American cars to the muscle cars of the ‘60s and ‘70s. There are even a number of European and British cars. You will see trucks and jeeps as well as old cop cars! Those car enthusiasts who would like to exhibit their post 1980-cars can do so as we have special “Lowered Intention” sections for newer cars. So bring along that ‘85
Ferrari or 1990 Jag or Lamborghini, or even your modified 300. They are all welcome.

There is fun for the kids, great food and many vendors selling car stuff! There is a DJ and so you will hear great music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and more. All funds raised will benefit the Childhood Cancer campaign. Over the past 24 years almost half a million dollars have been raised for various cancer causes.

So come on out, take a drive to the country and enjoy a great Father’s Day, of course fun for all the family as well.
For further details view our website classicsagainstcancer.on.ca or email Danny Edwards at danielr@cinemas3.ca or call Chris Miller at 905-877-6826.

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