Here’s a guest post written by Chris Miller, about a terrific event held in Georgetown:
Way back in 1988 a group of local car enthusiasts began hosting this exciting event. Well-known local businessman Neil Young got together with fellow enthusiasts and volunteers with the local cancer society planned a classical concert and garden party but Young came up with the idea of a classic car show instead.
Over the last 26 years this annual event has become one of the premier, juried classic auto shows in Ontario. It is always held on Father’s Day in Cedervale Park in downtown Georgetown. This beautiful venue is located on the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue. Not only will you see between 300 and 400 classic (and late model cars in the Lowered Intentions section) but there will be many vendors, a kids’ area with fun things to do and of course lots of good food to enjoy. Every year McDonalds supplies a truck with free coffee. On stage will be TNT, a well-known DJ to play ’50s and ’60s music and much more of your favourite rock and roll “classic” music.
The last few years the funds have benefited the Childhood Cancer Campaign. This amazing event has raised close to half a million dollars for various cancer causes.
You can expect to see everything from antique, turn-of-the-20th-century to muscle cars of the 50’s,60’s and 70’s as well as European and British cars. There are also sports car clubs represented and old fire trucks, police cars, army trucks and jeeps as well as famous rally cars. With the Lowered Intentions section you can expect to see late model Mustangs, Corvettes, Vipers, Dodge Chargers and Huyundai Genesis as well as a few souped-up Civics and more. Not only do the many cars come from all over but if you bring your car you can expect some 4000 people to visit the event.
No event of this magnitude would be the great success it always is without the many volunteers; this year we welcome well-known local businessman, Chris Crane as the new chairman with an organizing committee and dozens of volunteers from many local service clubs including; The Rotary Club, Lions, Royal Canadian Legion,Optimist Club, Georgetown Radio Club, Computer Club and Air Cadets. There are dozens of sponsors without which this event would not be possible.
Come on out, bring Dad and the family to an event not to be missed. Mark your calendar; Father’s Day Sunday June 16th 2013.
For further details contact www.classicsagainstcancer.ca or visit us on Facebook or phone 647-558-8143.