Spring is arriving and classic car cruising is not far behind. They start with the Spring Fair Car Â Show/Displays Â like the AppleBlossomTyme in Â Colborne. By the way , we used to call Â classic cars Whiddley Flaydins – these were old cars that had been restored to pretty good operational condition.Â They are also known as antiqueÂ cars; but the winning name is probably classic cars. And for good reason because classic cars summarizes the time and effort spent by their owners in restoring Â and maybe even “enhancing” their favorite car’s body, engine and running systems.
Here is some examples from an Eastern Ontario Classic Cruise and Shine show in Cobourg Â at the Mall:
This was just someÂ of the classy cars to be found every other Tuesday evening cruising the Cobourg Â Mall in the Summer time.
A montage in honor of Â a classy car.
And a couple of weekends ago, Colborne will haveÂ Â its auto show andÂ if last year is any guide, there will beÂ Â manyÂ very fine classic cars and trucks on display. Quite a few o last years Â cars were directly from Colborne and the local area. I was surprised because on vacation only one or two were spotted before the show. Here are some of the fine vehicles seen at last yearsÂ Â Car Show:
What is amazing is the number of shows and cruises Â mostly Â around but not in the Toronto area. Maybe all the potholes and derelict roads discourage classy car riders in the GTA. Here is a list of events around the GTA as provided by some car aficionados:
|Classic Car Event||Date||More Info|
|Wasaga Beach Cruise Night||May 12th to Sep 1||Monday Nights|
|Cruise Tillsonburg||May 13th to Sep 9th||Tillsonburg On|
|Waterloo Knights of Columbus||May 16th to Sep 12th||Waterloo On Crusing|
|Hot Ones Weekly Cruise Night||May 20th to Oct 14th||Newmarket Home Depot & Harveys|
|Weekly Cruise Night||May 27 to Sep 16th||Alliston Canadian Tire|
|26th Camaro Nationals||June 13-15, 2015||St. Catherines 4 PointÂ Â Sheraton|
|Gravenhurst 21st Car Show||June 20, 2015||500 cars at Gull Lake|
|Caledon Cruise-In||June 14, 2014||Caledon Community Centre|
|Mill Race Cruisin||Starts in May 2015||Cambridge Highland Centre|
|IOOF Ride & Shine||July 18th, 2015||Ancaster|
|DreamVettes Shows||start in March 2015||All over S.Ontario|
|Yellow Ribbon Classic Car||Summer 2015||Port Credit Cruise|
|Silver Willow Classic||July 4th-5th, 2015||Mansfield On|
|Classics on Kent||July Â 2015||Lindsay On|
|RPM Show||JulyÂ 17-19th, 2015||Havelock On|
|Roseneath Show n Shine||July 2015||Roseneath On|
|Tomato Festival Cruisin Carshow||Summer 2015||Leamington On|
|Shelburne Fall Fair||Sep 18-20th, 2015||Shelburne On|
|AppleFest Carshow||Sep 25-27th, 2015||Brighton On|
A couple of Toronto friends clued me into to some of the better car shows in Ontario and they were the first to be added to the list above. Â I was surprised at their recommendations for the ones around Toronto as you can see above. A big favorite was the two day show at the Brighton Applefest. Eastern Ontarians know Brighton for its SpeedwayÂ but there are a lot of good Car Shows in the area which adds to itsÂ appeal.Here is a master list of Car Show Cruising in Ontario – it needs a bit of update work . Call/email ahead to confirm time and date.
But several different party’s kept whispering about a big cruise show where you could see all sorts of classic cars. But you would have to do “a little rum running”. I didn’t quite catch on until GTO Mike took me across the river to the Dreamcruise along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Mike was certainly right – this was a Mecca, a Classic Car Show right in Motown.
In sum, the cruises are all around Toronto town – just check a Summer mall for Cruising Cars near you.