Gravenhurst Car Show Still Goes Ahead
Despite the weather, people still came to celebrate classic cars and culture at Gull Lake Rotary Park.
It’s billed as the largest classic car event of its kind in Northern Ontario and indeed, last year’s Gravenhurst Car Show boasted a record 600 vehicles and around 3,500 visitors.
Always taking place on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend at picturesque Gull Lake Rotary Park, this year’s event looked set to be a repeat of 2018. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and June 15, proved to be one of the wettest on record for the region.
As a result, many participants weren’t able to make the journey. Talking with Chris Hammar, the marketing and communications coordinator for the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce (which hosts the annual car show), approximately 200 vehicles were pre-registered for the event and despite the weather, the show field had at least 60 of them in place by Saturday morning.
“Last year was our 25th anniversary event and this year we’re celebrating 100 years of Chevy Trucks, so we’ve encouraged enthusiasts with Chevy trucks to attend.” Despite the weather, Hammar said, “we’re still happy that people are here and we’re giving prizes away every hour in conjunction with our sponsors. Even with the weather we want to make sure everybody has a great time.”