Classics Take Centre Stage in Gravenhurst

The Gravenhurst Classic Car Show had a whole host of fine iron on display, from early Ford hot rods, to big luxury cruisers such as late 1970s Mercury Grand Marquis. (Photo: Huw Evans)

Annual car show celebrates the history and heritage of automotive culture.

On Saturday, June 18, car enthusiasts from across Ontario and beyond gathered in Gravenhurst for the town’s annual car show.

Billed as the largest car show of its kind in Northern Ontario, the event took place at the picturesque Gull Lake Rotary Park, making for a relaxed setting as Deuce Coupes, Camaros, Cudas, Impalas, Road Runners and others took their place amid giant pines.

Helping facilitate access to the event was a complimentary shuttle service, courtesy of local dealership Cavalcade Ford, which ran a service at 15-minute intervals between the event, the local Canadian Tire superstore and The Residence Inn by Marriott at Muskoka Wharf.

There were truly some spectacular cars on display, including a series of early Ford Hot Rods and roster of 1950s and 1960s customs.

With live music from the likes of Bob ‘Elvis’ Cotton, Sean Cotton and Idle Frets, attendees and registrants had a chance to not only sample some of the region’s finest classics, but choose from a plethora of food and beverage stands as well as sample a variety of local merchandise.

Additionally, one lucky entrant received the chance to equip their garage with latest tools and equipment, courtesy of the Syracuse Nationals Garage Gear Giveaway. Less than 20 applicants are eligible for the Garage Gear Giveaway contest, the winner of which will be announced at the 17th annual PPG Syracuse Nationals, which takes place at the New York State Fairgrounds, July 15-17.

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