Great combinations are hard to beat: peanut butter and jam, hamburger and fries, and classic cars and good-time rock and roll.
That last combination will be the highlight on Sunday, September 16, when the Golden Gears Car Club hosts its first annual concert and car show.
Eddy & the Stingrays will perform on stage at the Iroquois Locks as part of a giant classic car show hosted by the Golden Gears.
The car show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Eddy and the Stingrays play from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person for both the car show and concert.
And because no concert and car show is complete without some great food, there will be plenty to choose from in that department.
Beef or pork on a bun, sausages, fries, poutine and more will be available from Terry Palmer who is looking after the food concession for the Golden Gears.
In the event of rain, there will be a number of large tents to provide shelter and the band will be playing on the covered stage. Remember to bring your lawn chair.
The Car Club was established in Iroquois in 1963 by a group of dedicated “gear-heads” who were interested in speed, horsepower and in improving the image of car enthusiasts by performing community service. The club went dormant in the late sixties, only to be revived early in 2012 by a group more interested in the preservation and restoration of classic cars, but still with a desire to help their community.
With membership now at 75 people, the club is taking on its first annual car show and concert.
It’s not their first attempt at staging such a show though.
The club operated the car show held on Iroquois Point on Canada Day, at the invitation of the Lions Club. With over 200 cars on display at the event, it exceeded expectations and set the bar for the September 16th car show.
The Golden Gears are also participating in the events in Iroquois on September 15th to commemorate the war of 1812.
They will provide several vehicles in the parade and will hold a mini car show at the north end of the shopping plaza in the afternoon.
The main event will be a food drive in Iroquois all day on the Saturday, September 15, to support the local food banks. One club member has a vintage Fargo pickup truck and the goal for the day is to fill the Fargo.
In addition, proceeds from a 50-50 draw at the show and concert on the 16th will be given to food banks.