We’ve saved the best for last again this summer. The Golden Gears Car Club will again present a free concert with Eddy & the Stingrays along with a giant classic car show on Sunday, August 30th at the Iroquois Locks Park.
This year will mark the fourth year for the event which gets more popular each summer.
It’s the signature show for the local classic car club and if the weather cooperates, there could be as many as 250 cars for spectators to enjoy, while listening to the good-time rock and roll from one of eastern Canada’s top retro bands.
The car show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Eddy and the Stingrays play from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
Admission for show cars and passengers is $10.
There is no charge for spectators, but members of the Golden Gears Car Club will be accepting donations from vehicles as they enter the park.
In addition, proceeds from a 50-50 draw at the show and concert will be given to local charities.
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.
The concert portion of the day goes rain or shine; 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.
With membership now over 75 people, the club is making a name for itself, both for first class events such as this concert, but also for community service.
The club has made donations over the past year to such groups as the local food banks, Winchester Hospital, the Lions Club and Dundas County Hospice.
The club also operates the car show held on Iroquois Point on Canada Day, at the invitation of the Lions Club, although this year’s event was cancelled due to rain.
Another major event for the group is a food drive held in Morrisburg.
This year, the drive took place on August 1st and saw the club collect over 300 pounds of food and $150 for the Dundas County Food Bank.
The Golden Gears also participated in a car show and activity day in Cardinal to benefit the Food-For-All Food Bank in Prescott. A donation from the club helped make the day successful.