Successful end to a successful season for Golden Gears Car Club


The second annual Golden Gears Car Club car show featuring Eddy and the Stingrays, held Sunday, September 15 at the Iroquois Locks, was so successful, the club decided on site, that they will do it all again next year.

This September show, which generally caps off the car show season, attracted 260 cars for the show and hundreds of spectators to the concert.

“We have just decided to invite Eddy and the Stingrays back for next year,” said Golden Gears Car Club president Henry Swank.

“This is so popular, it’s a good tradition to maintain as long as we can,” said Swank, adding that the Golden Gears have had a phenomenal year.

Jim Millard, club spokesperson, said the date for next year’s car show, featuring Eddy and the Stingrays will be September 14. 

“Everyone loves the music and the cars, it’s a winning combination.”

“The turnout at all of our events, like all outdoor events, is highly dependant on the weather,” said Millard. “The weather makes us, or breaks us.” 

Although rain did put a damper on some of the smaller show and shine events held throughout the summer, the club was happy to host a very successful Canada Day show at the Iroquois Locks and was happy the weather cooperated for Sunday’s season finale.

“This show wraps up the car show season,” said Millard. “After this people are generally tuck their cars away for the winter.”

The Golden Gears Car Club is 80 members strong, and the majority of those members are active members. One highlight of the season for the Golden Gears was taking home the award at a Cornwall Car Show for the Club with the most vehicles entered in the show.

While enjoying the fun and camaraderie throughout the local car show season, the Golden Gears have made a point to be active the community and Saturday “Filled the Fargo” with food items for the Dundas County Food Bank. Those food items were delivered to the food bank today.

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