IROQUOIS – A sure sign that the summer season is nearing a close is the annual Golden Gears Car Club show at the Iroquois Locks. This year the show will take place this Sunday, August 26th.
This is the signature show for the classic and vintage vehicle club.
Last year, the show attracted over 350 vehicles ranging from 1910 to present, coming from as far away as western Ontario, and upstate New York. Everything from classics like Mustangs and MG’s to oddballs like Reliant K-Cars and Vanduras. Organizers this year are hoping for at least 400 vehicles on display.
From noon until 2:30 p.m., Eddy and the Stingrays will perform at the show, playing rock and roll classics for the young and young at heart.
The show has been an annual event for the car club since it was re-vitalized in 2012.
Golden Gears hosts this annual show, along with a number of cruise-ins, show and shine events and charitable events in the community. Earlier this month, the group raised over 600 pounds of food and $300 in donations for Community Food Share with their popular “Fill the Rat Rod” event.
The club has over 90 members who share a love of classic and vintage vehicles, and are also community minded. Golden Gears has supported local groups like CFS, Winchester District Memorial Hospital, local Lions Clubs, a bursary at Seaway District High School and the South Dundas Christmas Exchange.
Running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there is no charge for spectators at the car show, however members of the club are accepting donations from vehicles when they enter the park. Show cars will be charged a $10 registration fee. In addition, there will be a 50-50 draw at the show which will be given to local charities.
Bring your own lawn chair, and take a ride down classic car memory lane.