Eddy & the Sting Rays set to rock Car Show

Eddy & The Stingrays from 2018 – File photo

IROQUOIS – If you love classic Rock’n Roll and classic cars, the Point in Iroquois is definitely going to be entertainment central on Sunday, August 25, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Golden Gears Car Club’s 8th annual Car Show, featuring the unique music of eastern Ontario’s premiere 60s band, Eddy & the Stingrays, will be held at the Iroquois locks. Organizers are expecting (if the weather co-operates) upwards of 400 show cars on site. The music kicks into gear from noon to 2:30 p.m.

As Golden Gears Club member Jim Millard puts it: “Since the Beach Boys sang about their ‘Little Deuce Coupe,’ car lovers have used that music as the sound track for car shows and special events.” Eddy & the Stingrays has been a welcome hit at previous Golden Gears car shows: the band promises a concert of classic, crowd-pleasing numbers.

As always, there is no admission to this outstanding car show and performance, although donations to the Club are always welcome. Everyone entering the grounds receives a ballot to vote for their “favourite car.”

Car registration has been kept to $10, and car owners are invited to start arriving at the Point before 8 a.m. However, gates will not open to the general public until 9 a.m.

For those showing their vehicles, there will be plenty of door prizes and trophies. The first 100 cars on site will also receive a souvenir dash plaque.

This year, the Golden Gears will be presenting a special trophy.

Dick Piché (left) and Golden Gears president Dale Cook laugh during the 2018 show at Iroquois Point. The club will present a new trophy for the first place people’s choice car in Piché’s memory at the 2019 show. Piché recently passed away and was a member of the Golden Gears board. – File Photo

In honour of, and in memory of Dick Piché, the Club’s webmaster and a member of the Golden Gears board of directors, who recently passed away, a new trophy for the first place people’s choice car will be given.

There will be a 50/50 draw at the end of the day, with tickets on sale throughout the show. In past years, prize money has amounted to around $700.

Tickets will also be on sale for a beverage cooler in the design of a vintage Cadillac. Valued at nearly $800, the cooler was donated by BMR in Winchester.

There will be lots of food on site, so that visitors can make a full day of the event. Tents will be in place for hot sun or a few raindrops – Eddy & the Stingrays goes on rain or shine on the 25th.

Through a special arrangement with the Iroquois Golf Club, the Golden Gears will also be able to provide a limited number of golf carts and drivers to offer tours of the show for those with mobility issues. A large area for accessible parking has also been set up.

The Golden Gears Car Club is made up of over 80 members, classic car owners and car enthusiasts.

The Club was ‘re-incarnated’ in 2012, with a two-fold mission: the preservation and restoration of classic cars, and the passionate desire to help the local community. The Club has made donations annually to such causes as the Christmas Exchange, the Community Food Share, Cancer Research and Mental Health.

Come out to the Iroquois Point on Sunday, August 25 to enjoy one of eastern Ontario’s biggest and best car shows and rock the Point with Eddy & the Stingrays.

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