Monday, July 07, 2014

Classic Car Show and Cruise-In Season in ON!

The Vintage lifestyle just isn't complete 
without a Classic Car!  

The only problem is that here in Toronto, the lifestyle isn't always conducive to maintaining a bright shiny classic vehicle.  Between the congestion and the salt in the winter...a classic car can suffer the nicks of close knit roads or rust away in our garages (oh wait - a garage is a major luxury in the city!!)  

So many opt out of ownership and choose to attend the car shows instead. Those lucky enough to handle the storage and maintenance of a vehicle,  get to be part of one of the many Car Clubs or Cruise-Ins in the areas in and surrounding Toronto/GTA!

Moreover, the season is very short (thank you Canadian winter) and but pretty sweet!  Car Shows, Events and Cruise-In nights are littered across the map to make the most and best of the short season!

Here is our best try at breaking down where you can join in or catch a glimpse of some beautiful rides in all their vintage glory! We have included Toronto/GTA as well as some outer locations that are just a stone's throw away from the city's perimeter!


July 20 - Hooters Whitby Annual Car Show, 1608 Dundas St East, Whitby
July 26-27 - 50 Years of Mustang, Ford of Canada Headquarters, Oakville, 9am
August 4 - Pink Slips Car Show, Canadian Tire-Meadowvale Tn Cntr, Mississauga , 10am
Aug 9 - Rods by the River, Fairy Lake, Newmarket, 11am
August 15-16 - Mods N Rockers, Various Locations, Toronto
August 16 - Wheels on Danforth, Danforth Ave/Vic Park, Toronto, 9am
Aug 17 - Custom Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and Shine, Markham Museum, 10am
Aug 22-24 - Autofest, Lakeview Park, Oshawa, 10am
Sept 7 - Cruisin for the Cure, Powerade Centre, Brampton, 10am
Sept 7 - Auto Classic, Main St, Markham, 10am
Sept 13 - Motofest, Main St, Stouffville, 9:30am
Sept 13 - Model A Ford Day, Main St, Unionville11am
Sept 14 - All Ford and Mustang Show,  Marigold Ford Lincoln (1120 Dundas St E), Whitby9am
Dec 7 - Annual Antique Car Parts Flea Market, International Centre, Mississauga, 10am

"CRUISE IN" NIGHTS: Summer to Fall. Call in advance to insure they are still operating that day due to rain or closure.

A&W (369 Speers Rd), Oakville, 5pm
A&W (915 Taunton Rd E), Oshawa, 5pm
Thornhill Cruisers Car Club, Canadian Tire (250 Silver Linden dr), Richmond Hill, 6pm
Road Legends Cruisers, Shake, Rabble and Roll Ice Cream Parlour, Whitby, 5:30pm
Back Alley Cruisers, AMC Theatre (30 Interchange Way), Woodbridge, 6pm

Brampton Street Rods, Shoppers World (499 Main St), Brampton, 6pm
Home of the Hot Ones, Harvey's, Newmarket, 6pm
Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club, Harvey's (17860 Yonge St), Newmarket, 6pm 
Oakville Lions Club, Boston Pizza (970 Dorval Dr), Oakville, 6pm
Back Alley Cruisers, Princess Auto (1455 McCowan Rd), Scarborough, 6pm
A&W (1078 Hoover Park Dr), Stouffville, 6pm

Markham Classic Cruisers, Markham Museum, 6pm
California Restaurant, Applewood Mall, Mississauga, 6pm
Newmarket Car Club, Royal Canadian Legion (707 Sprigley St), Newmarket, 6pm
Rouge Valley Cruisers, Route 66 Roadside Grill (147 Eglington Sq), Scarborough, 6pm

Road Legends Cruisers, Canadian Tire (155 Consumers Dr), Whitby, 5:30pm

Mississauga Classic Car Club, Rona (3115 Argentia Rd), Mississauga, 6pm
The Big M (711 Krosno Blvd), Pickering,  5:30pm
Toronto Downtown, Canadian Tire (1015 Lakeshore Blvd E), Toronto, 6pm
Pete's Big Bites Late Nate Cruise (821 Dundas St W), Whitby, 9pm

Street Classic Cruise, Canadian Tire, (1608 The Queensway), Etobicoke, 6pm
Saturday Night Food Drive Cruise In, Durham Centre, Pickering, 6:30pm

A&W (310 Harwood Ave), Ajax, 4pm
Canadian Tire (14700 Yonge St) , Aurora,  4pm
Over N Under Car Club, Leon's (10081 McLaughlin Rd), Brampton, 6pm

OUTER GTA (approx 1 hour drive outside of Toronto/GTA)

July 13 - The Wills Family GM Heritage Car Show, Canadian Warplane Museum, Hamilton, 9am
July 26 - Classics in the Park, Heritage Park, Barrie, 12pm
Aug 3 - Wheelsfest, Orangeville Fairgrounds, 10am
Aug 8 - GM Powertrain 16th Annual Car Show, GM Powertrain Plant, St Catherines, 9am
August 10 - Vintage Wings and Wheels, Canadian Warplane Museum, Hamilton9am
August 16  and 17 - The Jalopy Jam Up, Frontier Ghost Town, Durham12pm
Aug17 - Classic Car and Truck Show, CAA Car Care Centre (363 Lakes St), St Catherines9am
Aug 23-24 - Rotary Ribfest and Classic Car Show, Riverside Park, Guelph9am
Aug 24 - Doon Cruise-in Auto Extravaganza, Waterloo Region Museum, Kitchener, 9:30am
Aug 31 - Rev it Up Hot Rod Show,  Williamson Auto Dealership, Uxbridge9am
Sept 4 - Barrie Automotive Flea Market, Burls Creek Park, Barrie9am
Sept 7 - Fall Fair Cruise In, Elgin Park, Uxbridge11am
Sept 20 - Season Finale Car Show/Fall Fair,  Albion Bolton Fairgrounds, Caledon/Bolton12pm
Sept 21 - Car Show, Gus Brown Pontiac Buick GMC, Port Perry9:30am
Oct 11 - Octoberfest Car Show (pre 1980), Canadian Tire (400 Weber St N), Waterloo10am

"CRUISE IN" NIGHTSSummer to Fall. Call in advance to insure they are still operating that day due to rain or closure.

Hutch's on the Beach (280 Van Wagner's Beach Rd), Hamilton, 5pm
A&W (367 Lake St), St Catherines, 6pm

Recycled Teenagers Classic Car and Truck Club, Canadian Tire (110 Young St), Alliston, 6pm
A&W (555 Woodlawn Rd),  Waterloo/Guelph, 6pm (***Every 2nd Tuesday***)
Cruisin Classic Car Club, Emmanuel Community Church (1680 Reach St), Port Perry, 5pm

Barrie Thunder Classics, Heritage Park, Barrie, 6pm
Lakeside Plaza, Burlington, 5:30pm
Southbrook Golf and Country Club, Hamilton, 5pm
Road Hazards Car Club, Canadian Tire, Fairgrounds Mall, Orangeville, 6:30pm
Haugen's Chicken and Ribs (13801 Hwy 12), Port Perry, 5pm

Caledon Cruisers, Canadian Tire (99McEwan Dr), Bolton, 6pm
Moser's Patio and Grill ( 4448 Guelph Line), Burlington, 5:30pm
Innisfil Beach Cruisers, Sobey's (2082 Jans Blvd), Innisfil/Alcona, 6pm
Rockin the Waterfront, Pier 4 Park, Hamilton, 5:30pm
Nashville North (530 Guelph St), Norval/Georgetown, 6pm
Bonner Boys, Elgin Park, Uxbridge, 5pm

Back Alley Cruisers, Bradford Library, Bradford, 6pm
Canadian Tire (11 Clappison Ave), Waterdown, 5pm
Waterloo Knights of Columbus, Waterloo, 6pm
Crazy Canuck Classic Car Show, Market Road Antiques (845 Weber St), Waterloo, 5pm

Barrie Street Rods, Burger King (320 Bayfield St), Barrie, 7pm
Johnny Be Good Diner (440 Paris rd), Brantford, 4:30pm

Peggy Sue's Cruisers, Rona Cashway (1245 Rymal Rd), Hamilton, 4pm
Milton Cruisers, Milton GO Station, 6pm

Here are the full links: If there are cities/towns within driving distance for you, then you will find the full listings here:

Please also let us know if any of these have been cancelled!


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