Two great car shows - One Great Weekend!
The SST Car Show crew started the weekend off in Blenheim Ontario Saturday for the Blenheim Classics Car show and we were not disappointed. Organizers say they had their biggest turnout ever, and the main street was filled with classic cars. This event is focused on older vehicles only and does not allow the display of any customized vehicles. The result is a unique show each year that continues to grow and the emphasis on quality vehicles instead of quantity is paying off with the show earning a reputation for prestige, while generating funds for local community groups. The event is also a big boost for local merchants.
Collector Car Productions was on hand for the Blenheim show, and displayed several vehicles that will be auctioned off July 9th at the John D. Bradley Convention centre at the second annual Maple City Classic Car Auction. Among the feature vehicles on display was a Yellow 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, in immaculate condition. The car is clean on top, and underneath and will be one of the headliners at the upcoming sale. CCP Auctions is based in Blenheim so it was fitting to have Canada's leading collector car auction house on hand for the Blenheim show.
The Sarnia Street Machines car club had an event in Canatara Park in Sarnia that was simply over the top today ( Sunday ). There was an impressive display of Mopars, with Chargers, Challengers, old and new sporting retro styling on display. There was also an impressive collection of Jeeps courtesy of the local Jeep club.
There were many Corvettes, but the surprise hit of the day was tucked away almost at the back of the show field where a display of vintage micro cars, including a 1958 BMW Isetta stimulated imaginations and piqued curiosity. These forerunners to today's smaller fuel efficient cars seem like odd balls, but were for a time quite popular in Europe and to a lesser degree in North America. The Isetta on display took top honors in its class at the show, and it is indeed a rare car with features that made a car that sold specifically in the Canadian market.
The Sarnia show generated fund for the Pathways Health Centre for Children.