Annual Car Show continues to grow
It was Alliston’s Potato festival for the 41st time this past August 8th weekend and Main Street was packed from one end to the other with great sights and activities. Hosted by the local club “Recycled Teenagers”, the car show this year was one of the largest gatherings yet. New Tecumseth Mayor Mike MacEachern says he has seen growth every year with the well organized display. “I recall at one time, they were only lined up to just past my home on Victoria” he said. “Now the cars line most of our Main street, it’s great to see” Combined with the main street vendors and displays there was no shortage of spectators for this event or refreshments for the participants. From what I saw, Alliston potato french fries were the popular choice!
There were vehicles from all across Ontario attending and the participants say they always enjoy this event due to all the attention and activity surrounding it. Hot rods, custom cars, original classics and motorcycles adorned Victoria street from the west end right to Paris Street. More and more car enthusiasts have found their dream vehicles and are ready to show them off these days as the hobby is gaining momentum. There were muscle cars from the 60’s and 70’s , classic cars from Britain and Germany. Even one rare Australian Falcon could be seen that day. Mark this one on your calendar for 2015, bring your car or just browse the great vehicles. And of course, the French fries are awesome! Check www.allistonpotatofestival.com for updates.
Photos and written by Perry M. Mason