Put on your bobby-socks and greaser jacket or move ahead a decade and get out that tie-dye T-shirt you’ve been dying to wear but couldn’t quite find the right occasion to dress like a rainbow.
You’ll fit in just fine during the Classic Chrome Car Show that will take over the streets of Broadway in Orangeville this summer.
Classic Chrome is a car show that welcomes all vintage vehicles but will have a special focus on vehicles from the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Nothing says classic automobile like the oversized rear fins of a late 50’s sedan complete with enough interior legroom so your friends on the basketball team can ride comfortably.
If the swinging 60’s is more your style, the classic muscle cars of the era are the stand-out vehicles that define the golden age of big block engines, rear spoilers, and custom chrome rims polished to a high sheen.
The cars will arrive on Broadway and take up positions all along the main drag from First Street to Wellington Street. They will begin to arrive around 10:00 a.m. and the show will go on until 5:00 p.m.
The Orangeville Farmer’s Market will be in full swing at the same time so you can peruse the vehicles and find your fresh vegetables for the week at the same time.
There will be vendors on site joining in the fun. Expect to see a lot of theme related products such as automotive parts and services. If you’re thinking about finally buying that special chrome hood ornament or applying a retro flaming decal to your front fenders, chances are someone at the show can help.
The event will be family oriented with a lot of activities for kids and even youth judging where the kids can vote on their favourite classic vehicle.
Expect to see a lot of people dressed like their favourite decade including some special guest performers that will turn back time on Broadway for the day.
If all this sounds like a fun blast from the past, stand by for some evening fun at an old fashioned 50’s style drive-in theatre that will take place in the parking lot at Westside Secondary School later in the day.
Pull into you spot and watch a family-friendly 50’s style movie from the comfort of your vehicle. The movie will request a donation for entry to help with the cost of providing the entertainment for the evening.
The Classic Chrome car show will take place on Saturday, August 11.