Cruise for the Cure sets new records
The 5th annual Tim and Brenda’s Cruise for a Cure set records all around, making it one of the finest outdoor car shows in the province.
The event caused traffic chaos and even small planes that flew overhead made a couple of passes, checking out the massive show from above.
The attention that the event drew, from participants and visitors alike, made it a huge success. Many one-of-a-kind custom vehicles provided plenty of eye candy for even the most seasoned car buff.
“It was a spectacular day! Yes, it was a record breaker,” according to Colleen McCourt, of Strategy Plus Communications.
While the final figures are not in, Tim and Brenda Schmidt presented a cheque to Dr. Verma from the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Hospital, for $170,000, surpassing Tim’s goal of $150,000!
There were well over 1,000 show cars on display, drawing an estimated 15,000 visitors to the Weston Road farm.
By comparison, the 2014 event saw just under 10,000 visitors and some 700 vehicles at the day-long festival.
Over the last four years, Tim and Brenda’s Cruise for the Cure Show and Shine has welcomed over 24,000 visitors, 1,958 show cars and raised over $346,500 for registered charities close to the heart of Tim, Brenda and Helga Schmidt.
The public was also treated to some great entertainment, courtesy of BamBoo, Freedom Train, Pop Cherry, Carpet Frogs and some great opening acts.
There was a wide variety of classic, vintage and modern automobiles.
A truly one-of-a-kind car was Viv Agresti’s amazing “Bad Company,” Camaro roadster. Based on a 1969 Camaro, this all steel roadster boasts 650 hp. It’s the best of both worlds, retaining that classic charm, but it looks like a modern supercar. Agresti said it has attracted interest from General Motors executives.
Tim Schmidt’s personal collection was also on display. Nothing Tim owns is ordinary by any stretch of the imagination. He has taken some beautiful classic cars and turned them into works of art unlike anything else on the planet. His Impala fishtail coupe is one of the most amazing cars on earth.
Camaros, Chargers, Chevelles and GTOs represented the muscle car era, while a bevy of 1950s Bel Airs, Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles appealed to those who love the classics.
Owners were more than happy to talk shop with visitors, who admired the attention to detail put into every vehicle.
This car show set the bar for all others. Tim and Brenda have a lot to be proud of.
For more, visit http://www.timandbrendasplace.com/
Written by Mark Pavilons