Get out the wax, polish the chrome, and make your car shine this summer if you are planning on showing off your ride at the annual Cruisin’ on First Classic and Custom Car Show in Orangeville.
The weekly event takes place every Wednesday evening through the summer in the parking lot at the Canadian Tire store in Orangeville.
The event is organized by David Murphy, business relations manager at MacMaster Buick GMC and Orangeville Chrysler. This is his fourth year running the show.
Sponsored by MacMaster Buick GMC and Orangeville Chrylser, the popular show has some new and returning sponsors this year including Auto Glym, Tim Hortons, Shell lubricants, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, and of course Canadian Tire who provide the space for all the cars that show up.
The show features classic cars from years gone by that are restored and maintained. Some are kept as original as possible while other others choose to add their own personal touch to customize their vehicle.
Custom cars include vehicles that have been chopped, lowered, or redesigned to produce a one-of-a-kind ride including hotrods that are not only nice to look at, they showcase the skills of those who have a talent for rebuilding a car.
There are three special car shows that will go off-site and participate in local events.
On Saturday, June 1, the show will move to Broadway in Orangeville and line the main street of town with the Orangeville Blues Cruise as part of the annual Orangeville Blue and Jazz Festival.
On Saturday, July 21, a special show will be held during the annual Orangeville Ribfest at the Alder Street arena.
The Orangeville Fall Fair will again host the car show on Saturday, September 1.
Two of the shows will feature a special youth judging night where kids between ages 6 – 12, can cast a ballot for their favourite car.
Throughout the season the show will have special themed nights that focus on a particular decade or specific models of cars.
That doesn’t mean other models aren’t welcome, but if you have a make or model specific to a theme night, make a special effort to attend and join in the fun.
Written by Brian Lockhart