Last year, Hagerty Classic Insurance hosted their first Family Car Fest in Stayner, ON and the first Family Car Fest in Canada. This event is a classic car show that is designed and organized to get car enthusiasts, families and kids engaged in the hobby while learning and having fun. This year, Hagerty Family Car Fest is taking place in Oshawa, ON at the Ontario Regiment Museum on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 from 10am – 3pm. The event is at a great venue and offers a unique experience for kids to ride in a classic military vehicle, learn about post-war vehicles as well as watch a running Model T be assembled twice at the show. The event also offers an opportunity for kids to learn about classic vehicles, judge the vehicles and also participate in various craft opportunities at the Hagerty Test Garage.
This year, the Oshawa venue offers the unique chance to incorporate military vehicles into the mix and allow for a cool museum to visit as well. The show offers Hagerty Youth Judging, which allows a limited number of youth and kids to go around judging pre-selected vehicles as well as learning about various different types of classic cars. The Test Garage this year offers a Model Car Building workshop, Pit Stop Challenge workshop, pedal and battery-powered car races and a design workshop as well. The museum also offers the chance to ride in military vehicles such as a tank and also ride in historic automobiles as well. One of the coolest parts of the day is the Model T Assembly, which has a running Model T chassis being built in under 20 minutes.
The Hagerty Family Car Fest is open to a wide variety of cars, classics and specialty cars as well as fun for people and enthusiasts of all ages. If you are looking for a fun event to attend this coming weekend and your kids love cars, come check out this great event that is definitely sure to be worth the drive. Entry for car owners is $10 for two passengers and kids 16 and younger in cars are free. Money raised during the show is donated to the Yves Landry Foundation, which helps raise money to promote and help provide technical skills in high schools with programs like, Get It In Gear. The event is at the Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON and cars can start arriving at 8AM.
Written by David Murphy