Natasha Paterson Car Show brings out automotive eye candy
The second annual Natasha Paterson Memorial Car / Truck Show brought out a huge display of vintage, classic, modified and unusual vehicles to the park named in her honour in Shelburne on Sunday, August 20.
The show has no restrictions on the type of vehicles welcome to find a place to park and let the public have a look at some remarkable automobiles.
Ranging from the late 20’s to a few modern but spectacular cars there was something from every decade.
The weather was perfect for a car show which always encourages auto enthusiasts to put their vehicles on the road and make the trip.
Many of the cars in this show were in pristine condition after being restored and kept in top shape by their owners.
Several of the vehicles where highly modified – so much so that they barely resembled the original off-the-assembly line production cars they were designed to be. That’s what makes auto shows so interesting.
While some owners strive to keep the cars as original as possible, others like to use their skills and create a one-of-a-kind ride with highly defined features and custom paint.
“This is the second annual show,” explained even organizer Duncan Paterson. “Right now we have 80 registered cars and more coming in. It’s open to anybody. We don’t restrict it to any class – what ever you’ve got, bring it. We’re raising money for charity. This year we are giving money to Dufferin Child and Family Services and also Big Brothers and Big Sisters. We’re also hoping to give to the local Feral Cat Rescue because they have lost their location and are looking for a new place.”
In this type event sponsorship is crucial to having the show.
“We did really well with our sponsors. We have around 135 business and people that support it and donate to us. Last year we had 110 and of those around around 30 didn’t sponsor this year so we’ve gained 50 or 60 new sponsors this year. Hopefully the show gets a little bigger every year,” Mr. Paterson.
The show got underway at 10:00 a.m. with a lot of early arrivals driving into Shelburne to get a good spot on the field.
In addition to viewing the cars there was live entertainment and raffles which kept visitors occupied all day long.
Written By Brian Lockhart