Recycling the Classics
The Alliston and area car hobby has grown in leaps and bounds over the past decade. This was clearly evident when I visited the weekly gathering of special interest cars at Alliston’s Canadian Tire store parking lot.
Most weeks up to 100 or more cars will turn out for the gathering. The weekly event is hosted by the local club known as the “Recycled Teenagers”, a group of dedicated car nuts keeping things from lake pipes and fender skirts to red line tires and shaker hoods alive and well.
A nice assortment of street rods, muscle cars and restored originals can be viewed by the public each Tuesday night between May and September. I even saw a couple of cool motorcycles there if that revs your engine. At registration the ladies there explained that all the proceeds from the weekly show are donations by the participants which goes to various charities such as the Stevenson Memorial Hospital, the local food bank, the Alliston Youth Centre and “The Eat Well to Excel” school program. So fun is had by all while supporting these good causes.
Alliston has come a long way from being “home of the potato” to “Canada’s home of Honda Manufacturing“, making a cool car meet like this very fitting. The weekly event is open to all, whether you display a car or bring the family for a walk to check out the neat machines. So make an evening of it and visit the west end of Alliston. Go shopping or eat dinner at any of the various retailers and restaurants in town and cap it off with a stroll back through automotive time. You’ll feel like a teenager again too!
Written by Perry M. Mason