The 3rd Annual DCMA Car and Bike Show was a huge success
The sounds of the Paul James Band echoed through the hills of the northeastern Corner of Dufferin County on August 17th as they entertained the guests of the Dufferin County Museum and Archives 3rd annual Car and Bike show.
Despite looming dark clouds in the distance and a forecast for potential rain, the weather was incredible with the sun shining brightly above the museum. The crowd of over 500 people who turned up throughout the day danced and sang-along to the music, enjoyed a BBQ, and of course, the cars.
“It was a fantastic and incredible day,” said Saara Pudifin, Events Coordinator at the DCMA. “The weather was gorgeous, the Paul James Band was great, and we had a number of local businesses participate as well.”
Roy’s Service Centre and Napa Auto Pro hosted some draws and were visible throughout the event, as well as the DCMA ran a garage sale, which brought in over $100 towards the museum.
Throughout the event, the Paul Jams Band helped set the atmosphere, transporting attendants to different eras as music matched the years of the cars, and favourite classics were performed.
The atmosphere of the museum, tied in the theme of local history with the many great car collections in the county. The Hills of Headwaters are alive with the sound of classic engines, and the DCMA brought them together to celebrate with enthusiasts from across Dufferin.
“It was just a really great and well received event,” said Ms. Pudifin. “Everyone had a blast, and the cars were incredible. We were really happy with the results.”
According to Ms. Pudifin, roughly 50 plus cars and around 10 bikes showed up for the event. Cars ranged from more modern Mustangs, to classic roadsters, racers and more. Even a few classic British models made an appearance at the show, much to the enjoyment of car enthusiasts.
Entry to the show was donation based, bringing in $2000 towards the museum. An additional $105 was raised through the 50/50 draw.
The show also drew out a 1949 Military Jeep, owned by Melancthon resident and war Cold War veteran Rtd MP Capt. Merv Parker, who accompanied the vehicle wearing his Canadian Armed Forces Military uniform, chatted with passers by about the jeep.
Following the tradition of their first two shows, several fun awards were designed and handed out to cars selected by DCMA staff and members in attendance of the event.
At the end of the show, winners included DCMA Choice Car, a 1957 Ford from Shelburne, DCMA Choice Bike, a 2003 URAC with Sidecar, Kid’s Choice Car, a Corvette, Kid’s Choice Bike, a 2212 CRF. The Oldest Car award went to a 1927 McLaughlin and the Oldest Bike to a 1971 BSA.
Written by Tabitha Wells