The love of a staring at a beautiful car, learning how it works, or finding the time to restore something that has faded back into a thing of beauty is something that is not restricted by age.
Although many car enthusiasts tend to be in later stages of life, that passion has to start sometime, and with classic automotive shows and events on the rise, it’s the perfect time to start sparking the interest of young people.
That has been part of the passion behind this year’s Cruisin’ on First events, organized by MacMaster Buick GMC’s Business Relations Manager, David Murphy. The events, which are held every Wednesday evening throughout the summer months at the Canadian Tire parking lot have seen a slight change in format from their prior structure, a move made in part to get more people involved and spark more interest.
One of those changes in format is the Youth Judging night, where 15 kids aged 8-14 will have the opportunity to judge the vehicles in the Muscle Car Showdown event, and learn a little bit about what is involved in the process.
“I want to get youth involved in the judging to help engage [them] in the car hobby, [as well as] to show them the unique character and great stories that these cars have,” explained Mr. Murphy. “History is something that may start to be lost, but we want to carry these cars – and most importantly their stories – into the next generation so that they are not lost.”
The judging event will be sponsored by Hagerty Classic Car Insurance, who will be providing the Youth Judging kits for the Muscle Car Showdown event, which will be held on Wednesday, August 26.
The deadline to sign up is August 21, and each youth will receive a judging kit and a t-shirt.
“It’s a great opportunity for kids who want to take part and learn a little bit about classic cars,” said Mr. Murphy. “It’s a free event for them to participate in, and it’s educational, so it’s a great combination.
For more information on the Youth Judging at the Muscle Car Showdown, or to sign up to be a youth judge, contact David Murphy by email at email@example.com or send a message through the Cruisin’ on First Facebook page at www.facebook.com/orangevillecruisenight.
Written by Tabitha Wells Photo courtest of David Murphy