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Title: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on March 14, 2015, 11:41:21 AM
New column for upcoming shows in 2015

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on March 14, 2015, 11:45:02 AM
I've checked Old Autos and googled (is that a verb?) and I can't find a date for the St. Catharines GM Powerplant show.  Anyone know?  I'm trying to get a calendar of worthwhile shows set up.

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on March 14, 2015, 12:35:10 PM
Be patient Sam. It's probably still too early in the season for them to post the notice. That show is what, in September or October ? If I recall correctly
they posted it during the summer last year. I also keep a close eye on those show listings, it's the first thing I look at and the main reason I get Old Autos.
It's a long haul from the K-W area but it would be great if we could get other club members to go. We could all park together and display the club banner.
The big problem doing that is that we have to get there super early. I get there at 8-8:30 am and the place almost full already
.
Another worthwhile show to plan for is the Last Chance show put on by the Sunset Cruisers at the Welland Fairgrounds. The car attendance rivals that of
Steve's Country Cruiz In. I think it's the last good show of the season and is worth the effort to get there.
The Welland area is a hotbed of hotrods, custom cars and classics and whatever else shows up. There is also a huge parts flea market to browse through.
Pam and I have done it for the last couple of years and I think she enjoys it more than I do.

RON



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on March 14, 2015, 02:02:48 PM
The last 2 years the show was in August - I was hoping maybe our resident GM "gurus" would know the answer.

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: CDV on March 14, 2015, 02:13:58 PM
What is the car show in August I have to get the Cadillac ROTY-A's  shipped to beforehand called ?

Barely survived this brutal winter. Too much to do and too little time this year but I offered to make another batch with my remaining jewelry and my word .......... you can take that to the bank.

Gloss red for Joe and Sam, gloss black for the " Young One " but he has to belly up to the bar and detail one of Mike's Cadillac's of his choice, new kid in town and he has to earn his stripes if you will ........ not one coat of wax but two coats for extra shine and protection.

The new club member, gotta initiate him properly and break balls if you will.

The few, the proud, recipients of the prestigious Cadillac ROTY-A. Not sold in any store ( a collectors item ) , custom made for my good Cadillac friends. Complimentary Jim Bob's hat and Jiffy Pop too.

Now ........... I expect Mike Jones to make some funny videos for your 15 minutes of fame upon the presentation of your award for posterity.

CDV



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on March 14, 2015, 02:57:29 PM
If the Powertrain show was in August then that's probably when it is every year.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on March 15, 2015, 01:40:16 PM
Speaking of upcoming shows, did anyone undertake the project to hang our banner separate from the tents?

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on March 15, 2015, 04:21:31 PM

 No, nothing has been done. Let me see if I can come up with something that is simple that I can handle without welding and fabricating.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on April 25, 2015, 07:56:01 AM
Next Sunday I'll be doing my first cruise of the season. It's May 3rd at the Binbrook fairgrounds about 20 min outside of town here.
If this winter weather would go away I'd like to get my car ready. Due to one thing or another I still haven't done my roof yet. Tony is talking
now of this Tuesday after the shop closes. I've told him of how much time I'm going to need to do this so I hope he doesn't change his mind.
I think I'll go there in the mid to late afternoon and get started masking and prepping the roof then when the shop closes I can do my thing
and be out of there by 7:30.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: CDV on April 25, 2015, 08:19:13 AM
Winter weather ? Tell me about it, 10 degrees colder than normal, better get used to it.

In a long term climate cycle change, too bad they couldn't sell their silly " global warming " BS on the people to charge more $$$ for fuel.

China has no environmental regulations what so ever, the biggest mass polluter on the planet.

In the cities they wear smog masks when the air quality gets really bad.

Brazil is a cesspool of pollution, they are trying to clean it up for the next Olympics 2016. China did the same thing for their Olympics.

What a waste of time and $$$, hard to believe Greece hosted the Olympics not too long ago. They build these grand facilities and afterwards they just sit and rot, abandoned.

Oops, not a political comment here by any means.

CDV


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on May 20, 2015, 10:03:25 PM

 There's one in Waterloo on Friday.

 http://www.waterloo.ca/cruzin/

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on May 21, 2015, 04:57:44 AM
When I first saw the notice for that show I thought about doing it but after seeing when it started and ended I had to say no.
I would have enjoyed seeing other club members there as I'm sure some of you will be attending, but for me, going all that distance
for just 3 hours wouldn't be worth it. Also, I'm not a big fan of driving at night anymore, especially on a 400 series highway. If this had
been a daytime show I'd be there with bells on.

RON



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on May 21, 2015, 10:28:30 AM
I just got the proof for our flyer today and I should have them before the Cruise In.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on May 31, 2015, 02:21:14 PM
I know we have a couple of GM guys on our board.  Any news on the powerplant show?  I've been reading old auto and googling....

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on May 31, 2015, 03:28:00 PM
I haven't seen anything on the engine plant show yet. I googled it just now and there is nothing posted yet.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 08, 2015, 11:27:59 AM
I had 3 show flyers left in my car in Paris yesterday and was wondering if any of you Kitchener area folks have been to them. Would they be worth my
while to drive that far ?

1  Sunday June 14 "Graffitti 2015" show at Waterloo Rod and Gun Club in St. Jacobs.

2  Sunday July 19   Cruizer's Car Club Show N Shine at the Bennett GM dealership on Hespeler Rd Cambridge 11 am - 3 pm.

3  Saturday August 29 at the Sysco food plant in Woodstock 10 am - 2 pm.

Woodstock, Cambridge and Kitchener etc really aren't that far to go but highway time gobbles up the gas and at $1.16 litre that adds up rather quickly.
Doing Fleetwood and Paris this weekend I blew through 3/4 tank of gas and spent $60 to refill in Ancaster at $1.09 litre. It's that cheap there because of
the nearby Costco.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 08, 2015, 12:05:43 PM

 I've been to the show at the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club. It's put on by a local car club and it is a decent show.

 The others? I can't say for certain. But the one at Bennett's may be interesting.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 08, 2015, 01:14:53 PM
If any club members are thinking of attending Bennett's then I would go too.
I would need directions on how to get there.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 09, 2015, 09:02:04 AM

 I just looked in on Goderich's events.

 There is a beach cruise on June 24, called the Circle City Beach Cruise.

 Their Memories Then and Now Cruise is on July 18. That's the one held on the square.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on June 09, 2015, 09:46:25 AM
Sundays are tough for me but if it's close to home then I might be able to go.
 I plan on going to the Memories then and now in Goderich if anyone else is going.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 09, 2015, 09:51:22 AM

 The one in Goderich is close to when I'm going on holidays the end of July, but that is my 2-day weekend, so I won't be going. I remember last year, I got there at gate opening time, but was almost relegated to park way down a side street. I protested and got a spot on the square. I spoke to a few other attendees on the square, and they had lined up as early a 6:30 in the morning. Also the line to register was ridiculously long. I stood in that line for a good half hour.

 So keep that in mind if you plan to be there.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 11, 2015, 10:08:26 PM
Pam and I have been going to Hamilton's weekly Pier 4 cruise nights for the better part of 6 or 7 years and all of a sudden this year my car is too new to be
allowed in ? New rules-  1980 or older please. What gives ?

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 11, 2015, 10:21:55 PM

 Maybe they were getting too big? New people in charge? But in any event, that's not right.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on June 11, 2015, 10:50:04 PM
That sucks.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 12, 2015, 12:01:58 AM
I believe there are new people running it now. Prior to this there were no restrictions that I know of. It was open to anybody. That could be the reason for
the changes. There were a lot of new Camaros, Challengers, Mustangs and the like that would show up and by 6:30 the park was filled to overflowing.
I don't know the capacity of the park but it can easily hold maybe 200 or more cars.
Most weekly cruises are open to anyone. Not many have any age restrictions but those that do the cut off year is usually 1985.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on June 12, 2015, 06:04:06 AM
Can you request an exception?


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 12, 2015, 07:21:52 AM
I have 2 phone numbers that I got from the website. I may give one a call and ask why the changes were made.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: HavanaJoe on June 12, 2015, 04:29:01 PM
I can only assume it is because there was a pile of mustangs with big mufflers, chargers with nice paint jobs, all new. And oh gawd all the newer corvettes. They would all show up early and then I would see 40's and 50's original cars turned away. Ronnie got caught up in the sweep to get rid of the new cars. I wanted, and planned, to go last night but got side tracked by real life, again.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 12, 2015, 05:58:20 PM
You have to draw the cut off line somewhere, possibly 1990 or even 1995 but 1980 is ridiculous. Pier 4 is a cruise we really like because it only takes 15-20
minutes in rush hour traffic to get to the park.

RON
I just called one of the organizers for Pier 4 and he said it was the city who put up the restrictions. The restrictions came about from complaints to the city
from people being turned away from the park because there were no more spaces available. Many of those spaces were taken up by new cars that really
had no business being there because they were new cars.
He feels the same way I do about the cut off year but can't really do anything about it. He will talk to his partner about it and will try to have the rules
changed. I might even call the alderman for that area who was also in on the changes.
Ken asked me if my car could pass for a 1980 Eldorado. It could except for the different grille. He suggested waiting a couple of weeks and try again then
say my car is a 1980. If they ask for proof then I'm screwed.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 12, 2015, 10:25:52 PM

 What the hell does the city know about this sort of thing? Ask for input from the organizers? I guess that's just a bit too logical for the councilors to comprehend. That's a minimum age of 35 years old.

 Maybe you can get some action from the alderman.

 Mike

 


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 13, 2015, 05:32:58 AM
It's bureaucratic meddling, interfering in something they know little or nothing about. Next week I will call the alderman for that ward and see if
there is something he can do.
I think this decision should have been left up to the organizers with major input from the cruise participants via a petition or a vote. That's the
democratic way of doing things isn't it ?

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 13, 2015, 07:00:25 AM

 You would think so. I just think the organisers should have had some say in the matter.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 13, 2015, 09:37:54 AM
To me, the way he said it was "take it or leave it" but the city did add an extra year to the cut off year, from 1979 to 1980. Their generosity was
underwhelming to say the least.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on June 15, 2015, 09:38:27 AM
http://www.guelphlionsclub.org/index.cfm?page=carshow

I went last year (as did Gareth and Mike if memory serves).  Is anyone planning on going this year?  I was thinking of trailering the '57.

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 15, 2015, 10:02:52 AM
 
 I can't commit. I have other things on the go right now that may take precedence. Plus, it is Father's Day.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on June 15, 2015, 11:16:17 AM
Only a 20 min drive from my place.
 I'm going to try and go, as long as father's day doesn't get in the way.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 15, 2015, 11:32:40 AM
I don't know. I'd like to but I'll have to think about it. Kitchener and Guelph aren't that far away, maybe an hour or so but I'm thinking about the gas
I'll use getting there and back. At almost $1.20 per liter it adds up. Other than Fleetwood, Doon and any club meetings I think I should try to stay as
close to home as much as I can.  
For me, this is a lousy year for cruises as far as dates and times go. Many of them coincide with other shows I've done in the past.
I'm registered for one this Saturday, about 10 minutes from home. It's free entry with a free breakfast and a free lunch. You surely can't beat that.
It's my 3rd year for this one.
The trouble is that there are 2 others I like doing, also this Saturday which has never happened before. After this coming weekend there's nothing
going on for a couple of weeks. Go figure, however I will still give Guelph some thought.

Any Father's Day do for me will be a week later when the whole family gets together for our Canada Day celebration. We always do that the weekend
before July 1.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 15, 2015, 12:38:04 PM
Sam    The GM Powertrain Show is Sunday August 9  9 am - 5 pm.  How I got it was to ask the computer "Is there a GM Powertrain show for 2015 ?"
and the info came up. The other way all you get is info from past shows.
I tried to register for this year but the website is closed.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on June 15, 2015, 01:02:17 PM
 whoo/hoo

Thank you Ron!

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 15, 2015, 02:21:26 PM
Aug 9 is still almost 2 months away. They will probably start taking registrations next month.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on June 15, 2015, 03:07:04 PM
I just tried the same thing with 2 different search engines and came up dry.  Can you post a link pls?

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 15, 2015, 04:49:25 PM
We use Google Chrome.

https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&ie=UTF-8#q=is+there+a+GM+Powertrain+car+show-2015+%3F

Auto Show ready to shine @ GM plant   Bullett News Niagara

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on June 19, 2015, 10:49:48 AM
Turkeyfest Car Show today in Strathroy.  Cars start lining up 2 ish and parking starts @3.  Show includes live music, lots of food booths, loads of spectators.  If you know Strathroy at all, head for Poag Jewelers.  If you don't know Strathroy, google Poag and you'll find the show.

Strathroy-Caradoc cruisers is hosting the show.  Hope to see you there.

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on June 19, 2015, 11:45:08 AM
It's starting to look like I'll be in Guelph on Sunday, I'm just hoping that the weather is good.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on June 20, 2015, 07:46:34 PM
Forecast is 70% rain - so we're not going :-(

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on June 21, 2015, 06:43:44 AM
 Scratch that! Looks like sun and partly cloudy all day! 10% chance of rain this afternoon. Funny how the forecast can change in a day.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on June 21, 2015, 08:32:23 AM
DAMN!  Too late for me to trailer up and leave now.  Bruce is out getting groceries....wish those idiots knew what they were doing more than 1-2 hours ahead.  Hard to plan long trips based on bad intel.   [url=http://www.freesmileys.or

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on June 21, 2015, 08:42:33 AM
I guess I'll stay home today. I have a lot to do around here.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 21, 2015, 11:11:58 AM
Nothing going on here until July 27 at the Brantford airport. (Brantford has an airport ?) I've never done it before so I might go and check it out.
Brantford     www.flybfc.com
Downtown St Catherines is on July 4. Pam and I did this last year and enjoyed it. This is really big and covers most of the downtown area.
Then there's the Kings and Classics at the Rockton Fairgrounds July 11 & 12. I only go on the Saturday and leave before the Elvis impersonators begin
to torture Elvis' music.
July 12 is in Cobourg. I might that check out too. It's open to pre 1990 original style and restored vehicles only. That would be a nice change from the norm.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on June 21, 2015, 11:19:30 AM
As in east of oshawa? Cobourg is close to us. I'll look into it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 21, 2015, 12:44:04 PM
Cobourg is near Oshawa ? I can scratch that off the list then. I was thinking of Port Colborne which is a just down the road from here on Lake Erie.
Cobourg is too far for me to go especially on the 401 through Toronto, but I do like the idea of original and/or restored cars only.

RON
 


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on June 28, 2015, 12:10:33 PM
Coming up soon in the Hamilton area-

July 1
Wed     Lynden Canada Day Celebrations. Lynden Lions Park just out side of Ancaster. Excellent family day. Parade, big car show, music, food tents,
           door prizes, fireworks, stuff for kids to do.

July 4
Sat      Downtown St Catharines.   Huge free car show on downtown streets. St Paul St, Queen St and James St. Get there early for the best
          parking.

July 11 & 12
Sat -Sun   Kings and Classics    Rockton Fairgrounds  Rockton Ont.  Live music, food, prizes, vendors

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on June 29, 2015, 11:23:33 PM
I know it's not really upcoming anymore, but I just saw a great show in Kincardine this weekend. I'll have to look out for it next year.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 05, 2015, 04:04:23 PM
I did the Lynden show on Canada Day but left about 1:30 pm. The weather kind of put a damper on things so only about 85 cars turned up.
There was a little 5 minute sprinkle of rain in the morning and that was it until 1:30. As I was leaving it came down pretty good for about 10 minutes then
it stopped and that was the end of it.

As far as St Catherines Downtown went, I passed on it. Pam had to work and I wanted to get some more work done on my deck.
What started out as some simple deck repairs has turned into almost a major rehab.
Except for paint, the main deck is finished so I decided to tear up the 2x4 floor boards for the sidewalk section. I want to lay down new 1x6 deck boards so
the sidewalk will match the 1x6 boards on the deck. Once I got into it I found that all of the frame's cross braces have to replaced. Hopefully the work will
be done by the end of this week. I can only work in the yard until about 1:30. By then the shade from the trees in the park will be gone and the sun will be
directly overhead making it just too hot to be out there working.

RON



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 06, 2015, 03:25:51 PM
This just arrived in my inbox   $sun$

It's late in coming but I'm glad to announce that the 2015 GM Powered Show & Shine will return this year again at the GM Powertrain facility in St. Catharines on Friday August 7th. This message is going out to all the 2014 registrants. Further details about the show and a pre-registration form can be found on our new website link www.gmshowandshine.ca  This year the show will again coincide with a Plant Open House.  Details and a link you must use  to sign up for a tour while you are at the show can also be found there.

I'm going to trailer the Eldo this year.  Who else from the club can attend?  Should I take the club tents and sign?  I don't have any flyers etc. to give out tho.

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 06, 2015, 03:32:30 PM
The date of the Powertrain show in St Catherines has me concerned. I called the Old Autos newspaper and they have not received anything from
Powertrain about a show this year. That thing on the computer says the show will be on August 8th which is a Saturday but traditionally that show
has been held on a Friday. There was also something posted by the J Body Club and it mentioned a Friday show as well.
I called Brian Cullen Chevrolet in St Catherines just now and spoke with someone in sales. He said he heard that there will no show this year, which
could explain why no notice has been published, however he told me that he will check with his general manager to see if he has any info on it.
I don't want anyone to drive all the way to the engine plant only to find an empty field.
When I hear back from the Chevy dealer I will post what they tell me.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 06, 2015, 05:29:32 PM
The note I posted was received without me writing to them.  If you read the body of the note it says they were sent to 2014 participants...so Ron, you should be getting one, too (?)  Cut/paste the link.  I'm already registered.  -yes-

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 06, 2015, 06:08:25 PM
When did you get this note ? Was that by email ? Cut/paste the link ? What is that ? My computer skills don't go beyond sending emails and the occasional
search on the web.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 06, 2015, 06:16:32 PM
click this    www.gmshowandshine.ca  and/or this https://ca-mg6.mail.yahoo.com/neo/launch?action=showLetter&umid=2_0_0_1_1637027_AE3uw0MAABWBVZsKgAr8gHeIYEY&box=Inbox&src={src}&.rand=1607783280#1913197644



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 06, 2015, 07:40:52 PM
 *yikes*



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on July 06, 2015, 07:45:01 PM
I like both,  Driving to the show, and seeing some of the cars.  My personal preference is to go around with someone who has more experience than me and learn what I can from them. ....Randomly stopping and talking with people.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 06, 2015, 09:02:47 PM
I like both,  Driving to the show, and seeing some of the cars.  My personal preference is to go around with someone who has more experience than me and learn what I can from them. ....Randomly stopping and talking with people.

My favourite thing to do is stop at a car I like at a show, and ask the owner "please tell me about your car".  Their faces light up as they tell me not only the raw facts (engine size etc.) but the story behind owning the car.  I'm still in the "sponge" faze of owning a classic I guess.   6chin6

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 07, 2015, 12:35:35 PM
I have not received anything yet for the Powertrain show but I am registered. Other than Sam and I is anybody else planning on going ?

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 07, 2015, 05:10:06 PM
I'll bring the canopies in case we can't find a shady spot.  Put out a chair to save us a spot, pls as we never can tell just how long it will take to drive there.

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on July 07, 2015, 05:30:22 PM
I'll be doing my defense in Waterloo that day,  so no chance of me making it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 07, 2015, 05:50:13 PM
Sam, I have my own 8x8 pop-up canopy so you really don't need to bring your's. As far as parking goes, I usually park at the back down the hill
close to the trees and the road. Across the road is a restaurant that I like.
I'm leaving here before 7 so I will probably get there way before you. I will set up my canopy and chairs and save you a spot.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 07, 2015, 05:59:06 PM
For me, the engine plant is the better part of an hour's drive from home. It will probably take you and the trailer queen 3 hours or more to get there.
If you are doing the plant tour you are going to have to leave super early.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 07, 2015, 06:44:53 PM
I'll be doing my defense in Waterloo that day,  so no chance of me making it.

We'll be sending good thoughts your way.  Good luck   $sun$

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on July 07, 2015, 07:05:13 PM
Thanks!


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 09, 2015, 10:08:57 PM
Gareth, could you meet up with Bruce in Guelph and get him some show brochures and club info?

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 10, 2015, 08:24:04 AM
What food arraignments are in place for Doon ?

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on July 10, 2015, 11:32:33 AM
Gareth, could you meet up with Bruce in Guelph and get him some show brochures and club info?

Sam

For the Aug 7th show in St Catherines? If I have any left I can. I've been passing a lot out close to home as that is where 90% of everyone comes from. I can't be there as that is the same weekend as our Blues Festival.

What food arraignments are in place for Doon ?

RON

That is pretty much the last important thing I'm working on.
 Jennifer from the charity has sent me some links that I need to check out and send a letter to.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on July 14, 2015, 01:57:39 PM
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1087380261&activateLink=true&posted=true&adActivated=true&uuid=4aef4f2d-7881-4f3b-9f92-df97ec079497


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 14, 2015, 02:02:05 PM
Nice  $sun$

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on July 14, 2015, 02:34:35 PM
CKCO. http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/more/community-calendar#/?i=2

SNAPD https://kitchenerwaterloo.snapd.com/#/events/view/840772

I have also sent info to local radio stations.

GJ





Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on July 15, 2015, 12:25:54 PM
I've run into a snag as far as the catering goes. To even get a hot dog vendor would cost $400, so I'm back to square one as of now.
 Does anyone have any experience getting a food vendor to an event? It really is the one thing I really don't have any experience with.


Haggerty is in the works and it looks like they will donate a peoples choice award again, I just hope they make a cash donation again.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 15, 2015, 02:45:56 PM
I've run into a snag as far as the catering goes. To even get a hot dog vendor would cost $400, so I'm back to square one as of now.
 Does anyone have any experience getting a food vendor to an event? It really is the one thing I really don't have any experience with.

GJ
You tried to get food a truck once, what happened there ? How many food trucks are in the K-W area ?  Couldn't we put together a food truck festival
of sorts when we do our show ? There is a food truck festival here in Hamilton with a lot of trucks lined up on Ottawa St. It's very popular and well
attended with long line ups for food. A variety of food trucks in one location turning out top quality food is a big thing these days.
 
There is a small cafe inside the museum. Couldn't they do something on a larger scale out in the park ?

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Fins on July 15, 2015, 05:22:56 PM
They do that in Miami too. 50 trucks will line up and people come out by the thousands. And every one of them has some sort of Hoochie-Coochie music coming out of it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on July 15, 2015, 10:24:54 PM

 Maureen found some stuff while doing a search for something. It involves food trucks. I'll have to ask her what it was.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 16, 2015, 05:33:28 AM
Pam and I have started attending a new Wednesday cruise at the Binbrook Fairgrounds put together by former neighbours of ours. This is their
second year at it and it's a good show that draws about 60 cruisers. There is also organized baseball and other things going on there at the same
time so there could be 2 or 3 hundred people in the park. There are also 5 food trucks that show up every week that seem to do a decent business.
Surely we have several hundred people in the park at our shows. Why couldn't that work for us as well ?

RON

                                                 



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on July 16, 2015, 08:55:51 AM

 Does this help?

 http://www.kwfoodtrucks.ca/

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 16, 2015, 10:50:12 AM
That's a great selection of food trucks but I'm only familiar with Poor Bhoys because they go to the Binbrook cruise. It would be nice to see a few of them
at Doon.


RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on July 16, 2015, 12:32:27 PM
I have been researching this a lot. The by laws are sticky here for food trucks, they need a special permit.
 And there are not enough people on the grounds for them to make a profit.
 A simple hot dog vendor only needs a moving permit but they charge $400 up front.                                      Asking someone to come out to a small event for what they make in sales alone won't fly unless it's a really big event. A lot of people that come to car shows bring their own food as well.
 We had Bingemans our first year at Doon and they lost money, as well as the Rabbid Fox. They lost money  even though the food was excellent.
  If we get as big as some of the other festivals then we can charge them to be there but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
 For now I'm looking for something small and simple as well as low risk.
I sent this guy an e-mail
http://www.toddsdogs.ca/
I'm just waiting to hear more about his services.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 17, 2015, 06:03:29 PM
We can't simply set up a BBQ and serve hot dogs on buns?  Some cold drinks and chips?

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on July 17, 2015, 06:04:18 PM

 Regulations.....

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on July 18, 2015, 11:39:43 AM
I may be able to work something out with the charity, they could do a simple BBQ, but I need to provide the BBQ.
    I got an e-mail back from Todd's dogs. He might be able to bring a couple of BBQ's , he also said he could bring a deep fryer. I don't think a deep fryer would be necessary. I'm waiting to hear back from him.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on July 29, 2015, 11:38:16 AM
For the GM powerplant show there's a 50/50 chance I won't have access to the Eldo as the concrete guys said 30+C days are slowing everything down.  I'm still planning on attending - with the '57 (Junior club member).  If there are enough of the CISO group to attend, I can bring the "stuff" (including the banner).

Sam  $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on July 29, 2015, 11:40:26 AM
I really want to go but our blues festival is the same weekend. rock/band

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on July 31, 2015, 07:00:18 PM
My deck is finished and the gazebo is assembled so I'm taking the weekend off and we're going to go cruising.
Tomorrow is the Dutch Mill Country Market and Sunday is Canal Days in Port Colbourne. Dutch Mill is a favourite of ours but Port Colbourne will be
out first time and it's supposed to be HUGE.
Next Friday is GM Powertrain, Sunday another annual new one in Binbrook, then in 2 weeks it's Doon.
Sept 5th or 6th has us in Orangeville for the Fall Fair cruise, the 13th is the all GM show at Queenston Motors and the 27th is the 35th Last Chance
in Welland, it's huge too. Those are the big ones for us but there a few others we could take in as well if they aren't too far away.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 05, 2015, 05:47:49 PM
Sam     A while back you said you had something you wanted to give Pam. If you can remember bring it with you to the Powertrain show on Friday, Pam
will be there with me.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 06, 2015, 09:50:56 AM
I brought it upstairs and hope to remember it <g>

Bruce dropped by GJ and picked up a bunch of flyers for the Doon show.  They are in the car so I DON'T forget them.  I'll look for you at the "usual" spot.  I'm starting to rethink trailering Cali; pros = better gas mileage, potentially less road damage (flying gravel), don't have to worry if the old girl breaks down.  Cons = never trailered on the QEW/Linc; love driving Cali.

Anyone got a coin?

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 06, 2015, 10:38:34 AM
Trailering will certainly gobble up your gas. It would definitely be cheaper to drive the car.
Gas is cheaper here if you know where to look. The last I heard it was $1.09 near the Costco store in Ancaster and you don't have to go to Costco
to get it.
When you leave the 403 to get on the Linc take the first exit to go the the shopping area. Cross the street to the Esso gas station and gas up there if need be.
That's usually the cheapest gas because Costco is just down the street and the other stations have to keep low prices to compete.
Pam and I will be leaving here before 7 to get a good parking space there.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: HavanaJoe on August 06, 2015, 11:12:17 AM
I can't make it to the St Catherine's show tomorrow. I am forced to work :(   censored/


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 06, 2015, 01:59:47 PM
I can't make it to the St Catherine's show tomorrow. I am forced to work :(   censored/

Thought you were "self" employed?   -scratch/

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: HavanaJoe on August 06, 2015, 02:06:09 PM
hahahah if only self employed meant I could afford to pay myself :)


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 06, 2015, 02:09:50 PM
Trailering will certainly gobble up your gas. It would definitely be cheaper to drive the car.
Gas is cheaper here if you know where to look. The last I heard it was $1.09 near the Costco store in Ancaster and you don't have to go to Costco
to get it.
When you leave the 403 to get on the Linc take the first exit to go the the shopping area. Cross the street to the Esso gas station and gas up there if need be.
That's usually the cheapest gas because Costco is just down the street and the other stations have to keep low prices to compete.
Pam and I will be leaving here before 7 to get a good parking space there.

RON


It's actually cheaper to trailer the Eldo than to drive it, thanks to the California Emissions pkg.  We also have cheap gas here (just filled up at 99.9).  We're going to let the car decide.  Going to check the fluid levels.  If they're on the full line, we'll drive.  If she's lost any fluid of any type, we'll trailer.  She was completely road checked just a month ago, and I've put on less than 100 miles since then.

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 06, 2015, 05:08:06 PM
Sorry, Ronnie, to take your fun away - we're driving her out tomorrow on her own 4 wheels.   -yes-

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 06, 2015, 06:11:29 PM
We'll see you there in the morning then. Have a good trip.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 07, 2015, 07:44:37 PM
This was the 17th Annual GM Powerplant show.  I arrived late - thank you Ronnie so much for holding a space in the shade! - but had a perfect spot between Ronnie and his friend Tyler.  This year there was a $5 ask at the door for charity but strangely, no freebies or goodie bags.  I did get a dash plaque and as usual, won diddly squat  -uh- 

At 2:30 they gathered everyone up at the stage, and announced and unveiled the 2016 Camaro.  It sounded nice, but looked like it was born in a wind tunnel (sigh).  I thought it looked like a Dodge Dart  moon/fart

This year there was no HP tester, no ice cream van and fewer cars.  It didn't feel as well organized as the last 2 years.

Ronnie, post the pic you have of you and Pam on that custom vehicle.  It needs to be seen to be described/believed  =rofl=

Best caddy award went to the awesome 1959 bright red convertible w/continental kit.  If memory serves, it won last year as well.  They wouldn't sell it to me (darn!).

Next friday night you can find me in Georgetown, ON, with my 1957.  And yes, it will be trailered there.  I don't drive that baby on the 400 series highways   .no.

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 07, 2015, 08:29:03 PM
Pam can post them on Facebook. Where can she do that ? Can she send them to you Sam and you can post them ? She will do it after work tomorrow
if you can give her an address to send it to.
She also wants to thank you so much again for the vase you made for her.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 07, 2015, 08:36:05 PM
Hi Ronnie

I'll send my address to you in a PM.  I'll post them for you. 

We had fun today.  Next year we plan to stay overnight the night before in NOTL so we can be there earlier.

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: HavanaJoe on August 07, 2015, 10:08:03 PM
Seriously bummed i couldn't be there.  :irked: :irked: :irked: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying:

Apparently the workers viewed the unveiling of the new camaro as a slight since the production of the camaro is moving the detroit in november. They say they will have to lay off 120 workers.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 08, 2015, 03:38:44 AM
Hi Ronnie

I'll send my address to you in a PM.  I'll post them for you. 

We had fun today.  Next year we plan to stay overnight the night before in NOTL so we can be there earlier.

Sam   $sun$
There are many B&B's in NOTL (Niagara on the Lake) but after the dismal attendance this year I wouldn't be surprised if there was a show next year.
Over 600 pre-registered but I doubt that even 400 showed up.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 08, 2015, 09:47:50 AM
They were VERY late in advertising the show this year.  As a past participant, I received an e-mail invitation...sent July 6, 2015.  My best guest is that most people fill their show calendars by May, so sending out an invitation only 1 month prior to show date would have caused a lower turnout.  And I can't remember if they advertised in Old Auto, but I couldn't find it in either May or June's issues.  As I mentioned the whole show felt a bit less organized than previous years.  Fewer vendors as well as fewer cars.

As for the Camaro roll-out - I didn't realize they were moving production. If I were an employee, that would piss me right off.  Could be fewer wanted to volunteer at the car show to show their displeasure...turn their back so to speak.

Grey and raining here in Melbourne right now.  Glad I'm not in Bothwell (20 mins west of here).

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on August 08, 2015, 10:44:55 AM
I would have liked to be there but I don't feel so bad as I saw Randy Bachman last night and the North Mississippi Allstars and got to meet them backstage.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 10, 2015, 02:53:02 PM
http://downtowngeorgetown.com/events/rock-n-roll-n-classics

I'll be taking my '57 Chevy to this show.  She is mint over green.  CYA there?

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 25, 2015, 04:35:53 AM
Is anyone going to do the show at the Sysco plant in Woodstock this coming Saturday ? It's a freebee, no charge to attend, with plant tours,
music, food and according to them AWESOME prizes. I've been given so many fliers for their 2nd annual show that I thought I'd give it a go.
It sounds like it could be worth the drive to Woodstock. It goes from 10am to 2pm this Saturday.
Sysco is a huge global food service company with distribution centers world wide.

Sysco Southwestern Ontario
1515 Commerce Way
Woodstock, Ontario.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on August 26, 2015, 09:14:57 AM
Now that summer is winding down (boo, hiss!) there's only a few more nights to get to the amazing thursday night weekly cruise-in on Steve Plunkett's estate.  I know it's a bit out of the way for most of the club...  I just hope a few people could show up this year to this laid back show on a golf course surrounded by streams, ponds and forest.  Feel free to bring your dog/cat/pet (pls clean up after your pet).  There is a DJ, Lion's BBQ, Church Lady Pie (OH MY!) and London Double Decker Ice cream.  Salthaven usually brings a rescued animal for "show and tell" and there are draws for the little ones, passenger draws and driver draws.

If anyone new shows up I'll take them for a walk around the property and if we're lucky, a door or 2 will be open (last week Steve was airing out the "garage" and charging up batteries).

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on August 26, 2015, 11:28:49 AM
I really would like to go, but I can't because of work. One of those four letter words I dislike.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 26, 2015, 01:11:25 PM
I would love to go but it's 1 1/2 hrs each way on the dreaded 401 & 403, hardly worth the drive for only a few hours long cruise night besides
I'm still working on my upper deck and I'm pretty much done in by the end of the day to want to go anywhere. I wanted to be finished by now
but I'm doing this rehab entirely on my own and I don't want rush what I'm doing, it's too easy to get hurt or make mistakes.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on August 29, 2015, 02:16:13 PM
I just got back from the cruise at the SYSCO plant in Woodstock. I glad I went. Most of the 250 + cars there I've never seen before.
There were only three Cadillacs there, mine and two others. A beautiful red CDV and a black Fleetwood Brougham. I took some pics
and will try to get someone to post them for me. I might ask Joe  to do it.
This is a brand new plant, relatively easy to get to, and I will certainly go again next year.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on August 30, 2015, 11:21:09 AM
I took a drive up to Goderich yesterday. We went to the Beach Street Station for lunch. http://www.beachstreetstation.com/  and sat on the patio for lunch. There were a lot of old cars driving up and down the beach. It was as good as being at a show.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on September 03, 2015, 07:59:32 PM
Any interesting Labour Day shows out there?  I'm going to call tomorrow to see if the Eldo's ready yet. 

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 04, 2015, 04:26:14 AM
There are a few Labour Day shows but I don't know how far they are from you.
One I might go to is the Orangeville Fall Fair. I know where that is. The car show is tomorrow at the fair grounds. And I'd get to see
the grandkids.  I don't have a website but just type in  "Orangeville Fall Fair" and it should come up.

The 519 calling area is a big one and I don't know where these are but there's Ailsa Craig Ont put on by the local food bank.
                                                                 www.ailsacraiffoodbank.org  or   519-293-3637

Courtland Ont. Swap meet tomorrow and the show is on Sunday. For info call Gerald Sandham  519-842-2681
Essex Ont.  Sunday -  Festival Of Cars at the Can. Transportation and Heritage Museum. info- 519-776-6909   www.ctmhv.com  
St Thomas  Sunday -  33rd annual Fire Muster Days Car and Motorcycle Show put on by the local firefighters. info- 519-871-0578 or
                                                                                                                                                                        519-637-0578.  

RON    
                                                                  


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on September 04, 2015, 09:13:51 AM
Thanks Ronnie :-)

We've done the Ailsa Craig show a couple of times (we're big supporters of the food bank).  In cool weather it's a great show - and in hot weather yikes.  It's a "street show" with no trees to hide under.

Enjoy the non-snow weather while it lasts.  We'll be longing for it come February.

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 04, 2015, 09:54:25 AM
Yeah, I heard the Weather Channel's prediction about that and I'm not looking forward to it. Back in the 80's I owned a home heating
fuel oil business and I enjoyed being out in the cold but not anymore. I don't mind having to get out with the snowblower and shovels
because it has to be done but that's all.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 07, 2015, 03:58:56 AM
Wound up not doing the Orangeville Fall Fair car show Saturday, Pam had to work. We went to the Fair yesterday instead with the grandkids
and they showed us all the prizes they won for the different craft entries the did. Those kids were busy with about a dozen entries each in
different categories. It was brutally hot in the sun with very little available shade other than in the exhibit buildings so in a way I'm glad I
didn't go on Saturday. Sitting under the pop-up all day in that heat isn't my idea of enjoying a car show.

There are only 2 major annual shows left for me. One is next Saturday, Sept 13, at Queenston Motors which I think is GM only and the Last
Chance Car Show and Swap Meet, Sunday Sept 27, in Welland at the exhibition grounds. This is really the last major big show of the season
in this area and is a must do. There were more than 1500 cars in attendance last year. If any of you KW and London folks are able to go,
do it just for the experience. 

RON






Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on September 08, 2015, 11:22:50 AM
Sept 13 is a no go for me, but I'll see what the weather is going to be like on the 27th.
 So far they have been predicting a very warm autumn.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on September 08, 2015, 01:38:50 PM
Weather permitting (on the 27th) it sounds like a nice excuse for a drive :-)

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 08, 2015, 02:12:41 PM
We've done Last Chance for the past 3 years. It's one of Pam's favourites. There is a fantastic variety of cars to check out, most of which
you've never seen before. There are dozens of vendors to visit for food and parts. You have to go at least once and you need to get there
very early to be on the main field.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 13, 2015, 07:49:12 AM
I think I'm going to take a pass on the Queenston Motors cruise this year. It's a cold windy morning today and I can't see too many guys
attending.
Queenston On the Mountain is right on the edge of built up and rural and is still more or less out in the open. That strong cold wind coming
across open farm fields will make sitting on your lawn chair for several hours quite uncomfortable. Maybe next year will be better.

All that's left for me now is the Last Chance show in Welland on the 27th. Does anyone one other than myself and possibly Sam plan on
going ? Joe was there 2 years ago. It would be good if he could do it again this year but I don't know if his transmission woes are resolved.

RON

PS- Where did all these cool new icons come from ?   -scratch/ -uh-


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on September 13, 2015, 08:29:17 AM
You can thank Gareth for the new emoticons.  I had asked if anyone out there could add an "embarrassed" pic to our collection.  Gareth added that, and a few more just for fun.

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on September 13, 2015, 11:31:13 AM
Welland might be a bit too far for me on a Sunday so I can't say if I'll be there on the 27th.
  Of course the weather will also dictate and it is unpredictable the end of Sept.

I may add a few more smileys but I might have to delete some of the ones that never get used.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 13, 2015, 12:06:18 PM
Welland is the better part of 2 hour drive for you but it's a lot closer than the GM engine plant. It's more in St Catherines than Welland and you
don't have to cross the Garden City Skyway bridge that goes over the Welland Canal.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on September 13, 2015, 12:50:34 PM
Still too far on a Sunday, I have to be home early to get ready for work. 1:30 AM comes early.

GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 13, 2015, 01:38:19 PM
Then you'll have to get old quickly and retire so you can have more time to go to shows.   ROTF/LMAO>

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on September 24, 2015, 10:22:08 AM
Hi Ronnie

I'm not feeling up to par, so if we go to any shows this weekend, we're going to stay close to home.  I've had ongoing health problems since January, and every now and then POOF they rear up again. 

Sorry

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on September 24, 2015, 10:23:16 AM

 Sorry to hear that Sam. Hope things improve soon!

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on September 24, 2015, 10:27:43 AM
2 specialists and 9 months later no one knows what's wrong. 

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on September 24, 2015, 10:33:35 AM

 I hope someone figures it out. I know that can be very frustrating.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 24, 2015, 11:04:24 AM
Well, take care of yourself, that's more important than a car show.
I'm even thinking about passing on that myself. I just found out than Pam has to work on Sunday and I don't really like it when she can can't
come on these annual cruises with me. However, I've already paid my pre-registration fee so I should go and get something for my money.
We'll see.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: EXCRUISERGUY on September 24, 2015, 11:41:50 AM
I hope it's not too serious Sam and they find the problem soon.
 
GJ


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on September 24, 2015, 12:25:46 PM
I hope everything works out as well. We went through that with Tegan for a couple years but in the end they figured it out and could manage it.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 26, 2015, 03:35:56 PM
I have decided to go to Welland tomorrow after all. My grandson Evan is here for the weekend so I won't have to go alone but we'll
only stay for a few hours. It's his 8th birthday next Wednesday so tomorrow afternoon the Hamilton part of the family is having a
birthday party for him.

RON



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Cruise Ship Jeff on September 27, 2015, 11:30:40 AM
I have heard a lot about that Welland show. I was planning on going,but something came up. Supposed to be a great show and the weather looks great!


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 27, 2015, 01:08:28 PM
Evan and I went. We got there about 11 am the place was packed. The show starts at 9 am but cars get in line around 5 and wait for the
gates to open at 7. There were a lot of cars there and they were still coming in when we left at 12:30. I'm sure they will top 1500 cars
again this year. It is virtually impossible to walk around and look at every car, there's just so many.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: RONNIE on September 29, 2015, 06:19:54 PM
In Welland I spoke with a fellow I first met a few years ago when I parked beside him at the GM engine plant show. Bud Phelan has a lovely
bone stock burgundy 1941 Chevy Master Deluxe 2 dr sedan that's been in his family since new. His aunt and uncle bought it new and when
they passed on his parents got it then Bud got it when they passed. He shows his car regularly but doesn't venture very far from St Catherines
anymore so I try to see him if I'm doing a show in the area. Bud Phelan is 89 YEARS OLD AND STILL CRUISING. WOW !
We should all be so fortunate.

RON



 




 



Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on September 29, 2015, 10:23:19 PM

 I think I remember you mentioning him awhile ago. Wow! That truly is something. I can only wish I could do the same.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: chevysuburban196 on October 09, 2015, 12:53:45 AM
How about 2016? 2015 is just about over and being the only 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Barittz Convertible in Southern Ontario, from want I have been told I would love to cruise up to Steve Plunnketts  weekend show in first weekends in June I believe for the whole weekend, and I would have to rent a motel room if that is possible to do and display my 84 Eldorado Barittz Convertible along with a display of my T-shirts, auto art on T-shirts that I have been drawing and painting for many many years.
I have painted Steve's 1934 Cadillac Fleetwood opera cabriolet, the maroon on a T-shirt for him about 6 years ago and sent it to him, ( it is one of two in existence) and he always wanted me to come to his show and display and draw and painted T-shirts of my work.
I am sure that once I talk to Steve that we can make arrangements for me and my uncle to travel to the show and
both display my autoart on T-shirts and display my 1 of a kind 1984 Eldorado Barittz convertible.

I am sure that it would be nice for many Cadillacs could travel together  up their and we all would be displayed together.
I am hoping to acquire a 10 X 10 Canopy with the Cadillac Vintage crest and wreath on all for sides and words Cadillac on all 4 lower banner corners. They make them in the USA but its trying to get one shipped to Canada.

I would like to travel with many Cadillac's and Cadillac's from Burlington and Mississauga our group of Cadillac buffs.

Thank you

ROSE


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: Jon on October 09, 2015, 06:37:20 AM
We always have a club setup at the show where we also suck in any other Cadillacs that we see driving by. It's good to hear Steve knows who you are so he shouldn't have a problem with your art stand. We'll confirm that when we reserve our spot.


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on October 09, 2015, 09:27:19 AM
I'm the "liason" person with Steve, so if you need help, contact me   -yes-

Sam   $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2016
Post by: RONNIE on December 16, 2015, 08:37:34 PM
 
Earlier this year I brought up the idea of members donating their excess unused car show goody bag treats to be used as giveaways at Doon next year.
Because I attended a lot of big annual cruises these past few years I brought home a lot of goody bags with multiples of everything automotive related.     
I've been finding so much stuff that I've accumulated some 30 items so far. From little packets from Auto Glym, Mother's and Mequire's to full size bottles
of quick detailing waxes, aerosol engine cleaners, wheel and rim cleaner, tire shine sprays and glass cleaners. There's a few air vent air fresheners even
a small zippered wallet containing various small screwdrivers, pliers, pick-up magnet etc. This is far more stuff than I will ever possibly use and I'm sure
there will be even more of it next year so I'm only too happy to give it up.

RON


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on December 16, 2015, 09:24:03 PM
Hi Ronnie

Seeing as my official club title is "Keeper of the Stuff", I'll take it off your hands next time we meet up :)

Sam


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on December 24, 2015, 06:22:49 PM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  The Fleetwood Country Cruise In (FCCI) is June 4 & 5 2016!

Sam  $sun$


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: guidematic on December 25, 2015, 08:10:23 AM

 It's official! I was waiting to see the announcement.

 Mike


Title: Re: Upcoming Shows 2015
Post by: 57chevyowner on December 25, 2015, 08:36:49 AM
http://www.fleetwoodcountrycruizein.com/

Plus a large ad at the back of the 1st section of Old Autos.

Merry Christmas from Steve <g>

Sam