Car Show Set For This Weekend

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Southwestern Ontario’s largest indoor car show comes to the Western Fair District this weekend.

The Speed and Custom Car Show roars into the Progress and West Annex Buildings Saturday and Sunday. The show offers 70,000 sq ft of cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Show Manager Rob Lumsden is expecting a big turnout over the show’s two-day run.

“The weather is going to be in our favour. Not too cold, not too warm which is exactly where we like it,” says Lumsden. “We’re expecting a nice weekend and upwards of 6,000 people hopefully through the doors.”

Two classic cars, the 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby and the 1958 Cadillac Lowrider, are being featured this year. Nearly 100 vintage motorcycles from as early as 1908 will also be on display.

Show goers young and old will be able to take the Delaware Racetrack Krazy Karts out for a spin and buy artwork from Kustom Kulture with all proceeds going to Autism Dog Service.

Grand Bend Motorplex, St. Thomas Raceway, and Ohsweken Speedway are among the racetracks being featured.

An awards show honouring the best in show, best club display, and coolest pictures with over $5,000 in prizes will be held at 6:30pm Saturday.

Lumsden says the success of the show over the past 50 years all boils down to industry passion.

“Be it the artwork, the classic cars, or the muscle cars, for these people this is their lifeblood. This is what they spend their life doing and they really have a passion for it. That passion echoes through this community and that’s why they support this show,” says Lumsden.

For more information or tickets visit the Western Fair Districts website a