Thursday, April 12, 2012

#7 Classic Cruisers

Catching the fancy of a new generation by Kate Tompkins

One of my favourite cruise nights is the one put on by #7 Classic Cruisers in Marmora, Ontario. Every Thursday night from mid-May through mid-September, Marmora’s main street has classic cars parked up and down each side. While I’ve been to it several times over the years, there’s always at least one car I haven’t seen before, along with some old favourites. In fact, there seems to be a higher proportion of “only in Canada” cars at this show than I’ve seen elsewhere. I’ll be looking at the history of some of those models in future columns.

They’ve always got music from the 50s and 60s to add to the ambience, and sometimes Elvis (tribute artist Matt Dowsett) shows up to really get things rolling. I’d say that alone was worth the price of admission (he’s that good), but, like most cruise nights I’ve been too, admission is free. Here are some of my favourite photos from past cruises.
1966 Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe by Kate Tompkins
1935 Mercedes-Benz roadster by Kate Tompkins

Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe by Kate Tompkins
You can find more photos on their website (not yet updated for the upcoming season), or on their Facebook page.

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