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47th Fall Fun on Wheels Car Show takes over CTMHV

by Garrett Fodor

Drivers fired up their engines – after polishing the chrome and preparing their cars – to participate in the 47th Annual Fall Fun on Wheels Car Show hosted at the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village (CTMHV) on Sunday.

The warm weather helped attract vintage, modified, and one-of-a-kind custom cars to the CTMHV’s always popular Fall Fun on Wheels event. The annual car show brings thousands through the grounds of the CTMHV, fueled by a love, passion, and appreciation of all things on wheels.

The scenic backdrop of Heritage Village, which exhibits a collection of historical buildings, offered a chance for visitors to travel back-in-time as they admired and appreciated the restored classic cars that lined the grounds.

In total, over 320 cars were on display with over 40 vendors also lining the grounds, taking advantage of the opportunity to sell all things automotive related.

“We are extremely fortunate for the weather, this show has been one of our biggest,” Donna Shilson, Events Coordinator for CTMHV, described. “There is such a great mix of vehicles of all makes and kinds, it’s great. We had entries from Sarnia and even into Michigan. There was something for everyone and we had entries lined up at six this morning.”

Entrants competed for the coveted “Best in Show” honours. The prestigious honour does not only offer recognition with a trophy and photo-op, but also includes a chance to be featured across CTMHV’s t-shirts and posters for next year’s spring and fall edition of the event.

With the warm weather bringing out crowds of car enthusiasts, patrons were able to enjoy food from vendors, while CTMHV also opened its ‘50s themed diner for the event.

Shilson said she is extremely happy with the turnout and support. She is grateful for the countless volunteers who helped to make Sunday possible, estimating over 25 individuals helped throughout the day. She noted it could not have been possible without their dedication.

The event helps to fund CTMHV’s education fund, which provides thousands of school-age children from across the region the opportunity to visit the facility and learn throughout the generations.

Looking ahead, CTMHV will host its annual Fall Flea Market on September 16 and 17. Shilson noted this year’s event is quickly filling up with nearly 100 vendors lined up and registered.


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