2019 Wasaga Beach Cruisers Fun Run
Friday Poker Run and BBQ
Wasaga Beach Cruisers Poker Run for 2019 was a huge success! Lots of participation. A great kickoff to the first day of Summer!
It was Wasaga Beach Cruisers Annual Hospitality BBQ for Friday's Poker Run and the 2019 Fun Run Event.
The fine folks from Napoleon Home Comfort, Steve Gauci and the ladies from Team Napoleon were on hand to feed the crowds.
Thank you so much to Napoleon Home Comfort for your continued sponsorship of the Wasaga Beach Cruisers.
Thanks to all those that contributed with an amazing array of desserts also!
Old Autos Story on the WBC 2016 Fun Run.
By Rodger Waters
Rods Cruizes Old Autos
WASAGA BEACH, ON – June 25, 2016. You couldn’t have ordered a more perfect day for a car show. With a cool breeze blowing in off Georgian Bay, a clear blue sky, the white sands of Wasaga Beach, and the temperature just kissing 30 degrees C.
The Wasaga Beach Cruisers held a poker run on Friday night with almost 150 cars showing up. After the fun of that was a BBQ and it all wrapped up by 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, as I drove in around 9 a.m. to the show, I was amazed to see the beach road filled with Mopars of all years and styles. Challengers, Cudas ,Chargers, Super Bees, Road Runners, Valiants, Belvederes, you name it, they were there, about 40 cars all in a nice neat line.
Cool Driving up the ramp to the show car parking, I was surprised to see the lot was almost full. In all the show would have almost 350 cars. With the beach less than a minute away it was a great way to cool off when the pavement started to heat up. Cars and bikinis, what could be better than
that. Wasaga Beach Cruisers are a non-profit organization and all monies raised go to help the Collingwood Hospital and the Wasaga Beach food bank. Great job guys. A great idea they have for the awards is to put a notice sheet in the winning vehicle to let the owner know and ask them to stay for the award presentation. A great idea that other shows should adopt.
The cars are always the stars of the show, and I’m always looking for old, rare and unique. The oldest car was on the beach. A 1923 Model T body turned into a hot rod, lowered with a flathead Ford engine with 3 carbs and zoomie pipes pointed toward the sky. A 1947 Monarch coupe, sitting way too high in the rear for me, is a rare Canadian made car. A 1949 Meteor 2 door sedan turned into a street cruiser, lowered with side pipes and big cruiser skirts is a blast from the past. This too is a Canadian only model.
Unique was a 1958 Bond 3 wheeler. With a 98 cc Villers engine that puts out a whopping 9 hp, the engine turns with the single wheel on the front. It’s a great day for convertibles and many are here with their tops down. A nice 1963 Ford Falcon Futura with a 6 cylinder 170 cu. in. - 101 hp with turquoise paint and blue interior is one of my favourites. I used to service these cars when I worked at Park Manor Motors at Yonge and Lawrence in Toronto when they were new. A newly built 1930 Ford Model A roadster pickup in dark green with yellow wheels and firewall is eye-catching. Other convertibles are a nice 1930 Ford cabriolet, two - 1964 Corvair Monzas, one is rare to see at a show, a 1960 Pontiac Parisienne with bucket seats, side pipes, Cadillac taillights and skirts, is a car I remember seeing at Days at the CNE in the 1970s if it’s Transportation the same car. The owner wasn’t there to ask.
It’s always nice to talk to the owners to find out about their vehicles On a day like this most of them were on the beach or in the shops on the Beach Rd. I did talk to Gord McQueen of Collingwood who had restored a 1964 GMC short box stepside that had taken him three years to do so. A truck like one I had owned back in the late 1970s, they are seldom seen these days. The truck was painted a pastel yellow with a white interior and presented very well, except for his so called friends ribbing him about the colour. To me it looked great I could fill the paper with car stories but it’s time to go cool off at one of the watering holes. I heard there’s a cold beverage with my name on it waiting for me in the shade. Enjoy the photos of the show and keep the black side
1955 Ford Ute - custom built, owner Huck,
1964 GMC - nicely restored short box pickup
1963 Falcon Futura - all original compact.
Owners Don and Nancy Jackson, Brampton, ON
1960 Pontiac Parisienne - longest car at the
show. Owner Bob Robinson, Wasaga Beach, ON.
1958 Bond 3 wheeler - the smallest and most
unique vehicle at the show. Owner Bob Low,
Wasaga Beach, ON.
Nice custom of a Canadian model 1949 Meteor
- owner Frank Gallaway, Wasaga Beach, ON.
1947 Monarch - another Canadian only mode, owner Russ Matthews Wasaga Beach ON
1930 Ford pickup roadster - nicely built, owner
Mike Esch, Shelburne, ON.
1964 Corvair Monza - nice original car. Owner
Mikk Jogi, Udora. ON.
1936 Plymouth P2 - original interior in this car.
Owner George Johnston, Wasaga Beach, ON.
1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale - I brought my truck
to the show and they gave me an award for best
1951 Chevrolet deluxe - great custom, chopped
and lowered, well done. Shane Murphy,
1969 Plymouth Satellite - one of many Mopars on the beach road.
Owner Kathy Combaluzier, Tiny, ON.
1951 Plymouth Business coupe, no back seat in
these cars. Owner Tony Flamengo, Brampton, ON