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Arkona Lions Classic Car Show

Arkona Lions Car Show family-friendly community event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Arkona Lions Car Show family-friendly community event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Antique Car Show, Community Day combines classic car show, nature enjoyment

This family-friendly community event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Mix of vintage cars, nostalgic music, and natural surrounding makes this car show different

The Arkona Lions and Lioness clubs host a popular antique car show in a nature setting. 

The Antique Car Show and Community Day is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Date and times are to be confirmed. In the past, this popular car show has run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

There are lots of car shows out there but there aren’t many that take place in beautiful natural surroundings of a park, trails, and a museum. This one does. 

The antique car show takes place at scenic Rock Glen Conservation Area, 8680 Rock Glen Road, Arkona, Ontario, Canada. There is a gate fee at this tourist destination on other days but spectators enter the park free (to be confirmed) on the day of the car show. 

Most years, there is food for sale, at the event, by the Arkona Lioness Club. 

The cost to take part in the car show (to be confirmed) is only $5 per car entered in the show. 

The first 100 cars (to be confirmed) will receive a dash plaque. 

To find out more contact Stan at 519-828-3261.

People attending the show will be able to view rare and beautifully maintained vintage cars. They’ll also be able to enjoy beautiful Rock Glen Falls waterfall; accessible hiking trails, boardwalks, and look-outs; and rare fossils and artifacts at the Arkona Lions Museum and Information Centre. The museum attracts visitors from around the world to see its extensive displays of fossils (many donated by Ted Baxter) and artifacts. The conservation area also has two playgrounds. 

Classic car enthusiasts enjoyed listening to classic tunes and bringing their vintage automobiles and trucks to the Arkona area every year for a decade before the car show was discontinued for a time. The Lions and Lioness Clubs of Arkona brought back the car show in 2017 as a way to honour a man, Bruce Redman, who worked tirelessly all those years to make the show a success, often attracting 150 or more classic cars. 

This is a car show with a difference. It offers vintage automobiles next to gorgeous nature areas. The late Bruce Redman once said that “you can bring the whole family to enjoy all these attractions in one place” at the car show. “It’s a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get away from it all, and see the care and attention taken by classic car owners,” he said. 

With the return of the car show, people enjoyed those attractions, enjoyed the outdoors, and appreciating these antique cars – and they did it in Bruce’s memory.

Rock Glen Conservation Area at 8680 Rock Glen Road, Arkona, Ontario, Canada

Cost is only $5 per old car (to be confirmed)

Spectators enter free (to be confirmed)

Things to enjoy at this event:

  • Classic cars
  • Scenic waterfall and hiking trails
  • Museum - Fossils and artifacts
  • Playground
  • ... and much more!

 Food for sale by the Arkona Lioness Club

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