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Car show cruising downtown

Vintage and classic cars and trucks will be showcased downtown during the BIA’s annual Car Show July 20

Vintage and new vehicles will fill the downtown next Saturday.

Everyone's invited to take a stroll down memory lane, listen to nostalgic music, and view classic cars and trucks during the BIA’s annual Car Show on July 20.

Front Street and a section of Albert Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Last year, so many people wanted to participate that organizers ran out of room and were forced to turn some drivers away. However, this year, they’ve arranged to use the Hydro parking lot—near Regent Street—if necessary, for extra cars, said BIA president Serge Carpino.

“We’re expecting Sun Collision with some exotic cars,” he added. “There are tons of giveaways donated from local businesses, and a 50/50 fundraiser for charity,” run by the Thorold Lions Club.

“It’s a good day to come out and spend with the family.”

The free event cruises into town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and also features a Kid Zone with inflatables, face painting, and an appearance by "the Batmobile."

Thorold Community Credit Union will host its annual barbecue, and the TATAC (Thorold Active Transportation Advisory Committee) will offer a free bicycle valet service for cyclists.

There’s no entry charge for participating vehicle owners, who will be eligible to win door prizes. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars.

There will be vendors—like the Die Cast Company—which will sell model cars, and A Yellow Flower Basket at 50 Front St. North will feature embossed metal car plaques at half price. Da Bomb Bath Bakery will offer no tax savings during the Car Show, and other merchants and restaurant owners may offer additional discounts that day.

For more information, contact Car Show chair Nick Dell’omo at 905-933-4858,, or



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