Mississauga’s Celebration Square is hopping with festivals and activitiy all summer long. Most of the festivals from previous years are returning to The Square but there is a unique new event happening this year.
The biggest classic car show ever to be held in Mississauga takes place on Sunday July 6 at Celebration Square. The Mississauga Classic Car Club and Ward 6 Councillor Ron Starr present the first annual “Classics On The Square” car show. The event runs from 10am – 4pm, rain or shine and is open to classic vehicles of all makes and models.
Celebration Square will be rockin’ on July 6 with approximately 150 classic cars surrounding the perimeter of the artificial turf and along City Centre Drive. Additional show car parking space is available in the Morguard lot across from Celebration Square. In total, the organizers are prepared to display up to 500 show cars as part of the event.
Free spectator parking is available in the underground parking lots below Celebration Square and City Hall. Peel Police will be on-hand to direct traffic and ensure the event runs smoothly.
Classics On The Square will be a family-friendly event with kids’ activities such as face painting and appearances by superhero figures like Batman and The Riddler. Classic rock cover band “Itchy Scratchy” will play throughout the day. There will be food vendors offering favourites like hot dogs, hamburgers and frozen treats. C Cafe Restaurant will be open with their licensed patio.
A car show of this magnitude would not be complete without automotive vendors – and Classics On The Square will not disappoint. In addition, there will be other types of vendors selling general merchandise like jewellery, furnishings and antiques.
The organizers are expecting more than 5,000 spectators to pass through The Square that day. Spectator admission is free. Show car admission is $20 per vehicle at the gate, which opens at 10am. Partial proceeds from the event benefit Alzheimer Society of Peel.
The car show will be a combination of judged and peoples’ choice voting. There will be several categories including best Chrysler, Ford, GM and import. Special trophies to be awarded include Ron Starr’s Best In Show and Mother’s Wax Award.
“I’ll be thrilled if we reach capacity at 500 cars,” commented MCCC president Blaine Shaw. “A lot of effort has gone into organizing this show. It will be a great event for our city.”
“Everyone I talk to is so excited about this show, there’s a real buzz around the city” added Ron Starr.
For more information on Mississauga Classic Car Club, check out their Facebook page and websitemississaugaclassiccarclub.com.
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