Car show brings the classic and exotic to Burlington


Published July 7, 2023 at 3:57 pm

Burlington car show downtown

The Downtown Burlington Car Show returns tomorrow (July 8) with a day-long series of events geared toward the entire family.

While merchandise vendors, food sellers and musicians are all part of the attraction, it’s the cars, those fabulous machines from days gone by that have kept the crowds coming back each year.

The show offers a unique opportunity to view the vehicles that have become classics not only for their looks and design but the way they have been lovingly maintained by enthusiasts over the years.

Muscle cars, custom builds, exotics and early models all will be featured as well as a few modern specials for those that have not been around long enough to be nostalgic.

Steve Cussons of the Rebels Classic Car & Hot Rod Club, presenter of this year’s show, said the goal is to share the passion for vehicles as well as to give back to the community through fundraising.

“It’s a ‘remember-when’ for a lot of people when it comes to classic cars,” explained Cussons. “Whether you had a great car, or your parents did, there will certainly be enough great old vehicles here that will jog your memory. And these cars are immaculate. The owners have spent thousands of hours making them what they are today.”

But it is not just the classics, Cussons said a lot of new and rare vehicles will be represented.

For instance, a valuable McLaren Senna will be featured as well as a unique Viper.  Taking it another step towards the exotic will be the presence of a dragster funny car.

Overall, more than 200 cars will be on display.

Cussons points out that the show is a not-for-profit event with all funds raised during the day going to three local organizations; Halton Women’s Place, Halton Food for Thought, and Reach Out Centre for Kids. As the event is free, the funds will be raised through sponsorships, vendors, raffles and entry fees to car participants.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Brant St. which will be closed off between Caroline St. and Lakeshore Rd.

You can find out more about the activities, vendors and musicians by following this link.


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