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Fourth-annual Natasha Paterson car show raises funds for three local non-profits

August 22, 2019   ·   0 Comments

Written By BRIAN LOCKHART

The day turned out to be bright and sunny for the fourth annual Natasha Paterson Car Truck and Motorcycle show.

Classic car owners are notoriously reticent about bringing their rides out to shows on days when it may rain, so the good weather promised a good turn out.

The event was held at Natasha Paterson Memorial Park in Shelburne on Saturday, August 18.

Visitors strolled along the lines of vehicles parked on the grass and had the chance to speak to the vehicle owners.

There was a huge variety of vehicles from really old restored classics and vintage cars and trucks to some modified and customized hot rods.

There were also some new high performance and exotic modern sports cars.

“We have around 125 cars today,” explained event organizer Duncan Paterson. “We have cars from all over. We have people from Burlington, Mississauga, and Barrie. There’s even a guy here from New Jersey, who’s a family friend.”

While the show has mostly rare or vintage cars, Duncan said it’s ‘open to everybody’ who has a special car, truck or motorcycle they wish to show off.

The show raised money for various good causes in the area.

This year funds raised will go to support Dufferin Child and Family Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin County, and the Feral Cat Rescue in Shelburne.

Vehicles were judged in a variety of categories with awards given out to the favourites.

“We’ve got over 20 awards this year,” Duncan explained. “There’s awards for Best in Show, Top Ten in the Show, Best Motorcycle. And we have Natasha’s Pick, where Natasha’s best friend picks two vehicles that she likes. People that are in the show can choose what they like with the Participant’s Choice award. That person will get a trophy chosen by people who participated in the show.”

The motorcycle area of the show really brought out a large display of bikes this year, with a good contingent of rare and old vintage motorcycles as well as some newer models that have been customized.



         

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