2018 Ramara Classic Car Show



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8th Annual Ramara Classic Car Show

That’s a Wrap!  Saturday, July 14th, 2018, 10am to 4pm

       In 2018 139 classic autos came to Ramara from across Ontario. A few drops of rain didn’t stop these gorgeous autos, and the blue-grey skies kept us from overheating! Thanks to all the participants of this year’s Ramara Classic Car Show.  Check out more the photos at http://www.ramarachamber.com/events/8th-annual-classic-car-show/.

The show kicked off at 10:00am with welcoming remarks from Neal Jolly, and  a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Ramara Township’s political dignitaries. Pictured from left to right: Chamber admin Melodie, Mayor John Grant (Brock), MPP Jill Dunlop (Simcoe North), Councillor Kal Johnson (Ramara), Mayor Basil Clarke (Ramara), and MP Bruce Stanton (Simcoe North); Nicholas Lisznick summer admin assistant.  All our dignitaries had enthusiastic opening remarks and provided an excellent kick-off for the day.




 Our Judges were a fantastic group of auto enthusiasts who brought their expertise to the show, casting their eyes on each of the autos in their categories. Their thoughtful insights were much appreciated!!

Congratulations to the Best Autos in Show, who took home beautiful trophies for their efforts~

  People’s Choice Award sponsored by Lagoon Harbour Resort & Hotel – Dave Anthony – 1967 Beaumont SD Tribute, blue

Automobile Enthusiast Award sponsored by Fowler Construction – Al Grondin – 1937 Oldsmobile F37, black

Best Chrome & Fins Award sponsored by Subaru of Orillia – Frank Chircop – 1957 Oldmobile 88, red

Furthest Travelled Award sponsored by Brechin Dry Dock Marine – Tom Elliott drove his 1983 Oldsmobile Hurst from Port Elgin!

Best Overall Mopar Vehicle

            1st Place sponsored by Township of Ramara – Terry Jamieson – ’99 Plymouth Prowler (red)

            Runner Up sponsored by Brennan’s Inc. – Barb Harris – ’48 Plymouth Bus-man Coupe (purple)

Best Overall Ford Vehicle

            1st place sponsored by Thor Motors Orillia – Hellen Lewis – ’56 Ford Fairlane Victory, black

Runner Up sponsored by Lake Dalrymple Resort – Jeanie McCarthy – ’1969 Mercury Cyclone, green

Best Overall GM Vehicle

1st place sponsored by Parry Automotive – Michael Melanson – ’68 Corvette (nassau blue)

Runner Up sponsored by Orillia Hyundai – James Jamieson – ’57 Pontiac (turquoise)

Best Overall Import Vehicle

            1st Place sponsored by Leatherdale Marine – Dave Fox – ’80 MGB MBR

            Runner Up sponsored by Baer Harbour Marina – Bruce

Caceres – ’75 VW Beetle (beige)

Best Performance Resurrection

            1st place sponsored by Acres Auto Glass – Delena Hamilton – 2010 Chev SS Camaro (yellow)

            Runner Up sponsored by Sunrise Toyota – Jeff Boudry – 2007 Saleen Mustang S281SC (orange pearl)

Best Modified Truck

            1st place sponsored by Days Inn Orillia – Mike Davenport – ’57 Cameo Pickup (orange)

            Runner Up sponsored by Joe Watt Trophies – John McLuhan – 1985 Chev 5-10 (green)

Best Modified Car

            1st place sponsored by Century 21 Lakeside Cove Realty – Larry Shackleton – ’50 Monarch Coupe (blue)

            Runner Up sponsored by Maaco Barrie – Henry Pyskko – ’65 Ford Galaxie (red)

Best Muscle Car

            1st Place sponsored by Brechin Timber Mart – Brian Ruttle – ’69 Chev Camero (blue)

            Runner Up sponsored by Wild Wing Brechin – Scott Douglas – ’68 Chevy Chevelle (white)

Best Current Classic Truck

            1st Place sponsored by Gamebridge Go Karts / Brechin Motorsport Park – Brent Beckett – ’78 Dodge Lil’ Red Express (red)

     Runner Up sponsored by Marabrek Kitchens & Bath – Frank Black – ’79 Ford F-100 (black)

Best Current Classic Car

            1st Place sponsored by Bruce Stanton, MP – Ron Poplawski – ’86 Chevy Camero (black)

            Runner Up sponsored by Jolly Automotive Services Ltd. – Tom Elliot – ’83 Oldsmobile 15th Anniv. Hurst Olds (black)

Best Classic Truck

            1st Place sponsored by Speedy Glass – Roy Lewis – ’56 Mercury M-100 (blue)

            Runner Up sponsored by Ramara Historical Society – Chris Bowes – ’52 Chevy Pickup (green)

Best Classic Car

            1st Place sponsored by Orillia Alignment Centre – Doug Renault – ’64 Dodge Polara Convertible (White)

            Runner Up sponsored by A/C Plus Automotive Customs – Sandi Tomasini – ’64 Ford 500XL (coal black)

Best Vintage Truck

            1st Place sponsored by Strachan & Morris Insurance Brokers Ltd. – Paula Rock – ’41 Ford Pickup (Black)

Best Vintage Car

            1st Place sponsored by Bullock Septic Tank Cleaning – Gilles Bertrand – 1938 Plymouth Coupe (green)

            Runner Up sponsored by Downey, Tornosky, Lassaline & Timpano Law – Bill Walsh – ’35 Chevy.


Ramara Chamber is forever-grateful to awesome group of Volunteers (many on our board of directors, or their friends & family), who generously donated their time, vehicles, physical efforts and mental powers to creating a show that gets better and better, year after year! Volunteers (many not pictured) parked cars, registered vehicles, helped out at the raffle & 50/50 tables, made coffee, and helped the day run smoothly! Many donated many hours in the weeks leading up the show as well. Thank you!!

The Vendors Market was a popular attraction for the estimated 2000 people on-foot.  We had tables of vendors, and of information/entertainment. Thank you for your enthusiasm & attendance!


Our Vendors this year were:

·        “The Hob” Pizzeria Trailer

·        S & A Citrus

·        Vintage Vibe

·        The Farmgate

·        The Incredible KD Cloth

·        As Above

·        Canarytown Boutique

·        Costco

·        Q1 Aero Products


Information & Entertainment from:

·        The County of Simcoe

·        Ramara Historical Society

·        Gamebridge Go-Karts / Brechin Motorsport Park

·        Ramara Quilting Club

·        Ramara Public Library


The eclectic mix added a lot of fun to the show! Thanks to all for coming out to share your specialties!


Thank you to all our Bronze Sponsors who donated products for our ever-popular Raffle Table!

Thank You to our Silver Sponsors, who donated resources to make our show run smoothly and gain attention!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors, whose sponsorships provided trophies to the best Classic Autos at the show!

And our Platinum Sponsors, who gave contributions without which the show could not happen:

Venue provided by Brechin Dry Dock Marine. Goodie Bags for first 150 Classic Auto owners provided by Parry Automotive (Orillia). Generous monetary donations from Thor Motors (Orillia), Subaru of Orillia, Lagoon Harbour Resort & Hotel (Lagoon City), Gamebridge Go-Karts / Brechin Motorsport Park, and the Township of Ramara provided trophies and printed promotional materials for this year’s show!

With another year’s Annual Ramara Classic Car Show ‘done and dusted’ we welcome feedback from all attendees! Speaking of dust, every effort was made this year to reduce dust at the marina… some feedback we followed up on from 2017.

Each year the Board of Directors listens, improves and creates an awesome experience for Ramara residents, friends, and neighbours! Thanks to all who participated!

8th Annual Ramara Classic Car Show – the Biggest and Best Yet!

Thanks to our team of awesome volunteers, judges, and staff, as well as donations and sponsorships from supportive local businesses, the 8th Annual Ramara Classic Car Show was a great success! Photo albums are coming!

Seven years ago the Ramara Chamber of Commerce held its first Ramara Classic Car Show at Crate’s Marina. Now at Brechin Dry Dock Marine, Lagoon City, Brechin, Ontario, the event returns for another year!

The Classic Car Show has grown to attract approximately 2000 visitors and 150 automobile exhibitors. This year, visitors enjoyed DJ’d music, browsed the Vendor Booths, and enjoyed the Brechin Legion’s BBQ as they toured the amazing vehicles; from  classic cars & trucks to muscle & modified cars. Visitor admission to the show is always free! The Show was on Saturday, July 14th, 2018.

The Opening Ceremony took place at 10:00am:

Opening remarks from:

Ramara Chamber VP Neal Jolly










MP for Simcoe North Bruce Stanton









MPP Simcoe North Jill Dunlop







Mayor of Ramara Township Basil Clarke







Councillor Ward 5 Ramara Township, and Ramara Chamber Council Liaison Kal Johnson







Mayor of Brock Township John Grant







All joined in Cutting the Ribbon to officially open the Show!