Autofest returns with a bang to Oshawa’s Lakeview Park


By Glenn Hendry

Printed August 25, 2022 at 3:34 pm

One in all Canada’s largest traditional and muscle automotive reveals – emphasis on the phrase ‘muscle’ – returns to Oshawa’s Lakeview Park with a roar this weekend.

Autofest Nationals, an occasion introduced by the Motor Metropolis Automotive Membership since 1994, is predicted to convey hundreds of tourists to the Motor Metropolis to take a look at almost 1,500 exhibitors and their vehicles: the primary full scale present since 2019.

From Corvettes to Corvairs to Camaros and from Dusters to Daytonas and Mustangs to Mannequin Ts, oh my, Autofest could have all of it.

Organizers held a modified model final yr attracting about 200 automobiles and their drivers who made a couple of group stops on a highway tour. The 2020 present was cancelled altogether, although organizers nonetheless produced a t-shirt declaring it the “best present that by no means occurred.”

Greater than $9,600 was raised in these two years for the Grandview Kids’s Centre, the charity of selection because the inaugural occasion at Common Motors headquarters 28 years in the past.

Autofest has raised almost $400,000 since then.

As at all times, the present kicks off with the Kars on King present and shine Friday from 3:30 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oshawa earlier than the primary occasion strikes right down to the lake, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Along with the a whole bunch of traditional and muscle vehicles on show Autofest will even have a distributors’ row, meals vehicles, product demos, a children zone, a Stylish Classics style present. a Girls’s Craft World and a silent public sale of vehicle collectibles.

Highway Closures

There will probably be some highway closures from Friday, August 26 at 4 p.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 7 p.m. for Autofest:

  • Lakeview Park Ave. between Simcoe Road and Kluane Avenue.
  • Simcoe between Valley Drive and the south restrict
  • Kluane Avenue, south of Lakeview Park together with the west car parking zone right down to the walkway (path)

As nicely, the streets round Lakeview Park (Lakeview Park Avenue, Kluane Avenue and Birchcliffe Avenue), will probably be accessible by native site visitors solely.

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