Sunday, August 2, 2015

Automotion August 2, 2015 in Brockville, Ontario

As one of the group outings to car events, the Capital Corvette Club chose to attend the 2015 version of the Automotion show in Brockville on August 2.  This event, which will mark its 30th anniversary in 2017, is the big event of the local car club, the Thousand Islands Street Machine Association (TISMA) and features street rods, exotics, customs and classic cars.

The show is held in Brockville, the "City of the 1000 Islands", which was first settled in 1785 and was incorporated in 1832--two years before Toronto. It sits directly on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and the car show takes place in a park alongside the river.  The town of 21,000 is quite charming and the show, on a hot sunny Sunday, attracted a big turnout of cars and visitors.  There were quite a few Corvettes, including a wildly modified one with scissor doors.

It was a beautiful day to walk around and look at the cars and here is a selection of the photos I took. Unfortunately, the glare was very intense between the lack of clouds and the reflection from the river so even editing software has not helped much!

Classic 1955 Chevrolet street rod and a crazy hood

One of my favourites at the show: 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline Coupe

A lovingly restored Durant sedan

Canada's first railway tunnel (1860): constructed for the Brockville & \Ottawa Railway, the first 85 m are open to the public but it is planned that the entire length of 527 m will be available to walk through following completion of construction work in August 2017

And now onto the Corvettes:

And here is the Corvette roadster owned by CCC member Gas Greco on display for the judges

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