Sunday, May 17, 2015

Wicked Garage Open House, May 17, 2015

Now that we had a fancy car for over a week and were members of the Capital Corvette Club of Ottawa, we quickly learned about the vast number of car events taking place within driving distance of home.  Unless you were into the car scene, you would not really be aware of these activities but the list was impressive.  We decided to test our new-to-us vehicle with an excursion to Greeley, Ontario, around 40 minutes south of Ottawa, where the Wicked Garage, which does customization and restoration work, was holding its annual Open House event.

It was a fine sunny day when we made the trip to the industrial park area outside of the village. Passed by a pristine 1968 Mustang GT we knew that we were heading in the right direction and soon enough as we passed the nondescript warehouses in the park we came upon masses of parked special interest cars.  What follows are some of the highlights of a gathering where people just hang out and talk about cars and look over hot rods, vintage cars, and modern exotics.  You could buy a hot dog, with proceeds to charity, and some Wicked Garage t-shirts but it was not very commercial thing.  Lots of fun, though.  And here is a selection from the many photos I took that day:

Italian Exotica: DeTomaso Mangusta, powered by Ford

A nicely restored 1957 Chevrolet

Customized GMC Pickup Truck

Customized 1938 Chevrolet Hot Rod

Shelby Cobra Replica (Factory Five Racing)

Porsche 550 Spyder Replica

American Muscle
Top to bottom: Camaro, Viper, Chevelle

Stock and Custom
Above: Model A Woody Wagon
Below: Plymouth Custom Sedan with matching Harley

Buick 225 Electra Convertible

Corvettes!  Lots and lots of Corvettes

Including our Corvette, at its first car show appearance

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