Archive for March, 2011

Fleetwood Country Cruize In – Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 3, 4, & 5, 2011

Monday, March 28th, 2011

 

Fleetwood Country Cruize In – Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 3, 4, & 5, 2011

The snow and winter is still hanging in strong here and it’s the end of March.  Does that surprise you?  After all it’s Canada Eh!!!!  After a long break and holiday from working on this website, time has come to get going and get with it.  There have been many hot rod distractions since my last post in December, but the recent taste of spring did get the juices flowing again.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature wanted to give us one more blast of winter.  I even considered getting the Corvette convertible out a few weeks ago when the temperatures were nicely over 10 degrees centigrade.  That idea was squashed quickly with a spring time snow storm.  One thing I know for sure, it will get warm soon and the summer outdoor car shows will start up again.

One of the nicest outdoor car shows in this area and I believe it to be Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show, will be the annual Fleetwood Country Cruize In at the Steve Plunkett estate in London, Ontario.   The estate is located at 9282 Elviage Dr. London, Ontario.  For more information on any aspect of the show please call Steve Plunkett at:  519-672-1967.  This year the show will be on June 3, 4, & 5 2011.

An exciting change this year is that the car show will be on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday evening there will be a dance and show with the Beach Boys.

The gates will open at 7am Saturday morning.  Saturday will be a busy day.  Street Rodder Magazine will have a road tour destination, an appearance by George Barris the “King of Kustomizers”, and American Graffiti stars, Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark.  There will also be the Square Dancing Tractors by “Team Farmall” and the famous Amphi-Cars.  As usual, there will be many classics, hot rods, customs, and many unique vehicles to see.

You will also be treated to a Happy Days star reunion with Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Anson Williams, and Donny Most.  Saturday evening there will be a dinner and dance featuring 70’s rock group Lighthouse.

Sunday the car show continues from 7am till 3pm.

Last year I did a walking tour with the video recorder of the Fleetwood Country Cruize In.  This was completed in four parts.  If you did not make it to the show or are considering coming for the first time, view the videos just to get an idea of what to expect.  Truly a spectacular show and only 15 minutes drive from the home of http://1929fordhotrod.com .  I am looking forward to seeing everyone there.  As usual, I will be there with the video camera to record the event.

Part 1 of 4:  Driving into the Steve Plunkett estate and onto Steve’s personal golf course.  We did have a bit of wet weather prior to the show resulting in a few wet spots.  The walking tour begins.

Fast Tube
Fast Tube by Casper

Part 2 of 4:  The walking tour continues.

Fast Tube
Fast Tube by Casper

Part 3 of 4: The walking tour continues.

Fast Tube
Fast Tube by Casper

Part 4 of 4:  The walking tour ended and we are leaving the show and grounds.  The end of another great outdoor car show at the Fleetwood Estate, and the Gods were nice to us for the day, no rain, just sunny skies.

Fast Tube
Fast Tube by Casper

Share