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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.

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Part 2 of 4:  The walking tour continues.

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Part 3 of 4: The walking tour continues.

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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.

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Fleetwood Country Cruize In – Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 5, 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Fleetwood Country Cruize In – Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 5, 2010

On Saturday, a group of my friends from the Forest City Street Rods car club all got together at the Little Beaver Restaurant in Komoka, Ontario, Canada.  This is about 15 minutes from my home.  After breakfast, Ron headed off to the Delaware Speedway, Bob went back to London, Ken and I headed off to the Fleetwood Country Cruize In at the Plunkett Estate.  With my Corvette still needing the engine installed and the 1929 Ford Roadster still needing more work to be on the road, Ken offered to drive me in his 1947 Ford pickup truck.  The weather looked a bit tough to start, but the gods in the sky did not let any rain fall for the day.  I guess it was all because Ken and I brought our umbrellas to the show and carried them around for the entire day!  We arrived shortly after 10am and most likely were one of the last to enter the show grounds with a vehicle.  Fortunately, we found a great parking spot towards the back of Steve Plunketts golf course up on a hill.  For the next 5 hours Ken and I walked around checking out all of the neat things on display.  I have a series of 4 videos showing the entire show as we saw it from driving in to leaving the event.  I suspect if the weather looked more promising in the morning the line-ups would have been insane.  As it was, and reported by the London Free Press today, the show attracted 2500 cars.  The money raised at this event is donated to a variety of charities.

The car show in nicely situated on Steve Plunketts personal golf course and grounds located directly behind Steve’s main house.  Steve collects for the most part Cadillac’s and has them on display in two buildings that the public can access.  This years theme was American Graffiti complete with a Mel’s Drive In stand and several stars of the movie were available to sign autographs and sold a variety of memorabilia. Candy Clarke and Bo Hopkins were a few in attendance.  As in past years, George Barris attended the show.  My friend Ken and I drove into the show about 10am and left around 3pm.  This is a walking tour of what we saw.  Enjoy.

Of course you can go directly to my YouTube channel located at: http://www.youtube.com/user/1929fordhotrod to watch these and my other videos.

Here is the first video of four videos. This on is of us driving into the show and getting parked.

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This is the second of four videos. Here we are walking around the wonderful grounds located on Steve Plunketts estate.

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Here we have the third of four videos. The walking tour continues.

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The last of four videos. Our tour is almost complete and we are leaving the Steve Plunkett estate at 3pm. The drive out was a bit intense. With the rain we had prior to to show, the grounds were a bit wet in spots, and with the in and out traffic, it was starting to get a bit soft and muddy. We had no problems leaving. I imagine that Steve Plunketts crew will have a bit of work to get the golf course and grounds back into great shape. Thanks Steve for hosting such a nice event and most of all for a good cause.

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