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Fleetwood Country Cruize-In: Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 7, 8, & 9, 2013

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

 

 

Fleetwood Country Cruize-In: Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 7, 8, & 9, 2013

 

 

What a great way to start summer and attend one of the nicest outdoor car shows in this area and the country. It is said that this is Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show, the annual Fleetwood Country Cruize-In at the Steve Plunkett estate in London, Ontario. The estate is located at 9282 Elviage Dr. London, Ontario. This year the show will be on June 7, 8, & 9 2013.

The schedule this year’s event is as follows:

- Friday June 7th, there are four legendary artists performing their greatest hits. These are: Paul Revere and the Raiders, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, The Association, and Mitch Ryder. Tickets are $59.
- Saturday June 8th, the car show opens at 7am and runs till 5pm
- Saturday evening June 9th, there will be a dinner show with Bobby Vinton performing songs such as Roses Are Red, Blue Velvet, Melody of Love, and Mr. Lonely. Doors open a 6pm and tickets will be $89.
- Sunday June 9th, the car show continues from 7am till 4pm.
- General admission is $10 per person and all proceeds will be donated to charity.

Once again the Amphicar group, or floating motor boat cars as I call them, will be in and out of the ponds located on Steve’s golf course.

The car show itself has had well over3000 cars on display, with celebrity appearances by George Barris the “King of Kustomizers”, and American Graffiti stars, Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark, Gene Winfield legendary American Customizer, and “Miss Hurst” Linda Vaughn .

Steve Plunkett will also have is personal collection of cars on display for the public to view in two very nicely finished museums.

The poster for this outstanding car show can be found at:

http://www.fleetwoodcountrycruizein.com/

Fortunately the weather has co-operated for each of the years I have attended. There have been some dicey moments in past years including last year but the skies and Mother Nature always came through for this charity event. Hopefully the same will be true for this year’s event.

As always, there will be many unique custom cars and unique vehicles of every size and description on display. Last year George Barris have the Green Hornet on display for all to see as everyone entered the estate of Steve Plunkett. Who knows what exciting vehicles will be on display this year?

Below are several photos I from the show last year.

2012 Fleetwood Country Cruize-In
2012 Fleetwood Country Cruize-In
2012 Fleetwood Country Cruize-In
Below is a short slide show of the 2012 Fleetwood Country Cruize-In. Just click on an image to make it larger and then click on the arrows at the bottom left or right of the image to advance to the next image. To close the viewer, just click anywhere on the image.

Just click on an image to make it larger and then click on the arrows at the bottom left or right of the image to advance to the next image. To close the viewer; just click anywhere on the image.

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Fleetwood Country Cruize-In: Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 1, 2, & 3, 2012

Monday, May 28th, 2012

 

Fleetwood Country Cruize-In: Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show June 1, 2, & 3, 2012

Once again, we can look forward to one of the nicest outdoor car shows in this area.  It is now said that this is Canada’s Largest Outdoor Car Show, the annual Fleetwood Country Cruize-In at the Steve Plunkett estate in London, Ontario.   The estate is located at 9282 Elviage Dr. London, Ontario.   This year the show will be on June 1, 2, & 3 2012.

The schedule this year for this incredible event is as follows:

*          Friday June 1st, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, tickets are $59 and doors open at 6pm

*         Saturday June 2nd, the car show opens at 7am and runs till 5pm

*         Saturday evening June 2nd, there will be a dinner show with Paul Revere and the Raiders.  Doors open a 7pm and tickets will be $89.

*          Sunday June 3rd, the car show continues from 7am till 4pm.

We will be treated with a performance by the Square Dancing Tractors “Team Farmall”.  I have recorded part of last year’s performance to give you an idea of the precision and unique driving abilities of these vintage tractors operators performing to a good old square dance routine.

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The Amphicar group, or floating motor boat cars as I call them, will be in and out of the ponds located on Steve’s golf course.  Below is a short video to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Fast Tube by Casper

The car show itself has had 3500 cars on display, with celebrity appearances by George Barris the “King of Kustomizers”, and American Graffiti stars, Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark.

Steve Plunkett will also have is personal collection of cars on display for the public to view in two very nicely finished museums.

The poster for this outstanding car show can be found at:

http://www.fleetwoodcountrycruizein.com/2012/2012.html

Fortunately the weather has co-operated for each of the years I have attended.  There have been some dicey moments in past years but the skies and Mother Nature always came through for this charity event.  Hopefully the same will be true for this year’s event.

Last year was the first year the event continued on to Sunday.  As luck would have it, I could not make it to the show on Saturday and attended on Sunday instead.  I was a bit concerned that the car show would be much smaller than on Saturday but was pleasantly surprised and not disappointed for attending on Sunday.  I did a bit of a walking tour with the video recorder of the Fleetwood Country Cruize-In.  If you did not make it to the show or are considering coming for the first time, view the video just to get an idea of what to expect.  This is truly a spectacular show and only 15 minutes’ drive from the home of http://1929fordhotrod.com .  I am looking forward to seeing everyone there.

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Fast Tube by Casper

 

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