IROQUOIS — A highlight of the last few golden weeks of summer returns again this year to Iroquois. The Golden Gears Car Club will again present a free concert with Eddy & the Stingrays along with a giant classic car show on Sunday, August 26 at the Iroquois Locks Park.
This year will mark the 7th year for the event. It’s the signature show for the local classic car club and if the weather cooperates, organizers are hoping for at least 400 classic and show cars for spectators to enjoy, while listening to the good-time rock and roll from one of eastern Canada’s top retro bands.
The car show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Eddy and the Stingrays play from 12 to 2:30 p.m. There is no charge for spectators, but members of the Golden Gears Car Club will be accepting donations from vehicles as they enter the park. Show cars will be charged a ten dollar registration fee. In addition, proceeds from a 50-50 draw at the show and concert will be given to local charities.
Those drivers who have not visited the Iroquois Locks park since last summer will be pleased to see that there is a newly paved road to the site. And because no concert and car show is complete without some great food, there will again be a food truck on site. The concert portion of the day goes rain or shine; there will be a number of large tents to provide shelter and the band will be playing on the covered stage. Remember to bring your lawn chair.
Since being revitalized in 2012, the Golden Gears Car Club has hosted a show and concert each year, along with various cruise-ins, show and shine events and charitable activities. Each year the club holds a food drive and this year was no exception with over 600 pounds of food and three hundred dollars collected at Riley’s valu-mart in Morrisburg earlier this month. Club membership is now at 90 people who share a love of classic cars and who also want to serve their community. In the past year, the club has supported such groups as the local food banks, Winchester Hospital, the Lions Club, school bursaries and the Christmas Exchange.