SCUGOG: Downtown Port Perry is going to be filled with hundreds of classic British vehicles, this Sunday, for the 9th Annual Brits on the Lake Car Show.
Brits on the Lake is a two-day affair, with a Saturday resonance tour, taking participants through some scenic parts of Scugog.
“The tour is a drive through the countryside so people can see a little bit more of Scugog. A lot of these people come from the GTA or further west who don’t get to come to Port Perry that often, so I take them on a tour so they can see some of the lake views and little villages,” said Bob DeShane, primary sponsor and organizer of the event.
A reception for those who pre-registered their cars will take place after the tour, at the Old Flame Brewery.
On the following day, around 400 British vehicles will line Queen Street, Water Street, and surrounding areas.
“Every year we seem to gain a few more cars. When we first started, it was 175 cars and now were getting close to 400,” said Bob.
He informed the Standard, there will be around 10,000 people attending the car show, many of which are coming from all over Canada and the United States.
“We have folks from all over Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, from Illinois, Ohio, and New York State, so every year we enjoy how the number of people from further away increases,” Bob said.
The layout of the Brits on the Lake Car Show is different from most British car shows, where classes of cars are parked side by side. This makes it, so attendees may see 40 or 50 of the same kind of car before seeing something different, according to Bob.
“At our car show, every few feet you go there is a different car because the cars just park as they arrive,” he said.
In conjunction with the car show on Sunday is the 9th Annual Ride for Sick Kids, where approximately 500 motorcycles will come roaring through downtown Port Perry for a good cause.
“The two events run on the same day and they complement each other. So, it’s great whether you like cars or motorcycles.”
As well, there will be an authentic English tea at the Anglican Church, which is a short walk from the show, at 266 North St.
“A lot of the ladies that come out to the car show really enjoy the English tea. It just adds some classic Britishness to the car show,” Bob explained.
He encourages everyone who like classic cars or newer ones to come out and enjoy the event.
“There are some wonderful British cars that are being made currently that are world leading cars.” Bob added, “And our car show isn’t restricted to just old cars, it's open to any vehicle that’s made in Britain.”
The event is Rain or Shine, and pre-registration is available online, at http://mowoguniversity.com/register-here.html Registration is also available on site, the day of and will be open until noon.
Bob encourages everyone in Port Perry and surrounding areas to come out and enjoy an afternoon of British vehicles, new and old.