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Cool cars and classic rides: Innisfil Cruisers events return next week

Car club's first show of the year takes place at Innisfil Beach Park on Thursday, May 16

Start your engines, car enthusiasts!

Innisfil Beach Cruisers Car Club returns for the season on Thursday, May 16. The event that brings cool cars and classic rides to Innisfil Beach Park near the boat launch begins at 5 p.m. and goes until dusk. Entry to the event is complimentary.

“We have cars ranging from the 1930s to state-of-the-art modern super-cars and everything-in-between cars that bring back childhood memories and performance cars that are unbelievable, as well pickup trucks and vans — something for every taste,” said the club’s photographer and social media promoter, Walter Rosenberger.

Officially formed in 2011, the club outgrew its first meeting places due to popular demand, which makes Innisfil Beach Park, at 676 Innisfil Beach Rd., the perfect destination.

“I have been with the club from the very beginning. I didn’t even have a car but I enjoy cars and love to volunteer,” club president Linda Newton said. “I asked Kevin at Sobeys if the car show was still going and it was not. I asked if I could start one up (there) and he said of course. Thursday nights we would gather and chat and enjoy each other’s company. After that season it was decided we should start our own club and the rest is history.”

Members of the public are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Innisfil Food Bank to this year’s opening event.

“It means a lot to all our members we are part of the community and try to give back to those that are not as fortunate as we are,” Rosenberger said.

“We fundraiser for our local charities in the tune of thousands of dollars,” Newton explained, as the club donated $12,000 from the 2022 season to a local charity in early 2023.

With a soundtrack designed to complement classic cars, and snacks from the snack bar, families are invited to join the club every Thursday evening until September.

“We are a family-oriented group with a passion for cars, trucks, (and) motorcycles. We encourage kids to bring their ‘ride’ to get a junior trophy,” Newton said.

Anyone is welcome to show their car to the community.

“You do not have to be a member or register to bring your ride and mingle,” Rosenberger said.

Families with children can enjoy meeting the owners of interesting cars that one does not expect to see every day.

Club sponsors will decide which car is the winner at the end of the event.

The club will also host a large show at the Georgian Bay Steam Show grounds in Cookstown on Aug. 18, with attendees from all over and hundreds of cars. All proceeds will be donated to the food bank.

“It takes a great crew of people to run and promote the club to better our community,” Newton said. “I am grateful to all our members and we also have students working on their volunteer hours helping us out.”

“We are always anxious to get back together and get our rides out. Hopefully, Mother Nature will be kind to us,” Newton said.

To learn more about the club, check out its Facebook page.

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