The 27th annual car and truck show opened at the Steam Show grounds in Cookstown on Sunday, hosted by the Back Alley Cruisers car club in support of the Bradford Helping Hand Food Bank.
President Gord Houston and his son Garrett led a large group of volunteers to help put on the show. The entry fee for any vehicle was a donation of food or cash, with all proceeds going to the food bank.
On a bright sunny day, hundreds of vehicles and car buffs came out to showcase and admire car classics, vintage trucks, motorcycles, and muscle cars.
All attendees were given a sheet (People’s Choice) to fill out of their top five favourite entries and a chance to win prizes with draws throughout the day.
“Even though we are a Bradford-based club, we do have chapters not only in Barrie but also in Orillia, Woodbridge, Durham, Midland and the East Coast that entail hundreds of members, said Houston. "I would also like to thank all the volunteers for their help, as well as Jenko and the Steam Show management for the use of their facilities. The food banks, unfortunately, are busier than ever and need everyone’s support to feed the needy.”
In total, the show brought in $7831 for the cause, plus 1,800 pounds of food items.
"We had a great turnout of approximately 600 vehicle entries for the show! Thanks to all who contributed," said Houston.