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Event Dates: July 27, 2017 - July 27, 2017 Location: Blenheim, Ontario
“Tour of a Lifetime” The 2017 Canadian Coast to Coast Classic Vehicle Tour on display at Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village in the C.M. Wilson Conservation Area
Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village, Thursday, July 27 5pm-8pm:
The Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village and C.M. Wilson Conservation Area are thrilled to announce the 2017 Canadian Coast to Coast Classic Vehicle Tour is stopping for 1 night only in Chatham-Kent. Experience a special showing of these classic vehicles as they celebrate their 50th tour while Canada celebrates its 150th. This will be a FREE public event.
Classic vehicles are driven all the way from the West Coast to the East Coast. They will rest for the night at C.M. Wilson Conservation Area and proudly display their vehicles for the general public to view from 5pm-8pm on Thursday, July 27th in the Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village “Village”. Come help us celebrate the Canadian Coaster 50th Tour and Canada’s 150th Celebration together and show them some “southern hospitality” from Chatham-Kent.
Vendors will be available on site to purchase food and souvenir items to commemorate the day.
As of April 18th the Hwy 40 overpass will be out of commission, being demolished with a new overpass rebuilt in its place.. C.M. Wilson Conservation Area is located at 21799 Fargo Road just 8.5 km south of Chatham. Here are the alternate directions while construction is underway:
To get to the CM Wilson Conservation Area for day use or camping purposes from the 401, take the Bloomfield exit and head south on Bloomfield Road. Turn left onto 8th Line (Eighth Line). When you get to the stop sign, turn right onto Charing Cross Road and head south. Turn left onto Horton Line, then left onto Fargo Road just before the railway tracks. Go to the end of Fargo Road and CM Wilson Conservation Area is on the right hand side.
History about the Canadian Coasters
“Early in 1966 a group from Ontario, the Historical Automobile Club of Canada (HASC) started to promote the idea to have an Antique Car Tour that traveled across Canada. Canada's Centennial was coming up in 1967 and what better way to promote the old car hobby and the Centennial. Most known antique car clubs in Canada were contacted and invited to take part. The tour started in Victoria, BC and traveled to St. John's Newfoundland. Nine cars covered the total distance under their own power. This tour was hosted by various clubs as it passed through their areas. Hobbyists joined the tour where they wanted and stayed on tour as long as their holidays allowed. There were 125 official registrations. This tour unified the car clubs coast to coast and was a big step to the formation of a Canadian Chartered Organization.”
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 519-360-1270. Hope to see you then!