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A car and truck lover’s dream weekend in South Grey

A car and truck lover’s dream weekend in South Grey


For those who love cars, trucks, speedways and good old fashioned outdoor family fun, the weekend of July 23 to 25 may be your best (but certainly not your only) chance this summer to satisfy that automotive ‘fix’ in South Grey.

The Dundalk Automotive Swap Meet, Flea Market & Car Show happens Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24. It all takes place at the Dundalk Community Centre and Arena Grounds, with vendors, crafts, collectibles and, of course, vintage and classic cars on display from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. The swap meet lasts from 8 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Admission is $5 per person. Kids under 12 will be admitted for free.

While in the area, you may want to slide on over to Canada's fastest quarter-mile-high banked asphalt oval speedway located in Varney, less than a half hour drive due west. Located on Highway 6 south of Durham, the Full Throttle Motor Speedway will host the Great Canadian Truck Show from Friday to Saturday, July 21 to 23.

There will be a "Show and Shine" all weekend, 4x4 pickup truck pulls on Friday night at 7 pm, with cash prizes totalling $500, sponsored by the Coldwell Banker team in Fergus. Stock car racing happens Saturday night and Sunday afternoon with a demolition derby also taking place Sunday afternoon. Local entertainment will fill out the schedule on Saturday before the races.

Kevin Klein, Branch Manager at Stephenson’s Rental Services and organizer of this weekend’s event, said, “Each person coming through the gates has the chance to win the pace car at the end of the season, sponsored by Gord Bennett and Full Throttle Motor Speedway.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Autism Awareness. “At a previous event we raised $1000 on a slip and slide thanks to donations from those at the show,” said Klein, who also wondered, “Can we top this figure at the Great Canadian Truck Show?”

Admission is $13 per day and weekend camping is available. 


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