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It's summer time and the cars were dreamy at the Summer Dreams Car Show

1930 Plymouth 30-U at a car show

Holstein's Murray Calder, left, answers questions about his 1930 Plymouth 30-U. The former MP had several vehicles on display and was happy to talk about the vehicles. Photo by Lynne Turner


BY LYNNE TURNER FOR SOUTHGREY.CA — It was a nearly perfect summer day on July 1 for the annual Summer Dreams Holstein Car Show and Flea Market held in the shade under the stately trees in Holstein Jubilee Park. Cars and trucks from far and wide were on display and people flocked to the event, taking a stroll down memory lane as they admired the vehicles and reminisced with the owners.

Food was provided throughout the day by the Junior Optimists of South Grey. There was a craft sale in the pavilion and activities for children prior to a spectacular Canada Day fireworks display over the mill pond at dusk.


Marilyn McLeod of the Township of Southgate gives her 1969 Dodge Dart Custom a final polish after parking it in the Holstein Jubilee Park for the car show. Photo by Lynne Turner


Garry and Phyllis Barlow of Waterloo were dressed in their Canada Day finery as they showed off their 1997 Porche Boxster at the Summer Dreams Holstein Car Show. Photo by Lynne Turner


Steve Tanfield of Mount Forest stands beside his 1999 S10 Xtreme. Parked beside it was a 1982 Ford Fireside owned by John Thomson of Hanover. While Thomson was visiting others who had vehicles on display in the park, Valerie Cray and her dog, Hannah-of-Hanover, were sitting beside the car and answering questions. Tanfield's vehicle is for sale. Photo by Lynne Turner


The Junior Optimists of South-Grey were doing a booming business at the Summer Dreams Holstein Car Show and Flea Market on July 1 in the Holstein Jubilee Park. Photo by Lynne Turner


Drawing lots of admiring looks from car enthusiasts at the car show in Holstein on Canada Day were, in the foreground, at 1963 1/2 Ford Falcon Sprint owned by Al Inglis of Toronto and, beside it, a 1940 Ford Coupe owned by John White of Cambridge. Photo by Lynne Turner


The Summer Dreams Car Show and Canada Day celebrations in Holstein are sponsored by the Egremont Optimist Club. The 2019 Optimist's Viewers Choice Award Congratulations Plaque was awarded to Stan Krukowski of Maryhill for his 1958 Corvette. Optimists Bill Reynolds and Ray Love made the presentation.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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