Car show this weekend

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NEW GLASGOW — The Pictou County Antique Car Club is marking 50 years as members prepare to host the club’s annual Show and Shine this weekend.

The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Scott Weeks Sports Complex.

Inclement weather has frequented the show in recent years. Mild, wet weather is in the long-range forecast for Saturday, with a partly cloudy day set for Sunday.

Organizer John Boutilier describes the show as one of the largest in the Maritimes. More than 300 vehicles are usually featured.

“The real show cars are a treat for people who like real quality,” he said. “Something for all enthusiasts can be seen, from the models of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and up to the modern sport cars and the rare models.”

There will also be a large display of antique snowmobiles and the Jeep club will also have a display.

Lots of prizes for the car owners and the public are offered, thanks to the support of sponsors.

All profits from the show go to local charities.

The club recently presented proceeds from last year’s show to volunteers on behalf of the Pictou County (East) Food Bank, Pictou County Early Childhood Intervention, CHAD and LORDA.

Cheques were also presented to the Aberdeen Hospital and St. Martha’s Hospital and Children’s Wish.

Admission to next weekend’s show is $4 with children accompanied by an adult admitted free of charge.

Bud MacPherson is at the wheel of one of his classy Model A Fords. (Goodwin photo)