Published on August 25, 2013
Spectators were able to scope out 150 vintage and customized vehicles at the first Kinsmen in Motion: Show & Shine event at Lamoureux Park. This 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo was a crowd pleaser. Check out other cool cars on our slideshow.
Published on August 26, 2013
Kinsmen Club of Cornwall first annual Show and Shine car Show was a huge success this past week ,held in Lamoureux park. Pictured at the prize table are Kinsmen Robin McIntosh, TC Media General Manager and event sponsor Kin Rick Shaver, Kin Pres Robert Drover, Kin Show/Shine Chairman Jody Archambault and Katharine Wattie from Big Brothers Big Sisters.
By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – A new event put spectators in the driver seat of muscle cars, classic vehicles and souped-up rides, as thousands gathered to see what’s under the hood of their favourite automobiles.
With a curious eye, Pierre Laperle, and his son Jared, studied the exposed engine of a 2008 Shelby GT/SC, the only one in Canada. The two were at the Kinsmen in Motion: Show & Shine event, in support of Big Brothers & Big Sisters Cornwall.
The two motorheads inspected all 150 cars, trucks and bikes at the first annual Kinsmen in Motion.
“The amount of people here and all the different cars… I hope they come back next year,” said Laperle.
A ’67 Ford Thunderbird stood out on the packed grounds of Lamoureux Park. But only a few vehicles down, a ’79 Thunderbird stood up.
Trevor Williams, from Cornwall, was beside his tricked-out lowrider as he sent the hydraulics into motion causing an instant jaw drop from the crowd. His trunk is completely packed with six batteries linked to a hydraulic system.
Droves of people were eager to stop and ask questions about the mechanics of his flashy car. Since classic models were near by, the contrast of vehicles really turned heads.
“They should have more of these events, not just once a year,” said Williams.
His enthusiasm for the inaugural car show was shared with Show and Shine Judges Kevin Moquin and Nick Hagen.
11-year-old Hagen and his Big Brother Moquin were representatives of the key fundraising recipients and were thrilled to check out the best cars, trucks and bikes the city and area have to offer.
“The engines, the power, the customization, it’s a great event,” said Moquin. “People love to talk about vehicles.”
Hagen had his eye on a mint ’85 Corvette, but what really stuck out a few hundred yards away was the Lamborghini Gallardo.
The 2005 model kept the attention of dozens of car enthusiasts who would rarely get a real glimpse at an Italian supercar. The owner, Steven D'Alessio, runs Cornwall’s Car Tunes.
Kinsmen in Motion event chair Jody Archambault turned his love for cars, that he shares with his 14-year-old Karli, into an event that really got Cornwall’s motor running.
“The kids of today will learn this hobby and keep it going, because without them it’s going to die out,” said Archambault.
Maintaining his green ’93 Mustang Notchback, is a hobby he shares with his daughter and is glad to see the community embrace.
He emphasized that the name of the show is not just a play on words.
“That’s why the name is Kinsmen in Motion, we’re the group that helps move the community,” said Archambault, Kinsmen Cornwall vice-president. “Cornwall was hungry for this event and it’s only going to get bigger.”
The event was sponsored by TC Media.