Kinsmen in Motion: Hot rods, classic cars rolling into Cornwall

By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario – A fleet of muscle cars and souped-up rides will turn Lamoureux Park into a motorhead’s paradise at the second Kinsmen in Motion: Show & Shine on Sunday, August 24.

This year’s event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Cornwall and District is a car, bike, and truck show open to all model years and will include live music, BBQ food, and memorabilia vendors.

People can expect a day of fun in the park with great cars to admire and amazing local talent,” said Kin Eric Smellie, Show & Shine Chair.

To kick off the event in style, Kinsmen Cornwall is adding a drive-in theatre the Saturday night before the show.

Show & Shine and the special movie viewing are free to attend, but donations to BBBS are welcomed.

“It gives us a chance to engage the community and the opportunity to support Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Smellie.

Junior car enthusiasts will be able to fulfill their need for speed at the Hot Wheels drag strip. Other kids’ zone activities include a colouring contest and bouncy castle, amongst others.

In 2013, thousands of spectators packed the park to get behind the driver’s seat and see what’s under the hood of over 150 cars, trucks, and bikes.

“The reaction we got from the public showed us that Cornwall was in need of an event like this,” he said.

And if all the makes and models of vehicles doesn’t rev your engine, bluesman Jamie Heath and country rockers Switchgear surely will.

Gates open at 6:30 a.m. with vehicle registration between 7 and 11 a.m. The cost to register is $10 per vehicle. The show will end with trophy presentations by 4:00 p.m.

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