RetroFest ™ 2015
Join us for the 15th annual RetroFest ™ celebration. It’s true…I counted the plaques on the wall and there has been 14 years of RetroFest-Fun. This year May 22 and 23 in the “Classic Car Capitol of Southwestern, Ontario. In what is sure to be another great year for RetroFest ™ events. There will be hundreds of collector cars gather on the streets of Chatham’s historic downtown core. Joining the selection of exceptional automobiles, will be a number of fun activities including the OLG Classic Car Cruise, Movie in Tecumseh Park, and a host of other nostalgic fun for the entire family!
Friday Evening, May 22
OLG Classic Car Cruise
Starting at the John D. Bradley Convention Center, 565 Richmond Street, rolling out onto Richmond Street at 6:00 p.m., participants will cruise along the Thames River entering downtown Chatham around 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 23
Kent Historic Auto Club Annual Car Show
Pre-Registration is requested.
We will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of King Street and Fifth Street. Participation plaques will be given to the first 300 people to register. Please note the show is limited to classic cars, 1990 and older.
Vendors will be setting up in Tecumseh park with lots of food, crafts and candy.
There will be Junior Judges again this year sponsored by Hagerty. They will teach the kids what to look for and how to grade. The Junior Judges will give their own plaque to what they think deserves their award.
We will be having a Soap Box Derby for the kids on William Street. You must have your own car and it must meet the Soap Box Derby requirements.@ http://www.hsra.ca . The Optimist Club of Chatham and the Scouts along with HSRA has agreed to assist us with this event which will be very exciting to see with the flatbed trailer as a ramp. There will be prizes handed but you must register when you arrive.
Leadwave Technology has set up a public Lounge and VIP area for you to tour through and get to know Leadwave and what they are all about.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chatham has offered a special Promo Code for a discounted rate for this weekend only.
Stay tuned for more information on the activities to come. (Today’s date: Feb.17, 2015)