RetroFest™ 2021

RetroFest™ 2021

RetroFest™ 2021 Virtual Cruise Party and Car Show

This year RetroFest™ 2021 will be live-streamed! There will not be a physical location for attendees to visit, instead viewers can watch RetroFest via the comfort of their home or office. Due to Covid-19 we are forced to avoid large gatherings downtown, which is why we are keeping RetroFest alive with a new a modern live streaming format. Our cruise will not be open to the public this year, however select cars will be featured inside of our video stream over Friday June 25, and Saturday June 26.

Ms. RetroFest™ Pageant

TitleCongratulations to Cara Redding and many thanks to Melanie Renaud for all her help!

 The Junior Judges

Congratulations to all the Junior Judges and we hope you enjoy your treat at Loaded 2 Go.

See the winners car and video here:

Congratulations to Lyonel Caza with his ’57 Oldsmobile.

The Downtown Contests:

 Thank you for the downtown businesses who added to the gift baskets. Congratulations to Carleane and Sharon who were the winners of the gift baskets.

RetroFest™ Registration Information

There were 269 cars registered on the On-line Facebook page. Thank you all for participating while we were still in Stage 1 of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can still view the cars here:

RetroFest™ 2021 Schedule

Friday night, June 25, 2021 6pm to 9pm

Friday Night Live Stream Cruise Party – Lead Sponsor – OLG

Our Master of Ceremony will be Greg Hetherington from 99.1 and his cohost, Jamie Sue.

We will be live streaming our hand picked / featured cars within our mini-cruise, as well as a live streamed concert for you to enjoy. Throughout the video stream, we will also be featuring a number of guest speakers, showcasing the Ms. RetroFest Contestants for our judges, and much more!

Live Streamed music by the Southwind Buoys and Lee Resistant

You can watch the live stream video here by clicking on this link. Friday Night (Day 1). The day was stormy so the cars weren’t able to come out to cruise by the video cam. The tent kept the Live Stream going.

Saturday June 26, 2021 between 11am and 2pm

Saturday Live Stream Car Show Lead Sponsor – ENGIE

Our Master of Ceremony will again be Greg Hetherington from 99.1 and his cohost, Dr. Rashoo.

We will be presenting live streamed music for your entertainment by Big Shiny Tunes and The Universe featuring Ray along with featured video content including a look into a number of vehicles, their owners and their stories behind the cars. We will wrap up Saturday with the Awards Announcements and a performance by Clair on “cars”.

You can watch the Live Stream video of Day 2 by clicking here: Day 2 Car Show.
We would like to thank all our sponsors for helping to make this year’s RetroFest™ happen!

Municipality of Chatham-Kent
RM Auctions
99.1 FM CKXS
Abstract Marketing
Candlebox Productions
Postmedia: Chatham This Week & Chatham Daily News
The Glasshouse Nursery
Subway on Queen (Thanks Dave for feeding the volunteers)
and our facilitators Historic Downtown Chatham-BIA and Kent Historic Auto Club
and all the Businesses Downtown Chatham that participated in any way!!