(London, Ontario Canada) – Imagine chrome car parts and high gloss paint jobs as far as the eye could see. Car enthusiasts from Southwestern Ontario all gathered in the Agriplex at the Western Fair District this past weekend (March 23-25) for the annual Speed and Custom Car Show. From top notch restorations to tricked out custom builds, there were more than 100 rides on display at the biggest indoor show of its kind in Canada.
In addition to the cool vehicles on display, close to 40 vendors were on site at the event offering goodies from car parts to products for upgrading your garage or shop. There were even race track facilities showcasing at the event, and naturally the local dealers had some new cars on hand as well.
Highlights at the show included the NASCAR Racing Zone, giving visitors a chance to sit behind the wheel of a very expensive race simulator. There was also a showcase with a replica of the original ’66 Batmobile created by local automobile enthusiast Andrew Murray. We can’t forget the Ford highlights in attendance, like the 1957 Ford Thunderbird that was in better than new condition! Another special ride was a 1919 Ford Model T Fuel Tank Truck complete with fuel tank trailer.
There were also tons of Ford Mustangs and plenty of Ford Hot Rods at the show as well. And if your asking, yes, many of the Hot Rods did have Ford power plants under the hood, including a ’32 Ford Hot Rod roadster known as the ‘T-Bird Deuce’.
This unique Rod has always had Ford power over the years, and that is how it got its name in the 1950s when a ’55 T-Bird V8 was installed into the ’32 Ford. Also this past year (John Willoughby) the 4th owner of the T-Bird Deuce actually found the car again and purchased it back, and now he is the 19th owner after he sold it back in 1964.
All in all the event had a little of everything from 4×4 trucks to restored vehicles to custom vehicles and even some race cars as well, and it was defiantly a great time for any gear head and or Ford fan.