Haweater car show is a trip down memory lane

Be sure to check out the 16th annual Haweater Weekend Cruise-In this Friday and Saturday.

LITTLE CURRENT—The Little Current waterfront will be a trip down memory lane for many people as classic cars and hotrods assemble on the Saturday of Haweater Weekend and the 16th Annual Little Current Lions Haweater Cruise In. Once again, Water Street will be closed from the Bank of Montreal to Campbell Street to accommodate the car show. Classic cars from across Manitoulin Island, the North Shore, Timmins and Sudbury will cruise into Little Current’s waterfront and will be on display for viewing from 10 am to 3 pm.

This year’s show will feature everything from the iconic Ford Model A to a new 2018 840 horsepower Dodge Demon. There is also a chance to see a rare limited production 1969 COPO Camero which features its original paint and a 427 engine. The COPO Camero is a rare Canadian car sold new by a Toronto General Motors dealership to a resident of Timmins and has recently resurfaced after 30 years of storage. Rumour  has it that a rare COPO Chevelle from Timmins may also be in attendance.

These special ordered limited production COPO cars were assembled for performance and are very rare and valuable.

The Cruise In has grown to just over 100 cars and features some very rare classic cars and some of the finest hotrods in the Northeast. There is no pre-registration for the car show and registration the day of the show is free; however donations will be accepted and greatly appreciated. Admission to the public is free of charge however, there will be silver collection containers available should anyone wish to make a donation as all proceeds from the show will be going to the Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary. There will also be a live auction starting at 1:30 open to everyone with lots of great items available.

To date the Haweater Cruise In has raised $30,000 in support of local charities. The car show will also feature a barbecue hosted this year by the Little Current Legion.

During the Cruise In, Kids Hot Wheels Racing will be taking place and action is bound to be fast and furious. The NBS Auto drag track will be set up in the NAPA parking lot with registration at 11:30 am and racing starting at noon. Elliot Lake Dragway Drag Racing Official Brian Garinger will once again be on hand to oversee the drag racing action. Several local drag cars from Street class to Super Pro will be on display for the Hot Wheels Drag Racers to view. Kids are encouraged to bring out a Hot Wheels car and join in the action. There will be awards, prizes, treats and fun for all participants at the NBS Auto Hot Wheels Drag Racing.

Be sure to check out the Little Current waterfront and take a step back in time on Saturday during Haweater. Hot Rods to Hot Wheels. From the Little Current Lions Haweater Cruise In will have it all.