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Avon River Days Car Show biggest yet

Michael Allison (left) showing off his modified Dodge SRT-4 to Tyler Simmonds, Nick Nesbitt and Taylor Lane.
Michael Allison (left) showing off his modified Dodge SRT-4 to Tyler Simmonds, Nick Nesbitt and Taylor Lane. - Colin Chisholm

WINDSOR, N.S. – From Camaros to Civics, car enthusiasts brought their rides to show off and kick some tires, while sharing in a communal appreciation for all things on four wheels during the final day of Avon River Days.

Owners wiped down the sprinkling of rain drops, while others revved their engines enthusiastically.

Fraser Hood, main organizer of the event, said that despite the on-and-off rain showers, they saw their best attendance in 12 years.

“I bought my first truck when I was 14 and I’ve been sticking with it ever since,” he said.

Allan Murphy with his 1966 Chevrolet Impala. He tries to make it to the Avon River Days Car Show every year, rain or shine.
Allan Murphy with his 1966 Chevrolet Impala. He tries to make it to the Avon River Days Car Show every year, rain or shine.

Hood also works at Hood’s Automotive in Windsor, which is part of the reason why they keep bringing the show back every year as a way to promote their business, but it’s also about a love and appreciation for cars.

Hood said close to 100 vehicles were registered as of 11 a.m., with more trickling in throughout the day. All makes and models were welcomed.

“Everyone from the 16-year-old kids with the Civics to the experienced ones with the muscle cars,” he said. “It’s a common connection between everyone.”

Michael Allison was showing off his modified Dodge SRT-4 to a group of onlookers.

“I’ve worked hard on it, and it’s my home town, so I had to show it off,” Allison said. “It’s just about the beauty of cars, the way they look, sound, there’s an appeal.”

This is Allison’s first time bringing his own car to the show, but he’s attended many times in the past as a spectator.

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