This coming weekend August 12-14th, is the 33rd Annual Wallaceburg Wambo. We are winding down in our line-up of Classic Car Events for Chatham-Kent. There are just 3 left for the year. The series starting with Chatham Retro Weekend in May and finishes with two more events on September 10th, the Art Kemp Memorial Car Show in Thamesville and the last RM Cars and Coffee at RM’s location, Blenheim. Where has the summer gone! I hope you got to enjoy at least a few of these wonderful weekends. The committees work hard to organize every last one and although my wife and I did not get to all of them, we did enjoy a lion's share of them. Why travel around the countryside when it all takes place right here? Chatham is the Classic Car Capital of Canada and we certainly live up to that distinction in Chatham-Kent. Visit my website and watch my blogs next year for times and dates.
The Annual Wallaceburg Antique and Motor Boat show, Wambo, kicks off on Friday night with Opening Ceremonies and Bell Ringing at the Civic Park near the fountain.
The committee has been hard at work to plan something for everyone. Friday evening there will be a Barbeque held by the K of C near the Library at 4:30 until sold out. Then the Terry Glover Memorial Classic Dream Car Cruise at 7 P.M. down James St. to the delight of the spectators who line the street to enjoy the sights and sounds as the owners honk and light them up! After the show, visitors wander down along the Sydenham River to see the Classic Vintage boats that come every year from various ports along the Great Lakes.The proud owners are always happy to tell visitors the history of their vessels. There will be activities for the children on the south side at Harbour Court at 6:30 and a Kids Movie Night at 8 P.M. The refreshment tent will be open from 5P.M.-Midnight at the James St. Municipal Parking lot. Be sure to bring your chairs for the evening entertainment on the Main Stage a 9 P.M. featuring Ray Wheeling Band Live.
Saturday morning early, the Classic Cars from the parade begin to line James St. and another great day begins. There will be Vintage Cars. Motorcycles, Antique and Custom Bicycles, a Toy and Model Show, with Arts and Craft Displays on the grassy area on the North side of the river next to the Public Library.. A Soap Box Derby will be held, Cardboard Boat Races, a Fire Truck Parade and so much more. Stay around to enjoy Dreamer-SupertrampTribute Band at the. Municipal Parking lot at 7 P.M. Bring you lawn chairs and get ready for a great weekend. Visit their website for more details.The weekend ends on Sunday with an Interdenominational Church Service at James St. Parking Lot at 10 A.M. and last but not least a Mini Garden Tractor Pull at Otter Creek Jam site on Kimball Rd. from 12 P.M. until 6 P.M. Wow! What a lineup and it is all free. Be sure to come out and support all the hard work this year’s committee has put into making this a memorable event.
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