Saturday, 5 January 2013

2013 Fleetwood Country Cruize

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The Fleetwood Country Cruize, held annually on the Steve Plunkett estate on the western edge of London, Ontario, is set to get under way on Friday, June 7th. That first night Plunkett is presenting four rock acts, all steeped in '60s memories:

  • Paul Revere and The Raiders
  • Mary Wilson of The Supremes
  • The Association
  • and Mitch Ryder (who gained fame backed by the Detroit Wheels)

Tickets to the kick off party are $59 per person with the gates opening at 6 pm. The first act hits the stage at 7 pm. There will be food plus beer and wine available. Rain is no threat as the event is held under a big top.

Saturday, Plunkett hosts the biggest classic-car cruise event in Canada. With the gates opening at 7 am, more than 3000 vintage cars are expected to fill Plunkett's backyard. As in years past, Amphicars will be taking folk for a short rides across the Plunkett backyard pond. The entry fee is $10 per passenger.

If past years are any indication, there will be a short airshow presented by a local heritage aircraft club.

The Classic Cadillac Museum and the V-16 Auto Salon will be open. This museum is a must see, ask John Roden. There is also a steel building filled with nicely restored old Cadillacs. These are the second-string Cadillacs in the amazing Plunkett collection.

Saturday night there will be dinner and a show under the big top, with the headliner this year being Bobby Vinton. Dress is casual and there will be a cash bar serving both beer and wine. Tickets are $89 per person.

Sunday there is a repeat of the car show but my guess is that it will be but a shadow of the Saturday event. I'm betting most folk will be heading home either Saturday evening after the show or Sunday morning.

If the club is interested, Ken and Judy Wightman will act as liaison for this event.

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