Gone Car Crazy Show gets national attention

 

By Joel Charron

 

Amherstburg Gone Car Crazy Show is getting some traction on the national level.

The annual car show was recently featured in Canadian Hot Rods, a magazine dedicated to the four-wheeled machines.

Al Anderson of Canadian Hot Rods celebrated the Gone Car Crazy Show by giving it a six-page spread featuring a story and plenty of photos to illustrate the magnitude of the annual Amherstburg car show.

Gone Car Crazy event chair Eleanor Renaud said they have attempted to lure Anderson to the car show before but were unsuccessful. However, this year Anderson was able to make it out and according to Renaud, he was very impressed.

“He was so impressed he gave us six pages in the magazine,” she boasted.

Since the car show was featured in Canadian Hot Rods, Renaud said the phone has been ringing off the hook.

“We’re getting calls from all of Ontario, people are asking for a list of hotels in the area so they can book rooms to attend our car show,” said Renaud.

The calls aren’t only coming from Ontario Co-organizer Scott Renaud noted that people across thecountry are starting to take notice of the Gone Car Crazy Show.

 

Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy Show has been recently featured in Canadian Hot Rod magazine. Event chair Eleanor Renaud believes the added national publicity will only help the car show grow bigger and better.

Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy Show has been recently featured in Canadian Hot Rod magazine. Event chair Eleanor Renaud believes the added national publicity will only help the car show grow bigger and better.

Renaud said she never thought the car show would grow to the size it is today.

“We just started off with a little car show with 120 cars in our first year,” she said.  “It was a fun thing to do and as a family we did it together.”

Renaud said the show has grown by 100 cars each year. In 2012 the Gone Car Crazy Show attracted over 600 cars and now that the show has been featured in Canadian Hot Rods they expect the number to grow once again.

“It’s going to be fun to see how many cars that will come to this years show,” said Scott.

With a possible 700 cars rumbling to Amherstburg in July, Renaud insists that space will not be a problem.

“There are areas we haven’t utilized,” she said. “There is room for expansion.”

“Every year we try to fsee where we can add and what we can do to add,” continued Scott. “We have a lot of ideas and a lot of plans. There is a lot of room down there.”

Scott noted the Car Show has evolved over the years.

“We added the web site two years ago and now people are registering online,” he said. “We’ve also added entertainment so there is more for people to do than just check out the cars. It really has added another element to the car show.”

The eighth annual Gone Car Crazy Show will be held on Sunday, July 28 in downtown Amherstburg.

3 responses to “Gone Car Crazy Show gets national attention”

  1. Gisele says:

    Congratulations Eleanor. Paul is watching down from heaven applauding with one big smile. You’ve worked so hard for this recognition and now here it is. Way to go

  2. Gerry Hayes says:

    This is good to hear ,making a few improvements to my car to attend again this year. Very proud of my community its wonderful scenery ,events and safety !

  3. BRYAN HANSEN says:

    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE ARTICLE ABOUT YOUR EXCELLENT CAR SHOW. THE CORVETTE CLUB OF WINDSOR SUPPORTS YOUR SHOW AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO JULY TO BE INVOLVED AGAIN.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, ITS MY FAVOURITE SHOW. BRYAN HANSEN CORVETTE CLUB OF WINDSOR SHOW CO-ORDINATOR.