Caledon Cruisers ready for weekly cruise night in Bolton
The Caledon Cruisers will once again be hosting their weekly cruise night car show in Bolton every Thursday night through the summer months with a variety of classic, vintage, and modified automobiles on display every week.
The Cruisers have been meeting in the parking lot at the Canadian Tire in Bolton for over a decade where they park their cars and allow the public to see some pretty rare and well kept automobiles.
The Club has been active for 28 years and is filled with car owners who love the vintage and classic rides of years gone by.
Originally starting as a small group of men with a common interest, the Club officially organized in 1991.
“We have around 45 members from Caledon,” explained Club President Pasquale Tortorici, who himself owns a 1966 Ford Fairlane that he brings to the weekly show. “You don’t have to be a car guy to come to the show. We welcome families and anybody who wants to come out and see the cars and enjoy the music.”
The Club’s slogan – ‘Just for Fun’ – certainly expresses the good natured attitude of its members. They are automobile enthusiasts and want to have fun while sharing their passion with others.
They also take the opportunity to give back to the community by raising funds for local charities and organizations through their Club programs.
They have supported Meals on Wheels, Family Transition Place, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, and Bethell Hospice.
“Last year we had a good year. We raised $4000 and were able to give to four charities,” Mr. Tortorici said.
The Club will be hosting a lottery in support of Meals on Wheels with the final draw taking place on August 31, at the Canadian Tire parking lot.
In addition, they recently started a scholarship fund at at Humberview Secondary School in Bolton
that is awarded to ‘an outstanding senior Transportation student who is pursuing a career in auto mechanics.”
The scholarship was created in memory of Bruce Chevalier, a long time Club member who passed away in 2012.
You don’t have to be a member of the Club to bring your car to the Thursday night show. Non members are welcome to bring their cars and find a spot in the parking lot.
“Anybody can bring their cars,” Mr. Tortorici explained. “It really doesn’t matter the age of the car – as long as they take of it and respect their car. We do get some new cars.”
In addition to their weekly event, the Club will also be participating in other local events events this year.
Club members will bring their cars to the Caledon Day festivities that will be held on Saturday, June 17, at Caledon East Community Park on Old Church Road.
They will finish the season by participating at the Bolton Fall Fair held every year at the fair grounds next the arena on Highway 50.
The Caledon Cruiser’s weekly summer cruise night auto show will get underway on Thursday, May 25, in the parking lot of the Canadian Tire store at 99 McEwan Drive East, in Bolton, and continue every Thursday through the summer beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Written by Brian Lockhart