AUTOMOTION

2012 PROFILES




He's BAA...AACK ! Remember this 2011 winner ?

Over the past year, this car transformed into a Black Beauty - then came back to win the whole show !
CONGRATULATIONS George !!!

2012 GRAND CHAMPION




With 2012 being the bicentennial of the War of 1812,
we chose this year to focus on history,
- the Evolution of Horsepower -
how we got from ...

to ...
We could not have asked for a better response in marking these outer limits !
The OLDEST car displayed in the show happened to also win BEST ENGINE - Robert's 1923 T Bucket - the all-in-one answer ! The FASTEST car at the show was Dwight's 1976 Firebird, returning to reclaim his title, with 155 MPH & E.T. 8:83.



We asked for VARIETY to showcase the progression through history.
What a response !
Entrants ranged from ...

Indianapolis 500 Racer
1946 Kurtis Midget
   to    1970 GatorNational Winner
1969 Yenko Camaro - record holder, in its day, at 125 MPH & E.T. 11:28
Very Tall
Ford F150 Pickup
   to    Classic Small
1980 MGB
"In the Buff"
1949 Packard
   to    Self Portrait
1972 Newport
Reincarnated
1995 Hearse
   to    Nostalgic
1978 Trans Am - instantly reminding you of "Smokey & the Bandit" - the iconic runner in the back woods of TV land
Work
F650
   to    Play
2012 Camaro - NEWEST car in the show




The

BIGGEST SECRET

of this year's show should have been the winner of Class A, and claimed the title of

OLDEST CAR AT THE SHOW


probably

EVER !


Trouble is, it never made it out of its trailer, which was parked next door. It was pre-registered and ready to go, but the weather could not be trusted to co-operate. You see, this vehicle comes with a roof, but no windows. With wind and rain threatening, the owner just could not take a chance.
BUT HE GAVE US A SNEAK PEAK...

This "Touring" Style, Model 750, 1916 Chevrolet, sold for $662 COD, with a $5 deposit.
Ordered July 17 in Saginaw, Michigan. Delivered July 29, 1916.
Remarks on the order: CAR IS TO BE PERFECT.

Hope he returns so ALL can see !



MOST PHOTOGRAPHED VEHICLE IN THE SHOW !!!

Did you hear something ? Did you get wet ?


Don't turn your back on this one. It will always do something to get your attention.
ALWAYS a CROWD PLEASER !




Judging by the continuous crowds around this entry...

BEST CURIOSITY ROUSER !!!


Remember the good old days ? Do you think you can fit ?
This came all the way from Elliot Lake in Northern Ontario.




CELEBRITY SIGHTING !!!

Normally, no one is allowed to touch any of the show vehicles, let alone sit in one. But Gary made an exception...

Who did he let sit in his car ?
Ken Kubiac, lead singer with  THE FABULOUS BELAIRS  , a great 50's and 60's Rock and Roll Band, chose AUTOMOTION 2012 for a photo shoot. What better place to catch a FABULOUS BELAIR in a FABULOUS BELAIR !




There's nothing like a
BIG WRENCH
to attract attention at a Car Show !

What was all the fuss about ?

The  3D Chalk Guy  ,
Guy Wales,
needed it for the
BIG BOLT
stuck in the sidewalk.

Did you trip over it ?
Sad to say,
it rained as soon as everyone left,
washing this piece of art into history forever.

Like everything else,
if you weren't at the show -
YOU MISSED IT !

Let's all put next year's Show Date on our calendars
RIGHT NOW !

AUGUST 4, 2013

SEE YOU THERE !

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