Brantford Kinsmen Annual Car Show and Swap Meet – 2020

Brantford Kinsmen 47th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet

As we get gear up for one of the largest Car Shows in Southern Canada, at our Annual Car Show & Swap Meet there are many things to do.

We hope that the weatherman gives us a beautiful shinny day, but all we can do is hope for cause we just love to see all of our spectators and those beautiful shinny rides.

The Kinsmen Club of Brantford is always proud to hold our Annual Car Show & Swap Meet on the third Sunday in September.

This years show is on September 20, 2020 from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m..

Through events like this, we raise greatly needed funds to support CYSTIC FIBROSIS and many community causes.

We are constantly praised yearly by the spectators and participants on our show. And look forward to seeing everyone and those sweet rides each and every year.

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To the first 300 Entrants Car Show Dash Plaque
Car and Driver – at Gate $5.00
Car, Driver and One Passenger – at Gate $5.00
General Admission $5.00 (12 & under free with parent or guardian)

Vendors Admission varies on requirements – email us for vendor inquiries.

Draw Prize for Spouse and for Children
12 and under accompanying Entrant
***50/50 DRAW***

All day music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s

Paisley VW Riverfest – 2020

Paisley VW Riverfest – Please stay tuned for more details or contact the event organizer directly.

This event is not organized by the K-W & Area Bug Club, but is posted here as a courtesy only.

Cruising Grey Bruce Car Show

Cruise Grey Bruce Car Show on Sunday, June 28.

Classic and show cars (all makes and models) to gather at the Plex Parking lot in Port Elgin, Ontario starting at 12:30pm. Leaving the parking lot at 1:00pm and touring through Sauble Beach, Oliphant, Wiarton, Clavering, Hepworth, Shallow Lake, Springmount, Kilsyth, Keady, Chesley, Tara, Burgoyne, and through Port Elgin back to the parking lot. Route should take about 2.5 hours.

Not a parade but a driving tour. Lots of gas stations and restrooms on the route. Not a fundraiser. No registration is required. Just show up, go for a drive, wave at lots of people along the route, and have fun.

Route map on the facebook events page for Cruise Grey Bruce Car Show. (also below)

GermanAire – 2020

Air-Cooled Connection in association with Tuned Perfection presents the 1st Annual GermanAire Car Show and Social.

The June Jitterbug ran for many years, but sadly ended in 2019 due to medical issues by the organizer. Niagara GermanAire picks up where the June Jitterbug left off. This show will be at the same park, still in June, but on the weekend BEFORE Father’s Day. The organizers are well known in the air-cooled VW community and we’re eager to bring new life to this show.
Saturday will see the traditional cruise around the scenic Niagara Falls area. This will take approximately 3 hours. After the cruise, participants can relax at the host hotel or the campground and make some new VW friends while getting reacquainted with old ones.
Sunday is the show and swap meet. This year we will be adding a VW bus photo booth, in addition to more vendors offering clothing, art, and other VW related goodies. There will be an engine blow contest again, food trucks, games and activities for the kids, hood pull, push drags, and new this year- a LARGE gathering of air-cooled Porsches.

Fresh – 2020

FRESH 2020

Open the 2020 season with our Fresh event. Vagkraft is back with a Fresh take on the annual spring get together. Fresh 2020 will be a relaxed show featuring many of the events from our usual mid summer show in a natural setting in the GTA.

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

**Rain or Shine**

Venue: Boyd conservation area boasts picnic areas, bathroom facilities, ample space, a soccer pitch and playgrounds.

Entry Cost: While most Fresh events will be FREE (see below), all visitors must pay to access the conservation area:
Adults (15+): $6.50
Senior (60+): $5.00
Youths (5-14): $4.00
Children under4, with Family: FREE
All prices include HST.


Show and Shine: An exhibition style show and shine, open to every car,
(yes, every car will be eligible)
– Best Wheels
– Best Exterior/Paint
– Best Interior
– Best Theme/Presentation

Plus all new awards for 2020!

No registration needed and FREE (just pay to get into Boyd conservation area), and display your dashcard on your car. Awards will be voted by the public using our voting site: (open the day of the show).

The Freshest: Think you’ve got the Freshest car at the event? This will be a top dawg style award, accompanied by one of the LARGEST trophies we have ever awarded. Day of Registration required. Cost $20. Limited to 10 cars only, first come first served.

Dyno: A fan favourite. We’ll have time for about 10 cars. 2 pulls , and the highest HP takes the Fresh trophy home. This event will be day of registration, first come, first served. Front Wheel Drive Only. Cost $70. Register at the Vagkraft booth the day of, or pre-register for a discount!

To gaurantee your spot on the Dyno, pre-registration is available for $60 (a $10 discount) for two pulls.

  • Send your contact information in a paypal payment to by May 20th
  • Arrive early to the show and check into the VK booth under the pavilion
  • Refunds will be given if you are unable to Dyno

Limbo: Back for a third year, we’ll set the bar and see who is the lowest of the low. Cars must move under their own power under the bar to qualify as a clean pass. Lowest car takes home a Fresh trophy. This event will be day of registration. Cost $10. All proceeds to the John DiBattista Foundation to help end cancer.

Poke ‘N Go Swap meet: Empty out your garage and your stock parts, old wheels, and whatever you need to get rid of. We’ll have a designated area for private sellers to sell their parts. This event will will be day of registration (private sellers only please, no vendors). Cost $25 All proceeds to the John DiBattista Foundation to help end cancer.

Scavenger Hunt: A new twist on an old event. Pick up your entry form and map at the Vagkraft booth. Find the VW parts hidden within the conservation area and turn in your entry form before 1pm. All correct entries will be entered into a draw for a CASH PRIZE. No registration needed and FREE (just pay to get into Boyd conservation area).

Trophies: Check out our social media for an upcoming sneak peak of our NEW 2020 trophies. Special FRESH/Vagkraft trophy plates will also be awarded.

Swag: As usual, we have your swag needs covered. Special edition shirts, and stickers, and very limited edition Vagkraft shirts, plates and more will be available.

Vendors: We’ll also have our generous vendors and sponsors on site all day as well. Check out what’s new and upcoming for the new season from local shops.

Food: Food and drinks will be available (food trucks and vendors).

Music: Returning for a 13th!!! year, DJ Dwight will keep the beats flowing all day.

Bathrooms: On site!! No roughin’ it.

Schedule (subject to change):
10AM – gates open for all cars and events
1PM – Deadline for scavenger hunt entries and show and shine voting
2PM – Awards presentation
3PM – 5PM – Roll out and wind down

St-Georges Open – 2020

Événement annulé / Event Cancelled

(English below)

Pour une septième édition, la famille St-Georges élargie, vous invite à ouvrir (Open) votre saison wesfalienne 2020, sur les bords de la sinueuse Rivière Noir, Ste-Émélie-de-l’Énergie, dans Lanaudière. Un rassemblement de boittes carrés, sans aucune affiliation à un groupe “officiels”. La folie des détenteurs d’un VW sur le nez, est la “facile” raison, de la réunion.

Les conditions sont simples. 20$ par nuit par wess, payable au proprios du camping, à votre arrivée à la réception (argent comptant svp). Vous serai alors dirigé vers le site officiel, ou des St-Georges vous accueilleront avec le “sticker” autocollant 2020. Ils vous quémanderont $10 par personne, pour des raisons qui ne sont pas de vos affaires. Les emplacements sont sans service. Aucune réservation requise.

Comme pour les autres années, le souper du samedi sera tous ensemble, pour communier à la même grande table. Sur place, pour vous, les alléchants cuisiniers et leurs Big BBQ vous prépareront divers délicieuses saucisses 1A 3 étoiles et les fameuses grillades qui donnent soif (Boucherie L’Ère Bête de Rawdon). Pommes de terre cuites dans la braise vous y attendront aussi (Ferme Rivest-Bourgeois), mais les gens ont l’habitude d’y apporter leurs accompagnements mangeables (et buvables évidement …).

Cette année, l’événement prend une tournure musicale, parce que le westeux aime la musique. . . Les St-Georges aussi !

* Le vendredi, Môssieu atmosphère avec sa jaune machine, le DJ Michel Harvey sera sur place, et vous titillera les oreilles de l’age de votre embarcation, selon les besoins et son humeur.
* Le samedi soir, de retour après une mémorable prestation l’an passé, le Piano man Bernard Quessy et son clavier, avec son talent musical rassembleur…

. . . C’est long comme texte, mais nous terminons avec les réponses aux questions habituelles.

— Beau temps mauvais temps. L’option abris sera à valeur ajoutée, parce que 5 fois sur 6, il pleut au St-Georges Open. Si jamais le site est inaccessible ( Rivière Noir qui n’a pas reprise sont lit, ou déluge ),nous nous déplacerons sur le camping, ou il y a de l’espace et un grand chapiteau.

— Les chiens, chats et autres de compagnie, devront obligatoirement être tenus en laisses. Les enfants peuvent être lousses, mais la rivière est haute et le courant fort . Une surveillance accrue est de rigueur.

— Il y a, avant l’entrée du site du St-Georges Open, des espaces de camping (plateau des bouleaux), pour ceux qui n’on malheureusement pas, de westfalia.

— Bien que vos amis soit les bienvenus au camping Ste-Émélie,à notre grande tablée, et autour de nos feux de fin de soirées, le St-Georges Open privilégie le westfalien. pensez y !

For a seventh edition, the extended St-Georges family invites you to open your 2020 Wesfalian season (Open) on the banks of the winding Rivière Noir, Ste-Émélie-de-l’Énergie, in Lanaudière. A collection of square boxes, without any affiliation to an “official” group. The madness of the holders of a VW on the nose, is the “easy” reason, of the meeting.

The conditions are simple. $ 20 per night per wess, payable to the campsite owner, upon arrival at the reception (cash please). You will then be directed to the official website, where St-Georges will welcome you with the 2020 sticker. They will beg you $ 10 per person, for reasons that are not your business. The pitches are without service. No reservation required.

As in other years, the Saturday supper will be all together, for communion at the same large table. On the spot, for you, the enticing cooks and their Big BBQ will prepare you various delicious 1A 3 star sausages and the famous grills that make you thirsty (Boucherie L’Ère Bête de Rawdon). Potatoes cooked in embers will also be waiting for you (Ferme Rivest-Bourgeois), but people are used to bringing their edible accompaniments (and drinkable of course …).

This year, the event takes a musical turn, because the westeux likes music. . . The St-Georges too!

* On Friday, Môssieu atmosphere with his yellow machine, DJ Michel Harvey will be on site, and will tickle your ears the age of your boat, according to the needs and his mood.
* On Saturday evening, back after a memorable performance last year, the Piano man Bernard Quessy and his keyboard, with his unifying musical talent …

. . . It’s a long text, but we finish with the answers to the usual questions.

— Rain or shine. The shelter option will be of added value, because 5 times out of 6, it rains at the St-Georges Open. If ever the site is inaccessible (Black River which has not taken over its bed, or deluge), we will move to the campsite, where there is space and a large marquee.

— Companion dogs, cats and others, must be kept on a leash. Children may be loose, but the river is high and the current strong. Increased surveillance is essential.

— Before the entrance to the St-Georges Open site, there are camping spaces (birch plateau), for those who unfortunately do not have westfalia.

— Although your friends are welcome at the Ste-Émélie campsite, at our big table, and around our late evening fires, the St-Georges Open favors the Westfalien. think about it!



Mississauga Classic Car Club 2020 – May 15

The Mississauga Classic Car Club is a VW friendly all manufacturer Show & Shine venue.  It is well attended and you will generally find K-W & Area Bug Club members there as well.  It is often free access, but occasionally entry by donation to support their charity which is the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation. Please help support their charity.   They have weekly door-prizes and a 50-50 draw.  There is lots of food choices nearby.



Hagersville Secondary School Spring FlingCar Show – 2020

Showcasing and celebrating classic vehicles of all vintages, there will be a craft artisan fair, bake sale, spring HSS greenhouse plant sale, and a Drive 4 UR Community and School run by Heaslip Ford, DJ Frankie and his new digital sound, 50/50 draw, judging with lots of prizes, refreshments and barbeque.
Spectator admission: free.
Vehicle admission: $5.
Hosted by Hagersville Secondary School.
Sponsored by Heaslip Ford Sales Ltd.,Tim’s Tires, Simington Automotive, Hagersville and Doughty and Williamson, Jarvis.
Info: (905) 768-3318, email:, check us out on our facebook page

Binbrook Annual Car Show / Swap Meet – 2020

Binbrook Annual Car Show / Swap Meet
2600 Regional Rd #56 – Binbrook Fairgrounds

Brought to you by the Binbrook Ag Society

Sunday May 3rd, 2020
10am – 4pm

All vehicles welcome.  Classics, Hot Rods, Pickups, Restored & Semi Restored

Music from 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
Door Prizes Drawn