Tatamagouche and area notebook, Ellen Millard
About 200 antique cars and trucks showed up for the fifth annual antique car show on Aug. 3 held at Nelson’s Park just outside the village of Tatamagouche. The organizer of the event, Dave DeAdder, was very pleased with the show.
“Everything was great, there were lots of unique vehicles and all the owners seemed to have a great day of showing and visiting with the others who were there,” he said.
He also said everyone was happy to be there and there was a good crowd.
“There were lots of spectators and best of all the weather was just perfect with a cool breeze coming across the water.”
The trophy for the best car was chosen by a ‘people’s choice’ vote and first 200 cars to register received a plaque to go on the dash of their vehicle. There were also prize draws, sending about 60 drivers home with gifts. DeAdder is grateful for the community support he received for the event.
Lauchie Chiasson of New Glasgow participated in the event, driving a British MG 1952. The car has about 900 miles on it just from attending shows this year, and last year in total he put about 1,500 miles on it. He was happy to find a touring suitcase stamped with MG to complete the car when he began restoring it.
DeAdder attends many shows all over the Maritimes driving a 1966 Camaro. He continues to make the show here an annual event in Tatamagouche and is already planning the 2014 show, scheduled to be held on the first Saturday in August.