Cottonwood revs up for annual car show

Cottonwood revs up for annual car show
SELKIRK—Well over 75 entries were in the Cottonwood Mansion Museum Car Show this Saturday, August 6, 2022. Linda, Don, and Aggie Lethbridge from Selkirk brought their Nancy Drew-mobile, a 1957 AMC Nash Metropolitan. Made in England, they’ve worked on it for three years. They won a $200 gift certificate from the Fishersville Tavern for most Unique Vehicle at the show. —Haldimand Press photo by Kerstein Mallon.

SELKIRK—The Cottonwood Mansion Car Show was a great time for all involved on August 6, 2022. There were many prizes up for grabs at the event. Prize categories included Best of Show, Best Racer, Best Mopar, Best Foreign Car, Best Street Rod, and the People’s Choice Awards, to name a few. There was even a prize for the furthest distance travelled, which was awarded to Michael Wheeler of Toronto. Wheeler won brunch for four at the Elmhurst Inn & Spa. Prizes were announced by President of the Cottonwood Mansion Preservation Society and Event Organizer, Clayt Spears.

SELKIRK—Winner of the $200 Caledonia Tire prize was Mark Presley of Fonthill with his 1937 Ford Coupe. Mark won 4th place in the People’s Choice.
SELKIRK—Charles Gee and grandson Gabriel Polanco of Fishersville won with their 1969 Plymouth Signet, getting car cleaning supplies for cleanest tires and wheels.
SELKIRK—Phil Freeman stands beside a Lantern Lanes Farm original dairy truck, a 1952 Dodge Fargo. Owners Paul and Judy Rushton are third generation dairy farmers in Haldimand. John H. Rushton was the original owner. The truck is still running, although it’s more of a show truck nowadays.
SELKIRK—Bruce Frost from Port Dover was delighted to win most prizes overall for his 1959 Pontiac Bonneville. He won People’s Choice for Best of Show, Best GM vehicle, and 1st Place for Best of the Best, which was a $500 prize donated by the Cottonwood Mansion board members.
Clayt Spears is shown above (centre) with mayoral candidate Shelley Ann Bentley and Al Newhouse of Selkirk, a volunteer.