Blenheim Classics Auto Show

May 24-25, 2019

More than one hundred classic and vintage vehicles descend on downtown Blenheim along with thousands of local car buffs. Featuring a cruise night on Friday, visitors to this event are also encouraged to take in a BBQ, car theme movie and food and entertainment at Talbot Trail Park. 


RetroFest, and RM Sotheby's 40th Anniversary Celebration, Chatham

June 21 - 22, 2019

This year RetroFest will be taken to a whole other level as RM Sotheby's celebrates 40 years in Chatham-Kent. For those that love tradition, the Kent Historic Auto Club Cruise will take place on the Friday night, and the various variety of vintage vehicles will be downtown on Saturday, with actvities for families in Tecumseh Park. The park will once again be filled with vendors, rides and retro-fun themed activities. Also on Friday, watch for incredible floats, the Bat Mobile and Life-size Mechanical Elephants.

Friday night, The Sam Roberts Band will take the stage in the park, while a concert, yet to be named, will be held Saturday at the Chatham Capitol Theatre

Saturday will feature a mini Concour of rare cars never seen before, and likely to never be seen again! Watch for Celebrity Judges will be on hand for the car show, Ms. RetroFest will take centre stage, and there will be, for the first time in years public tours at the RM Museum. 

The Saturday showcase will very likely be larger than ever as car lovers will motor into town to take part in this special weekend.


Erieau Boulevard of Dreams 
June 23, 2019

It's a feast for the eyes in Erieau as the Erieau Car Show takes centre stage. This show features all makes and models and includes food and music. 


Wildwood By the Lake Car and Bike Show

July 6, 2019

A car show along the water featuring a wide variety of makes, models and years from the classics to the brand new. This show runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to attend. 


July 20, 2019

Mitchell's Bay Park is the perfect venue for this family fun event. Along with a great selection of vintage vehicles, there is plenty of entertainment for the kids including food, a bouncy castle, and face painting. The beach and splash pad are also available to cool off in the hot sun. 


August 3 - 4, 2019

A show for all ages featuring children's activities, live threshing, harvest and plowing demos. This show also features vintage machinery and saw mill working demos .
Vintage car displays and a Tractor Drive In in the country are among the highlights of this event. 

Bothwell Old Autos Car Show
August 9-10, 2019

Enjoy two days of car show fun in Bothwell's Victoria Park, beginning with an Automotive Swap Meet on Friday Night. On Saturday, enjoy one of Canada’s largest displays of more than 1,200 vehicles. Families will also find food and entertainment available. 

August 9-10, 2019

Wallaceburg plays host to Canada’s largest and foremost antique transportation show featuring more than 500 displays of cars, fire trucks, boats, motorcycles and airplanes. The arrival of the boats of the Sydenham River is a sight not to miss, while there are plenty of things for families on both days including activities, entertainment and a toy and model show. 
 


Gray Dort on Display 

A Chatham-manufactured Gray Dort is on display at Chatham-Kent Museum showcasing the region’s ties to the automotive industry in Canada. This 1919 touring model is one of the last few in existence.

Museum Hours

Wed. to Sat. 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


William Gray & Sons manufactured carriages, sleighs, and light wagons and was, in fact, one of the largest producers in their field in Canada. The company's factory was located at the intersection of William & Wellington Streets in Chatham. In the early 1900s, they began making bodies on contract for several companies including Ford and the short lived “Chatham” car.