Gray Dort

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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.

Classic Car Festivals

Chatham-Kent’s Car Shows and festivals are rated some of the best in Ontario and Canada.

Retrofest is a celebration of nostalgia in downtown Chatham that draws thousands in May

Blenheim Classics Auto Show in June

Mitchell's Bay Antique Car, Truck, Tractor and Bike Show in July

Bothwell Car Show, one of Canada’s largest daylong shows displays more than 1,200 vehicles in August

WAMBO (Wallaceburg Antique Motor and Boat Outing), Canada’s largest and foremost antique transportation show features more than 500 displays of cars, fire trucks, boats, motorcycles and airplanes in August

For more information on all our classic car festivals, please email

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