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Classic cars roll in to Virgil for annual show
About 170 cars were displayed at the annual Virgil car show last Sunday. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva)

For Sandy Szeman, the Virgil Volunteer Firefighters Car Show and BBQ is one of the best car shows to attend.

“It’s not too big, not too small,” she said. “It’s well-organized and people are friendly.”

Szeman and her husband John had their 1957 Chevy on display at the eighth annual car show at the Virgil Firehall on Sunday. Hosted in collaboration with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Lions Club, the show featured about 170 classic cars.

The Szemans, who attended a Mississippi car show last year and are going to the Daytona Beach show this fall, were in Virgil for the third year.

Car enthusiast Michael O’Sullivan said car shows are nostalgic and let him see well-preserved vehicles from days gone by.

“I like the upkeep of the cars,” he said. “You don’t see these old cars anymore.”

Jim Stehling, who brought in his 1975 Corvette, said he prefers going to the Virgil car show as “it’s a charity.”

PartSource gave goodie bags to all the participating drivers and had a raffle with money going to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart charity.

All proceeds from the fundraiser go back into the community, said Jason Disher, the event organizer.

“I think the event went fantastic. It was extremely busy all day and we had cars start showing up at 7:30 a.m.,” Disher told The Lake Report. “And the weather was gorgeous.”

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