Fathers enjoyed the beautiful weather with their sons and daughters across the London area on Sunday.
The annual Good Vibrations car show was back after a hiatus for COVID-19 and hundreds of car enthusiasts took advantage of it.
Pinafore Park was packed with about 400 cars before noon, with some arriving as early as 7am to get a spot.
“A Lions Club car show, they’ve been doing that for 22 years,” says Johannes Van Voorn, president of St. Thomas Lions Club. “They miss this particular place. Pinafore is a nice park, they come here all day to relax, daddy’s love cars, and it’s Father’s Day.”
It became something of a reunion for many people who haven’t seen their fellow car enthusiasts for over two years.
Hugh Monteith and his daughter Cheryl Monteith participated in the Good Vibrations Car Show in St. Thomas, Ont. on June 19, 2022. (Brent Lale/CTV News London)“We’ve had a break for the past three years, we thought there were a lot of cars and spent a good day with my dad,” said Cheryl Monteith, who was enjoying the show there with her dad Hugh.
Several generations were able to take in all the antique cars and trucks, while spending precious time with the family.
“We’re checking out this Bel-Air next to us,” said Liam Bechard, who was there with his father Mike.
“My dad had an old car, sadly it’s gone, but my wife and kids brought me here today,” said Mike Bechard.
The perfect temperatures also ensured good crowds at the London Children’s Festival, the Majors match in Labatt Park and Ribfest in Sarnia.