Autofest 2005 ......this was the 12th anniversary of this event, which started as a special day for the celebration of the automobile manufacturing at General Motors headquarters here in Oshawa Ontario Canada . General motors builds cars and trucks here.
Friday nite is a big party downtown with the main drag closed off and all the cars are parked on the street and the public walks thru for a free show. Music and entertainment is abundant.
Saturday brings the popular poker run and soap box derby event, plus other activities.
Saturday nite brings the participants free BBQ and soda pop. Unfortunately the rains came down hard and ruined the BBQ before anybody got to sample this years special ROADKILL RACCOON............ummmm , yummy.
Sunday morning came up overcast but by 12 noon the sun was blazing away and the heat came on big time, smokin. Stick the fork in me , think i am done. >???
4 o clock brought the awards that were selected by the trophy sponsor and are not judged.
As the time ticked down for the final one, the complete 350 chevy 330 hp crate motor, which is selected from all the car numbers. Everybody wants this one and my friend rick who had his name drawn and went home early 2 years ago..........had it drawn again !!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course he was not there again..not on site...no win. The odds of getting drawn again within 3 years, staggering. Just goes to show u, never leave till its over 100%. madmike.....mike lynch