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Ninth Atlantic Nationals in
Moncton Attracts Thousands!

An outstanding July weekend,  2,000 antique & classic vehicles and tens of thousands of people- that’s the story of Moncton’s 9th Annual Atlantic Nationals in mid-July

Bob Greenwood

The annual event is now billed as Canada’s largest outdoor Antique, Classic & Street Rod Car show and featured another incredible four days. Close to 1800 vehicles were registered.

Moncton’s Main Street was again  closed all day Friday with hundreds of cars from yesteryear lining the street, musical groups providing evening entertainment and crowds estimated at between 75,000 and 100,000 all day long. At Centennial Park, where all entries were in full view all weekend, close to 50,000 car buffs and tourists showed up.
Jeff Connell from Miramichi, NB, drove away with the weekend’s Grand Prize - a custom-built 1947 Chevy pickup truck.

One of the major sponsors is NAPA Auto Parts and Clarence MacKinnon from Judique, NS was ecstatic after winning the ‘NAPA Ultimate Garage’ - $15,000 worth of NAPA Tools, Equipment and accessories. MacKinnon said the timing was perfect, “I just finished building a Garage..may have to expand again!”  A brand new NAPA Tool Cabinet was also won by Laurie Chard from Mount Uniacke, NS.

The award winners were:

X1932 Chevy XMike & Laura Lynch, Campbellford, ON
X01 Prowler XTery & Lynn Leblanc, Moncton, NB
X1969 Ford Bronco XRoger Leblanc, Moncton, NB
X1967 Mustang XJames Canning - Stewiacke, NS
X1973 AMX XDave Wilson, Irishtown, NB
X1950 Mercury XLarry Bowden, Holder, Maine, USA
X1950 Mercury XRoy Brown, Halifax, NS
X1934 Ford Sedan XHop Forbes, Dartmouth, NS
X1970 Challenger XRene Pitre, Beresford, NB
X1960 Impala XBarry Barnet, Middle Sackville, NS
X1968 T-Bird XSteve Tanner, Lakeside, NS
X1950 Chevy Pickup XBob Pottie, Lower Sackville, NS
X1931 Ford XKen Laughlin, Beddington, Maine, USA
X1979 GMC Pickup XEric Steeves, Moncton, NB
X1926 Ford ext. cab XDave Riley, Otisfield, Maine, USA
X1933 Ford XGilles pelletier, Mont St-Hilaire, QC
X1971 Chevelle XDonnie Horne, Dartmouth, NS
X1969 Chevelle XDave Cheverie. Charlottetown, PEI
X1958 Chevy Pickup XTom Harmes, Halifax, NS
X1956 Belair XJoe Savoie, Rothesay, NB
X1968 GTX XPierre Thibert, Dieppe, NB
X1929 Ford Woody XMaurice Smith, Holden, Maine, USA
X1970 Chevelle XJames Greeno, Middle Sackville, NS
X1924 Dodge XStan Brett Otisfield, Maine, USA
X1934 Chevy XGreg & Sharon Hayes, Sussex, NB

About Marty: Mr. Marty Kingston is Marketing Director of NAPA Atlantic. Please Email him here.

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