Crime Stoppers Classic Car Events Planned for 2022

Following the successes of the past two years, Crime Plugs of Gray Bruce have four activities planned for classic car owners throughout the summer of 2022. Members of the public are invited to all of these events for a stroll down memory lane.

photo of Dave Middleton

As has been the practice in other years, there is no admission charge for any of these events, but donations will be gratefully accepted by Crime Plugs. Receipts can be issued for donations over $20.

Sauble Speedway Classic Car Corral
June 25, 2022

Sauble Beach Speedway will host a classic car corral as it opens its racing season. Hosted by Crime Plugs from Gray Bruce, the Sunset Cruisers of Sauble Beach and Saugeen Shores, more than 150 classic and specialty cars will be on display beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. and before the evening races. At half-time, the cars will be invited to strut on the race track.

South Bruce County Classic Car Tour
June 26, 2022

All roads will lead to Paisley, as the South Bruce County Classic Car Tour will take drivers through the back roads, farms, hills and villages of south central Bruce County. Crime Plugs of Gray Bruce will host a stationary car show at Paisley Palace Park from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event will include a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. from Sauble Beach, Port Elgin, Kincardine, Paisley and Point Clark. At all locations Crime Plugs volunteers will distribute road maps to participants.

The Bruce Peninsula Race and Classic Car Show
July 31, 2022

Gray Bruce Crime Stoppers will host its annual Bruce Peninsula Race and Classic Car Show. Classic and leisure cars will congregate at Port Elgin, Sauble Beach, Owen Sound, Wiarton and Lion’s Head and set off at 1:00 p.m. on various routes around the northern Bruce Peninsula. Crime Stoppers volunteers will have road maps for participants. All routes will end at Wiarton Keppel International Airport for an afternoon stationary show that will last until approximately 6:00 p.m.

Keppel’s Classic Colors Tour
September 25, 2022

The third annual Keppel Classic Color Tour will be organized by Crime Stoppers. A 1:00 p.m. shotgun departure from Sauble Beach, Wiarton, Owen Sound and Port Elgin will take classic car enthusiasts on a fall-colored tour of Old Keppel Township in the Municipality of Georgian Bluffs. Maps provided by Crime Stoppers volunteers at all locations will show several scenic routes that guarantee spectacular scenery of the forests, cliffs and waters around this most colorful part of Ontario. All routes will end at the Gray Roots Museum for a stationary car show that will last until 6:00 p.m.

A community crime-fighting multiplier for 35 years

Crime Stoppers is a community-based program that brings together police, media and members of the public in a cooperative effort to solve crime. Crime Stoppers encourages people to call our toll-free number 1-800-222-TIPS, (8477) or submit a secure web tip with information about any criminal activity in their communities. Shared information is forwarded anonymously to law enforcement investigators.

Crime Stoppers is a group of concerned citizens comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors. This board administers the program, monitors and collects funds, and manages the payment of rewards to tipsters. Crime Stoppers is incorporated as a charity and therefore all cash donations are tax deductible.

Citizens who provide information will not be asked to identify themselves, nor will they be expected to identify themselves, and they will not have to appear in court – Crime Stoppers telephone operators and the police won’t know who you are!

To keep up to date with these events, visit the Gray Bruce Crime Stoppers Facebook pages or the webpage at crimetop-gb.org. You can also get a lot more information thanks to the new TIPSTER magazinedownloadable from the Crime Stoppers webpage.

Mark M. Gagnon