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article imageReview: Silver Willow Classic car show - review and photo essay Special

By Elizabeth Parker     Jul 18, 2013 in Technology
The first annual Silver Willow Classic car and truck show, a year in the making, came off with out a hitch or maybe there was a few hitches to be found, but that just helped make it a huge success with a great turn out.
While on holiday, a road trip of course, I attended the first annual Silver Willow Classic car and truck show on July 6, 2013 in Mansfield, Ontario. This was set up to be more then your average car show. Not just somewhere to go see cars but this event included food vendors, live bands, two featured clubs, the Corvette Club of Ontario and the Pink Slips Women's Car Club, holding events with in the event, a massive 60 plus prize categories and somewhere to see everything you could want to see in one spot.
The tractor display at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show  Mansfield  Ontario.
The tractor display at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show, Mansfield, Ontario.
Trucks, tractors, antique cars, today's corvettes, mods or not, old and new it was at the show.
The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck s...
The horses greeting people at the fence that are attending the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, ON.
Entering the venue, the Silver Willow Farm, owned by the hosts and organizers Larry Epworth and Laura McArthur, is a treat on its own. As you enter you drive past a small lake then reach the horse pastures where the horses are friendly and out to meet and greet the people at the show.
Laura McArthur s  truck on display at the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Laura McArthur's truck on display at the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Several classic cars and trucks sit above the lake including Laura's own truck decorated with a horse and its flowing mane. If the prize list doesn't entice you the setting will.
The corvette corral at the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
The corvette corral at the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
The Corvette Club of Ontario came out and hosted an event with in the event. As if there already wasn't enough categories at the show.
The hill side just outside the corvette corral at the first Silver Willow Classic Car and Truck show...
The hill side just outside the corvette corral at the first Silver Willow Classic Car and Truck show.
The corvette corral held most of the corvettes at the show but not all, a row of the corvettes were on the hill just outside the corral. I spoke with Anthony Fish,
Anthony Fish  current president of the Corvette Club of Ontario at the entrance to the corvette corr...
Anthony Fish, current president of the Corvette Club of Ontario at the entrance to the corvette corral at the Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
the current president of the Corvette Club of Ontario. He was pleased with the turnout for the show and looks forward to doing it again in the future. Find more photos from the Corvette corral on the Corvette Club of Ontario's gallery page.
The Pink Slips Women Car Club booth set up at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
The Pink Slips Women Car Club booth set up at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Pink Slips Car Club hosted one of the days hi-lights with the How Loud Can You Go contest. They set up a table and brought out prizes for the loudest revs at the show. Things really got going when the trucks returned from the mud pit and the silver Elvis came out to play. For more from the Pinks Slips car club fun check out their posted video of the day.
For more noise and fun the Coal Rolling Demonstration was fun as they show here on their you tube video of the event.
One of the rows of trucks in the truck area of the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
One of the rows of trucks in the truck area of the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
The grounds are immense with several areas to explore once you get to the show. The truck area, classic cars, corvettes, tractors, big rigs, it's all here, just find the area.
Some of the varied cars at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Some of the varied cars at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Then enjoy a snack, ice cream or a lunch from the reasonably priced vendors on site, or go have a beer in the beer garden for a break while you listen to one of live country bands playing.
The stage for the live country bands set up in the beer garden area  kept for 19 plus only.
The stage for the live country bands set up in the beer garden area, kept for 19 plus only.
There's something for everyone.
The judges gathering for final instructions on their categories before heading out to make their cho...
The judges gathering for final instructions on their categories before heading out to make their choices.
The live bands hit the stage around noon as the judges gathered in the shade for information on their categories before heading out to do the judging. There was plenty of shade to be found to relax and enjoy the music.
A couple of young girls dancing to the live music at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck s...
A couple of young girls dancing to the live music at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
This car show was in a fantastic setting and a fun day for everyone that came out. Even the little ones found some fun dancing to the live country music.
Follow down for a few more photos from the show to wet your appetite for next year. I spoke with one of the show's hosts and they do plan to continue this as an annual event. Like the Silver Willow Classic facebook page for updates. See you all next year.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
The silver Elvis comes to play in the Corvette corral.
The silver Elvis comes to play in the Corvette corral.
Photos from the July 6  2013  Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield  Ontario.
Photos from the July 6, 2013, Silver Willow Classic car and truck show in Mansfield, Ontario.
A late 50 s vette  one of a few found at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
A late 50's vette, one of a few found at the first Silver Willow Classic car and truck show.
Entering the Silver Willow Farm to attend the first Silver Willow Classic passing the lake.
Entering the Silver Willow Farm to attend the first Silver Willow Classic passing the lake.
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