St. Thomas held Nostalgia Nights this past weekend. Clouds, lightening and rain rocked the town in the morning, but by afternoon the skies had cleared and the classic cars rumbled into town followed by throngs of car lovers from across the county and surrounding area.
“I’d call it a success. I’m totally amazed at the numbers we got in spite of the weather. 800-900 cars and about 2000+ people just walking the street enjoying the cars. I even overhead one attendee say ‘This is a cool town’ and that was kinda neat to overhear.” -Robert Burns, K&K Locksmiths (Business Owner/Event Founder)
The St. Thomas Downtown Development Board (DDB) hosts Nostalgia Nights every year during the summer from 4pm-9pm and fantastic classic cars park all along Talbot St. in Downtown St. Thomas through the afternoon and evening.
“We were a little worried about the morning rain, but the sky’s cleared and the cars rolled into town making this, our 6th year of Nostalgia Nights, another tremendous success. Many Classic car enthusiasts told us that this was one of the best shows around. Downtown businesses that stayed open during the show, told us that they were very pleased with the number of shoppers that visited their stores. The Downtown Development Board sends a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who made this years show so much fun.” -Earl Taylor, Coldwell Banker Realtor (St. Thomas Downtown Development Board President)
This year the Canadian Bombshell Beauties joined the party and featured our very own Scissorkitty Rock N Roll Hair in their square. Visitors that dropped by were treated to free retro hair styling demos through out the day.
Throughout the day there was also a live band performing on the steps of city hall.
Had some fun filming from the roof top of the studio this afternoon!St. Thomas Downtown Development Board Nostalgia Nights Railway City Tourism #stthomasproud
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The Small Business Enterprise Centre hosted a small business showcase on Mondamin St. to feature local businesses.
Railway City Tourism hosted an Artisan Alley in Hepburn Parkette and also teamed up with the DDB to provided free train rides from the Port Stanley Terminal Rail throughout the day.
Local businesses that participated were also able to take advantage the many people that came to town for the show.
“The turnout was amazing. It was a great way to promote our business. It was an awesome day. We had a tent out at Princess and Talbot and our sales there were fantastic.” -Brenda Burge, Why Not Cookies Cafe (Business Owner)
Four awards were also given out at the end of the show. Three Fan choice awards and one that was sponsored by Napa Auto Pro.