The weather held off on June 23rd and we had an excellent car show!  175+ vehicles showed up and the Assocation of Car Enthusiasts in Stratford & Area, along with their generous sponsors, raised $2,003 for the Stratford General Hospital Foundation.  THANK YOU!

Pictures can be found here on our flickr web page:

Join us Sunday the 23rd of June for the Second Annual ACES Car Show!  All makes and models of cars and trucks welcome (must be plated and insured). Taking place along the riverside in beautiful Stratford, Ontario in conjunction with the Blues & Ribfest.

Net proceeds will go to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation’s MRI Fund.

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Events in Stratford & Area

Posted: June 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Here is a list of events coming up in the general area, provided as a public service only–check with organizers to confirm details and ask questions if you have any.

Local Car Enthusiast Events 2013

                                            Revised July 30, 2013      

*ACES weekly cruise night

  • Tuesdays until August 27, 2013
  • Festival Marketplace Shopping Centre, 1067 Ontario St., Stratford
  • Cruise in from 6:30 pm till dusk, weather permitting
  • All makes and models of Special Interest Vehicles welcome


All vehicles must be street legal, licensed and insured unless arranged in advance

 Automotive Events in the Area & Beyond

 AUGUST 2013

Thursday, August 8:  Stratford Spectacular Kick-off at Boston Pizza/Expressway Ford

  • Runs from 6 – 9 pm in the Boston Pizza parking lot
  • gathering of all the racers before “The Stratford Spectacular” race weekend


Friday/Saturday, August 9-10, 2013:  Old Autos Bothwell car show

  • Held in Victoria Park in Bothwell, sponsored by Bothwell Optimists and Old Autos
  • Vending on Friday and giant car show on Saturday
  • Info at 1-800-461-3457 or email


Saturday/Sunday, August 10-11, 2013:  NAPA/Stratford Spectacular Hot August Nats

  • Stratford Spectacular kicks off with Fan Fest hosted by Boston Pizza & Expressway Ford
  • ACES club members and guest cruisers are welcome to join in the fun!
  • for tickets and info visit


Sunday, August 11, 2013:  Mustang Memories Car Show

  • Held at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI, presented by Mustang Owners of South East Michigan (MOCSEM –
  • A huge Mustang Show with over 800 Mustangs attending in last year


*Sunday, August 11, 2013:  ACES Greenwood Crt. Retirement Res. Show-N-Shine

  • Greenwood Court retirement residence, 90 Greenwood Dr. (near Stratford Rotary Complex)
  • 2pm – 4pm show-n-shine with a “show & go” drive afterward to the club BBQ
  • all ACES members are encourage to come out and support this great afternoon


*Sunday, August 11, 2013:  ACES members only potluck BBQ and Social

  • Members only plus immediate family
  • ‘Bring Your Own’ potluck food and drinks
  • To RSVP or get more info, please email “attn. Marc”



Thursday, August 15, 2013:  Milverton Moonlight Madness Car Show’n’Shine

  • Beartoozies Bistro & Pub will host Live Entertainment and food
  • located at 55 Main Street South, Milverton, ON


Saturday, August 17, 2013:  Milverton Fair Antique Car ‘n’ Tractor Show

  • Calling all antique cars and tractors!


Saturday/Sunday, August 17-18, 2013:  Moparfest Weekend


Saturday, August 17, 2013:  Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise

  • Woodward Avenue from Ferndale to Pontiac MI
  • For info on Woodward contact Norm (Mr. Woodward) Smart at


Thursday, August 22, 2013:  A&W Cruisin’ for a Cause Day

  • 4th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cause Day – in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • A national event; cruise in at your local A&W restaurant to buy a Teen Burger and “End MS”


Saturday, August 24, 2013:  St. Marys Downtown Car and Bike Show

  • 11am – 3pm in downtown St. Marys, Ontario (
  • $10 vehicle registration, spectators free


Sunday, August 25, 2013:  Rockin’ Rides Classic Car Show

  • 11am – 6pm in Beavermead Park in Peterborough, Ontario
  • Free admission, donations being collected
  • To register or for more info visit



Saturday, September 7, 2013: Field of Dreams Car Show

  • From 9am – 3pm at Port Blake Day Park, two minutes north of Grand Bend
  • admission $5 per car and net proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation


Saturday, September 14, 2013:  Beartoozies Breakfast Show’n’Shine

  • Beartoozies Bistro & Pub, located at 55 Main Street South, Milverton, ON


Sunday, September 15, 2013:  Brantford Kinsmen 40th Annual Car Show & Swap Meet

  • 9am – 4pm at the Paris Fair Grounds (139 Silver Street, Paris) –
  • Car/driver admission $10 at the gate, spectators $3
  • one of the largest Car Shows in Southern Canada, proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis


*Saturday, (TBD), 2013:  ACES field trip to Legendary Motorcar

  • group outing for ACES club members
  • Group trip to, and tour of, the world class facilities in Milton, Ontario which are open 9am – 3pm
  • There is a small fee ($5) to view the cars and private collection, viewing of the shops and where they do the filming for the TV show
  • Date is to be determined, will take advantage of the escarpment scenery just as the autumn leaves are starting to change, not to mention some great driving roads.

Upcoming Events

Posted: July 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

2013 ACES mall PosterACES Cruise Night – Tuesdays from May 28 – Aug. 27, 2013 from 6:30pm until dusk, weather permitting.  Hosted by the Festival Marketplace Shopping Centre in beautiful Stratford, ON.  All makes and models welcome, must be plated and insured. Freewill donations gladly accepted in support of the Stratford General Hospital Foundation (MRI Fund)

Second Annual ACES Car Show poster V13 NCSecond Annual ACES Car Show – net proceeds will go to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation’s MRI Fund. All makes and models of cars and trucks welcome (must be plated and insured). Taking place along the riverside in beautiful Stratford, Ontario in conjunction with the Blues & Ribfest.

Stay tuned for new information for the 2013 spring and summer season!  A list is being compiled.  If you have information that you would like to contribute please submit it to us at

Save the date for the Second Annual ACES Car Show on Sunday, June 23, 2013!

Information is provided as a public service.

Please contact the organizers of the particular events to confirm details.

New for 2013!  This year, the Association of Car Enthusiasts in Stratford & Area will donate all net proceeds to the MRI Fund at the Stratford General Hospital.  We are an entirely volunteer run club, after expenses are covered every dollar will be given to this great cause!  Want to help out?  Attend our events and give generously.  Want to make a real impact?  Make a donation directly at

Thank you for your support!  When you support the hospital, you support our whole community and all the communities our hospital serves.




As you may know, the Association of Car Enthusiasts in Stratford & Area believes in giving back to our community.  Last year we collected donations for worthy local charities.  Although it was only our first year as a club, we managed to raise and donate $244 for the Stratford Humane Society (formerly the OSPCA Perth County) and $91.64 for the Alzheimer Society of Perth County.  Thank you for helping us to support two great causes in 2012!

In our January, 2013 meeting, the club membership voted unanimously to designate the Stratford General Hospital as our charity of choice.  Please give generously!

First ever ACES cruise-in was last night at Stratford Boston Pizza Perfect weather, 27 cars, and lots of nice folks! Special thanks to Dan Smith for hosting and Brian Pugh for the brilliant DJ service. Can’t wait for next week. If you didn’t attend here’s what you missed:

come join the fun!

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2013 ACES mall Posterfeature photo

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