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Torque Masters Car Club coming to Sydney in August

Torque Masters Car Club coming to Sydney in August
Torque Masters Car Club coming to Sydney in August

The Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza takes place in Sydney on August 3rd and 4th

It has been said that cars are the modern equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals.

In many ways, they are the most important and influential creation of an era, created with passion by unknown artists and craftsmen and consumed and revered by a reverent populace.

And while some may find this characterization a bit of an exaggeration, most car enthusiasts would agree that cars – especially classic cars – reflect the heart and artistry of their time.

“It’s a worldwide passion. There’s beauty in a car and there are people from young to old who are passionate about their cars,” said Jim Clayton, president of the Torque Masters Car Club.

All that passion will be on full display when the club hosts its annual car show in Sydney.

The show, called the Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza, takes place August 3 and 4 in Sydney and features a variety of cars, trucks, classics, antiques, muscle cars and just plain awesome vehicles.

“A lot of car clubs are centered around certain vintage models, but we’re just an open club. If it’s about cars and it’s a little bit cool, we welcome you to the club,” Clayton said.

Activities kick off on August 3, when the club hosts a “poker run,” followed by an “après-poker” street party and gathering on 3rd Avenue, sponsored by Beacon Brewing and Small Gods Brewing.

There are also a number of classic car movies shown at the Star Cinema. Admission to the movies is dependent on a donation or non-perishable food.

The main act takes place on Sunday, August 4, when cars line the street to watch them and the main stage begins.

The main stage, sponsored by the Stonehouse Restaurant and Pub, has been upgraded for this year’s events and is now a state-of-the-art venue, complete with a comprehensive sound system that will radiate the music throughout the festival site.

The band The Haven from Sydney will provide a swinging performance from 10am to 2pm with their energetic mix of rock and contemporary music.

There will also be a special concert at the Bandstand in Sydney between 2pm and 4pm, with tribute band Completely Creedance bringing the music of CCR to Sydney with their own phenomenal offering of the band’s iconic songs.

“This show is a great opportunity for Sidney businesses to take advantage of the estimated 20,000 people who come to the party – see the cars and hear the music,” Clayton said. “We’ve partnered with the Business Improvement Association and the Peninsula Celebrations Society, and I just know this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever.”

Clayton thanked Canadian Tire for their generous support of the event and noted that the company does great work with their Jumpstart program, which ensures children in need have equal access to sports and physical activity.

“It’s a great partnership,” Clayton said.

The Torque Masters club is also involved in its own charitable efforts, raising over $32,000 this year in support of the Ukrainian Safe Haven Society. Those funds were raised through the generous donation of four cars and additional Go Fund Me donations.

To register your car or learn more about the Torque Masters Auto Extravaganza, visit www.torquemasters.ca/events.