Read the whole story behind SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE below.
Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE
Thank you for taking the time to read about this exciting event!
Have you been to the “Woodward Dream Cruise”? It consists of a 16 mile, “paperclip” like loop of 6 lanes between Ferndale and Pontiac Michigan, just northwest of Detroit. You’ll see 35-40,000 Classic, Muscle, HotRods, Exotic, Truck and Import vehicles parade past your lawn chair in 2 days. That’s NOT a Misprint! With 2018 being the best, recent weekend (no rain, No Covid ) Crain’s Detroit Business News claims 1.3 million visitors pumped $24 Million into Detroit’s economy! (AND… that’s NOT a Misprint!)
Check out the Home Website at: www.woodwarddream cruise.com. Best YouTube Video: Go to “Search’…type in exactly, (no short cuts)…Woodward Dream Cruise 2019 DK Records. Look for “by DK Record”. The 12:53 minute video will open with a rather loud 15 second commercial and the Videographer introducing his Father before the video portrays a curbside parade of classic cars. It’s filmed on Friday evening and the all day Saturday Main Event, that’s always the 3rd Saturday in August.
Or let’s drive through America’s largest block party. “Cruisin’ the Coast” began in 1996 as a festival to celebrate Classic, Antique, HotRod, Nostalgic Music and Muscle Car related events. It grew from 374 cars to over 8300 in 2017. Car enthusiast from 40 states, plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive on the Mississippi Gulf Coast once a year to showcase their vehicles and cruise the beautiful 30 mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops in Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian, Gulfport, D’lberville, Biloxi and Bay St. Louis. Over $26 Million was pumped into the local economy during the week of 2019!
“Cruisin’ the Coast” is a seven day event that always starts on the first Sunday in October. It’s become the state’s biggest Special Event in Mississippi. As “Cruisin the Coast” grows, so has the Honors & Awards:
The Governor’s Excellence in Tourism Awards for Festival/Event of the Year in Mississippi. The “Shining Example” Award for Best Event by Southeastern Tourist Society. ONE of 100 Top Events of the Year in America by America Bus Association. AAA magazine, the Southern Traveler named “Cruisin’ the Coast” a “Southern Travel Treasure”. The Automotive Restoration Market named the “Cruisin’ the Coast” the “Event of the Year”.
Checkout the Home Website: www.cruisinthecoast.com. Click on “About Cruisin” and then click on “How CTC Works”. Best YouTube video: click on “Search” and type exactly: Cruisin the Coast 2017 ScottieTV. Please click on and view the Wednesday 2017 & Thursday 2017 .
Then double back to the Adirondack Nationals. This 33 year old event is always held on the first weekend after Labour Day. The 3 day event has nightly cruises through the town of Lake George New York. The Home Website: www.adirondacknationals.com. Best YouTube: click on “Search” and type exactly: Adirondack Nationals Weekend Lake George NY Chris Dark. It’s a 3.13 minute drone overview.
Each town along the route of the Woodward Dream Cruise and Cruisin’ the Coast in Mississippi has events planned for that day, setting aside distinctive parking areas for Classic Car Owner Parking. Everyone can enjoy a walk through the Classic Cars, watch the stage for Live Entertainment and walk Vendors Row or Local Retailers Outlets for Food and Event Merchandise.
Now… It’s Our Turn!
Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE
ALLCar’s Cruise with Me… on Highway 3!
St Thomas to Fort Erie… Fort Erie to St Thomas…
ALWAYS the 3rd Saturday & Sunday in September!
September 17, 18, 2022
The Drive of 199 kilometres (123 miles) from Fort Erie to St Thomas takes only 2 hours, 43 Minutes! It’s a pleasure drive on smooth, curving roads that run through quaint towns and park like settings!
Highway 3 has very good to excellent asphalt. If there are no Traffic-Lights to control cross traffic, there are Left and Right Turns Lanes at each major cross road to diffuse any traffic congestion.
The people who live along Highway #3 take pride in their homestead, thus keep their front yard free of debris. When trimming their landscape, most homeowners groom their lawns right up to the road’s edge.
Why the Date?
The 3rd Weekend in September… Adds One More Full Weekend of Retail “Summer” Business!
Even though it remains warmish for the bulk of September, we all know…summer is declared over on Labour Day Monday! By planning the event on the 3rd Saturday-Sunday weekend in September, it will give everyone… from St. Thomas’s Comfort Inn…to Vivian’s Country Cooking in Courtland, the Barrel Eatery in Simcoe, Country Chip Wagon in Dunnville, Moe’s Tap & Wings in Port Colborne, to the Knights Inn in Fort Erie… one more full weekend of “Summer $$ Income”!
Woodward’s Average Daytime High Temperature of 27C (80.6F) and an Average Evening Low Temperature of 18C (65F), coupled with a sunset of 8:24pm during the third week of August, creates a perfect environment for some folks who want to linger on into the night at the Woodward Dream Cruise. So the police forces within the Woodward Dream Cruise start a little after 930pm to close Woodward down by blocking side streets and slowly “flushing” all traffic south or north with no return routes.
Using Simcoe as an example, the average Daytime High and Evening Low Temperature are 22C (72F) and 12C (62F) respectively. The 7:27pm sunset will also bring about an earlier cool-down in the evening, during a day that’s already cooler than the Woodward model. The cooler day and an earlier sunset will
take cruisers off the road to an earlier evening meal and the warmth of a motel room or bonfire.
The extended route length, earlier sunset and cooler temperatures will further reduce the already minimum public problems that the police forces within the Woodward Dream Cruise usually encounter.
SideBar1: The cooler temperatures and the extended length of the “Drive” means car owners will not encounter overheating problems. This will further reduce traffic congestion due to stalled roadside vehicles. The 3rd Saturday & Sunday Weekend in September is perfect for Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE!
The number of Old and Newer Performance, Sport and Classic cars and spectators will amaze you! Most assuredly, after the everyday vehicle for him & her, their classic vehicle is the 3rd car in their “fleet”. Meaning this middle to upper income group has “recreational” funds to spend!
The amount of economic income this group will spend in our region(s) will amaze you!
A “Static” Car Show will garner economic income for only that town in which the show is situated.
A “moving” Ontario SouthCoast “DREAMDRIVE” will garner economic income for every city & town! DREAMDRIVE will be part of a major economic “push” to restart our Tourist Industry from “within”.
Why the Route?
The area from Fort Erie to Windsor has been deemed the “SouthCoast of Ontario”… and… Rightfully so!
Here’s a few examples to verify why Highway #3 is the Main Artery of Ontario’s SouthCoast!
Port Stanley, on Lake Erie’s shore, is only 16.1K (9.9 Miles) or 19 minutes south of St. Thomas in which Highway #3 runs through, drawing tourist from London Ont.,which is 27.3K (16.9 Miles) north of St. Thomas.
The summer’s tourist attractions in Long Point… on Lake Erie shore… is 41.6K (25.7M) south, or 38 minutes from Highway #3 Tillsonburg. It draws weekend tourists from the Ingersoll area, which is only 24K (14.8M) or 21 minutes northwest of Tillsonburg.
Lake Erie’s Turkey Point is only 18.4K (11.5M) south of Highway #3.
People from the City of Hamilton travel 53.5K (33.1M) or 25.3 minutes south through the Highway #3 town of Jarvis before continuing 14.2K (8.8M) south to the bussling Lake Erie town of Port Dover.
Lake Erie’s hamlets and towns of Long Beach, Sherkston Shores and Crystal Beach are respectively…
4.7K, 6.2K and 3.7Kilometres from the Highway #3 intersections of Ostryhon Corners, Gasline (Port Colborne) and Ridgeway. These three “Summer Hot Spots” draw weekend tourist that are only 45.1K ( 27.9Miles) or 35 minutes from the large city centers of St. Catharines / Niagara Falls.
The complete Highway #3 of Ontario’s SouthCoast… from Fort Erie to St. Thomas…St Thomas to Fort Erie already has a tourist based audience from urban areas that are of close proximity. Combine that with a tourist area that has accommodations and attractions that are already operational…the DREAMDRIVE in September can create ONE more weekend of “Summer” Income that otherwise would not happen!
Who Got Our July 2021 DREAMDRIVE Prospectus…to get the “Engine Started”?
This Prospectus was sent to all Kinsmen, Legion, Lions, Optimist Rotary & Mason Chairmen.
This Prospectus was sent to each Chamber of Commerce, BIA and Police Forces along the route.
This Prospectus was sent to each Mayor and County “Economic & Tourist Improvement Officer”.
This Prospectus was sent to Members of the Ontario Provincial Government who “sit” within the route.
This Prospectus was sent to 91.7 Giant FM…92.9FM The Grand and Classic Rock 98.1.
This Prospectus was sent to valid Major Sponsors: CAA, Hagerty, Rona, Canadian Tire, Chrysler, etc.
Our “TownHalls” of September & October 2021: The first edition of this Prospectus was mailed out in July 2021 to over 200 Stakeholders (see pages 15-18). Even with Covid “rules” ever present in the background, we can term the “TownHall” Meetings that were held in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cayuga, Delhi, Tillsonburg and St Thomas a success! Some of the new ideas garnered, were added to SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE’s procedures.
Encouraged by the enthusiasm for DREAMDRIVE, this Second Edition Prospectus will act as a beckon to ALL of Ontario’s Car, Truck and Specialty Vehicle Clubs to travel the route of Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE!
What Type of Vehicles Does DREAMDRIVE Invite?
The Hot August Nights Cruise takes place on an four lane, eight mile stretch of road between Reno Nevada and Sparks Nevada. In 2022, to alleviate congestion, they’ll be limiting the VIP Registration to 6,000 cars. The 30 mile 2022 “Cruisin’ The Coast” will cut back to only registering vehicles 25 years and older.
Most auto enthusiasts craved for the return of the Mustang, Camero and Challenger. They built them… we bought’em! We can’t deny that there is a whole new generation of CarBoys out there enjoying the new performance cars! Chrysler, Chevrolet and Ford have built mobile MotorSport Displays to entice others to look their way and purchase such machines. Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE hopes that the MotorSports “arm” of Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Nissan and Toyota will recognize the enormity of this event.. and will want to display their performance wares along the whole DREAMDRIVE Corridor.
If we denied New Performance Car participation, these Manufactures will have NO reason to participate, leaving us with NO major Motorsports Display at DREAMDRIVE. Nissan Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler will be made aware that DREAMDRIVE welcomes all Late Model “Factory” Performance Vehicles.
We know a large number of these “new” performance cars would bring more congestion to both the 30 mile length of Cruisin’ the Coast and the 8 mile length of the Hot August Nights.
Because of DREAMDRIVE’s extended Show Route, we will NOT limit the number of Participants!
DREAMDRIVE will honour ANY Domestic / Imported Vehicle 25 Years or Older…
ANY Imported / Domestic “Late Model” (Newer) FACTORY PERFORMANCE / SPORTS Vehicle
If You think Your Wheels are “Cool”…then DREAMDRIVE with us!
There IS enough roadway to dissipate any traffic congestion!
How Do We Alert the General Public & the Army of Classic / Late Model Performance Car Owners?
Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE will use the collected Sponsorship’s Seed Money to attract these “Special” Car Owners, SwapMeet Vendors and Spectators via the audio, print and social media.
Radio “Tie-Ins”: Due to the length of this DREAMDRIVE one Radio station cannot be used as a flagship to promote the event, play music tuned to this crowd or to give out traffic reports. As a result, 91.7 Giant FM in Port Colborne, 92.9FM The Grand in Caledonia and Classic Rock 98.1 in London will be approached to help
in this manner. The Radio Stations may be able to raise their advertizing revenue that weekend by selling air time promoting Restaurants, Lodgings and Automotive Services along the Event’s Corridor.
We Talk the Talk…
You’ll see our FULL page (8″X10″) coloured ad in April 29 – May 1st Toronto Motorama Spectator Program.
You will see our FULL page (8″X10″) coloured ads in EIGHT issues of Old Autos.
We have our FULL page (8’X10″) ready for the June-July edition of Canadian HotRod Magazine.
We have a FULL page (8″X10″) ready for Bone Stock MuscleCar’s Summer Magazine.
You will see our FULL page (8’X10″) as a FRONT COVER on 50,000 copies of Ontario’s DayTripper.
DayTripper is spectator based, promoting great Weekend Stops, Shops & Events in “SouthCoast” Ontario.
And We’ll Walk the Walk…
We are producing a first run of 20,000 high gloss, 5.5″x 8.55″ Invitational “PostCard” as CarShow Handouts!
About “Walking the Walk” with those SOUTHCOAST DREAMDRIVE Invitational PostCard (Flyers):
The Invitational PostCard will offer just enough information (tease), that it urges that person to check out our DREAMDRIVE Website for Information. The Website will also list, town by town…Eateries, Attractions, and Accommodations with their GPS Address, Phone Number and Website Address. The small fee each of these business entities pay DREAMDRIVE (as advertising)… will be used to further promote the event.
Because we know if we get vehicle participation…the spectators will follow…we can have the people from the DREAMDRIVE West Sector hand these Invitations out to actual car owners that they encounter at Car Shows in their area, like Chatham’s RetroFest, Bothwell’s Old Autos, and St Thomas’s Nostalgia Nights.
DREAMDRIVE’s Central Sector can handle shows like the Ford Show in Milton, the AutoFest Nationals in Oshawa or Hamilton’s Cops & Rodders.
DREAMDRIVE’s East Sector can “windshield” our Invitations on vehicles at Port Colborne’s Canal Days, Ridgeway SummerFest, and St. Catharines’ General Motors’ Show’n Shine.
To avoid two Sectors attending the same show, the Home Office will work with each Sector, listing which shows should be attended to by which Sector.
Unlike being “stuck” at a Car Show all day in the heat to keep clean and help sell raffle tickets on a classic car, two members from one of our Sectors, can arrive as late as 10AM, distribute the Invitations to Car Owners on the ShowField within a few hours. Volunteers will NOT be stuck the whole day at a booth, handing out flyers!
How Does Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE Provide Day & Nightly Entertainment?
The whole reason of this event is to bring retail “summer” like income to the Highway#3 Corridor. Besides the Service Club’s planned daytime entertainment and activities, DREAMDRIVE has to give people a reason to want to spend a night along the DREAMDRIVE route! With a quickening sunset and cooler temps, most folks will seek an evening of indoors entertainment. We hope Service Clubs will want to promote Dinner Theatre or…
….how about Service Clubs in each town/ city offing Nightly Entertainment by sponsoring Musical Groups to play in each community. A tribute band catering to tunes of the Beatle, Beach Boy, Johnny Cash, U2, Kiss, or Eagles could certainly entertain a community of Classic and Late Model Performance Car Owners! We will be listing these entertainment venues on the SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE Website.
All Restaurants are FULL on DREAMDRIVE Morning! Canadian Royal Legion to the Rescue!
We’ve all stayed overnight in anxious anticipation to get up and attend an event, only to be bogged down in restaurant lineups waiting to order breakfast. DREAMDRIVE will ask each Canadian Legion in the DREAMDRIVE corridor to offer a 8-11AM Breakfast Platter. We will ensure other Restaurant Owners who also may have paid DREAMDRIVE a Website Promotional Fee to list their entity, that the Legions will not undercut pricing. There is more than enough patrons for restaurants, we just want to be sure everyone is fed in a timely manner!
Road Course, Quarter Mile, SwapMeet, CarCorral, ClubZone & Camping
In the ZOOMZONE… Located at Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE’s MIDWAY Point at:
TORONTO MOTORSPORTS PARK – www.torontomotorsportspark.com
It’s 97.6 kilometres ( 60M) from Fort Erie to Toronto Motorsports Park near Cayuga.
It’s 118.3 kilometres (73M) from St.Thomas to Toronto MotorSports park near Cayuga.
Quarter Mile Drag Strip / RoadCourse: Most of us have attended an NHRA or IHRA Drag Race. While most have attended, some are not so sure about spending $40-$60 to drag race by taking their vehicle through a procedure that they don’t really know the mechanics of. Simply stated… they don’t want to spend monies on something they are not sure of and end up being embarrassed in front of a grandstand of people.
DREAMDRIVE has spoken with Uli Bieri and Dov Aronoff of Toronto Motorsports Park (formerly Cayuga Dragway). They’ll offer a substantially discounted price for you to run your vehicle down the drag strip 3 times or 3 laps to test one’s skills on Toronto Motorsports Park’s Driving RoadCourse. Check pricing on TMP Website.
With DREAMDRIVE occurring during the THIRD Saturday-Sunday of September, there should be less non-DREAMDRIVE drivers making an attempt at either venue. Toronto Motorsports Parks will be happy to help mix our event in with others if there is already a minor meet scheduled…
SwapMeet / Car Corral: Have you ever attended a large Swap Meet…Barrie, Carlisle, Bothwell…to browse for parts for your classic car on a sunny Friday, Saturday or Sunday only to notice that the wet weather leading into
the weekend helped turn the walking field into a large Field of Mud (NOT Dreams!)
Everyone would like to attend DREAMDRIVE’s SwapMeet…but NOT in a SWAMP! We also don’t to “water
down'” this portion of the DREAMDRIVE event by having a SwapMeet and CarCorral in each of the three sectors.
Toronto Motorsports Park (Cayuga Dragway) has accepted the idea. Toronto MotorSports Park will hold the SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE’s Only Major SwapMeet / Car Corral.
TMP has just gone through a complete “redessing”, including groomed landscape and Road Course completion to compliment the quarter-mile strip. A $10.00 Per Person Spectator Admission will get you into the SwapMeet, the RoadCourse and Quarter Mile DragStrip Grandstands, Washroom and Food Court. You’ll be able to walk through the “revolving” CarShow and the Car ClubZone Presentations.
Classic Car Parking: Upon entering Toronto Motorsports Park, Classic Vehicles will be marshaled into an exclusive Classic Car Parking Lot. This will relieve classic car owner the worry of the dreaded “Door Dingers”. Park there safely, browse the site for an hour and a half, then move on to the next DREAMDRIVE Destination.
Each SwapMeet Vendor will have to pre-register via the Toronto Motorsports’ Website. That information will be used to pre-calculate how much room TMP (Toronto MotorSports Park), has to clear of their own
articles, to make room for these automotive vendors.
We must make each SwapMeet Vendor aware that they will pay a minimal Vendor’s Fee for the first three years as an enticement program to grow SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE. After the third yearly event, these Swap Meet
Vendors should want to attend and pay a “current market” fee.
CAMPING in the ZOOMZONE at DREAMDRIVE’s Halfway Point: TORONTO MOTORSPORTS PARK
I would think a person heading east from St Thomas and stopping at numerous DREAMDRIVE attractions would find himself at the “halfway” point by late Saturday afternoon.
Likewise, a Classic Car Owner heading west from Fort Erie may be happy to know there is a campsite waiting
for him at the DREAMDRIVE “Halfway Point” at Toronto Motorsports Park! TMP offers a Camping Fee of
$30.00 per night, per site, over and above the $10 per person Spectator Gate Fee, PreRegister via Toronto
Car ClubZone: Car Clubs can also request via the TMP Website, a Reserved Parking Area or Camping Area
for their particular model of vehicle or for a Club of assorted vehicles. Because Toronto MotorSports Park is at
the “halfway” point of DREAMDRIVE, use TMP as a “muster” or “gathering” site. Set up a time for a whole group
of a particular vehicle to depart, heading further west towards St Thomas, or eastward towards Fort Erie.
TMP offers the possibility of nightly ‘live” entertainment if a pre-set quota of pre-registration of campers is met.
So…set up Individual or Club Camp on Friday night…Get up Saturday morning and all drive west, returning to
Toronto Motorsports Park early Saturday evening. Get up Sunday morning and all drive east to Fort Erie, before
taking the QEW and 400 series highway home.
FREE Distressed Auto Protection Provided by CAA! :
Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) has willingly offered FREE Service such as Battery Jump, Vehicle
Lockout or help jacking up a vehicle for a tire change for any CLASSIC Vehicle that encounters a problem
along the SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE Highway #3 corridor.
The Vehicle Owner would simply go to our Website for the Phone Number and call! That’s It!
CAA’s benefit would be that they would be visible all day, in nearly every town along the way. A great way to
promote CAA… Offering a Great Product for Great People! If a Classic Car Owner is already a member of
CAA and has valid towing mileage included (ie:200 kilometres) and wanted his vehicle towed home, we would
ask that person to call the Ontario Toll Free Head Office Phone Number, so Ontario’s CAA Home Office can
send a CAA towing company from that owner’s home town, as we would have enter into a weekend contract to
make sure “our” CAA Tow Trucks stay within the event, only towing a few kilometres to a Disabled Drop
Zone as described below.
FREE Disabled Auto Protection per Safe, Secure Indoor Weekend Storage:
If the vehicle is inoperable due to broken Fan Belt, Tie Rod, damaged Radiator etc etc, that person will get a
FREE CAA Tow to the nearest INDOOR Storage Compound. We will have Automotive shops like St. Thomas
Ford-Lincoln, Blue Star Ford-Lincoln in Simcoe, Smout’s Garage near Jarvis, TMP Garage in Cayuga, Jay
Summer’s Auto Service in Dunnville, CSN Glen Merritt Collision in Port Colborne, who will take time to
clear indoor floor space in the Service or BodyShop Departments , to park 4-7 disabled, Classic or Performance
vehicles during each night, until Monday morning. Peace of Mind for the car owner… Costless, friendly
advertising for the shop that helps!
To make DREAMDRIVE work for all involved, we have to get the classic car owner to travel further along
Highway #3 than he normally does, on a Saturday or Sunday. Get him to “leave his neighbourhood”! Knowing
he’s got mechanical and safeguard protection via FREE CAA Towing and FREE Disabled Storage, he may
have already planned to DREAMDRIVE from his hometown… like say… Courtland… to stay in a Fort Erie
Motel, where, after supper…he ventures down to Niagara Falls via the Niagara Parkway.
We are the Enabler to make this event happen for each and every car owner who takes part.
DREAMDRIVE parks Spectators along the Way Via “GreenGrass TailGating” & SideWalk LawnChairs
DREAMDRIVE, through local newspapers and social media…will ask the spectators driving vehicles like the
Dodge Caravans, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Corsicas and Datsun B52s-210s to arrive early, parking
in Free Public Parking Lots or on back streets that are parallel to the DREAMDRIVE!
If you look very closely at the backgrounds of the Woodward and Cruisin’ The Coast YouTube videos, you’ll see
smaller Industrial or Technical Malls along the wayside, filled with an array of Sun Cabanas filled with people.
An employer of a Metal Fabrication Shop, or an Insurance Company located in these malls found their staff of
20-35, (with their spouses and kids), enjoying the Woodward Cruise by setting up lawn chairs and sun cabanas
on the frontage of their place of work. Churches also encouraged their members to enjoy the cruise by setting up
on the front lawn of the church on Saturday of the event.
These impromptu get togethers turned into a Company or Church Picnic, with some bringing 2 or 3 Barbeques,
others bringing hotdogs and hamburgs while others brought different summer salads. Any extra spaces could be
made available as rental, for non-church members or non-employees to put a sun cabana up for the weekend.
Two or three couples or 3or 4 guys have happily chip in a total of $45-75 to set up a weekend “home base”
cabana. They may DREAMDRIVE or simply walk to the nearest Pub for lunch or shop a along the way.
The monies spent for cabana space rental pays for the food consumed by the Mall employee / Church member.
“GreenGrass” TailGating: There are many groomed rural properties along DREAMDRIVE. DREAMDRIVE will put forth the idea of local rural landowner offering, for a fee, a roadside spot on green grass, close to the DREAMDRIVE, (complete with Port-a-Potties), for spectators and Classic Car Owners to place their sun cabana for the day or offering firewood and hydro for a night of camping. Look in the background of YouTube’s Woodward and Cruisin’ the Coast. Our website will have a GPS address and phone number of these Rural ViewSites.
How Do We Govern this Event to Make it Work?
DREAMDRIVE has divided the route into three sections:
East Sector: Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Port Colborne, Wainfleet
Central Sector: Dunnville, Cayuga-Fisherville, Jarvis-Townsend, Simcoe
West Sector: Delhi, Courtland, Tillsonburg, Aylmer and St Thomas
It is hoped that the Leader from each Sector will have person(s) from different Service Clubs and
from a different towns or cities to help organize and keep every locale along the route involved.
Perhaps each Optimist Club from the East Sector towns of Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Port Colborne and Wainfleet
will handle the Classic Car (only) Parking in each of their hometowns. Having one Service Club handling the
same one procedure in each town will streamline the learning curve.
We know that each Sector may come up with a different way of doing things to resolve issues and get the
same result. That leads to a dysfunctional group. A dysfunctional group produces a final, archaic product!
We resolved that problem by Adding a Home Office as we need a group to “Steer the Ship”. Bringing
Continuity, Conformity, Professionalism and Regimentation that will make this a successful Event! This
fourth entity will regiment any finalize procedure discussed by the three Sectors…into making this a great event!
How “Detailed” Are We?… Now Detailed Below
We have made sure each “Sector Rep” who is “selling” Accommodations, Dining and Attraction space on our
Website, are presenting the same Product Servicing & Pricing to businesses such as Best Western Inn just
north of Talbotville , Comfort Inn at Simcoe and Knights Inn in Fort Erie.
DREAMDRIVE has asked for a Temporary Bylaw to Ban Yard Sales and Fire Fighting “Boot Drives” in the
DREAMDRIVE Corridor on DREAMDRIVE Weekend. Anyone with a garage full of saleable items and knick-knacks
will naturally want to have their Garage Sale on a busy weekend to get maximum customers. DREAMDRIVE has
made ALL counties within DREAMDRIVE aware of this request. It’ll promote sensible speed and traffic flow.
A Yard Sale of any size along the route leads to uncontrollable movement of vehicles hastily stopping or
aggressively trying to “butt” into traffic flow, leading to collisions… disrupting traffic patterns. Ask the folks in
Wardsville about the “Boot Drive” during that Bothwell Weekend! Yes… that traffic mess really did happen!
DREAMDRIVE Gets… DREAMDRIVE Gives to Charity:
We’re Incorporated as Not-For-Profit, so any excess funds after business expense will be passed to Charity.
DREAMDRIVE knows that each Service Club has affiliation with certain Charities. Each Organization will pick their own affiliated charity to give the proceeds of this event to.
Example: Would all Lions Clubs within DREAMDRIVE gather up and give all proceeds to “Sick Kids”?
Would all Rotary Clubs gather up and give to the Salvation Army?
Would all Optimist Clubs prefer that all Optimist Clubs who contributed to DREAMDRIVE gather up their
proceeds and hand over that over to the Heart & Stroke Foundation?
I MUST Warn You. I’m NOT Fantasizing. I am NOT being Fanatical!
Please watch other YouTube Videos concerning Woodward and Cruisin’ The Coast! In it’s infancy, this event will start out much like an all day “quiet rain shower”. Year2 will bring about “a hard rain storm” of vehicles. Year 3 will bring about a steady, constant all day “heavy downpour” of vehicles. We made Elgin, Oxford, Norfolk and Haldimand Counties and Niagara Region aware of the possible oncoming situation, asking them to review and possibly implement some changeable traffic patterns in Year 1 so that by the time we get to Year 3
we will be presenting DREAMDRIVE’s route as a smooth and seamless experience. The Classic Cars will return because of good traffic flow. Spectators will have more venues from which to choose from.
Breeding Business Continuity, Conformity and Professionalism with Government and Community Business Leaders within our Event’s Locations, brings Event SUCESS!!
Being this organized…
It’ll bring out such a huge number of classic cars and spectators… it will amaze you!
The amount of economic income this group will spend in our region(s) will amaze you!
A “static” Car Show will garner economic income for only that town in which the show is situated.
A “moving” Ontario SouthCoast “DREAMDRIVE” will garner economic income for every city and town!
DREAMDRIVE will be part of a major economic “push” to restart our Tourist Industry from “within”.
Just Drive… Ontario’s SouthCoast DREAMDRIVE!
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