6th Annual Charity Car Show

VanDusen’s Annual Charity Car Show

It was a fantastic turnout for our 6th Annual VanDusen’s Charity Car Show in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South West Durham.  On top of that, it was a huge success on such a beautiful day.  Over  300 show cars from classics to hot rods were on-site along with a DJ playing some classic tunes.  The kids had a chance to enjoy face painting, a jumping castle and RC Toys.  I think everyone enjoyed the food from the SmokeHouse BBQ.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South West Durham at VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC

Volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South West Durham

face painting at VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC

Adults and kids enjoyed having faces painted

kids enjoy jumping castle at VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC

Kids enjoyed the jumping castle!

Big Success!

In total the event raised $7,000 for Big Brother Big Sisters of South West Durham from entry fees, 50/50 Ticket Sales, raffle tickets and generous donations from RBC, Walkaway Canada and Jim VanDusen himself.  We all know that Jim loves and supports the community.  This event has now raised $ 38,000 over the last 6 years.

Jim VanDusen from VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC

Jim VanDusen presents “Best in Show” to Sam Bianca (wife Sharon was camera shy)

Sam “Best in Show” with ’67 Chevrolet Camaro

Mario Copobianca “Runner Up” 1934 Ford Hot Rod

The showroom features an incredible display of RC cars and trucks, including an 18 wheeler with a flat bed that gave kids rides around the showroom. One of the RC trucks delivered the trophies from the showroom to the presentation on the car lot.

Thank You!

Special thanks to all the VanDusen staff volunteers and their family for helping out.  From clearing all the new and used car inventory, setting up, selling tickets, cleaning up and then replacing all the inventory within 24 hours.  If you didn’t drive by until Sunday evening,  you wouldn’t have even noticed that we had a huge car show.

VanDusen Community Volunteer

Volunteer’s Arlene and Taylor from VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC

See You Next Year!

I would like to stress my appreciation to everyone else that makes this possible every year.  In the 1st year we had 80 cars in the show.  This year we were over 300 therefore we look forward to seeing you all next year for number seven.  If you haven’t had a chance to come out, we would love to see you in 2020!

For the Community!

Jim VanDusen and staff from VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC present $7,000 cheque to the wonderful staff from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South West Durham.

VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC support the community of Ajax

Thumbs Up! $7,000 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South West Durham

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  • Karbelt Speed and Custom Pickering
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Insurance Insight
  • Walkaway
  • The Smokehouses BBQ
  • Durham Region Classic Mustang Club
  • Golden Leaf Automotive
  • Ajax Tire and Custom Wheel
  • Shift Works Transmission
  • Saffron Media
  • Transformer Cars
  • Canadian Cruiser App
  • New Image Auto Interiors
  • Auto-Glym Canada
  • Vision Wheel

Chris McMurray – General Manager