Classic Cars

It’s Wednesday night at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Car buffs and antique enthusiasts wander a maze of brightly coloured cars. Whitewall tires abound. Fuzzy dice hang from mirrors. No plastic bumpers here — this world is awash in chrome. On stage, the Hellbent Rockers bring the sounds of the ’50s alive.

The calendar might say 2016, but on this night, they’ve turned back the clock. Rockin’ The Waterfront Cruise Nights are a showcase for all manner of “classic” cars, pre-1980 vintage. From convertibles to hot rods, and everything in between; Fairlane, Bel Air, Studebaker. Names long gone in a world that sometimes seems dominated by minvans.

The weekly nostalgia trips on the waterfront feature a different theme and entertainment each week. A fundraiser for the Shriners, Cruise Night provides an escape to a simpler time when AM radio ruled the airwaves and cars were king. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Stopping to look and casting a shadow.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton.  A 1958 Fairlane. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Controls for the wipers and lighter in a '58 Fairlane.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Some classic Hamilton fuzzy dice hang off a rear view mirror.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. A 1950 Chev Bel-Air.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. High performance.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton.  Exhaust pipes. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. The front end of a '37 Pontiac.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Bright colours rule the day.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Always carry a spare. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. A clock with hands to tell time.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. An AM radio kept all the tunes coming. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Stop light on a '31 Chysler Victoria.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. No plastic bumpers here - chrome ruled the day. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Hood ornament on a 1930 Chev. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Dave Weston, left, chats with Gary Corbett in front of his car.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. An eye catching paint job.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Gumby waves from a dashboard. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. An interesting hood ornament on a custom hot rod.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Cory Sullivan stops for a closer look at a car.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Whitewall tires added a touch of class to your wheels.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Adding some attitude with some flames on the car.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. Custom rod from 1941 commands an imposing figure.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standupHamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, June 8,2016 - Classic car night, a weekly event during the summer months every Wednesday at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton. An attention grabbing paint job on a Thunderbird.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

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