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Autodate: A listing of auto events near you

APRIL 28

The Kitchener section of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group is hosting a Vintage Motorcycle Museum Swap Meet at the museum, 347 Greenwich St., Brantford, on Sunday, April 28, from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Bring your stuff to sell or find that part you’ve been looking for. $5 entry fee to the swap meet also includes admission to the museum. Food is available on site; proceeds benefit the museum, which is a registered charity.

MAY 5

2012 Push It To The Limit Autoslalom Series opening day, Bramalea GO station, south lot, registration 8 to 9 a.m., $40 per driver, includes lunch. Open to all makes of car, must be 18. Information at thelimit@rogers.com

MAY 6

The Trillium Miata Club will meet on Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. till noon at L.A. Detail, 140 McLevin Ave., Scarborough. Join us and see what’s new for this upcoming touring season. This will be a special meeting on Detailing. All Miata / MX-5 are welcome, including guests. Go to president@trilliummiata.com or visit trilliummiata.com

MAY 6

The Porsche Club of America Spring “Open House” Day, for all Porsche owners and all other auto enthusiasts, will be held on Sunday, May 6, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Rd. in Markham (McCowan Rd/Elgin Mills Rd. intersection). Free admission. For more information, go to paul.ip@rogers.com or call 647-962-3931

MAY 12

The Orangeville Lions Club will hold its second annual AutoFest at the Orangeville Fair Grounds on Saturday, May 12. $5 admission. For information, call 519-942-3893

MAY 12

4th annual Battle Cross Classic Car Cruise, to promote and fund a visible memorial for the Highway of Heroes in conjunction with the Port Credit Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 82. Cruise will start at Fifties Diner, 649 Fourth Line (Speers & 4th), Oakville at 11 a.m. and travel to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at the Hamilton Airport. $10 per car/driver; $8 per passenger includes museum entry. www.yellowribbonclassiccar.com

May 18-21

Forest City Motarrad Club of Southwestern Ontario will host its 27th rally at the Springwater Conservation Area, Elgin Rd. 35, 9 kms east of St. Thomas and 3 kms south of Hwy. 3. $50 admission includes three nights of comping, showers, continuous coffee, campfire, prizes and surprises. All motorcyclists welcome. johnnydundas@gmail.com for details.

MAY 26

The Georgian Bay British Car Club will celebrate the start of British Car Week on May 26 from noon till 4 p.m. with a display of MGs, Triumphs, TVRs, Austin Healys, Sunbeams, Jaguars and other classic British sports cars in the Events Plaza at the Village of Blue Mountain, west of Collingwood, Ont. Bring the family and enjoy the atmosphere. Rain or shine. More details www.gbbcc.com

May 27

4th annual Fun Car Rally in support of Girl’s Inc. of Halton, Sunday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton. $60 per car; no limits to occupants and a BBQ lunch for all is included. Silent auction, prizes. Toronto Star Wheels’ own Jim Kenzie will be rally master. Pre-register with Mike at 905-876-6504

JUNE 1-3

The Camaro County F Body Group is holding its 10th annual Show ‘n Shine June 1-3 at the Fort Erie Leisureplex, 3 Municipal Centre Dr., Fort Erie. All-makes cruise night Friday evening; main show Saturdau and Sunday open to all Camaros and Firebirds. Police-escorted Niagara Parkways cruise Saturday; awards Sunday. Information at 647-625-1299

June 3

The 3rd annual Bayfield Old Bike Day will be held June 3 at Clan Gregor Town Square in Bayfield. No registration, no judging, no vendors. This show and shine between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. will be on grass so please bring something to place under the bike stands.

JUNE 15-17

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group presents the 40th National Parts Vintaqe Motorcycle Rally at the Paris Fairgrounds. $5 admission Friday noon till 6, Saturday 8 a.m. till 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. till noon. Swap meet, road runs, games and seminars. Food vendors.

June 16

The 19th annual Gravenhurst Car Show sponsored by Canadian Tire will be held at the Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. Free registration. Become a participant by contacting the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce at marketing@gravenhurstchamber.com

June 17

Yorkville Exotic Car Show, Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, noon till 5 p.m. Join the fun as an exhibitor/participant, sponsor or spectator along with thousands of automobile enthusiasts from across southern Ontario. Spectacular red-carpet event will take place on the Mink Mile section of Bloor St. Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Canada. www.YorkvilleExotics.com

June 17

25th annual Classics Against Cancer car show in Cedarvale Park in downtown Georgetown in Halton Hills, just 15 minutes north of the 401. Between 300 and 400 classic cars will be on display: model Ts to British and European cars to pre-war American cars to muscle cars of the Sixties and Seventies. DJ, fun for kids, food and vendors selling car stuff. Proceeds to Childhood Cancer campaign — nearly a half million dollars raised to date. Details at classicsagainstcancer.ca or call Chris Miller at 905-877-6826