Moparfest roars into New Hamburg

Bob Boyer, of Renfrew, with the help of IBC’s Zach Budd, attempts to navigate through the virtual streets of a driving simulator while taking a cell call. The Distractions Undermining Motorist Behaviour D.U.M.B. car is sponsored by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Moparfest attracted close to 20,000 visitors and 1,600 vehicles for the two-day event.

Cheryl MacDonald, of Hamilton, gives the thumbs up with Dukes of Hazard actor Byron Cherry, aka Coy Duke, next to a replica of the General Lee. MacDonald brought her own 1969 Charger to Moparfest.

Visitors of all ages took in the hundreds of Mopar cars on display last weekend in New Hamburg.

An old beater, for sale among the cars on display Saturday, awaits the care and attention necessary to transform it into a Mopar dream vehicle.

Some Moparfest visitors might remember seeing this police cruiser when it was on the streets of Mapleton township.

Saxophone player Gene Hardy, of Rolly Rocker and the Hemi Heads, blows away the crowd Saturday.

Gryphin Johnson, 5, receives an airbrush tattoo of the Dodge Ram logo to match his dad’s truck. The airbrush tattoos tent was one of numerous fundraisers for Juvenile Arthritis leading up to Amanda’s Cruise for Juvenile Arthritis in Bloomingdale on Sept. 29.

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