Tim and Brenda’s Place
Tim Schmidt’s Estate
King City, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Back for their fourth year running, and continuing the tradition of growing exponentially in size every year, Tim and Brenda once again opened the gates to their beautiful King City estate for one of Canada’s biggest one day car shows to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada and Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Even when we expected the show to be bigger than ever, we were still surprised at the sheer size of the event. A little grey sky and some drizzle never hurt anybody, and the folks that really love this show weren’t about to let a bit of water rain on their parade.
Cars, trucks and bikes of all kinds showed up throughout the day. Show cars, street fighter sleepers, gigantic trucks and bass-heads alike rolled onto the massive section of land that Tim had been working hard since last year’s show to expand and flatten out enough for even the lowest of JDM imports. Some even came by trailer just to be at the show, like our friend Parker with his epic blacked out Denali. We’ll be shooting a feature on this insane build really soon, so stay tuned.
Tim and Brenda’s has always been a hot spot for muscle cars since its inception. You name a muslce car icon, and it was there. Hundreds of different makes, models and styles of classic and muscle cars rolled in to the show as soon as the gates opened, but it wasn’t all American this year.
Enlisting the help of key players in the local tuner scene like the Canadian Subies crew, Tim did a great job making sure that the import tuners and Euro guys knew they were welcome too. For the first time since the show’s beginning, the tuner crowd had their very own section of the show, and rolled in by the hundreds.
Also new to this year’s show was the Mustang corral presented by Summit Ford. The Mustang corral was filled with various takes on different generations of Mustangs through the years. From low-riding super street Cobra’s to legendary muscle icons like the Mach 1, the booth had something to please both hardcore tuners and the die-hard classic muscle fans.
A ‘Vendor Village’ was also set up for local shops and services to showcase their work to potential customers and curious enthusiasts. RestyleIt even brought out their newly wrapped Range Rover.
There was even a section dedicated to our brothers and sisters who prefer to travel on two wheels. The quality of some of these custom builds and airbrush jobs was second to none, and was consistent with the quality of bikes you would find at the Motorcycle Supershow.
Just like in previous years, Tim opened up his stunning collection to the eyes of the public. There were a couple new additions since the last time we were here to shoot his garage, including a newly wrapped Rolls, and this eye-catching wide-body Bentley on matching rims.
In the other room of Tim’s garage was Danny “The Count” Koker of Counting Cars, signing autographs and meeting fans for photo-ops. You really get a sense of how many fans he has at the show when people are waiting half an hour or more to meet him.
With the sheer amount of vehicles that show up to the event, it takes a lot to stand out among the crowd. A 1965 C10 that airs down low enough to sit its frame on the ground does the job pretty well. Add in some awesome custom rear-end modification and some big, rusty, riveted wheel arches, and you’ve got yourself a serious head turner.
The owners of this Lamborghini weren’t about to let the rain scare them off, and we’re thankful they held out. It’s not every day you get to photograph a soaking wet white Lamborghini Aventador.
There are few muscle cars as rare, and as mean looking, as a Plymouth Barracuda. The big scoop on this 67 ‘Cuda just screams “get out of the way”.
After a wicked performance by The Carpet Frogs and Rik Emmett of Triumph, which included a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Fortunate Son, Tim and Nick of The Carpet Frogs auctioned off a beautiful 1 of 100 Gibson J-55 acoustic guitars, signed by legends such as Alice Cooper, Burton Cummings, Danny Koker, The Trews and more. The guitar went for a cool $6500 at public auction for charity, a nice portion of the total $100,000 raised for the two charities.
Tim and Brenda’s show really is one of those shows that we can barely do justice to. There are just so many incredible cars in one place for the day. We may have to do a Tim and Brenda’s Part 2 just to include some of the honourable mentions that we didn’t talk about here, but be sure to check out our high-res gallery below for your favourites. Thanks again to Tim, Brenda and the whole team up there in King City for bringing us yet another highlight of the 2014 season. Tim tells us he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve planned for their big 5th anniversary next year, and we can’t wait to see how much bigger this show can get. Until next year!