Lewisporte car meet attracts road enthusiasts
What began as a small car meet has evolved into large gathering
It may not be surprising to find that every single one of the employees at an automotive parts store also has a deep affection for automobiles.
The love of things that go vroom is what spurred Lewisporte’s newest phenomenon — the Carquest car meet.
This summer employees at Carquest Lewisporte decided they would start gathering once a week to display the labours of their love to the public. Every Wednesday evening since late July they have gathered in the parking lot of the auto parts store.
And they are not alone. “Obviously people wanted it,” store manager Craig Hillier told the Pilot. “The crowd that was there — it was a big event, the parking lot was packed.”
Well over 50 cars, trucks and motorcycles were on hand to participate, and the event wasn’t short on spectators. At one point, well over 100 people weaved between the parked cars to catch a glimpse of metal and chrome.
“How it all came about it was they always have a scattered (car meet) in Gander or if there is a special event,” Hillier said. “I was surprised it was as busy as it was, but I was happy with it for sure.”
The Aug. 30 gathering was the final car meet for the year, but Hillier says they expect to host the event again next summer year due to the popularity.
Jordan Moyles (pictured, second from right) is the owner of this 2002 Honda Civic, half Acura swap. The car is a blend of both manufactures’ vehicles in order to increase performance. Look inside the Pilot for more photo highlights from the Aug. 30 car meet in Lewisporte.