GM St. Catharines’ Annual Show n’ Shine Car Show

For more than two decades, GM St. Catharines has hosted Canada’s largest GM-powered car show at McKinnon Park here in St. Catharines, Ontario.

At its inception, the Show n’ Shine was a passion project organized by dedicated GM employees and in its first year featured 16 Corvettes and a handful of enthusiasts. Since then, the car show has developed into a more inclusive event for the plant and the community, showcasing any vehicle powered by a GM engine and averaging 400 vehicles and twice as many spectators from across Ontario and New York State.

The Show n’ Shine also features a variety of vendors, special displays and food available for purchase, with all proceeds donated to United Way Niagara.

Additionally, awards are distributed to car show entrants in 28 categories including Best of Show – Vintage, Best of Show – Most Radical, and Best of Show – Plant Director’s Choice.

Must be 18 or older to enter a vehicle. Event is rain or shine.



Stay tuned for info about the 2024 show.


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When was General Motors founded?

General Motors was founded in 1908 by William C. Durant.

How many employees does General Motors have in the United States?

General Motors employs more than 86,300 employees1 in the United States. In 2020, approximately 46,000 (49%) of our U.S. employees were represented by unions, a majority of which were represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agriculture Implement Workers of America (UAW).

How many employees does General Motors have globally?

As of December 31, 2020 GM employed approximately 155,000 employees worldwide. 87,000 (56%) hourly employees and 68,000 (44%) salaried employees. Global numbers include GM Financial and Cruise.

Where is General Motors headquartered?

General Motors is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

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Overall, GM has 1222 facilities across the U.S., including 11 assembly plants; 25 stamping, propulsion, component and battery plants; 19 parts distribution centers; and two engineering campuses. Additionally, GM has multiple office locations that include IT centers, call centers and GM Financial service centers.

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General Motors has global manufacturing operations in six continents, across 22 time zones that speak 75 languages.

In which states is General Motors the largest employer?

In January 2019, Crain's Detroit Business named GM as Michigan's largest employer. GM has facilities in 27 out of 50 states, plus the District of Columbia2. With major manufacturing plants and office facilities, GM also has a large presence in Indiana, Ohio and Texas.

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