GM St. Catharines Open House and 20th Annual Show n’ Shine Car Show


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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — GM St. Catharines is revving up for the 20th Annual Show n’ Shine Car Show on Friday, August 10th at McKinnon Park located onsite at the plant in St. Catharines. For the first time in three years, GM St. Catharines will also be offering plant tours to the general public on the day of the car show.

The Show n’ Shine started as 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 350 vehicles and twice as many spectators from across Ontario and New York State. This year’s show will have vehicles ranging from a 1936 Chevrolet Camaro to a 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and everything in-between.

Show n’ Shine Car Show

Time:               7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Awards:           27 designations including “Best of Show” categories, such as Best of Show – Vintage and Best of Show – Most Radical, as well as three “People’s Choice” awards

Cost:                $5 to register a vehicle, free for spectators

Location:         GM St. Catharines, McKinnon Park, 570 Glendale Avenue, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 7B3

*Must be 18+ years old to register a vehicle. Event is all ages. Rain or shine.

Open House Plant Tours

Times:             11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Cost:                Free

*Must be 12+ years old to tour the plant. Tour is approximately 1 km and will take one hour to complete.

Car Show Activities:

  • Take a self-guided tour of the Propulsion Plant
  • Check out the exciting line up of GM vehicles along with Niagara College’s Motive Program display and a 2018 Nautique GS24 speedboat
  • Chat with employees from our Canadian Technical Centre Markham demonstrating Cadillac Super Cruise technology
  • Displays and demonstrations from Brian Cullen & Performance Parts and Denis Morris’ First Robotics team
  • Breakfast and lunch available for purchase provided by Fiddler’s Pour House
  • Take part in a $500 Draw by United Way St. Catharines & District for their Backpacks for Kids program


Registration must be completed in advance by all tour participants at

  • Tour registration is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis
  • To go on the plant tour, participants must wear close toed shoes that cover the tops of your feet. No open-toed/opened-heeled shoes permitted. Sandals and high heels are not allowed
  • Pictures and video are strictly prohibited during the facility tour – this applies to members of the media community

Tours are self-guided and participants must choose from one of the following tour windows:

  • Tour #1 – start anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tour #2 – start anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


GM St. Catharines – McKinnon Park                  
570 Glendale Avenue
St. Catharines, Ont.
L2R 7B3

*Free parking will be available onsite

The General Motors St. Catharines Propulsion Plant proudly manufactures the V6 engine, V8 engine and the GF6 transmission. Once our products are ready for distribution, they are shipped to 10 different GM assembly plants world-wide and go into 14 different GM vehicles including the Camaro and Corvette. The plant is 2 million square feet, located on 142 acres of property, and currently employs approximately 1,700 people.

About General Motors Canada

General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles through Canada’s largest dealer network, as well as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs more than 8,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in advanced manufacturing, green operations, active safety, and autonomous and connected vehicle technology research and development. More information on the company can be found at or by following @GMcanada on Twitter. 

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St. Catharines Propulsion Plant hosts Open House and 20th annual Show n’Shine on Friday, August 10.