Special Attractions


Make your way into the arena to see a special collection of Porsche automobiles presented by the Porsche Club of America, Upper Canada Region.

Porsche is one of the world’s most recognizable premium automobile brands. Every vehicle looks fast standing still and lives up to the motto of “There’s a racing car in every Porsche.”

These cars are recognized around the world for their style, quality, attention to detail, and unmatched driving experience. And whether it’s a sports car from the early 1960s or the newest Panamera sedan, the design and styling is unique to the brand.

Twenty Porsches will be on display by their owners. So, stop by, say hello, and check out the rides.


Make sure to take a moment at the show to meet one of Canada’s leading custom paint artists. World-renowned pinstripe, airbrush, and graphics artist Ron Gibbs will be on-site with samples of his work, a pinstriping demonstration, and countless stories about some of the amazing rides he’s worked on.

With clients across Canada and the U.S., Ron is a rock star in the world of custom pinstriping and airbrushing for cars, trucks, and motorcycles. He is known as “The Canadian Rat Fink” as an homage to the late Ed (Big Daddy) Roth, one of the originators of airbrushing, pinstriping, and the Kustom Paint Kulture.


Ron has been featured in many automotive and airbrush/custom paint magazines on both sides of the border. And he has been a guest on many TV shows, including Dream Car Garage, Counting Cars, and The Rick Mercer Show.

Ron has won almost every custom paint award at shows throughout North America. In 2018, he was the first Canadian to receive the Prestigious Painter Award at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. He has also won the Best Paint award eight years in a row at the Canadian Truck Nationals.

Today, Ron continues to be a regular at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas where he presents live demos. He has painted over 25 SEMA show vehicles for major car manufactures, including Ford, GM, Chrysler, and Mercedes. 

And his past projects also include work for NASCAR, Jack Roush, Joe Gibbs, Rick Hendrick, and Chip Foose.


Ron is also the only Canadian in a group of 14 airbrush artists and custom painters from around the world known as the ASET Air Affair Group. As part of the group, Ron is a regular at the annual ASET airbrush and custom paint show in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he demonstrates and teaches air brushing techniques.


Check out the cars while listening to hits from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and beyond played by Matt Dickson.

Matt is a solo entertainer with a 30+ career as a drummer and guitarist. He has played with many local bands, including Burnin’ Bad, The Lucky B’s, Beatlejuice and The Commuters.

Whether playing drums or guitar, he is a true entertainer who plays with heart and sings with soul. His versatility shows with every song and his interactive style and sense of humor make every performance memorable.

Matt will take the stage for a three hour musical journey beginning at noon. Don’t miss it!

Kick off a musical weekend

If you’re in Westport for the weekend, start your musical journey to the car show with a visit to The Cove Inn on Friday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. for a performance by Young Petty Stones, featuring music from…well, Neil Young, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and the Rolling Stones. 

Get more info here.

Learn About Electric Vehicles

Stop by the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa (EVCO) booth to learn about electric vehicles as viable transportation alternatives that are ecological, economical, practical, and available now. 

Members of EVCO will be on hand for informative discussions, presentations, and test drives. 

Yes, test drives! Prebook your test drive today at: Westport Car Show EV Experience.

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This amazing ride has to be seen to be believed.

It started life as a 1959 Seagraves Convertible fire truck and has been customized into one eye-popping showstopper. Beautifully painted in gloss white, wrapped in custom-painted flames, and decked out with chrome accents and pipes, it takes the idea of customization to a whole other level. 

And, yes, everything works and it is a fully-functioning ride.

Make sure to stop by, say hello to the proud owner, and check it out. You’ll be glad you did.


Experience the thrill of virtual racing in the video game rig or on racing simulators.

Whether you’re new to virtual racing, or an experienced sim driver, you can test your driving skills on some of the most advanced racing games available today. It’s virtual racing fun for kids and adults of all ages, and the next best thing to a racetrack.

So, bring your game face and get ready for some challenging virtual drives.


Test your remote car racing skills on a 1/28 scale track.

The Ottawa On Road Radio Controlled Racing team will be in the arena with live racing demonstrations, examples of RC cars at different scales, and insightful information about this unique hobby. Best of all, the team will give everyone the chance to test drive an RC racer on a nine foot track.

Loosen up your thumbs and stop by the booth for your chance to test your remote car driving skills.


Get up close to a real dirt track race car.

This working race car from the Brockville Ontario Speedway will be on site between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. along with its owner and driver, Patrick Kudrinko. It’s one thing to see these cars in photos and videos, or from the stands, but it’s a whole other experience checking it out up close.

Bring your camera and get a photo!

See Track-Prepared Rentals  

Visit the Calabogie Motorsports Park booth to see track-prepared GR86 and GR Corolla rental cars up close.

Experts will be on hand to provide exclusive insights into thrilling driving programs at the park, including Quick Fixes, High Performance Driving Events and Novice Day experiences. 

Discover why Calabogie, featuring Canada’s longest and most challenging track, is the ultimate destination for motorsport enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn how you can take your driving skills to the next level with top-notch coaching and state-of-the-art facilities.