Thunder at the Bay – Motorsports Event

Motorsports Extravaganza
Saturday, August 20th & Sunday, August 21st, 2016 | CLE Grounds
$2 Admission | Free Parking

View Classics, Off Road, Cars, Trucks, Racing Bikes & Sleds, Imports, Sports Cars (New & Old), Work in Progress vehicles and much, much more.

See our demonstrations of various metal working techniques for the DIY auto enthusiasts.

General Information Rain or Shine (No Refunds ) Spectator Admission is $2/day, children under 10 free

  • Free Spectator Parking
  • Limited Participant Camping on site (no hook ups) $20/day
  • Handicapped accessible grounds
  • Sponsor/Commercial Vendor areas
  • Separate Truck/Trailer Parking
  • Demos & Displays also in Coliseum Building


  • Live Entertainment by Rebel Spirit
  • Fashion Show by Hey Sailor
  • Inflatables
  • Coliseum Building Displays
  • 50/50 Draw in Support of Thunder Bay Boys & Girls Club
  • Antique Cars – Classics – Jeeps – Demos – Trucks – Sleds – Radio Controlled Cars
  • Food & Merchandise Vendors
  • Tire Burn Out
  • Ice Racers
  • CLE Racing History
  • Slalom Races
  • Engine Blow
  • Stock Cars
  • Rat Rods
  • Sports Cars

Bring out the whole family to see the largest car show in Northwestern Ontario!


Show Schedule

  • Setup – Friday August 19th
    • 10am – 8pm: Vendors Set Up
    • 3pm – 5pm: Early Vehicle registration
  • Saturday, August 20th
    • 8am: Pancake Breakfast
    • 9am – 3pm: Registration
    • 10am – 6pm: Show & Scheduled Events (Demonstrations and Special Activities will be posted at the show)
    • 2pm: Burnout Contest
    • 4pm: Engine Blow
    • 6:30pm: Cruise around Thunder Bay
    • 7:30pm: BBQ at Lakehead Motors
    • Silver City will be having themed movies
  • Sunday, August 21st
    • 8am: Pancake Breakfast
    • 9am – 12pm: Registration
    • 10am – 4pm: Show & Scheduled Events (Demonstrations and Special Activities will be posted at the show)
    • 1pm: Burnout Contest
    • 2pm: Engine Blow
    • 3:30pm: 50/50 Draw
    • 4pm: Awards Presentation Ceremony


Sponsors for Thunder at the Bay

Here is a partial listing of our Sponsors. Without these sponsors, Thunder at the Bay would not be possible. If you have a chance to visit any or all of our sponsors listed below, please tell them that you attended the Thunder at the Bay Motorsport Extravaganza.

A complete listing of the Sponsors will be posted at the show and will be included in all Swag Bags

  • Lakehead Motors
  • Thunder Bay Insulation
  • Autohome
  • Rainbow Printers
  • Buzzy’s Jerzee City
  • Minute Muffler
  • Dr. Robson (Chiropractor)
  • Equipment World
  • Aerosports Trampoline Parks
  • Bruno’s Constracting
  • Kilred Winding
  • Kal Tire
  • Tire Doctor
  • Sign Design
  • Garry’s Automotive
  • Great Canadian Oil Change
  • Prospector Steak House
  • Fat Guys
  • Perfect Parties
  • Daniar’s Automatic Transmission
  • Hupe Manufacturing
  • Alloy Technical Welding Services


See you there! Any questions, phone the CLE at (807)622-6473


About thecamellia

The Camellia is a destination store in the Countryside, Camille is passionate about Home Decorating, Gardening, and Floral Design. Come visit us at The Camellia for Hand-made treasures, fashion accessories, oh-so-soft cotton linens, and fabulous floral designs. We deliver Gifts and Flowers in Thunder Bay, On.
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