First Annual Firebird Bandit Run in Cobourg

The National Firebird club had its first Annual Bandit Run and Show in Cobourg – the cars entered came from as far away as Kingston, Newfoundland, Sudbury, Windsor and Niagara.  And why Cobourg?  Probably because Club Founder & Canadian National President Murray R. McMillan lives here (or nearby).  You also have to believe Victoria Park is a great venue. There were about 43 cars entered; probably more would have shown up if the weather was better. Although it rained for the run to Rhino’s in Bewdley, it was clear for the show in the afternoon. Cars were judged based on being most original and most detailed and while they were waiting for the result and a trophy, a large number of door prizes were handed out from local and nearby businesses. Entry was by a $20 minimum donation which went to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Firebird Show
Firebird Show

The club had about 70 founding members and currently has 878 members on Facebook. 

The route came back from Bewdley via Port Hope and was initially escorted by Cobourg Police and later by Hamilton District Fire Department, the OPP and Port Hope Police.

At right is a photo of some of the Firebirds in the parking lot opposite the Post Office waiting to move into the Park and below is a collection of photos of the show and a video. The “Smokey and the Bandit” photo is of “Buford T. Justice and Son”.



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23 July 2018 7:41 pm

Why must vehicles DRIVE ON THE GRASS in Victoria Park.
Between Ribfest and Waterfront Festival, etc. the “grass” is in
terrible shape
I went to the park on Tuesday evening to hear the Concert Band of Cobourg.
When the concert was over, I had trouble walking back to my car because of all the
ruts in the grass.
Why can’t some of these activities be held in the trailer park?

Walter L. Luedtke
23 July 2018 10:52 am

Canada’s destination of choice!

Reply to  Walter L. Luedtke
23 July 2018 2:56 pm

No wonder…Lots of “Free Stuff” for the outsiders.

Cobourg Person
Reply to  cornbread
23 July 2018 3:04 pm

Your comments are consistently trite.

Reply to  Cobourg Person
23 July 2018 3:26 pm

And, Cobourg Person, your comments are consistently stupid.

Cobourg Person
Reply to  Tim
23 July 2018 3:40 pm

Good one! (*rolls eyes*)

Reply to  Walter L. Luedtke
23 July 2018 3:26 pm

Stop that, Lawrence!