Many things have come and gone in the past few years. We have seen major companies fail, the country's economic stability has been threatened and morale has been low.

Show promoter Joe Sud faced a different kind of problem when he started Scrape by the Lake in Ontario, Canada. At that time, if you didn't have a muscle car or a hot rod, there was no place for you. But his perseverance and acceptance for all custom vehicles has led to one of the most popular and respected shows in all of Canada.

In addition to this year's cool Canadian weather, the crowd was treated to a skateboard and FMX motocross show, a hydro contest and the ever popular bikini contest. Every year, proceeds from "Scrape" have helped to keep kids off the street and get them active in sports as well as treatment for cancer patients. Many who were given that opportunity in the past were participants in this year's show.

With more than seven hundred vehicles in attendance and five thousand spectators traveling from as far away as Florida, Scrape by the Lake has established itself as one of the strongest running shows in North America. "I have to thank our supporters who have been a part of this culture for the past ten years," Joe told us. "Without all of you, there would be no Scrape by the Lake." For more info, check out ScrapeByTheLake.com.

Show Lowdown
Name: Scrape by the Lake
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Date: July 19
Hosted By: Rollerz Only
Total Vehicles in Attendance: More than 700
Spectator Attendance: More than 5,000
Website: scrapebythelake.com

Fast 411
-10 years and going strong
-Proceeds raised go to Rankin Cancer Run and raises money for cancer patients' care and treatment in our community
-Longest running show in Canada
-Best of Show Truck went to Greg Gillies with his 1995 S-10

Events:
-Skateboard Demo's
-FMX Motocross bike show - by Jason Thorne of the Metal Mulisha
-Hydro Contest
-Bikini Contest
-Live DJ's by Erupt Entertainment and Hip-Hop performances by acts from Buffalo, Toronto, and Niagara

Sponsors: Etnies, LRG, SUD Skates, Westside Hydraulics

Vendors: SUD Skates, Wild Car Audio, East Hamilton Radio, Gibbys Electronics, Autoland, Paulito's, Classic Trendz, Heavenly Dreams Ice Cream, ATD Signs, Mixed Styles, Z101 radio, Auto Dream Group, Lowrider Supreme, CCF Customs, Got Ass, Rock Star Motorsports, Papa Shanowski, Domino's Pizza

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