Barry Meguiar attends Canada's largest outdoor car show as Grand Marshal

Recognized automotive tycoon offers advice to aspiring car entrepreneurs

LONDON, ON, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's largest outdoor car show, the Fleetwood Country Cruize-In, returned to London, Ontario on June 3rd and 4th with a special guest appearance from automotive mogul Barry Meguiar, host of Car Crazy Television and the Show Grand Marshal.

Held annually at Steve Plunkett's estate just outside of London, this year's event – Celebrating 50 years of Camaros, Cougars and Firebirds – showcased approximately 3,000+ vintage cars, rods, customs and specialty vehicles as well as exhibits from some of the most renowned suppliers to the classic car industry.

"The Fleetwood Country Cruize-In provides a great stage to help unite and mobilize car guys across the country," said Meguiar. "Bringing together the industry's best and brightest will only help to further promote and grow the car hobby industry."

Representing the third generation of the company his grandfather founded in 1901, Barry began working at Meguiar's in his grade school years, working summers to replace production employees when they went on vacation.

While Meguiar's was exclusively viewed as a professional brand for the car makers, car dealers, body shops and detailers over the years, Barry saw an untapped opportunity within the consumer marketplace. Thanks in large part to his passion for car hobby and extensive experience within the industry, Barry transformed the family business and brand into a successful retail business, with retailers featuring several Meguiar's products on their shelves.

"Passion and work ethic are at the heart of Meguiar's success," said Meguiar. "I was pleased to have the opportunity to encourage other aspiring car entrepreneurs and speak about the importance of handing the passion for the hobby down to the next generation."

About Meguiar's

For over 110 years, Meguiar's has provided Car Crazy people with specialized state-of-the-art formulations for making every car's appearance show car perfect. Meguiar's provides high performance car care products for every automotive surface.  For in-depth product information, company history, hi-res images and more, please visit the Meguiar's Electronic Press Room at www.meguiarsmedia.com. (Username: meguiars/ Password: media). For more information, please call Meguiar's at 800-347-5700 or visit Meguiar's at www.meguiars.com.

SOURCE 3M Canada Company

For further information: Meguiar's Canada, Diana Cunningham, 226-268-0954, dcunningham.cw@mmm.com; Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Genna Schnurbach, 416-413-4742, genna.schnurbach@hkstrategies.ca


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