By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express
In the same way a car needs a strong set of tires to run properly, an event such as the 26th annual Autofest Nationals needs a strong team of volunteers to be successful.
That connection is something that can be seen with Autofest and Oshawa Tirecraft, which is serving as a presenting sponsor this year.
Oshawa Tirecraft manager Mike Arlein says Autofest is a great community event which has a true connection to the city’s history.
“Oshawa has always been a car town,” he says.
Staff from the store, located at 245 King Street West, will be on hand during Autofest weekend on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at Oshawa’s Lakeview Park.
The business is also donating a prize pack of tires for a lucky winner to take home.
As always, proceeds from Autofest will result in a large donation from the Motor City Car Club to Grandview Children’s Centre.
In Arlein’s view, it is no doubt a worthy cause.
“The more support we can give the better. The waiting list of services is ridiculously long, and they need the resources,” he says.
Oshawa Tirecraft itself has a long history in the city.
It opened in 1966, and has had numerous names and owners since.
In 2013, it joined the Tirecraft banner, Arlein says.
It offers sales and maintenance of all the major tire brands, and a whole host of other auto-related services.
For more information, visit tirecraft.com/oshawa-tire-and-auto-tirecraft/