Driving into Halloween at the museum

Halloween is knocking on the door – the car door that is.

Among the pumpkin carving and haunted houses going on in Oshawa this year, you can also check out Halloween on wheels at the Canadian Automotive Museum (CAM).

CAM opened in 1963, and features cars from the early 1900s to late 1980s. Within the collection there are Canadian, American, British and various European cars.

Alexander Gates, CAM’s executive director and curator, says there will be two tours running – one for adults with an interest in scary stories and another more family-friendly version focused on children with activity sheets and candy.

‘Count Bob’ will act as a tour guide, sharing with guests the scary stories behind some of the cars on display. The stories aren’t directly related to the vehicles in the museum, Gates says, but they are used as examples of cars with spooky histories.

He adds some paranormal investigators have detected spirits in the building.

The event runs from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 at CAM, located at 99 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa.