Classic car show grows every year

From 1930s classics to ’70s muscle carss, there will be no shortage of metal, rubber and chrome on display Aug. 26 at Swalwell Park

 

When the Customs and Classics Car Show first began four years ago in Lake Country, organizers Ron Volk and Mark Jones vowed to make the show one of the best in B.C.

This weekend, when close to 300 vehicles of every vintage will be on display at Lake Country’s Swalwell Park, the pair will again bring many unique vehicles to Lake Country building on the success of the past three years.

From 1930s era classics to ’70s muscle and brand new Chargers, there will be no shortage of metal, rubber and chrome on display Aug. 26 at Swalwell Park in Winfield.

“This is our fourth year in Lake Country and it’s gone very very well so far,” said Volk, a car enthusiast himself.

“They used to have this show in Kelowna in City Park but then it moved and we saw it as an opportunity to bring some people into the community and raise some money for charity.”

The Lake Country Customs and Classics Car Show isn’t the biggest one in the Okanagan Valley but is growing nonetheless.

Volk said there is a possibility that the one-day event could eventually grow to be a two-day show.

But he said the show sets itself apart from others by keeping it for the entire family and attracting some of the nicest cars of any valley car show.

“We want to make this one of the most pristine car shows in the Okanagan Valley,” said Volk.

“We’ve got a live rock and roll band playing the hits from the ’50s and ’60s and we have some food vendors and other vendors. It’s in Swalwell Park, which has a water park so parents can bring their kids down.

“And it’s free of charge.”

Volk said another great thing about the car show is that it is for charity. Last year the event raised $2,500 for the local food bank. This year the proceeds will also be handed out to charity.

Along with the charity aspect, Volk said the main point is to provide family entertainment and bring in a wide variety of vehicles.

Along with the classic cars, there will also be newer models on display from the area’s car dealerships and also some RV units.

Trophies will be handed out in 16 categories and a grand prize of $1,000 will also be awarded.

Car enthusiasts can register at www.lccc.me and there is plenty of information on that web site as well.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Aug. 26.

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