Classic time at Sun Peaks
The streets of Sun Peaks’ pedestrian village will once again be lined with vintage cars glinting in the autumn sun this weekend.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, Kamloops and area classic car clubs and individual collectors will join the Vintage Car Club of Calgary for a public show n’ shine at the mountain resort 45 minutes from the city.
This is the second consecutive year the Vintage Car Club of Calgary has chosen Sun Peaks for its annual event.
The Calgary club will take part in a number of events, including wine and tapas tasting.
“We had such a good time last year,” said Sylvia Heikamp, organizer for the Vintage Car Club of Calgary.
“The facilities, the food and the hospitality are all reasons we are returning this year.”
Most of the vintage cars from Calgary will drive the scenic 600-kilometre journey to Sun Peaks along the Trans-Canada Highway via Rogers Pass.
“The drive is a huge part of this event,” Heikamp said.
“We are also going on a driving tour of some wineries in the region on Sunday.”
To date, almost 50 cars have registered for the event.
The Calgary club will be joined by members from the Kamloops Street Rod Association, the Old English Car Club of Kamloops and the Ford Nuts Cougar Club, as well as by individuals from the surrounding region.
Interested classic-car owners wishing to attend can contact Louise Bermudez at 778-689-5912 or by email at email@example.com.
“It’s great other clubs are joining in,” Heikamp said.
“We are all coming together with a common bond and interest.
“Most of our cars are European, so it will be great to see some Detroit Steel American classic cars, too.”
The show n’ shine will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Masa’s Bar & Grill will be offering a barbecue-burger special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a $5 burger, a $4.75 draft beer and buckets of beer for $20.