Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kamloops Street Rod Association ~ Chrome on the Grass ~ Show and Shine

The Kamloops Street Rod Club has been around for awhile but this is only the third year that they have held their 'show and shine' in Prince Charles Park in Kamloops, BC.  The show and shine was previously held in September at Ponderose Pine campground just east of Pritchard.   This is now a great spot to hold the car show called "Chrome on the Grass" with the grass to walk on and big trees to shade the area, it makes a perfect spot to spend a Saturday in July and enjoy the cars and the people you meet.

The Kamloops Street Rod Association Show & Shine 2011
The car owners pay a small fee to enter the show to help cover costs and the public pay by donation, which goes to the Children's Pediatric Ward of the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. Thanks to the kind gentleman who paid an extra donation for me as I entered the park, it added to the 'feel good' atmosphere that car shows and donations for the kids seem to create.

Kamloops original owner's 1969 Acadian

Many cars from Kamloops were entered but those that came from far and wide shows that interest in car shows is not just a local interest.  Entrants were from Surrey, Cache Creek, Armstrong and Falkland and those were only a few of the many entrants from out of town.  There is pride shown in their cars and trucks and the owners are nearby to answer any questions you may have about their pride and joy.

People's Choice Award ~ 1950 Mercury Woodie from Vernon, BC

The winner of many awards was this 1950 Mercury Woodie from Vernon that won the People's Choice and the Best Ford awards as well as others.  This beautiful Woodie caught the attention of many of the car show enthusiasts.

1939 Chevy coupe

This 1939 Chev coupe was towing a custom made holiday trailer that made a perfect pair for the road and wherever that road may lead.

1938 Ford Sedan at Show & Shine

This 1938 Ford Sedan looked like something out of an Al Capone movie but there is not much chance this paint job would have seen the streets of Chicago in those days.

1932 Ford Coupe

This little 1932 Ford coupe exemplifies the term 'show and shine' with a shine that would challenge any other.  It got lots of tender loving care during the day.
Be sure to mark your calender for a Saturday near the end of July next year and watch for the announcement for exact dates so you won't miss it.  It is something for all ages to enjoy and your donation to the Pediatric ward of RIH will only add to the experience. To learn more about the Kamloops Street Rod Association, click here for more and view hundreds of pictures from previous shows.

Hot Nights in the City is coming up soon, click here to see last year's show on my Kamloops blog and with any luck you may even see some of these gems in this year's show on August 5th and 6th.  Click here to see the schedule of events.

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