Hot Nite in the City did begin as a Thursday night show but it later became a two day event, growing as it did over time and having many from other places come to show their cars, too.
is the registration and Poker-run which was added eleven years ago for
participants to get involved and see the city.
The last stop of that run is the A/W, the annual hosts for this
once took one city block but now covers thirteen blocks. Victoria Street and the avenues on either
side are closed for the day and allows cars to line the streets for everyone to
see and enjoy.
I would say
that by the crowds always gathering around this beauty makes it the star of the
show. The crowds are large and music
fills the air, the shops are open to welcome visitors in to make the downtown
experience a great one.
350 cars were
expected to participate in this year’s event and they varied from vintage cars
to semi-trucks and everything in between. They come
from far and wide and are welcomed with Kamloops hospitality to the Hot Nite
in the City Show and Shine.
What a trip
down memory lane this offers for many whether it is an old family car or otherwise,
you will hear people sharing a story of the past when they see a special car.
brings people from all over the western provinces to participate as well as
from Washington, Oregon and Colorado.
The car club communities enjoy sharing their pride and joy and many make
their return yearly.
people of Kamloops do enjoy seeing these vehicles, some of which are absolutely
vehicular works of art! The support and
enjoyment shows with the crowds that walked the streets of Kamloops on
|1934 Ford wrecker ~ Cache Creek, BC|
|1942 Ford cavover pickup ~ Kelowna, BC|
|1950 Ford F-100 ~ Washington, USA|
|1951 Ford pickup ~ Quesnel, BC|
|1937 Oldsmobile Touring Sedan|
|1929 Ford ~ home built ~ Summerland, BC|
|1961 Buick Bubble Top ~ Nanaimo, BC|
|Ribfest at Riverside Park, Kamloops, BC|
Ribfest is now a big part of the Hot Nites in the City weekend and the Daybreak Rotary Club of Kamloops biggest fundraiser of the year. Several vendors come from out of town to sell to people lined up for hours to taste those delicious BBQ ribs.
Music can be heard from every corner of the park and Music In the Park at the Rotary Bandshell had an audience of thousands enjoying their entertainment of the evening. A large kid zone with lots of free attractions were enjoyed, too.
These events take hundreds of hours of volunteer work to happen and the work of these volunteers is applauded by all. The success of these events are shown both by the turnout of locals and the thousands of dollars donated to our organizations as a result of this.
Thank-you to all the volunteers who played a part in this week-ends festivities, a great job was done by all.