Saturday, August 28, 2021

Hot Nites in the City 2021 - Kamloops, BC

What an incredible turnout for Hot Nites in the City 2021!  There were more cars than expected and the crowds couldn’t have been any bigger, I am sure.  Impossible to always get a good photo with so many people but I’m not complaining.  Even the weather could not have been any better.  The temperature was comfortable with cloudy skies then the sun came out and made the day even better.

Visiting from Revelstoke

With over 470 vehicles on display, it is impossible to share them all here.  If you were not one of the lucky ones to have been able to attend, I will try to give you a variety of what was there. 

1932 Cabriolet

Some of these cars have come a long way to participate in this show, one if from as far away as Yellowknife.  There turned out to be an overflow of those wishing to register so it shows the interest of so many wishing to participate in the 26th annual show. 

Spooky School Bus

I don’t claim to know a lot about these cars, trucks or buses so no technical info, just enjoy the beauty of them, although some don’t quite fit that description.  This school bus definitely is interesting and done with humor but a beauty it is not.

'57 Chevy

Back in the day….. Keith owned a ’57 Chevy very much like this one when he was a member of the Kamloops Pacer Club.  Brings back old memories, for sure.  We aren’t seeing as many of those members as we used to see with their cars in this show but we did see a couple of them. 

Fred and Helen

One very familiar couple is Helen and Fred who also go back to the Pacer Club days, known by many of us Kamloopsians.  They are still bringing their cars for us to see and enjoy.  The pretty blue one is Helen’s.  

The Blues

This color seems to be a very popular one this year.  I’ve checked back to see if the blue and turquoise were in the car show over the years but it appears that there was only one other to be found on one of my past blogs.

1931 Model A

We’ve not gone to all of the Hot Nites in the past but have been to several and some of those are on my We-Love-Kamloops blog in 2010, 2012 and 2014.  I decided it was time for a new one.  Just click on each of the ‘years’ if you wish to see the other ones. 


This is the back seat of a bouncing truck that had some great music blaring out of the speakers shown here.  Not sure how easy it would be to sit inside with volume up to justify the size of those speakers or to sit on the seats above them. 

Due to the CoVid, there was not a Hot Nites last year and we are still not out of the woods with the pandemic so it was amazing to see so many were able to be part of it this year, a lot of credit must go to all those involved in making it such a success.  Hats off to all.

Ford Sunliner

Hopefully I did justice to the many beautiful cars shown on the 6 blocks of Victoria Street as well as the avenues branching off of Victoria.  There was music on the corner stage at 4th Ave and plenty of vendors to see, as well.  A great place to be, plan to make it again next time.

There is just no place like home!


  1. I had my photo taken inside the black&red Ford when Kevin Anderson owned it on my way to NorKam grad 60 reunion. Salty.

  2. You did a great job with the pictures and blog. We forgot it was on but you brought it to us, thanks.