The number of vehicles were a bit less than organizers expected, but considering the highway closures and wildfires surrounding the area—the Park in the Park Car Show turned out very well.
“We were very pleased with the car show,” said co-organizer Melodie Davidoff, who runs the event along with husband Lawrence Morgan. “We were ecstatic when the fire trucks began to arrive. As our understanding (which was confirmed) was that they had cancelled all their events due to the fires.”
In all, 176 vehicles were registered as well as about a dozen fire apparatuses and 20 late vehicles. The car show was held on Sunday at City Park amidst sunshine and smoke in the distance.
“We know from phone calls we received that there would have been many more from the Okanagan, if Highway 33 had reopened.”
In addition to the classic cars and other automobiles, the show featured hula hooper Positive Erica, the RCMP rollover simulator, many vendors and a hot wheels track for the kids.
There was also a ride to Greenwood which culminated in a mini car show there. The riders also stopped at Silver Kettle Village before heading west to show off the cars to the residents there.
“We really would like to thank all the people from Vancouver Island and other areas west of Grand Forks for taking alternate routes to get to the car show,” said Davidoff. “We believe 2016 with no fires will be very large indeed.
List of trophy winners:
|Winners Name||Homes||Sponsored By||Vehicle|
|Rod McGillivray||Kelowna BC||Rod Dog BBQs||1937 Ford Minotti|
|Bob & Linda Bifford||Williams Lake BC||Chris Hanlon||1956 Chevy Belair|
|Tony & Polly Topolinsky||Nelson BC||Kettle Valley Waste||1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS|
|Ken Schram||Grand Forks BC||Grand Forks Credit Union||1929 Ford Model A|
|Ed Surette||Winthrop WA||Redi Electric Ltd||1949 Willys Overland|
|Ivan & Patsy Kachanoski||Fairmont Hot Springs BC||A & W Grand Forks||1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible|
|Richard Jacobson||Kelowna BC||Communtiy Futures Boundary||1963 Pontiac Grand Prix|
|John & Janice Hiram||Christina Lake BC||Dr. Bruce Gregory Inc||1970 Oldsmobile|
|Brent Peterson||Greenacres WA||McEwan & Co. Law Corp||2014 Tesla 85S|
|Bruce & Patti Galbraith||Grand Forks BC||Kootenay Car Care||1949 Mercury Pickup|
|Neil Gillespie||Grand Forks BC||Granby River Dental||2011 Harley Streetglide|
|Bob & Lucinda Dupee||Christina Lake BC||Kettle River Mechanical||1971 Morris 1000 Traveller|
|John Gillis||Grand Forks BC||Clyde’s Pub||1926 Ford|
|Rick & Kris Eiffert||Greenacres WA||Tomkat Automotive||1936 Dodge Humpback Sedan Delivery|
|Mike & Dorothy Sweeney||Twisp WA||Christina Lake Golf Club||1948 Buick Convertible|
|David & Marilyn Kornell||Kelowna BC||Brandenburg Construction||1951 Ford|
|Brian & Sandy Klassen||Morris MB||Unifab Industries||1968 Pontiac Beaumont Wagon|
|Tony & Polly Topolinsky||Nelson BC||ABH Car Sales Ltd||1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS|
|Allan Bailey||Surrey BC||Valley Roofing||2006 Dodge Charger Daytona|
|Joe Peterson||Republic WA||Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce||1964 Chev C-10|
|Alastair Burt||Christina Lake BC||Y & R Water Sales & Service Inc||2007 Saxon Warlord|
|Bruce & Patti Galbraith||Grand Forks BC||GFCU MoneyWorks||2000 Teardrop Replica|
|Lorne Pearson||Grand Forks BC||Ogloff Financial Services Inc||1949 International Farm L Tractor|