Penticton & South Okanagan News
Beach cruise to return
Vintage and collector vehicles from Western Canada and the U.S. will soon fill the streets of Penticton.
It is once again time for the annual Peach City Beach Cruise, to be held June 20, 21 and 22, in the city.
"This is Western Canada's premier three day car show, with hundreds and hundreds of cars lining Lakeshore Drive and so many people it can be hard to walk at times," said Wayne Wood, president of the Penticton Historic Automobile Society. "It is a truly spectacular event."
The three-day show is considered the annual kick off to the summer season in the city. Last year's event was one of the largest, and this year is already looking good, with 700 vehicles and registrations to date.
In addition to the vintage vehicles, hot rods and custom cars there will be vintage tractors, machinery and stationary engines on display at Lakawana Park.
The Victoria Fire Department is expected to return with their vintage firefighting equipment and Waterous Steamer.
The event kicks off Friday evening with the parade of show vehicles from Skaha Lake to Okanagan Lake starting at 5:30 p.m. and continues with an evening display of cars in Rotary Park.
On Saturday, all the vehicles will be on display the entire length of Lakeshore Drive and the 100 block of Main Street. Live musical entertainment and a wide selection of vendors will be featured in Gyro Park throughout the three day event.
The cruise has also partnered with Mackee Classic Car Auctions to present a southern style collector car auction, which will be located on the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Convention Center parking lot.
The cruise is presented annually by the society, which was founded by the late Ken Paton.
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