The 11th annual Village Classic car show was held in downtown Chilliwack this past Sunday. Everyone had their fingers crossed that the weather would co-operate and Sunday turned out to be the perfect day for a car show! The rain held off to allow car enthusiasts of all ages to stroll through the streets of downtown as they oohed and awed at the 300 vintage rides. Examples of vehicles included early Ford model “A”s, 1930’s roadsters, 40’s and 50’s era American sedans, 60’s muscle cars, and pick-up trucks from the 40’s through the 60’s. There was even a Studebaker! Lining Wellington Avenue, Mill Street and Yale Road proud owners of these vintage cars could be seen polishing their vehicles or engaging with fellow auto buffs as people wound their way through historic downtown.
And what would any summer event be without food! Mobile food carts were parked off Mill Street and were serving everything from grilled hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and those irresistible mini doughnuts. Oh and aren’t the smell of onions frying on the grill sure to draw a crowd anyways?
Live music was provided on the steps of the Court House by “Hot Rod Gurl”, a six member local band who kept the crowd entertained playing classic rock and roll throughout the afternoon.
Sponsored by a local insurance company and run by the Chilliwack Business Improvement Association, the annual car show marks the start of summer fun events in historic downtown Chilliwack put on by the BIA.
Next up for summer happenings in downtown Chilliwack is “Party in the Park” a Friday evening family event held weekly during July and August featuring lots of music and entertainment, a street market and family fun. Party in the Park starts July 5th at Central Community Park.