Morning frost has given way to morning dew, so it’s time to take the cover off your sweet ride that’s been stuck inside the garage all winter. Don’t have a ride to show off? Don’t worry! There’s something for every kind of somebody at Richmond Auto Mall, and at these ten great car shows in the lower mainland.
CUPE 394 Classic Car Show
Richmond, Saturday May 12th
Kick off the car show season at The Public Works Open House, a free-admission event with tons of hands-on experiences for all ages. Bring the whole family down for a fun-filled day and check out the classic car show sponsored by CUPE 394. Expect lots of vintage hotrods, antique engines, and widely loved classics!\
May Days Show ‘n’ Shine
Kaslo, Sunday May 20th
Participate in the Kaslo May Days and check out the annual Kaslo Show ‘n’ Shine car show. Started by a small group of dedicated car buffs in 1997, they’ll be showing off a wide range of cars from 1930’s antiques to 1960’s mustangs, lining Front Street in Kaslo’s historical downtown.
Peachland World of Wheels
Peachland, Sunday May 20th
Looking for something to do May long weekend? The Peachland World of Wheels is coming back for another Show & Shine with over 550 vehicles. Join the 10,000 visitors that participate each year to check out cars, motorcycles, and even boats lined up along both sides of Beach Avenue and within Heritage Park and Cousins Park.
Sockeye Run Car Show & Shine
Richmond, Sunday June 10th
It’s that time of year again! The 28th Annual Sockeye Run Car Show & Shine car show will have over 250 special interest cars on display for everyone to enjoy. We’re proud to be a gold sponsor of this event, so come on down to check out sweet rides, look at the “Best In Show,” and watch two roadsters race. We hope to see you there!
Classic & Collectible Car Show
Richmond, Sunday June 24th
The London Heritage Farm is hosting a Classic and Collectible Car Show. Surrounded by a historic heritage site and plenty of vintage vehicles on display, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time! This event has free admission, so grab your camera and come spend an afternoon in the sun.
Stay Gold Custom Car Show
Langley, Sunday June 24th
The Stay Gold Custom Car Show started with a group of local car enthusiasts who enjoyed getting together and customizing their cars. This year, they’ve partnered with Langley Community Services Society to benefit mental health awareness and raise funds for mental health resources. If you’re into unique customizations, crazy restorations, and doing good for your community, don’t miss out!
Steveston Salmon Festival Car Show
Richmond, Sunday July 1st
Celebrate Canada Day with the Steveston Salmon Festival. Along with their annual car show that features a full lineup of vintage vehicles and customized modern rides, there will be a parade, trade show, children’s festival, food fair, artisan gallery, and more!
Gorge Tillicum Canada Day Show & Shine
Gorge, Sunday July 1st
If you’re looking for Canada Day celebrations in Victoria, head over to the 19th Annual Gorge Tillicum Canada Day Picnic for a pancake breakfast, float parade, canoe rides, music and more. The car show, however, is one of the most popular attractions! Expect a mix of classics, vintage, hotrods, muscle cars, and more on display, waiting to be admired.
BCHRA Hot Rod Saturday
Surrey, Saturday July 21st
The British Columbia Hot Rod Association is hosting another Hot Rod Saturday. Soak up the sun and take in the details of popular cars, customized trucks, motorcycles, and specialty vehicles. Join other car enthusiasts in the Elements Casino parking lot.
A&W Cruise Nights Evenings throughout the summer
Every summer, A&W restaurants across BC host Cruise Nights, welcoming car clubs to meet in the parking lot, display their vehicles, dine on classic burgers, and listen to some throwback tunes. Come down to view classic cars, old time favourites, and impressive hot rods and chat with the owners about their prized rides. Look out for a Cruise Night near you in Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Mission, South Surrey, and Langley.
Looking for more car shows? Check out the complete list here