First annual Sunshine Valley Classic Car Show

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There can never be too many car shows, right? In that spirit, the first annual Sunshine Valley Classic Car Show rolls into a spectacular setting on Saturday, Aug. 6.

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Bordered by the Sumallo River and with the Cascade Mountains as a backdrop, the full-day show will feature classics, muscle cars and hot rods on a site just outside of the Sunshine Valley Community Center, which is 15 minutes east of Hope on Highway 3 In addition to the chrome and steel dreams, the family friendly event will include live music, food trucks and an evening, outdoor screening of the classic movie American Graffiti.

“To have a show that includes a spectacular drive into Sunshine Valley and then a full day of entertainment and programming, along with a quality show with a range of trophy categories will be a huge hit amongst BC’s very strong classic and hot rod enthusiast community, ‘ says Rick Francoeur, president of the show’s presenting sponsor 360 Fabrication in Abbotsford. “The show is free to attend for the public, and we hope that families from around the region will join us for a great day of fun, free programming.”

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The iconic Mel's Drive-in diner in the 1973 movie American Graffiti, which will be screened outdoors on the night of the car show.  CREDIT: Universal Pictures
The iconic Mel’s Drive-in diner in the 1973 movie American Graffiti, which will be screened outdoors on the night of the car show. CREDIT: Universal Pictures

The event is expected to draw cars from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley as well as car enthusiasts from across the region to appreciate the classic vehicles and full day family programming in the impressive setting. says the destination is almost as much of a draw at the vehicles.

Francoeur adds there is also a charitable aspect to the event. “Money raised during the event will go to support the Sunshine Valley Community Recreational Association, a not-for-profit organization undertaking a number of community initiatives including restoration of the 100-year-old+ heritage barn, upkeep of the community pool and other community events and activities.”

For those wishing to enter a vehicle, the cost is $20 per vehicle and includes dinner. To register your vehicle visit: 360Fabrication.com or call 604-859-3608. Judging categories are: Best 30’s; Best 40’s; Best 50’s; Best 60’s; Best 70’s; Best 80’s; Best Late Model and People’s Choice.

Show Schedule

1 pm: Vehicle entry opens

2 pm – 7 pm: Car show open to the public

2 pm – 10 pm: Food trucks and beer garden open

5 pm: Performances of the community stage including regional musicians and Elvis!

6:30 pm: Trophy presentation on the community stage

9:30pm – American Graffiti on the jumbo screen, free and open to all