Car show cruises into Winfield

Event at Swalwell Park will raise funds for charities in Lake Country

Vintage cars can be found at this year's Customs and Classics Car Show in Lake Country Saturday.

Vintage cars can be found at this year's Customs and Classics Car Show in Lake Country Saturday.

If you’re hoping for good weather, sweet rides, and a great time, Lake Country is the place to be Sunday.

After moving from Kelowna four years ago, the Lake Country Customs and Classics Car Show has found success at its new location.

Swalwell Park in Winfield will once again be the place to be as the customs and classics roll into town.

There will certainly be no shortage of car lovers and enthusiasts, but the show is also expected to be a hot bed for families too.

“The show brings a lot of people to town, it’s good clean fun for the whole family. There’s even a water park for the kids,” said Ron Volk, one of the organizers of the event.

“It’s a good mix, it’s for everybody. You get older people, younger people and a lot of families.”

Volk and fellow organizer Mark Jones, both long-time car enthusiasts, have been doing all they can to make this one of the premiere car shows in B.C.

The show has expanded from the 230 cars that were shown last year, to the nearly 300 cars that are expected this year from all over B.C., Alberta and even Washington State.

“It’s a real good thing for Lake Country. We have the district on our side,” said Volk.

This year will also feature a rock band that will provide all the classics throughout the day.

A total of 16 trophies will be given away on top of the grand prize and numerous door prizes.

And while cars may be the focus of the show, the purpose of the car show is charity.

It’s always been the most important part of the event and it’s one of the reasons Volk and Jones took over in the first place.

“We wanted to have it to raise money for charities in Lake Country. That’s what the whole car show’s about,” said Volk.

Last year, the show raised $2,500 for the local food bank, a number they’re hoping to double at this years event.

The car show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on the Lake Country Customs and Classics Car Show, visit www.lccc.me.

Details on registration are available on the website or at the car show.