Car show revs up for food bank

The Lake Country Customs and Classics Car Show is set for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swalwell Park and is free to the public

A classic car event is revving up in Lake Country.

The Lake Country Customs and Classics Car Show is set for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swalwell Park and is free to the public.

However, organizers are asking the public to bring donations for the food bank.

“We are expecting up to 400 cars this year and we will have a live rock and roll band playing all the old songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s,” said event manager Ron Volk. “There is the water park for the kids. Don Folk Chevrolet is our major sponsor this year and they along with Kelowna Ford will have some of their new cars on display.”

Now in its fifth year, Volk and fellow car enthusiast Mark Jones are committed to ensuring Lake Country Customs and Classics Car Show is one of the best in B.C.

The pair are diligently working on attracting some of the nicest cars a person will see at such an event.

“We are a non-profit organization and all our profits go to charities in Lake Country,” said Volk, pointing out the event raised $6,000 for the food bank in 2012.

“This year we have 12 trophies to give out, lots of great door prizes, dash plaques and a $1,000 grand cash prize from Don Folk Chevrolet. Every car registered will be eligible to win this prize.”

Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the new food bank building in Lake Country.

More information and event registration can be found online at www.lccc.me.