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Road Kings getting ready for show

July has been proclaimed Collector Car Appreciation month. - File Photo
July has been proclaimed Collector Car Appreciation month.
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The Nelson Road Kings Car Club is supporting the proclamation that the month of July is Collector Car Appreciation Month.

The local car club which has grown from about a dozen members in 2003 to its current 100-plus members are all busy getting ready for the annual car show that will be held in Nelson on September 5 and 6.

This is one of the larger events that is currently held in Nelson with about 350 cars and about 10,000 spectators joining the dazzling displays of cars on Baker Street during the Saturday show and throughout the town during that weekend.

Any extra money raised during the car show and other events throughout the year after paying expenses and prep for next year’s show is donated to local charities as well as two scholarships for those continuing their education in the trade fields.

Currently the Nelson Road King Car Club has been able to donate approximately $30,000 over the years to different local causes.

The Cruise-In takes place on the first weekend in September after Labour Day.  Preregistration for car participants with a get together at the Bogustown Restaurant and Lounge in Fairview starts at 2 p.m. on September 5. There will be a parade of cars showing their rolling works of art through downtown starting off on Nelson Avenue around 6 p.m.

The soap box derby will not be going on this year however the Nelson Road Kings are in the works of planning some other fun activities for Friday night. More will be announced later, when things are finalized.

Saturday morning begins the Show and Shine on Baker Street in the downtown heart of Nelson. Trophy presentations are at  3:30 p.m. followed by a poker run and later on in the evening, a rooftop dance at the Nelson Parkade. The band this year is Eddie and the Stingrays.

This event usually sells out so you should be get your ticket soon.

Once again the dance tickets included a “free taxi ride home” from Glacier Cabs (within six miles of Nelson) sponsored by KIS (Kootenay Insurance Services) and the Nelson and District Credit Union.

Dance tickets are $25 each and are available from any Nelson Road King member or at the Hume Hotel front desk.

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