The Cruisin’ Clearwater Mobile Car Show is set for May 9 and will take off from the Clearwater Secondary School parking lot. Pictured, co-organizer Ryan Mackenzie poses with sons Ashton and Ronnie in front of his 1968 Acadian. Photo submitted

Cruisin’ Clearwater is gearing up

Mobile car show set to take place May 9

  • May. 4, 2020 12:00 a.m.

Those looking for something to break up the monotony of quarantine and social distancing finally have an activity to look forward to, and it’ll be even more rewarding for gear heads and auto enthusiasts.

A group of Clearwater citizens has organized the Cruisin’ Clearwater Mobile Car Show, which takes place May 9 beginning at 11 a.m.

“I know a lot of things are being stopped for the season, car show events are being cancelled, and just given the current situation around the world right now, we have a lot of people at home getting stir crazy and nothing brings people (together) better than trucks and cars,” said Ryan Mackenzie, one of the organizers for the event.

“It brings a smile to everybody’s face, whether you’re an infant or a full-grown adult.”

The event is looking to feature a variety of cars, from restored historic vehicles to muscle cars, to rat rods, mudders, and even big rigs, but Mackenzie said any vehicle is welcome so if you have a set of wheels you consider your pride and joy, you’re more than welcome to polish it up and join the parade.

The mobile car show is set to begin at the Clearwater Secondary School parking lot then roll through various neighbourhoods and areas around town, giving residents the opportunity to watch from their homes while adhering to social distancing measures.

“It’s amazing the amount of interest we’re getting with this whole thing; I really hope a lot of people want to come out and watch from their lawns, driveways or windows, anything to break up the routine we’ve been having,” said Mackenzie.

“If it turned into something where we could do a cruise once a month and still maintain our social distancing, that would be awesome, but we’re hoping for a yearly event in the future.”

There will also be prizes from local businesses like Hop n Hog, Aspen Auto, Fleetwest, Birch Island Diesel, Bond Tattoo, and CN Rail.

Anyone who wants to enter the Cruisin’ Clearwater Mobile Car Show has to pay a $20 entry fee and all proceeds from the event are going to the Clearwater and District Food Bank.

The event also comes with some rules for participants including strict social distancing etiquette. It’s asked that those who take part don’t bring others from outside their own households and everyone must stay in their vehicles at all times.

Failure to comply will end in immediate dismissal from the event.

For more information visit the Cruisin’ Clearwater Mobile Car Show Facebook page.

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