Car show shines on downtown

There will be plenty of automobiles in the streets of downtown Nanaimo Sunday (Aug. 14).

There will be plenty of automobiles in the streets of downtown Nanaimo Sunday (Aug. 14), but they won’t be going anywhere.

It’s not a traffic jam, but the Downtown Nanaimo Show ’N Shine car show featuring close to 150 collectable, special interest and unique cars on display on Commercial Street and Museum Way.

The two streets will be closed to regular traffic, giving car enthusiasts the chance to admire the incredible work that goes into some of these classic vehicles.

A number of classes of cars will be judged and awarded trophies in various categories.

As well, Nanaimo Remote Control Hobby Shop will host radio-controlled car racing on Diana Krall Plaza with the detailed models reaching speeds of 60 km/h.

Along with the car-related activities, there will also be a roving magician, celebrity impersonators posing for photos, food and merchandise vendors, car products, face painting, T-shirt sales and many downtown merchants open for business.

The car show runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, please call Les at 250-753-7187 or e-mail pcma@shaw.ca.