Second Avenue was turned into a gallery of unique vehicles on Sunday afternoon for the annual Show and Shine. Orchestrated by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, the Show and Shine has become a staple in the summer Sunday Socials.
“It’s one of the events that everybody looks forward to,” said Martin Brock, the announcer for the event. “It’s a very relaxed show and shine as far as judging. We’re going to have prizes for People’s Choice, Chamber’s Choice, and Kids’ Choice. We don’t actually have car buffs going around the judging the event. But we got some prizes and it’s very relaxed. It’s a great one.”
The show featured over 30 vehicles, ranging in size, year and model. Car enthusiasts from the Elk Valley and Alberta brought their cars to show off and talk shop for the afternoon. It cost $20 to register and Brock said they were open to most any type of vehicle. “We opened it to everything, new cars, old cars, motorcycles, restoration cars, if you wanted to put your ten speed in there you go right ahead.”
The event also had other features and attractions. Two bands, The Burn Ins from the Elkford and The Gypsy Things from Montreal, played for the crowd. There was a collection of food trucks and a corn roast, held by the Rotary Club, with the proceeds going to the Rotary scholarship funds. At the West end of the avenue were children’s attractions, including a bouncy castle and face painting.
Rick Anselmo won the People’s Choice award with his 1955 Crown Victoria Skyliner. The Hosmer Tow Truck won the Chamber’s Choice category, however the specifics of the truck and the owner are unknown.