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Classic cars take to the streets at annual Fernie Show n’ Shine

The Elk Valley Cruisers saw their largest event turnout ever

Classic cars lined the downtown streets and sped around the city on Aug. 26 at the annual Fernie Show n’ Shine.

Hosted by the Elk Valley Cruisers, the event gives car-enthusiasts the chance to show off their retro roadsters and sleek sedans.

Hot and sunny weather drew people to the event in droves. Vice president Rob Doka told the Free Press that it was the club’s largest turnout ever, with 94 cars showing up.

“It’s really about appreciation for cars and trucks. We have some people who have modified their vehicles. You can see the work that they put in and the love they have for their vehicles,” he said.

Cars models ranged from classic to modern, with most dating back to the 1960s. There were Mustangs, Corvettes, a Ford galaxie convertible and a Shelby Cobra. Doka brought his blue 2011 Dodge challenger with white stripes.

Proceeds generated from merchandise sales will go towards Uplift Community Support Association and Cycling Without Age.

Doka said that it’s all about appreciating special cars and having fun.

“What I feel is important, is [that] people enjoy to drive and not just something that takes you from A to B.”


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