Wednesday , 5 October 2022
Image credit: Cold Lake Cruisers.

Cold Lake Cruisers have weekend Show & Shine and ride

Car enthusiasts will have lots to look at in Cold Lake this weekend.

The Cold Lake Cruisers are having a community cruise on Friday night throughout the city, and on Sunday, the 22nd annual Show and Shine event is back.

Travis Roe, president of the Cold Lake Cruisers, said the event is all for a good cause. 

“We’re also supporting Haying in the 30s for charity of choice. We’ve always done charity of choices each year for the show. In previous years we’ve done the food bank, but now we have like a standalone food bank charity drive for that that we do in October,” said Roe.

The annual Cruise Night is perfect for getting together and having a drive with your friends. The club will be rounding up together at the GMC Carwash on Main Street at 6:00pm while the ride begins at 7:00pm. It will have three legs with stops at the Marina, 4 Wing, and in the south.

Roe hopes for 60-70 classic cars and trucks to be out on the road for the cruise.

“This is kind of the time to be out in the community, whether they cruise with us or just get the vehicles dusted off and driving around,” said Roe.

Sunday is the show and shine which is free for spectators to come and look at the beautiful rides. Participants can register for $20, and bid on a race banner, with all proceeds going to Haying in the 30s.

There will be food trucks and a DJ for the event, which begins for the public at noon at the Energy Center, as well as door prizes.

Visitors can also enjoy axe throwing with Axes and Apples, plus a kids zone for the young ones.

“They’ll choose between 16 classes to enter their vehicle with criteria to meet ,and just to make sure they best fit their spot. We’re doing first and second place awards — really nice glass engraved awards this year and we’re doing a couple other awards for best paint, cleanest ride, etc,” said Roe.

With other displays and fundraisers as part of the day, spectators can pop by from noon until 3:00pm to see the rides.

About Michael Menzies

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