Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Community Event

Car Show Still Motoring A Decade Later 

10th Annual Village Classic set for June 24

Released by Desmond Devnich, DBIA/Voice file photo

he tenth annual Village Classic Car Show will return to the streets of downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, June 24. Surrounding the Clock Tower at Five Corners, hundreds of vintage cars will be on display which will surely delight boys and girls of all ages.

Village Classic Committee chair Dave Van Dongen says, "Attracting over 300 vehicles and 15,000 spectators last year can be attributed to the leadership of former event chair, Ken Popove, and the many local car builders and enthusiasts. This is a celebration of their hard work, representing Chilliwack at shows all over North America." A number of trophies will be presented including ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Mayor’s Choice’.

Many new features will be included in this signature event of the Downtown Chilliwack BIA. "It will be such a thrill to see local rock bands like Hot Rod Gurl and The Chill-Billies light up our two entertainment stages at Five Corners and Mill Street," says event coordinator Desmond Devnich. "Also, we’re happy to welcome the Justin Bieber of motorcycle racing, ten year-old Chilliwack motorcycle racing star, Jake Hayes, and Jessica Wesson, the contestant representing Chilliwack in the Miss British Columbia 2012 competition to our fantastic day of free, family entertainment," he added. Cheeki Cherry will host the first annual Old Hollywood, Rockabilly and Pin-Up Pageant on the second stage at Mill Street.

"The Village Classic was created ten years ago as the kick-off to summer holidays for the whole family," BIA Executive Director Kathy Funk explained. Family-friendly activities include pedal karts, military, RCMP and Chilliwack Fire Department displays. Ice cream, hot dogs, cotton candy, and popcorn vendors will be open for business, as will many local restaurants and cafes. Funk said, "It’s tradition for downtown Chilliwack merchants to open their doors for one special Sunday every year for classic car enthusiasts and their families. Everyone can shop at our wide variety of stores while admiring all the vehicles on display."

10th Annual Village Classic Car Show

Downtown Chilliwack

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Registration – 9:00am; Showtime – 11:00am to 4:00pm



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