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Show and Shine a car buff’s delight

From left, Mike Walterson, owner of this 1969 Chevrolet Nova race car, talks to spectators Danica Richardson, her father Jonathan and Fred Rea at the Okotoks Show & Shine Aug. 16.

From left, Mike Walterson, owner of this 1969 Chevrolet Nova race car, talks to spectators Danica Richardson, her father Jonathan and Fred Rea at the Okotoks Show & Shine Aug. 16.

Okotoks’ downtown streets will become a car buff’s dream in August for the annual Olde Towne Okotoks Show and Shine on Aug. 14.

The 2016 installment of the popular event won’t just shine a spotlight on all cars, trucks and automobiles expected to fill the Olde Towne Okotoks area. This year’s event is also showcasing everything the Okotoks community has to offer with the theme Okotoks Rocks. With several blocks of vehicles on display, the organizers want to ensure they are seen.

“We’re going for everything from antiques, to special interest, muscle cars, custom restorations to motorcycles,” said event organizer Keith Gray. “We’re trying to cover the whole gamut this year.

As in previous years this celebration of cars will be preceded on Aug. 13 with a cruise and poker run. The cruise will start at the Okotoks Napa on 32 street and wind through town before drivers head off to participate in the annual poker run event. It is a fun event, which allows the participants cars to be driven in the Okotoks area — resulting in a lot of “oohs” and “aahs” from pedestrians. The cars will all come back to the George Traditional House around 8 p.m.

No pre-registration is required for people wanting their car included in this summer celebration of automobile, but car owners are advised to arrive early. Vehicles will be registered on the day of the event in the downtown core. The show and shine runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Olde Towne Okotoks. For more information, visit www.okotoksshowandshine.ca.

 

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