Wheel on out to Haney

Get those hot wheels polished up for the 15th annual Classic Antique Car Show that takes place Sunday, Aug. 10

  • Jul. 30, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Get those hot wheels polished up for the 15th annual Classic Antique Car Show that takes place Sunday, Aug. 10 at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.

A favourite among car collectors, fans and spectators, the show will feature more than 100 classic and antique automobiles displayed throughout the village.

And there is room for more.

Anyone who is interested  in displaying their vehicle may register for free from 8 to 10 a.m. on the day of the event.

Registered cars and trucks will be given a commemorative car show ribbon for display and owners will have an opportunity to win  a “People’s Choice Award.”

Ballots will be available in the  museum for those who wish to vote for their favorite vehicles.

There are several  “People’s Choice” categories including Antique pre 1916, Vintage Pre 1942, American- Stock Only to 1969, American Stock Only 1970 and up, Modified (Hot Rods and Custom) and Foreign. First- and second- place ribbons will be awarded in each class. People’s balloting will close at 1 p.m., with ribbons being awarded at 1:30.

Visitors to the show will enjoy musical entertainment from young local musician Phoenix Goldsmith on his red Fender bass, alongside his mentor Peter Clark.

The duo have selected material to complement the car show including repertoire from the ’60s “surf and drag” era (The Ventures and The Shadows), classic tunes from the jazz age, and even the occasional tune from the ’70s.

“The perfect recipe for a Summer Sunday,” says village manager Susan Mackie.

Also performing is The Chris Stevens Family Band. Stevens is known as one of the country’s top banjo player and is a sought- after session musician and a seasoned award- winning entertainer.

In 1998 Stevens won the BCCMA Album of the Year award and has received five nominations for instrumentalist of the year.

He has recorded with K.D. Lang and has supported bluegrass legends Kenny Baker and Josh Graves. Stevens has brought together three generations of his family to make up the “Chris Stevens Family Bluegrass Band.”

Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages five to 12. Younger children are admitted free of charge.

The day begins with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served beginning at 11:30.

The village is located at 751 Hwy 97B.  For more information, call 250-832-5243 or visit www.salmonarmmuseum.org.