Laker’s Car Club members Frank Ruyter and Paul Christianson were selling raffle tickets Saturday at Canadian Tire. Proceeds from the raffle go to the Child Development Centre. First prize is this set of wheels here. The draw will take place on June 28.

Laker’s Car Club members Frank Ruyter and Paul Christianson were selling raffle tickets Saturday at Canadian Tire. Proceeds from the raffle go to the Child Development Centre. First prize is this set of wheels here. The draw will take place on June 28.

Spring Roundup packed with action

On May 24 and 25 the Lakers Car Club will be hosting our 20th Annual Spring Roundup.

Paul Christianson

Special to the Tribune

On May 24 and 25 the Lakers Car Club will be hosting our 20th Annual Spring Roundup.

Saturday’s events kick off at noon in the Tourism Discovery Centre parking lot where we will be taking pre-registration for Sunday’s Show and Shine.

So if you have a classic car, hot rod, or any vehicle of special interest, take it out of its hiding spot and bring it down.

Every pre-registered vehicle is then eligible to participate in the Lakers Poker Run which starts at 1 p.m. There is no entry fee so come on in and try your luck.

It’s great fun and, who couldn’t stand winning some extra cash.

At 5 p.m. we are meeting at the Laughing Loon Restaurant where the staff will be serving up a steak or chicken barbecue in their outdoor patio.

This is open to the public so come on down and enjoy a great meal and take in a car show in the parking lot. After supper we will be taking a cruise to Thunder Mountain Speedway to do a couple laps. This has always been an entertaining affair for us participants as well as the folks at the track.

Our main event starts Sunday morning downtown on Third Avenue.

Some very special vehicles from all over the province and Washington State will be showing up to, what has become, one of the premier show and shines in the Cariboo.

There is something of interest for everyone including antique vehicles, classics, hotrods, trucks and motorcycles.

One class that receives a lot of attention that day is the tractors and stationary engines. Because they are functioning pieces of our history they catch the eye of those who remember them, as well as the younger inquisitive generation.

Besides all the good-looking iron on the street that day we also have vendors, games, raffles and, new this year, live music by Third Degree

We welcome everyone to our city’s attractive downtown to help celebrate our 20th Annual Spring Roundup.

Every year we have grown the show and this year should be better than ever. We want every member of the public to know that nothing we have accomplished over the years could have been done without the help of our outstanding business community.

Please take note of our sponsor board on Sunday and let them know that you appreciate their support.

Another exciting aspect to our event is the number of previously unseen local cars and trucks that have been brought out. This is a very welcome trend and one we hope to see grow in the future.

If you have that special vehicle stored away, even if it’s not yet perfect, we encourage you to bring it out and show it off.

The Lakers Car Club is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all kinds of automobiles. However, we also have a strong sense of community which we see as a way of giving back to the business that have supported us.

We enjoy volunteering for other causes as well as helping out financially when we can. Another very obvious function of our club is the social aspect. By meeting people, working and achieving together we ultimately have fun together.

We generally meet once a week for fun “get togethers” such as cruising the local hangouts or hosting smaller shows like Canadian Tire or A&W.

Summer is cruising time so we like to occasionally meet up with the Cruisers in 100 Mile House or the Prospectors in Quesnel.

We are an open club, which means we welcome anyone who shares our enthusiasm for things mechanical.

Owning a vehicle is not a prerequisite for membership and we would welcome you to the club regardless of your ability to contribute a little or a lot. The cost is $30 annually. The benefits are priceless.

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