Nelson’s Paul Bowolin and his son Tyler with their entries in this year’s Nelson Road Kings classic car show. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Paul Bowolin and his son Tyler with their entries in this year’s Nelson Road Kings classic car show. Photo: Submitted

Nelson Road Kings classic car show coming up Sept. 10

More than 400 classic vehicles are expected

Submitted by the Nelson Road Kings

Nelson Road Kings director Paul Bowolin always had an interest in classic cars. He caught the bug from his father and his uncles, and he owned classic cars before he got his driver’s license.

Now Paul wants to carry on the tradition with his 12-year-old son Tyler. Both Paul and Tyler will each be entering a vehicle in the Nelson Road Kings classic car show on Sept. 10 in Nelson.

Paul is entering a 1969 Cadillac Sedan DeVille, and Tyler is entering a 1969 Gravely Commercial 430 tractor made by the Studebaker Corporation. Both Paul and Tyler have worked tirelessly to get the vehicles ready for the show in time.

More than 400 classic vehicles are expected at the show on Baker Street between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The event, which returns after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, is raising money toward the purchase of an ECG machine for Kootenay Lake Hospital. We thank Safeway for its contribution of $8,000, which was assisted by the work of Polly and Tony Topilinsky as well as assistant store manager Guido Figueroa.

If you would like to make a donation to help us hit our goal of $30,000, visit Safeway during the week of Sept. 1 to 7. A small car show will also be held at Safeway on Sept. 3 from 10 am to 2 p.m. with BBQ by donation.

The Nelson Road Kings’ parade starts at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 and runs from Railtown through downtown to Dairy Queen on Nelson Avenue.

The Show and Shine on Baker Street as well as the Poker Run and live music will be held Sept. 10 on Baker Street.

To register your car for the Sept. 10 show on Baker Street, visit nelsonroadkings.com. Interested in volunteering? Email info@nelsonroadkings.com.