UPDATED: Classic car show cruises Queen City

The Nelson Road Kings host an impressive 13th annual Queen City Cruise in Nelson this weekend with 400 classic beauties.

All photos by Tamara Hynd

The Road Kings 13th annual Queen City Cruise began Friday night with a parade through Nelson bringing an air of what once was to the heritage city.

On Saturday Baker St. was lined with classic beauties fully waxed and polished chrome.  From antique fire trucks, jeeps, muscle cars and everything in between, the impressive car show demonstrated the old adage: they don’t make ‘em like they used to.

After this evening’s Poker Run from Nelson to Six Mile, the event concludes with the Rooftop Shaker at the Hume Hotel.

Nelson Road Kings president Jack Chambers said they were “very happy” with this year’s successful show. The weather couldn’t have been any better and there were 388 registered cars along with 15-20 unregistered.

“Having 400 cars in our show is an amazing accomplishment for our club,” said Chambers.

There was an emotional moment during the trophy presentations when one winner broke down as she was announced as a winner. She explained that the car that had won the trophy was built in memory of the her son who had passed away a few years ago.

Some of the 2015 winners:

·Best in Show – Ron and Darlene Demaniuk from Cranbrook with a 1950 Mercury.

·Farthest Away– Bob Gage from Yuma, Arizona in his 1955 Ford Station Wagon.

·Hard Luck Trophy – Brad Shirley – From Salmon Arm in his 1946 MCI Greyhound bus.

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