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Steveston Sockeye Run Car Show and Shine

Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Location is Steveston Community Park on Moncton Street, Richmond BC.

In addition to the cars, music is a big part of the Sockeye Run. Rainshadow is the host band. Robert, Sandy, Gary and Ken have been working on some new “old” material to change it up a bit for this year. New songs include: Sweet Little Sixteen…Little GTO… Fun Fun Fun….Road House Blues…All Right Now…Fortunate One. They also try to introduce new singers and give them a start appearing on a stage and a large crowd. Steven Scaccia, Jessica and Rob Fillo are some of the young people that have been at the Mic these past few years. Rainshadow also supplies the music for the Annual Air Guitar contest for kids. Kids and their families can practice to tunes such as:…Twist & Shout by The Beatles….Born to be Wild by Miss Piggy and Ozzy Osbourne version.

KIDS AIR GUITAR CONTEST – This is always a popular feature when young boys and girls perform their routines, to Rock & Roll music. Long & McQuade Music is providing a guitar to the winner. Parents can be up close for those marvelous photo opportunities. Parents can register their children on the day of the show at the park.

PAST YEARS IN PHOTOS – The Richmond Lions Club have two members who are excellent photographers. Hugh Mooney and Bob Everson take hundreds of photos each. Their subjects are the wonderful cars, award winners, music and all the activities. Scroll through the past years on this web site to see what each year had to offer – www.sockeyerun.com.

FREE HOT WHEELS RACING FOR THE KIDS – We have our own exclusive four lane race track. Kids are welcome to bring their own cars or use ours. There is no charge to enter and they can win more new Hot Wheels cars as prizes.

During the past few years we have given away over 1,000 Hot Wheels cars. The track operates from 11 am to 2:30 pm or until all cars are gone. Did we mention the races are FREE?

CAR OWNERS CAN REGISTER NOW – Pre-registration is available now for the 3rd year. Car owners can save 50% off the registration fee. 1/3 of the entries pre-registered last year and this saved these car owners time when they got to the park. Plus the window show card was already printed and waiting for them to arrive. Pre-registered cars will now have 5 bonuses available to them: 1) save 50% of the registration fee 2) they are guaranteed a dash plaque 3) they save time driving in with our new express lane for pre-registration entries 4) first 100 car owners to register will receive a free digital photo sent to them 5) All pre-registered entries will receive a full colour show card when they arrive.
2016 CAR SHOW WINNERS – The various class winners and special award winners are posted on the web page for last year’s 26th Annual Car Show.

In 2016, twenty knowledgeable judges from the automotive industry or motorsport hobby spent many hours inspecting the entries. Some classes are large and others are small, but the craftsmanship and detail in each class is carefully examined to determine the winners. A workshop and clinic was held at the end of April for this year’s judges.

MODEL CAR WORKSHOP – A model building workshop and contest is available for boys and girls age 5 – 15 years. This is the sixth workshop hosted by the Richmond Lions Club at their car show in Steveston. These workshops have been held in various cities and 53 have been held in the past 13 years. Registration is done through the Steveston Community Center. Their phone number is: 604-280-8080, and the registration code is 1,674,400. There is no fee to enter, but the children must have an adult with them at the workshop. Thirty kids are already registered.

RICHMOND PHOTO CLUB – The Richmond Photo Club was involved with the car show last year for the first time. 100 car owners that pre-registered were offered a free digital photo of their entry. Ten members of the photo club were present to take these photographs. The club also chose one entry for a new special award called “Most Photogenic Entry”. The winner was a blue 2016 Lamborghini.

The photo club will be involved this year as well with the first 100 pre-registered entries receiving free digital photos. Watch the web site for further information.

DRAG BOATS AT THE CAR SHOW – Two drag boats were brought to the 2016 Sockeye Run for the first time. They were “Miss British Columbia” and “The Animal” and both were owned by Mo Davidson of Surrey, BC. Miss BC had just been restored after a 25 year search for the hull and the boat was very popular with the public. The boat was found in Christmas Valley, Oregon. Mo is pleased with the response and is restoring another project to bring to this year’s show, a Double A Fuel Dragster

POSTERS & FLYERS – have been circulated for months. The two cars featured on the poster are; Glenn’s 1973 outstanding, orange Baracuda and Terry’s flat black 1927 Ford Sedan Hot Rod. The Baracuda is described in the Best of Show paragraph. Terry’s Model T is a Hot Rod not a Rat Rod. It is chopped and channeled and has a modern Ford V8 engine. Many unique features done with quality workmanship always draws a crowd to look at this car.

BEST IN SHOW – Last year’s winner will be returning for display. The GRAND CHAMPION was Glenn Biddle, and his 1973 Baracuda. The car was well deserving of the win as it had 6,000 hours of modifications done to it. It has a newer 2008 426 Generation 3 Hemi engine, custom components added to and Art Morrison custom chassis underneath. It has custom made 24” X 15” wheels in the back and 20” X 8.5” wheels in the front.

LIVE AUCTION – A big hit for the car show during the past two years has been a live charity auction. The show is a fund raising event that benefits many charities. A professional auctioneer supplied by Adesa Auctions will conduct the lively bidding. Adesa is bringing a Shelby Cobra to the show which will be auctioned off later at their big Super Car and Luxury Car Auction later in the year.

MOTORSPORT PIONEERS – The Richmond Lions Club have supported the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society for several years. This year the Pioneer club is setting up a booth at the Sockeye Run to promote their 17th Annual ceremony on September 23rd. They are bringing several fresh, outstanding cars with them to display.

ELECTRIC AVENUE – Last year we introduced a brand new feature to car shows, and that was the inaugural Electric Vehicle Showcase. We have the same people back again as they are the experts in this new technology. Ten dealers will be there with their products. Some new features will be there as well, such as solar powered toy cars for the kids to operate, the wooden track is brand new and was donated by the City of Richmond.

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