Kamloops, British Columbia — Downtown Kamloops will see the return of Hot Nite in the City, an annual car show popular amongst the city’s residents.
“It’s going to be a great show,” said show organizer Ron Popoye.
The show and shine has currently sold out of all its entry spots. “We’re full. The only way you’re going to get in is once we park everything, if there’s room, we may be able to slide you in,” said Popoye.
The event will showcase vehicles from all makes and models. Attendees will be able to see vintage cars, big rigs, trikes, muscle cars and even electric vehicles. Vendors and live music will accompany the event’s festivities.
The weekend’s events begin Friday night with an annual poker run. This event allows participating vehicles to cruise down a route past Kamloops’ retirement homes and long term care facilities.
A custom tricycle drag race will follow the poker run from 6 p.m to 10 p.m.
Finally, on Saturday, the car show begins at 9 a.m. Participating organizations will include the Roadman Car Club, the Vintage Car Club of Canada and Pharaohs Car Club, just to name a few. The Rocky Mountain Rangers will also participate in the event.
Finally, a locally-owned military Jeep will make an appearance, having previously served in Normandy and Germany during World War II. The Jeep has since been refurbished to its original condition.
The car show will affect the downtown core, with road closures throughout the evening Friday August 5th. Road closures will remain in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Saturday.
More information on the event can be found on the show’s website.