Car show to take over the streets of Blenheim

Blenheim Classics Auto Show. Vintage Ford. (Photo courtesy of www.blenheimclassicsautoshow.com/)

Classic cars will fill the streets of Blenheim this weekend.

After a three-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the Blenheim Classics Auto Show and Cruise is back.

The cruise kicks things off on Friday at 6 p.m. when the cars leave from Glad Tidings Church in Blenheim. The cruise will head out to Erieau and back and takes about 45 minutes.

While the cruise is open to all classic vehicles, the show on Saturday is limited to about 130 spots.

“The show is limited to 1988 and older unmodified vehicles,” said organizer John Ceccacci. “The main reason that we put in this stipulation is because our downtown is limited to the amount of car spaces that we can display.”

The car show runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, but it’s not the only thing going on in Blenheim. Ceccacci said all the stores downtown will be open, too.

“We have the Hot Wheels track for the kids, the Frostbites colouring contest, “said Ceccacci. “Also the same day, the Talbot Trail Place Art in the Park. So Blenheim is going to be the happening place to be this weekend, that’s for sure.”

Ceccacci says everyone is invited to come out.

“The event is free for all,” said Ceccacci. “We are taking, both on the cruise night and during the show, we are taking food donations, which are going to the Blenheim food bank.”

To register for the car show, visit www.blenheimclassicsautoshow.com.