PHOTOS: Awesome automobiles in Quesnel
LeBourdais Park in Quesnel was filled with cars, trucks and motorcycles taking part in the 24th annual Prospectors Steak-Out Show and Shine Sunday, Aug. 25.
Lindsay Chung photos Cory Parkinson of Quesnel runs this ice cream truck with his wife, Stephanie, and the cheerful colours and tasty treats made it very popular during the 24th annual Prospectors Steak-Out Show and Shine. Wayne Wark of Quesnel stands with his newest acquisition, a 1986 Iltis. Wark has owned the vehicle for two months. He says he’s been looking for an Iltis for a couple of years, and they are hard to find. “This winter, I’m going to re-do it, but I’ve been having too much fun driving it to work in the summer,” he said. The Iltis was built by Bombardier in Quebec, and 1986 was the last year they were built by Bombardier. The vehicle is totally amphibious, including the trailer. “It’s my quad that I can drive on the highway,” Wark said with a smile.
Lindsay Chung photos Ray Jobbagy of Williams Lake poses with his colour-matched 1967 Mercury Cyclone and 1972 Boler trailer Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Prospectors Steak-Out Show and Shine. Jobbagy did the trailer up about 12 years ago. It is filled with Coca-Cola items that match the red exterior, and Jobbagy even has a working Coca-Cola eight-track player, which he had playing during the car show. ”[The trailer] came out of Alberta, and somebody started to build it and they started to theme it Coca-Cola, and I thought it was pretty neat, so I carried it on,” he said. He has owned the car for 20 years. “I found the car because I bought that car brand new when I was a kid and could ill afford it, and when I found this one, I had to have it,” he said. Tyler Beckman polishes up his 1972 GMC at the beginning of the Prospectors Steak-Out Show and Shine car show Sunday, Aug. 25 at LeBourdais Park. Ron Mattison looks at a 1949 Chev Thriftmaster pickup truck during the 24th annual Prospectors Steak-Out Show and Shine Sunday, Aug. 25 at LeBourdais Park. Lindsay Chung photo Kelly O’Hara of Quesnel stands with his 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. He has had the car about 17 years after trading for it with a friend of his dad. “I was about 13 when I first saw it and was like, ‘One day, I’m going to get that,’” he said. About three years ago, the Barracuda was a daily driver for O’Hara, but it needs some work, and he hasn’t driven it for a while. Rusty and Connie Stevens of Quesnel set up a mock drive-in restaurant tray on their 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado, which drew a lot of attention. This 1910 Hupmobile is owned by Norm Brooks of Quesnel. George Baker of Prince George cleans the windshield on his 1981 Ford pickup truck. He has owned the truck for three years, and this is the first year he has brought it to car shows. The truck is all original and painted to the factory colours. Classic cars are parked at Maple Park Mall in South Quesnel in preparation for the Prospectors Steak-Out Rod Run Saturday, Aug. 24. The Prospectors Steak-Out Rod Run leaves Maple Park Mall in South Quesnel Saturday, Aug. 24. Vehicles depart the Maple Park Mall in South Quesnel for the Prospectors Steak-Out Rod Run Aug. 24. This truck’s colourful paint job attracted a lot of attention Saturday, Aug. 24 before the classic vehicles departed on the Prospectors Steak-Out Rod Run. Lindsay Chung photo
The 24th annual Prospectors Steak-Out weekend Aug. 23-25 brought out a passion for vehicles. Featuring a Friday evening cruise, a Saturday afternoon Rod Run and a Sunday Show and Shine, the three-day event hosted by the Quesnel Prospectors Car Club showcased vehicles from 1910 to the 1990s, a pin-up girl contest and entertainment.
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