The Romeo St. Jacques Memorial car show is back and better than ever for 2021 as Hot August Nights! The show’s namesake, Romeo, was a classic-car-lover and community leader, and the fourth annual car show and cruise honours both passions — proceeds from the show support the amazing and important work at the Comox Valley Child Development Association.
Sleek and powerful muscle cars
On Aug. 14, come on down and admire the gleaming chrome on sleek, American muscle cars right on the fairways of The Park Golf Course at 1239 Anderton Road. This year’s new location on the fairways of The Park offers more space, meaning more cars — there are over 450 entries and even more to enjoy! You’ll see cars from all over B.C., including a 1927 Ford Model T roadster pick-up truck (the oldest car in the show!), American hot-rods and customs, and muscle cars of the 60s and 70s.
Hours run between 10:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday for the car show. There’s fun for the whole family with a live rock n’ roll band, Cruise Control, playing music through the decades, great food and drink and even ice cream. Comox Valley’s 97.3 The Eagle FM will have a DJ on site too!
Spectator entry is $10 per adult or $20 per family and proceeds go to the Comox Valley Child Development Association. This important local charity works with children, youth and young adults with diverse abilities to support learning and development for children with Autism, special needs, and those needing physical therapy, speech and language assistance, and occupational therapy. Additional donation boxes will be available on site.
Sunday sees the return of the Comox Valley Cruise, led by the car of honour, Romeo St. Jacques’ 1932 Ford Roadster. The Cruise rolls out at noon on Aug. 15, starting from Crown Isle Drive, looping through Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and all the way to Union Bay. Find the route map in the Aug. 11 edition of the Comox Valley Record and online at Crownisle.com.
Pick your spot, pack a picnic, and pull up a chair. All cars are welcome to take part in the cruise portion and the event will be live-streamed on Youtube as the cars roll by the Crown Isle Golf Course Resort front entrance — just in case you can’t make it in person.
Classic-car lovers can make donations to the Comox Valley Child Development Association at donation boxes with special donation cars travelling along the route.
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