It was a match made in heaven between the Klassic Kruisers Car Club the Northern Lights Casino and the PA Shopper. Over the past 19 years many cars have been showcased in the parking lot of the casino and it’s made for some memorable times.
Paul Lomheim is the marketing coordinator with the Northern Lights Casino and says many surreal vehicles have driven through the lot.
“We’ve had The Batmobile, the Monster Truck from the Boston Pizza commercials and even some cars coming all the way from California that were worth over $200,000 that everyone enjoyed.”
The show attracts both car owners and those who enjoy looking at classics, exotics and imports from all over Saskatchewan and even North America.
In 2017, roughly 5,000 people showed up to the casino and over 250 cars were registered at the Northern Lights Casino Car Show, including the 1969 Dodge Charger from the Dukes of Hazard along with one of the police cruisers from the hit show. That’s not including those who were passing by Prince Albert and found an opportunity to share their cars with all of Saskatchewan.
It’s not cars either that attract people to the casino lot. For one, by law if you’re under 19 years of age you can’t enter the grounds of the casino. For this day it’s open to families and to people of all ages. There’s live music, a barbeque and contesting for everyone who comes to the car show. There’s even a drive-in theatre that gets set up within the grounds of the car show. A four story high screen that brings that coveted feeling of nostalgia to the community.
Sheldon Novak, President of the Klassic Kruisers Car Club says seeing these vintage cars in good condition is a real treat.
“The club is a vibrant club. It’s going to be our 30th anniversary next year as we’ve been up and running since 1988. The great thing is that these are some of the cars that people wanted in high school, but couldn’t afford. Now as adults we can purchase and restore these cars and can share it with the people of Prince Albert.”
Novak says these cars are a work of art and you can’t put a price on viewing these models. He’s grateful for the Northern Lights Casino and PA Shopper to help sponsor and set up an area so everyone can look at the display of vehicular art.
The Northern Lights Casino is located on 44 Marquis Road W. The Northern Lights Casino Car Show is on the second Friday of August every year. To register your car, you can do so on site between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Prince Albert, SK S6V 5G2
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