Casino car show still firing on all cylinders after 20 years

By Nigel Maxwell
August 10, 2018 - 8:00am Updated: August 10, 2018 - 5:56pm

More than five thousand people are expected to fill the parking lot at the Northern Lights Casino Friday night, according to organizers of the casino's annual car show.

This year marks the event's 20th anniversary, and Marketing Coordinator Paul Lomheim has been with the event since day one.

"Even when it rained, it seemed like the event was going pretty good," he said. "I knew it would keep going." 

This year also marks the 30th anniversary for the Prince Albert Klassic Kruisers Kar Club. President Sheldon Novak said they will have 300 cars on display.

"We're expecting anything from classics, hot rods, antiques, resto-rods, and this year Gord Broda and Ken Burkosky are going to bring some of their exotics cars over,” he said.

Novak said the event has become one of the premier car shows in Saskatchewan, and added he gets calls of interest from British Columbia and Alberta. As a major car enthusiast himself, Novak said the event represents memories.

"You think about the first time you went on a date with your car or took your car to your first job," he said. "Guys back in high school that could not afford those cars back then build them now, and they are pretty expensive to build."

Registration begins at 3:30, and the event runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition to the cars on display, the show will include live entertainment, food, and prizes.

 

Editor's Note: This story was updated to correct a typo and to correct the spelling of  Ken Burkosky's name.

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