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2017 Sockeye Run
Great Cars and a Good Crowd
enjoy the 27th Sockeye Run
The 27th annual Sockeye Run Car Show was another big success, hosted by The Richmond Lions Club in Steveston Park in Richmond. 272 special interest cars were on hand for the huge crowd to enjoy.
"Best In Show" was a fresh 1932 Ford Roadster, painted black. It is owned by Gord Gray and built by B & N Hot Rods.
"Farthest Distance" went to Harry Robertson of Vernon, Harry was a longtime Richmond resident and former Lions member, who was recently featured in Richmond News on Friday June 9th.
"Electric Avenue" was the name bestowed on the second annual Electric Vehicle Showcase. Nine car dealers were on hand to answer questions and promote this latest technology. There were also solar powered toy cars for children to play with and B.C.'s first electric Hot Rod built by Chris Carlson of Slocan Valley, B.C. Volunteer John Rolson worked hard to put this display together.
A major attraction at the show was two racing vehicles restored by Mo Davidson of Surrey B.C. The "Miss British Columbia" drag boat and the former "Pete Kaiser top fuel, front engine dragster. The boat had at one time held the national record for speed at 192 mph, while the dragster has recorded 243 mph in 6.22 seconds. Mo fired up the dragster to the delight of the crowd.
Two hundred and fifty children raced cars on the exclusive Hot Wheels race track and received new Hot Wheels Cars and Pirate Pack coupons courtesy of White Spot. Twenty other children attended a model building work shop where they were taught the hobby of building models by volunteers, Rick McEwan, Steve Holloway and Rob Danzel.
The Richmond Lions Club would like to thank all the volunteers, car owners and sponsors. White Spot, Save-On-Foods Group and River Rock Casino went out of their way to assist in the car show presentation.
SOCKEYE RUN 2017 CAR SHOW RESULTS
Best in Class Trophies
|1 - Best Chevrolet||George Young||1957 Chev Bel-air||Carline Break & Muffler|
|runner Up||Angus Murphy||1957 Chev 210 Post|
|2 – Best GM||Murray Chambers||1975 Pontiac Ventura||Design Tech Hair Studio|
|3 – Best Corvette||Kelly & Ted Talmey||1959 Corvette||In Memory Of Ryan Fiddler|
|4 – Best Ford||Doug Shortts||1965 Ford Ranchero||Wasney The Ford Wrecker|
|5 – Best Mustang||Dave Steveson||1970 Shelby GT500||Johnston Meier Insurance Group|
|runner Up||Dan Skific||1976 Mustang II|
|6 – Best T-bird||Terry Lilje||1956 Ford Thunderbird||Mel & Barb Goodwin|
|7 – Best MOPAR||Les Woodward||1965 Ply Barracuda||White Spot Restaurant|
|runner Up||George Kanavaros||1970 Plymouth Cuda|
|8 – Best N American - Other||Colin Sexton||1953 Packard Conv||New Coast Life Styles|
|9 – Best Truck||Steve Blake||1937 Chev Pick Up||Leader Cold Storage|
|runner Up||Andy Ochoa||1952 Chev COE Pickup|
|10 – Best Commercial||Gary Tonks||2017 Freightliner||Northern Building Supply|
|11 – Best Motorcycle||(no Entries)|
|12 – Best Street Rod Open||Jimmy Bennett||1929 Ford Roadster||Pike’s Rentals|
|13 – Best Street Rod Closed||Ken Bayko||1932 Ford Pickup||Premier Auto Transmission|
|14 – Best Hot Rod Open||Gord & Carolina Gray||1932 Ford Roadster||Sealand Rv|
|15 – Best Hot Rod Closed||Jamie Dodgson||1940 Ford 2 Door||Shoreline Tank Service|
|16 – Best Asian Vehicle||Randy Harris||1998 Daihatsu Midget II||Shoppers Drug Mart|
|17 – Best European Vehicle||Lucky Gandham||1957 Volkswagon Bus||Steveston Insider Magazine|
|18 – Best Unfinished||Robert Danzel||1953 Chevy Belair||Tim Hortons - Bridgeport|
|19 – Best Muscle Car 1970 & -||Doug Jager||1970 Camaro Z28||Spirit Trawl Ltd.|
|20 – Best Muscle Car 1971 & +||Marlene & Berry||1974 Firebird 400||ANAF #284|
|21 – Best Lowrider||Carlos Alducin||1964 Chevy Impalla||Jiffy Lube Richmond|
|22 – Best Pro Street||Fred Chong||1966 Chev Nova SS||Steveston Seafood Auction|
|23 – Best Custom||Jim Moore||1956 Chev Bel-air||Steveston Salmon Festival|
|24 – Best Sports Car||Lyle Johanson||1983 Aurora Mk II||Craftsman Collision|
|25 – Dare To Be Different||Dave Macquarrie||1949 Studebaker Pickup||Salman & Sofia Oazalbash|
|26 – Best Antique||Romy Swatch||1947 Willys CJ2A||River Rock Casino|
|27 – Best Military||Cam Mann||1943 Ford GPW||Dave’s Fish & Chips|
|28 – Best Cicycle||Tim Rubenfeld||1963 Schwinn||Can Engrave Printing|
|29 – Best Pedal Car||Araiya Alducin||1951 Pedal Car||White Spot On The Go|
|Special Awards (all entries are included in these categories)|
|30 – Best Interior||Harvey Treen||1938 Willys Sedan||Rusty’s / Tonks / Boyce Towing|
|31 – Best Paint||Andy Ochoa||1952 Chev Coe||Safe & Sound Security|
|runner Up||Steve Kovacs||1932 Ford Roadster||Safe & Sound Security|
|32 – Best Use Of Chrome||Murray Chambers||1975 Pontiac Ventura||Lions Gate Fisheries|
|33 – Most Outstanding Wheels||Les Woodward||1965 Barracuda||Green’s Wheel Repair Shop|
|34 – Best Exhaust Sound||(not held)|
|35 – Oldest Vehicle||Jack Degraaf||1923 Ford Model T||GNK Insurance|
|36 – Most Distance Travelled||Harry Robertson||1957 Mercury||S & H Kovacs of Steveston|
|37 – Ladies Choice||Rob Danzel||1953 Chevrolet Belair||John Yap MLA|
|38 – Most Vehicles Entered||Mo Davidson||Four entries||Hans Radiator|
|39 – Best Club Participation||BCHRA||Twenty Four Entries||Richmond News|
|40 – Most Photogenic Entry||Tevie Smith||1947 Chrysler TC||Richmond Photo Club|
|41 – People’s Choice||Kelly / Ted Talmey||1959 Corvette||Mel Frith Family & Richmond Lions|
|42 – Best In Show||Gord & Carolina Gray||1932 Ford Roadster||Century 21 Prudential Estates|
2017 Marks the 27th year of the Richmond Lions Sockeye Run. With hundreds of cars, free entertainment, a variety of vendors, and yearly crowd pleasers this event is a yearly favourite.
2017 Competition Classses
Registrants can select between these classes:
In addition to the registered vehicle classes. All vehicles are entered in:
|Best Interior |
Best Use of Chrome
Most Outstanding Wheels
|Best Exhaust Sound |
Most Distance Traveled
|Most Vehicles Entered |
Best Club Participation
Best of Show
T-shirts were available again this year. Here's what the 2017 shirts looked like.
27TH ANNUAL SOCKEYE RUN - 1 WEEK TO GO
CAR OWNERS CAN REGISTER NOW
Pre-registration is available now for the 3rd year. Car owners can save 50% off the registration fee. 1/3 of the entries pre-registered last year and this saved these car owners time when they got to the park. Plus the window show card was already printed and waiting for them to arrive. Pre-registered cars will now have 5 bonuses available to them:
MO DAVIDSON/PETE KAISER TOP FUEL DRAGSTER
Mo Davidson, of Surrey, B.C., is currently restoring the former Kaiser top fuel dragster. His aim is to debut it at the Richmond Sockeye Run Car Show on June 11th. Mo restored the Miss British Columbia drag boat last year and it was a big hit with the public, that came to the Steveston Sockeye Run Car Show.
The Kaiser car was originally built for the Ramcharger Racing Team by Woody Gilmore, in 1968. The red and white striped car won a great many races in the top fuel category. The Kaiser family bought the car in 1986, Pete Kaiser maintaining the engine and tuning. Young Fritz Kaiser, then 16 years old, doing the driving.
B.C.’s FIRST ELECTRIC HOT ROD
The Richmond Lions Club was delighted to hear that Chris Carlson is bringing his electric hot rod to the Sockeye Run Car Show. The 1937 Chev Coupe is powered by recycled lap top batteries. The car has six regular automotive batteries and they provide the electrical power for the lights, radio, etc. It is the lap top batteries that power the car and they are in the frame. Its range is about 160 km, which is similar to a Tesla, or other electric cars. This is the first hot rod with an electric motor that is known in B.C.
The car will be brought to Richmond by a very unique car hauler. The truck is a 2005 GMC truck chassis, with a Duramax diesel engine and an Allison automatic transmission. What makes the truck unique is that it has an older 1969 Dodge truck body added to the front. It also has clear windows built into the sides of the truck, so you can see whatever car is being transported inside.
Canada’s ill and injured Canadian armed forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.
Adesa Auctions is a big supporter of the Richmond Lions Sockeye Run. This year Adesa will once again be hosting a mini-auction during the Sockeye Run. They will also be displaying a 1965 Factory Five Shelby Cobra SCON Roadster with 8000 miles that will be auctioned at their upcoming Luxury & Supercar Auction on September 9th. All proceeds of thie auction will be going to Wounded Warriors of Canada. http://www.ww-cat.com
The car was originally gifted by Pat Beck of Dewar Western to his brother in law Eugene Ostrowercha from Edmonton Alberta. Eugene was only able to use the car for about a year and half before succumbing to cancer and passed away on September 8, 2015. This year’s auction is dedicated to Eugene and his family, wife Patsy and daughters Dayna, Lacey and Tara.
BRINGING A TURNPIKE CRUISER TO THE SOCKEYE RUN
Harry Robertson is bringing one of his rare 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruisers to the Sockeye Run Car Show, Sunday June 11th. Harry was a longtime Richmond resident, who retired to Vernon eight years ago. While in Richmond, he was a member of the Lions Club. Dave and Anne Boyce are credited with starting Richmond’s oldest and biggest car show, and chaired it for the first three years. Harry Robertson was the chairperson for the years four and five. Randy Scherk took over after that and is still chairperson for this year, the 27th annual event.
Harry Robertson and his Big M Mercury’s
Harry Robertson is fascinated with the big Mercury’s of the 1950’s, especially the 1957 Mercury and Monarch series called the “Big M”, when the Ford Motor Co. sponsored the popular Ed Sullivan Show on TV.
Richmond Photo Club
The first 100 pre-registrations will receive a free digital photo of their car.
Here's the deal. The Richmond Photo Club has agreed to photograph the Sockeye Run this year. Participants who are pre-registered will be assigned a photographer who will come around during the show and photograph your car. After the show your photographer will analyze and select the best photo of your car and after the appropriate touch-ups will e-mail that photo to you.
Members of the Richmond Photo Club will be present at the Sockeye Run on June 11th, to take photographs. The photo club has a membership of sixty six photographers, and approximately ten to fifteen members will be involved in this new Special Photo Project.
Get a glimpse of the future at this year's Sockeye Run Show and Shine. Electric Avenue features a variety of different electric vehicles, along with both owners and dealers available to share their we alth of information and experience with you. Given the increasing interest in electric vehicles, many drivers want to know if their particular needs and driving style would suit an electric vehicl...
The Sockeye Run Car Show & Shine is fueled by generous sponsors. As well, sponsorship money provides the Richmond Lions Club with valuable funding allowing us to support the many people that are not as fortunate as us. We focus on helping needy children and families, within our own community.
Richmond Lions members work very hard to present the Sockeye Run on show day and work countless hours contacting former sponsors and potential new sponsors. We are a diverse group of individuals but are like minded when it comes to helping people that need it, thus all the hard work turns into fun. Sponsor support is what has kept the Sockeye Run operating all these years!