A faithfully-restored 1911 Ford Model T earned People’s Choice at last year’s Fraser Valley Classic Car Show. It’s time to register for this year’s show. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Valley Classic Car Show registration filling up

Chilliwack’s annual car show set against backdrop of the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Site

The sun is here and the streets have been filling up with classic cars of every make, style and colour.

And that means it’s time to register for the annual Fraser Valley Classic Car Show, taking place Sunday, July 16 at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association. Show manager Harv McCullogh says the registrations have been coming in steadily over the last few weeks, and they already have more than 80 cars lined up for the show. The limit is 150 cars every year.

“We’re flooded with emails,” says show manager Harv McCullough. “More are coming in every day. I think we’ve turned a corner as Lower Mainland’s top true classic show.”

The FVCCS separates itself from most classic shows by only allowing stock vehicles to enter — no hot rods, custom cars or kit cars.

“It’s purebreds,” explains McCullough.

“They’re what vehicles looked like when they rolled off the factory line.”

Anyone considering entry should sign up soon at www.fvccs.ca. Entry is free and doesn’t require membership in any clubs or associations. All vehicles must register in advance — none will be allowed to register at the show itself.

While cars are judged according to category — divided into four groups for both domestic and import — the biggest hit every year is the People’s Choice Winner.

Last year, the champion was a faithfully restored 1911 Ford Model T.

Having evolved from the Minter Gardens Classic Car Show and supported by 89.5 The Drive, this year’s show also has Trevor McDonald returning to host his popular Nothin’ But ‘70s radio show before playing live music that afternoon.

The FVCCS runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16 at the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association, located alongside Chilliwack Heritage Park, 44140 Luckakuck Way. A family friendly experience, Chilliwack’s ATA is a volunteer-run, 7 km stretch of living, breathing history. From the restored tractor that’s half-buried in the children’s playground to the thumping antique engines and working blacksmith shop, there’s truly something for everyone. Great food and refreshments will be available to purchase.

The show also has some exciting news, as they’ve ‘doubled-down’ with a new corporate sponsor, Tim Hortons.

For more information, visit fvccs.ca.

To contact organizers, use the FVCCS ‘Contact Us’ page at goo.gl/cje2xy.