Hot rods ready to roll into downtown Sunday

Downtown Chilliwack will be sizzling hot June 28 for Fortin's Village Classic Car Show.

There will be vintage cars

Start your engines!

Downtown Chilliwack will be sizzling hot Sunday for Fortin’s Village Classic Car Show.

Some streets will closed to traffic as thousands pore over the vintage vehicles around the Five Corners part of downtown.

Collectible cars as well as hot rods and tuner cars will be proudly displayed on Wellington, Mill, Young, Victoria and more.

There will be trophies, prize draws, music and food trucks. Sound track will be from Trevor McDonald’s Nothin’ But 70s show.

Registration is at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the car show set to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All vehicles enter the car show area via Yale Road at Princess Avenue.

As a prelude to Sunday’s events, The Royal Hotel will be hosting the first annual Royal Poker Run on Saturday, June 27 between 2 and 5 p.m.

A poker run is technically a car rally, not a race. Registered participants will cruise through Chilliwack, stopping at designated locations to pick up cards to make a poker hand.

It ends up at the historic Royal Hotel, where there will be prizes for the best hand. Stops include Minter Country Gardens, Bridal Falls Cottage Resort, Atchelitz Threshermen’s Museum, Chilliwack River Natural Honey and Fortins.

Festivities continue at the hotel with a dinner (featuring barbeque chicken and pulled pork) followed by dancing to the 50s, 60s and 70s sounds of the ‘Loungehounds’ until 11 p.m. http://theloungehounds.webs.com.

For added convenience the Royal Hotel can become the pre-car show headquarters on Saturday, June 27. Save time by pre-registering for Sunday’s show or have your event questions answered in the lobby of the Royal Hotel.

Tickets for the Royal Poker Run (including dinner and live entertainment) are $50 for car and driver and available at the Royal Hotel.

Secured parking for classic vehicles by Griffin Security from 5 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. on Sunday at the Royal Hotel.

For more details www.royalhotelchilliwack.com or call 604-792-1210.

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