After pandemic hiatus, World of Wheels auto show returns to Peachland, BC – Okanagan
After a two-year hiatus, nearly 15,000 visitors flocked to the Peachland World of Wheels Show and Shine event in the Okanagan Valley on Sunday.
The 23rd annual auto show showcased nearly 700 cars, trucks and motorcycles – ranging from race cars to classics and original unrestored vehicles, event organizers told Global News.
“We appreciate the response from all of the attendees because if it wasn’t for the attendees and the people coming to see the cars, we wouldn’t be having a show,” said Randy Bloy, vice president of World of Wheels. Show and shine.
Peachland Auto Show Draws Thousands of People
The pandemic has created pent-up demand from car enthusiasts, he added. Previous Peachland auto shows have drawn around 10,000 people.
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“We are from First Avenue to Eighth which is the end of the park. We have both parks are full – we’ve never had both parks full,” Bloy said.
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Collector Wayne Barron showed off his very own 1979 AMC Pacer Wagon on Sunday. He said the nearly 30,000 vehicles were built in “various combinations” between 1975 and 1980.
“They have value but to me it’s more than money – it’s the style of the car and what it represents in the automotive industry,” he said in an interview. .
Motor show visitors also had the opportunity to listen to live music and enjoy a variety of vendors.
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