Update posted Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:00am
Due to the forest fire situation within the Cariboo region, unfortunately event organizers have had to cancel this year’s Hot July Nights event.
Have you ever wondered how to keep your car in better shape? If you think you’ve got a challenge, try keeping some of these vintage automobiles in shape that are well over 50 years old! The three-day event from July 14 to 16 will host more than 200 cars and motorcycles from the Pacific Northwest. If you like chrome, classic, chopped or jacked, you wont' want to miss the event at Centennial Park.
Watch the hot rods, cruisers, classics and bikes to pull into A&W on Friday night at 6 p.m. as they get primed for the Rod Run that eventually makes its way to 108 Mile House.
On Saturday at 3 p.m., watch as the flame-painted cruisers and matte-finished choppers head out on the Poker Run that finishes up around 5 p.m. at the Ironhorse Pub & Grill in Lone Butte, where there will be a barbecue and entertainment.
On Sunday, take a stroll through the cars and bikes at Centennial Park and hear the stories from the owners about how they restored their 'babies.' Guaranteed, every one of them has a great tale to tell. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and even restored classic holiday trailers will be on display.
With 30 trophy categories, no doubt the air will be thick with the scent of polish and elbow grease. You can even vote for your favourite in the “Peoples Choice.”
There will also be lots of food venders, merchants and live entertainment. The RCMP will do a rollover demonstration that you won’t want to miss. By 3 p.m., the awards are ready to roll out. Will your favourite trailer queen win the crown again? Better head for 100 Mile House to find out.
Schedule of Events
Hot July Nights runs Friday, July 14 through Sunday July 16, 2017.
Friday, July 14 - The meet and greet starts at 6 p.m. at the A&W, followed by a Rod Run at 8 p.m., taking place in the 100 Mile and 108 Mile areas.
Saturday, July 15 - Early registration happens from 2 to 3 p.m.at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre, followed by a poker run. The poker run finishes up around 4:30 – 5:00 at the Ironhorse Pub & Grill in Lone Butte, where there will be a barbeque and entertainment.
Sunday, July 16 – Gates open at 8 a.m. for vendors and 9 a.m.for registrations. The show opens at 10 a.m. for spectators and runs until the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. There is live entertainment, demonstrations, food and vendors throughout the day.
Spectators are invited to come check it all out for free. To enter your prized cruiser, there is a $10 registration fee.
The cars are parked at Centennial Park for the Show and Shine along the creek. Don't forget your camera.
100 Mile House is found along Highway 97 north of Kamloops. The community is within the Cariboo Regional District, home to a bounty of adventures and history - take a driving tour - this will help http://www.cariboord.bc.ca/services/heritage
Sure you can go here and visit, but we challenge you to visit and think about moving - rural community leaving puts a whole new spin on life. This website will inspire you to investigate more: http://www.southcaribootourism.ca/
For more on the Cariboo region and all the things to experience, search on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram #ExploreCariboo
Visit the official festival website for more information www.hotjulynights.ca, other attractions and places to stay.
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