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Langford’s 8th Annual Show n’ Shine draws record crowd

Over 300 entries in 2018 show

Show n Shine, Langford, Alpine
Classic red pickup restored by Alpine, featured at 2018 Langford Show 'n Shine.

by Mary P Brooke ~ West Shore Voice News

Sunday, August 19, 2018 ~ LANGFORD

Over 17,000 people attended the 8th Annual Langford Show & Shine vintage car show today Sunday August 19 in Langford town centre. That’s a record crowd, says Langford Mayor Stew Young.

As well, there was a record number of vehicles in the show — over 300 entries.

Record numbers came out to the 8th Annual Langford Show & Shine, August 19, 2018 [West Shore Voice News photo]

Several city blocks were cordoned off for the 10 am to 3 pm event along Goldstream Avenue and side streets. Next year the popular show might expand its footprint to include the area available at Veterans Memorial Park.

This year’s People Choice awards were announced: 1stDave and Annie Lukinuk: 1956 Chevy panel truck, 2nd Mike Lauzon: black 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, and 3rd Dan and Maria Madison: 1961 Ford F100 Unibody.

As a free walk-about with donations, over $3,000 was raised for Wounded Warriors and the Goldstream Food Bank that serves the west shore area.

While there was a bit of ‘smoky sky’ today which created a slight haze, the day was otherwise comfortably warm and dry.

People who displayed their cars sat alongside in lawn chairs and chatted with onlookers. Some people pored over the cars and trucks quite closely, while others strolled through to take in the ambiance.

As a city marketing tool, the car show is effective. People walk about at eye-level to the various frontages of stores and offices that otherwise one doesn’t really notice if whizzing by in traffic.  Refreshments were available for purchase from mobile food vendors as well as local restaurants and cafes.

A shout-out to the Langford Fire Department for lifting up media in their ladder and bucket, to get some cool aerial shots of the event.

City staff work very hard to set up the show, some arriving ahead of 6 am to find some cars already ready to come and get parked on display!

[West Shore Voice News photos – August 19, 2018]