VIDEO: Cars, fans flock to Lake Cowichan show & shine

There are cars for every taste, as seen by these two superb rides sitting side by side. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Looking at how a car was restored is pretty fascinating, as these folks find out during the Lake Cowichan 75th anniversary car show Sunday, Sept. 8, co-organized by A&W and the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. For more from the event, be sure to check out next week’s edition. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
A new take on military might, this super motorcycle is just the thing for an eclectic motorist. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Great Root Bear takes a load off his feet in a 1924 Tall ‘T’ while others continue to check out the cars. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
There’s shabby chic in decorating, and there’s rough and ready in car collecting: here’s a prime example. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
‘You can’t get to heaven in a Ford V8’, says the old song, but the mill on this 32 mill makes its case. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
With a bolt-on air conditioner, and a stylish blue sun visor, this Chevy demonstrates that the Fifties really were nifty. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
ATV owners join the fun at the 75th anniversary car show & shine in Lake Cowichan on Sept. 8. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
It’s an A&W car show, after all. Lots of folks participated in the drive-in theme. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Ducati motorcycles bring a little bit of the European catwalk to the show & shine at Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Friends gather to enjoy the A&W/ 75th anniversary car show & shine at Lake Cowichan’s A&W on Sunday, Sept. 8. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
Prime spots at Lake Cowichan’s A&W parking lot were the first to fill up as vehicles came in for the big show & shine. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)
The Great Root Bear takes a stroll through the A&W/ 75th anniversary show & shine at Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Vehicles just kept on arriving in Lake Cowichan Sunday morning, Sept. 8 as the big show & shine, organized by the town’s 75th anniversary committee, A&W, and the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit attracted a bumper crop of entries.

Cars from almost every era, motorbikes of every type, ATVs, trucks old and new, they were there.

And lots of people came out to take a look, strolling around the A&W parking lot, the town lot next door, and then Saywell Park as participants were directed to park on the grass.

Hot rods and stockers, pimped out, or rough and ready: iron was on display. It was a great day, and, as with the other 75th anniversary events showed clearly, carefully organized down to every detail.

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