Oliver’s Jo Neuburger in his restored ‘46 pickup truck at Saturday’s Rotary Car Show at Rotary Park. Mark Brett/Western News

Shimmer and shine at Penticton Rotary Wheels Car Show

Rotary Park hosted the annual one-day Rotary Wheels Car Show

Rotary Park was turned into a field of dreams Saturday, at least for lovers of unique, sporty, shining, fast and just plain old four-wheel vehicles.

About 100 participants were registered for this year annual Rotary Wheels Car Show.

A notable exception to the above (at least at first glance) was Jo Neuburger’s ’46 GMC pickup #27 and listed in the street rod/resto rod.

Related: Rotary Wheels Car Show still rolling after 23 years

What looked like a rusted out oldtimer with the words “Pappy’s Hot Rod Shop” on the doors was actually hours of pain-staking airbrush work not to mention the engine and bodywork required to return the vehicle to a not-so-showroom condition.

“It looks rusty alright but it’s airbrushed,” said Neuburger. “My brother got me going on it, he did all the work, his son did all the painting I just forked out the money.”

Alex Bodden, of the Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise, show organizers, was pleased with the turnout of both cars and crowds.

It’s going great today it’s nice weather lot of cars and the crowd’s been really good,” he said. “Everybody seems pretty happy; a lot of nice cars and there’s actually some new unique cars that haven’t been here before.”

At the end of the day came the awards ceremonies taking home the Ken Paton Award was Jim and Diane Way of Summerland for their 1957 Chev.

The Eric Ruby Award went to West Kelowna’s Jim Reimer for his 1953 Chev convertible.

Calgary’s Dave Werklund was the People’s Choice winner.

The following are the other trophy winners in their classes:

49 and older stock – Dave Werklund ’31 Cadillac.

50 to 60 stock – David Taft – ’60 plymouth – Penticton.

61-70 stock – Sandy Toker 67 -Jeepster – Summerland.

71-99 stock – Karen Sinclair – ’72 Corvette – Penticton.

50 to 99 modified -Gerry Turchak – ’67 Pontiac – Penticton.

Sport and muscle – Jon Monk – ’70 Chevelle – Penticton.

2000 and newer – Ed Lister – 2019 Corvette – Penticton.

Street rod/resto rod – Dan Schuuli – ’37 Chev Coupe.

Imports stock -Mike Gane – Kaleden

Modified imports and tuners – Ray Haddow – ’94 Volkswagen Gulf 94 – Penticton.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


 MarkBrett
Send Mark Brett an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter

 

This rather unusual hood ornament was on surfer dude Glenn Scott’s Town and Country Woodie. Mark Brett/Western News

People’s Choice award winner at the Rotary Car Show this year was Dave Werklund of Calgary. Brennan Phillips/Western News

Just Posted

Investigation into Naramata fire chief could wrap up before year end

An outside company has been investigating Naramata fire chief since Oct. 22 when he was suspended

Penticton cops investigating break in at Coyote Cruises

Thieves entered the closed building through the roof

Utility Rate Review ready to get back on track

Review of Penticton’s utility charges interrupted by floods and fires

South Okanagan ski hills hoping Mother Nature will bring snow

Apex Mountain Resort opening some runs, Baldy still uncertain

Penticton extends recycling for holidays

Penticton holiday garbage and recycling collection

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

Single-bridge option chosen to replace Highway 1 bridge in Sicamous

Five-lane span selected over plan with second bridge at Sicamous’ Main Street

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke, expected to open at 7:30 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near the west entrance to… Continue reading

Submissions sought for UBC Okanagan’s annual fiction competition

University’s annual short-story contest enters its 21st year

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Most Read