It all got started in 2006, when Southside resident Kent Lambert organized a small Show & Shine at the west end of town, in the old Nordic Ford parking lot (then owned by Lakes District Maintenance).
Randy and Kristi Rensby came on board the following year, organizing the show with Kent's help at the local A & W on the main highway, in the center of Burns Lake. While it was a lot of fun, the small and awkward parking leaves a lot to be desired at the A & W, so in 2008 it was decided to switch the show to July, in the Overwaitea parking lot at the east end of town.
Again, 2008 was a fun show (in spite of a few rain showers that had one car owner scrambling for his car cover at every rain drop!). But we felt like we had lost the Cruisin`the Dub feel, so in 2009, the Show returned to A & W, in a different area of the parking lot.
Everyone was pretty pleased with the new venue! Pretty setting for photos, a bricked walkway for those with strollers, lots of space, and best of all – a separate parking area for the spectators. The Spirit Square provided a win-win for the spectators and the car owners.
Starting up an informal club was considered, but after talking to a couple of other car guys it was decided to just "keep on keeping on". A Poker Run was added to the show, a Dinner Cruise was added the night before, all in all the car guys have shown incredible support of this fun and informal show. Different people have jumped in to help organize, the barbecue has moved a couple of times but is always a huge drawing card, and the Poker Ride is always entertaining!
Over the years, we've varied from around three dozen cars to over 80 (that was the 2015 show, the 10th annual) and usually average around fifty. Cars typically attend from Terrace through Prince George, with additional cars dropping in from Mackenzie, the Lower Mainland, Hixon, Quesnel, and Washington state.