Seaside Cruizers Father’s Day Show ’N Shine returns to Qualicum Beach

Mike Readman, from Qualicum Beach, was excited to be able to show his 99-year-old Peerless Speedster at the June 19, 2022 Seaside Cruizers car show for the first time since he moved into town about two years ago. (Kevin Forsyth photo)Mike Readman, from Qualicum Beach, was excited to be able to show his 99-year-old Peerless Speedster at the June 19, 2022 Seaside Cruizers car show for the first time since he moved into town about two years ago. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Roger Hills said he drove his 1965 Mercury Montclair Marauder all the way from Fort St. John to park it at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach on June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)Roger Hills said he drove his 1965 Mercury Montclair Marauder all the way from Fort St. John to park it at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach on June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Roger Hills (back) said he drove his 1965 Mercury Montclair Marauder all the way from Fort St. John to park it at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach on June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)Roger Hills (back) said he drove his 1965 Mercury Montclair Marauder all the way from Fort St. John to park it at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach on June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
The 1978 Indianapolis 500 pace car was one of hundreds of classic cars on display at the Seaside Cruizers car show. (Kevin Forsyth photo)The 1978 Indianapolis 500 pace car was one of hundreds of classic cars on display at the Seaside Cruizers car show. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Hundreds of classic cars were on display at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)Hundreds of classic cars were on display at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Hundreds of classic cars were on display at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)Hundreds of classic cars were on display at the Seaside Cruizers car show in Qualicum Beach June 19, 2022. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

The popular Father’s Day Show ‘N Shine returned to Qualicum Beach after being on hold for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seaside Cruizers were set up downtown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.

Hundreds of classic cars were on display, with gearheads making the journey from all over Vancouver Island and B.C.

Roger Hills said he drove his 1965 Mercury Montclair Marauder all the way from northern B.C. to participate in the show.

“I brought this car through the Rocky Mountains from Fort St. John, 12 hours to Horseshoe Bay — 90,100 miles an hour all the way,” Hills said.

He added he was happy to be back on the Island. This was his third appearance at the show.

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His Marauder’s decals and paint job were inspired by Parnelli Jones, former professional racing driver known for his accomplishments competing in the Indianapolis 500 and Baja 1000 desert race.

“I don’t think you’ll ever see another one of these, this is not a regular Marauder, this is a hardtop, scat pack coupe,” Hills said, adding he believes his Marauder is a one-of-a-kind in B.C.

The Seaside Cruizers Car Club was formed in 1993 by six local car enthusiasts. For more than 20 years, the show was held in Craig Bay and Nanoose Bay before moving into downtown Qualicum Beach in 2002.


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