Sun comes out on Father’s Day

Qualicum Beach’s annual car show was a feast for the eyes and ears

Folks might have thought the event was a boat show

Folks might have thought the event was a boat show

Thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Qualicum Beach Sunday, to witness the spectacle that is the annual Father’s Day Show and Shine car show.

The 19th annual Show and Shine was put on by the Seaside Cruizers Car Club, and is always popular with families and gearheads across Vancouver Island and the mainland.

The weather cleared up shortly after 11 a.m., after dark clouds threatened the event, and by the early afternoon, most faces wore smiles and sunglasses.

Trophies for best in show and other categories were up for grabs, and the organizers were calling out for people with interesting stories, or particular sets of car keys, in order to hand out prizes throughout the day.

A crowd gathered quickly in the centre of the throng, when a funny car called Damn Yankee — owned by Parksville’s Brent Murray — started its engine and revved up a few times, to the delight of the crowd (if not our eardrums).

For more photos from this year’s Father’s Day Show and Shine, check out The News’ Facebook page.