Blast from the Past in Coombs on Saturday

Cruise into Coombs this Saturday, Aug. 4 for a Blast from the Past, as the Ocean Idlers Car Club presents their 16th annual car show.

Cruise into Coombs this Saturday, Aug. 4 for a Blast from the Past, as the Ocean Idlers Car Club presents their 16th annual car show.

The event will happen at the Coombs Fairgrounds again this year for the second time (behind the Coombs General Store), previously held at Parksville Community Park and French Creek Community School.

Car club member Clay Thompson said the group is happy with the move and the amount of people that made their way to the field last year to peruse close to 200 cars.

“We were pleased with the turnout (last year) and it was a good venue,” he said.

There will be a DJ at the event playing “good ol’ car tunes” Thompson said, as well as a concession run by the Arrowsmith Community Enhancement Society (ACES) and the Coombs Hilliers Fire Department, which will share the proceeds from the show this year with the car club.

Car Club secretary Jack Biickert said the club has donated over $30,000 to groups like Cops for Cancer, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue and local fire departments since 1989.

The gates open at 7 a.m., car registration is $15 and public entry is by donation.

A pancake breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and trophies are handed out at 2 p.m.

The Oceanside Overdrive Car show happens the next day at Parksville Community Park on Sunday, which Thompson said is good for both shows.

“People come and make a weekend of it and they do both shows,” he said.

And if they want to continue the fun there’s another car show in Comox on Monday, he said, for Nautical Days.