Despite almost being cancelled and taken over by a new organization a month before, the Oceanside Overdrive Summer Show and Shine was a big success last weekend.
“It was a very nice event, I was quite pleased with the outcome,” said Jesse Schroeder of Nanaimo’s campus radio station CHLY 101.7 FM which took over the event when the main organizer in recent years moved to the Lower Mainland.
“It wasn’t as large as in past years,” Schroeder said, “but I think the car guys were quite appreciative the show was there for them, they really helped out and there was a lot of patience.”
He admitted with four weeks organizing time, some details fell through, but he said doesn’t believe that hurt anything in the big picture and said he believes it was an important event for the town that brought a lot of visitors in to local hotels and “the vendors really appreciated the chance to do some business.”
Although early, he said they are already looking forward to doing it again next year with considerably more time to prepare. The car awarded Tops in Show was a 1960 Corvette owned by Peter Seward of Nanaimo.