It’s car show season and next up is the Mid-Island Hot Rod Association event at Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose Bay on July 5.

Time for a hot rod show at Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose Bay

An estimated 150 cars will be participating in the show on July 5

CARLI BERRY

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What makes a hot rod so hot?

“It moves, it goes, it’s got pizzazz,” said Arthur Fee, one of the directors for the Mid-Island Hot Rod Association said.

A hot rod is built, not ordered, according to Fee. The car is made up of miscellaneous parts.

Summer is the season for classic cars as the MIHRA is hosting its second annual Classic Car Event on July 5 at Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose Bay.

There will be a swap meet with the car corral, a show n’ shine, and a variety of food and music available.

It’s $15 to register your car in the show n’ shine, swap meet or car corral. The public can view the vehicles at Arbutus Meadows and admission is by donation.

To be able to register for the event, one must own a car that is older than 25 years, Fee said.

Judging of the cars starts at 9 a.m. The doors open to the public at the same time.

This year’s awards include best of show, people’s choice, club participation and longest distance travelled to the show, along with 15 other sponsor’s choice trophies.

“It’s really a culture club, made up of a bunch of different people,” Fee said.

Fee estimated they will have approximately 150 cars sign up for the event.

The MIHRA was formed in 2013, by Bill Lineham and Victor Camire, who are also part of the Seaside Cruizers Car Club and Father’s Day Show and Shine in Qualicum Beach.

The MIHRA event takes place at Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose Bay with a massive 60,000 sq. ft. indoor area and tons of space outside for music, food and other activities.

“Anything that gets people outside in the sun, away from the computer screen is a good thing,” Fee said.

At 3 p.m. the trophies will be given out with the event finishing at 4 p.m. Fee said all proceeds will go to local charities.

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