On the last weekend in May the Lakers Car Club hosts its annual Spring Roundup which has become one of the premier show and shines in the Cariboo. Auto enthusiasts from all over the province gather on the streets of Williams Lake to show off their cherished set of wheels. The two-day event starts on Saturday with a poker run and dinner, followed by the show and shine in downtown Williams Lake on Sunday. There is something of interest for everyone including antiques, classics, hotrods, trucks, motorcycles and more. One class that receives a lot of attention that day is the tractors and stationary engines. Because they are functioning pieces of our history they catch the eye of those who remember them, as well as the younger inquisitive generation. The Lakers Car Club is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of all kinds of automobiles. However, the club also has a strong sense of community which members see as a way of giving back to the many businesses of Williams Lake that support them. Members enjoy volunteering for good causes as well as helping out financially when they can. Another very obvious but important function of the club is the social aspect. By meeting people, working together and achieving together, members ultimately have fun together. Generally the club meets once a week for fun “get togethers” such as cruising to local hangouts or hosting smaller show and shines, such as events at Canadian Tire and A&W Restaurant. Summer is cruising time so whenever possible members attend other shows around the area from as near as 100 Mile House to as far as Seattle. This is an open club, which means anyone who shares an enthusiasm for things mechanical is welcome. Owning a vehicle is not a prerequisite for membership. Members are welcomed to the club regardless of their ability to contribute a little or a lot. The cost is $30 annually. The benefits are priceless.
Feb 21 Meeting 1705 Douglas Rd.
Feb 28 Monthly Meeting 1705 Douglas Rd.
Mar 7 Meet at 1705 Douglas Rd.
Mar 28 Monthly meeting Douglas Rd.
Apr 04 1705 Douglas Rd.
May 25 & 26 Spring Roundup
June 01 Spectra Car Show
June 06 Meet at Douglas Rd.
June 7/8/9/ Cache Creek Graffiti Days, Show and Shine/Drags
June 13 Bundy's Blow-up Leave A&W at 6:30 PM to 3107 Horsefly Rd.
June 13 Cariboo GM Soapbox Derby 6 PM
June 16 Cruisin Classics Show and Shine Prince George
June 20 Meet at DQ 700:PM
June 22 Andres Sound Off
June 27 Monthly Meeting at Douglas Rd.
June 29 Williams Lake Stampede Parade. Assembly at 7AM to 8:30 AM
Street Party Show and Shine , immediately following Parade.
July 1 Cariboo Heritage Gathering Day. 11 AM to 3PM Behind Stampede Grandstand
July 4 Meet at Reds Tomato Pies , 7PM
July 7 A Likely Show and Shine, 10 AM to3 PM. Leave A&W at 7:30 AM
July 11 Meet at Billy Bob's 7 PM
July 12 Dan Tate Memorial Ride/ contact Wayne Potter for info (250) 392-3214
July 14 Hot July Nights, 100 Mile House. Leave A&W 7:30 AM
July 14 Chucks Auto Show and Shine. 10 AM to 2 PM
July 18 Meet at A&W 6:30 PM. Cruise to Oasis Pub, McLeese Lake
July 25 Monthly meeting at 1705 Douglas Rd. 7 PM
Aug 1 Meet at Mc Donalds 7PM
Aug 8 Meet at Dairy Queen 7 PM
Aug 10 Hot Nite in the City, Kamloops, 10 AM - 4 PM
Aug 15 Meet at Overlander Pub 7 PM
Aug 18 Hixon Show and Shine. Leave A&W at 6:30 AM
Aug 22 Cruising the Dub, A&W 7 PM
Aug 25 Quesnel Prospectors Show & Shine 10 AM to # PM. Leave A&W 7:30 AM
Aug 29 Monthly Meeting at 1705 Douglas Rd.