UNDER COVER TRUCK SHOW:  The first of what might become an annual event for Cache Creek

UNDER COVER TRUCK SHOW: The first of what might become an annual event for Cache Creek

First working truck show attracts community interest

A history of working trucks in the province of B.C.

  • Aug. 9, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Although it didn’t attract a huge crowd of people, the first of what might become an annual event, Working Truck Show” was held in Cache Creek over the long holiday weekend, July 30th and 31st under the Big Top in the Community Park.

According to Darrell Rawcliffe, councillor, who had assisted the organizer, Scott McKenzie from Prince George, it was a very interesting show particularly for those who enjoy the history of the working trucks in the province of British Columbia.

There were 16 trucks of various vintage entered for the show and the big building in the park proved to be an excellent place for the event.

The numbers of visitors was respectable, Rawcliffe said, and the organizer was pleased with the event.  “I think he has already booked the space for next year and I hope to be more involved in helping him.”

Rawcliffe said he hopes to interest the local fire departments to enter their vintge fire engines in the show and whoever else in the area with historic trucks.

“We weren’t really sure what to expect, but it was very much enjoyed by those who did take time to come and see the trucks and talk to the owners.”

The Ashcroft-Cache Creek Lions Club was on hand with their concessions and though they didn’t make big money, they were happy to be there to provide refreshments.

It was suspected that the visitors were fewer than hoped for because Saturday was the first hot day of what has been a long cool summer, and even the swimming pool and park seemed almost deserted, indicating that possibly people had headed out for the lakes and beaches instead.

Rawcliffe hinted he might suggest the event be held on different weekend next year.