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Hundreds of Okanagan car enthusiasts gearing up for annual Spring Cruise

More than 230 cars and drivers took part in last year's Kelowna Spring Cruise. This year organizers hope for even more.
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April 12, 2016 - 3:38 PM

OKANAGAN - An annual car cruise which attracts ‘tuners’ from across the province is once again rolling from Kelowna to Salmon Arm next month.

The Car Life Spring Cruise is organized by Kelowna resident Tyson Noel. It started with fewer than 50 cars but has grown to more than 200.

Drivers in all kinds of cars, from souped-up imports to restored classics, will meet at the parking lot along Acland Road off Old Vernon Road at 10 a.m. the morning of Sunday, May 1, and drive as a group to Salmon Arm.

A parking lot on Salmon River Road will then be transformed into an impromptu car show where gearheads of all ages check out each others’ rides.

“It attracts a lot of people,” Noel said last year. “We've had people come from all over the Okanagan and we've even had some people come up from Vancouver to join us."

This year Noel has made the event a charity fundraiser, with prizes from local businesses up for raffle.

“This year the (Kelowna Car Life) cruise is teaming up with the local organization The Carma Project,” Noel writes. “This is a great charity that takes used vehicles, fixes them up and donates them to deserving families so they have a reliable form of transportation.”

Noel is quick to remind participants this is a cruise and not a race.

“This is… not a chance for you to show off your sick drift skills,” Noel writes on the Facebook event page. “No burn outs. No drifting. No speeding. No racing. No revving. Anyone that has joined us before knows we are serious about this and the day is way more enjoyable without this nonsense. This event is invite only and I am holding people responsible to only invite friends that are going to behave.”

For more information visit the Kelowna Car Life forum website.


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