Hundreds of cars on display at the Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton – Okanagan

Electric cars may be the future of transportation, but plenty of old-school wheels are on display in the South Okanagan this weekend.

After a two-year hiatus, the Peach City Beach Cruise has returned. The three-day event started on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Between 700 and 800 cars – from old to new and everything in between – were lined up in Penticton on Saturday.

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Peach City Beach Cruise attracts tens of thousands of people

According to organizers, the annual event is Western Canada’s largest three-day auto show. It attracts thousands of people.

The first cruise took place in 2001 and involved 250 vehicles.

« It’s crazy for three days, » said Wayne Wood, president of Peach City Beach Cruise, adding that motorists can’t drive on certain streets due to the large number of parked cars on display.

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“It’s full of people and everyone is having a good time. The weather is absolutely perfect and we have a million things to do.

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Peach City Beach Cruise attracts tens of thousands of people

Peach City Beach Cruise attracts tens of thousands – June 24, 2017

Asked what makes beach cruising so popular, Wood said: “I think people just like looking at cars. Old cars, new cars… people have always had a fascination with cars because they represent freedom and so many other things.

To learn more about the Peach City Beach Cruise, visit their website.

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