Cruisin' the Columbia Car Show
A long-standing tradition of the West Kootenay Smoke ´n Steel show & shine is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind trophies that are made locally by the club members themselves. It is impossible to get these anywhere else, they are as original and unique as the cars that they are awarded to. At the 2022 show there were 40+ trophies handed out over a wide range of categories, we expect there will be as many if not more up for grabs in 2023. Trophies are handed out at 3:00 PM on June 17th. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, car lovers of all ages, save the date! Saturday, June 17th will be the 12th annual Smoke ´n Steel "Cruisin´ the Columbia" show & shine, in downtown Trail on the Esplanade. There will be a little something there for everyone, so bring the family down and enjoy the day perusing the vehicles. Show opens to the public at 10:00 AM and will run to 3:00 PM.
Sunday, June 18th will conclude the weekend's events with a Father's Day cruise in at Chances Casino in Castlegar.
We hope to see you there!
How to Register for the Show & Shine
Early Entry will be available on June 16th on the Esplanade in Trail. A $5 coupon to the Trail Beer Refinery for every early registration that day (good for Friday, June 16th).
For Early and Mail-In Registrations
Step 1) Select the class you would like to enter your vehicle in
- class numbers and descriptions are listed below
Step 2) Fill out the details. Be sure to include the class number
and description you want to compete in. Sign and date it.
Step 3) Attach a cheque or money order for $20 per vehicle
- fill out one entry form per car
WEST KOOTENAY SMOKE ´N STEEL
#254 2nd Ave.
Car Show Classes
Class # - Class Description
# 1 - 1900 to 1939 Car stock
# 2 - 1900 to 1939 Car modified
# 3 - 1940 to 1959 Car stock
# 4 - 1940 to 1959 Car modified
# 5 - 1960 to 1969 Car stock
# 6 - 1960 to 1969 Car modified
# 7 - 1970 to 1979 Car stock
# 8 - 1970 to 1979 Car modified
# 9 - 1980 to 1999 Car (North American)
# 10 - 2000 and newer Cars (North American)
# 11 - Corvette (1953 to 2004)
# 12 - Corvette (2005 to Present)
# 13 - Mustang & Cougar (1964 to 1999)
# 14 - Import (European)
# 15 - Import (Asian)
# 16 - 1900 to 1959 Truck stock
# 17 - 1900 to 1959 Truck modified
# 18 - 1960 to present Truck stock
# 19 - 1960 to present Truck modified
# 20 - Motorcycles
# 21 - 4X4s
# 22 - Special Interest (kits, dragsters etc.)
# 23 - Rat Rods
# 24 - Project Vehicles
# 25 - Club Participaction
# 26 - Long Distance
# 27 - Hard-luck