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It's official — Another successful Road Kings Queen City Cruise in the books

Similar to years past, the 2017 Road Kings Queen City Cruise did not disapoint as crowds dealt with a bit of afternoon rain Saturday. (Bottom photos), The Chamber parking lot in Railtown was jammed as vehicles prepared for the parade, including the 1922 built Ladybird on display, through downtown Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Smoke may have scared away a few vehicles, but the owners that did attend the 2017 Road Kings Queen City Cruise were not disappointed with the turnout of spectators flocking to Baker Street Saturday.

The annual Road Kings Queen City Cruise, despite seeing a bit of welcomed rain, was once again a hit with vehicles arriving from southern BC Interior, Washington, Idaho and Alberta.

Vehicles owners began descending on the Heritage City Friday afternoon for registration at the Nelson Chamber of Commerce in Railtown and the parade through the downtown core to the Nelson Bridge.

"The Friday night cruise went very well and the street dance in the Hall Street Plaza was, in my opinion, a great success," said Jack Chambers of the Road Kings Executive.

"Sydney Black and the Boyfriends entertained a crowd of a few hundred."

Early Saturday morning, vehicles began arriving on Baker Street.

Chambers said there were quite a few cancellations due to the smoke and the threat of rain.

"We still we had over 300 vehicles, with two coming from as far away as Collingwood, Ontario," he said.

Crowds by the thousands made their way through Baker and side streets to view the many cars, trucks and antiques.