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Ring up another successful Road Kings Queen City Cruise

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 10th, 2018

Crowds flocked to Baker Street Saturday to catch a glimpse of the many cars, trucks and antiques on display at the 2018 Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise.

The event paves the way economically for Nelson and area.

“The volunteer Road Kings Club has done a great job of building the show into a fantastic community event that is enjoyed by thousands of local and regional residents, as well as hundreds of people that bring their vehicles to Nelson for the weekend,” said Tom Thomson, Executive Director for Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

“It provides a great boost to the September occupancy numbers for local accommodators, and the spin off to the food and beverage and retail businesses locations is also substantial.”

The annual Road Kings Queen City Cruise was once again a hit with most vehicles participating from southern BC Interior, Washington State, 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.

Following the parade there was a street dance in the Hall Street Plaza with a crowd of a few hundred attending.

Early Saturday morning, vehicles began arriving on Baker Street shortly after 6 a.m.

Along with vehicles, there was a poker run and numerous vendors and food outlets making the day another amazing success.

"Probably one of our best weekends, attendance wise, over the last several years," said Road Kings executive member Jack Chambers. "Ended up with about 360 cars total. . . . Furthest away was from Minnesota and several others from Saskatchewan and northern Alberta."

The Checkered Flag awaits registrants at the Nelson Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon.

Many Collector vehicles arrived for the weekend festivities.

Cars lined Baker Street.

Crowds filled the streets for most of the day.

Members of the Nelson Legion sold cookies with proceeds going to Kootenay Lake Healthcare Auxiliary.

The Nelson Italian Canadian Society had a food tent on 500 Baker Street.

We'll do it all again in September 2019.

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